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Class Listings

Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Introduction to Working Antler and Bone - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Working Antler and Bone – CLASS FULL Instructor: Chase Hensel Students will work on one of three projects, an antler hairpin, an antler/bone creaser, or an antler spoon. Antler and bone are tough,[...]
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Holiday Origami @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Holiday Origami Instructor: Marianne Stolz We will be folding stars out of paper, starting with a simple but pretty fold and moving on from there. We will use regular white printer paper for learning. I[...]
Fish Skin Tanning and Sewing - Class is Full @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fish Skin Tanning and Sewing (2 day course) CLASS IS FULL Instructor: Jennifer Lent                     On Day 1, the class will learn how to skin a[...]
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Private Event   This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445!
Evening of Classical Guitar with Lars Erik Odsather @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Evening of Classical Guitar with Lars Erik Odsather Join us for an evening of Latin, Romantic and Classical music on December 10th at the Folk School! Lars Erik Odsather will present works by Mateo Rodriguez,[...]
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Birch Bark Rings, Hoops and Bands! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Bark Rings, Hoops and Bands! Instructors: David Jonas and Jenna Jonas In this course students will learn the basics of working with birch bark to make hoops that are traditional, elegant, and strong. The[...]
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ornament Whittling @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Ornament Whittling Instructor: Marianne Stolz               We will use sticks from the woods to whittle an icicle, that then gets painted and decorated and equipped with a hook to[...]
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cookies and Caroling at the Folk School!! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Cookies and Caroling at the Folk School!! Bring the family and some holiday cookies to share, for a fun night hanging out at the Folk School singing Christmas carols and celebrating the coming Solstice. This[...]
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Jan 10 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (13 session class) Instructor: John Manthei   The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will be to begin developing proficiency in a wide range of[...]
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Basic Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Basic Woodworking – (13 session class) Instructor: James L. Baird Basic Woodworking is a class introducing the student to working with wood. Measuring, cutting, shaping, drilling, fastening, and finishing operations will be introduced and each student[...]
Jan 12 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (13 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will be to continue developing proficiency in a wide range of[...]
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Introduction to Natural Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Natural Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy                       Learn to make soap from scratch with us! This class will give you a simple introduction[...]
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Art of Essay Writing @ Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
The Art of Essay Writing – (semester-long course) Instructor: Lucia Zaczkowski This is a semester-long class for high school students who want to become better non-fiction writers. We will write essays that have clarity, power,[...]
Jan 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel (18 session course) Instructor: Doug Sims Have you ever wanted to sit down at a potter’s wheel and “throw” a pot? Now is your chance. 1st time students will be[...]
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Darning and Simple Mending @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Darning and Simple Mending Instructor: Danielle Schlobohm    The act of mending an item for re-use is slowly becoming a dying art in our society. This class will work to counteract that. Mending is not[...]
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adventures in Lip Balm @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Lip Balm Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy Learn how to make your own lip balm with natural and organic ingredients. Then we can customize it for your personal needs and the central Alaskan climate. We[...]
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wagon Wheel Rug @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wagon Wheel Rug – (4 session course) Instructor: Arvid Weflen In this class we will make a rug to use up some of those scraps of fabric that you have laying around the house.  I[...]
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Introduction to Natural Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Natural Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy                       Learn to make soap from scratch with us! This class will give you a simple introduction[...]
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intermediate Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Intermediate Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy In the intermediate class students will learn how to create a custom soap recipe for different skin types, skin conditions, skin needs, and special skin needs with unique Central[...]
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School!   Come to The Folk School in February for a morning coffee shop in honor of Mardi Gras season! All proceeds will go to the support and[...]
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School!   Come to The Folk School in February for a morning coffee shop in honor of Mardi Gras season! All proceeds will go to the support and[...]

ByDemand Classes:

(You schedule the class according to your preferences and instructor availability.)

stand up paddleboard

 

Build a Stand Up Paddleboard

 

 

 

outboard skiff

 

Boatwright Class:  Build an Outboard Skiff

 

 

 

 

Pinnoccio’s Workshop, a business opportunity for teenagers

 

 

Embroidery

 

Easy Embroidery

 

 

soap in a mold

 

Introduction to Natural Soapmaking

 

 

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