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Class Listings

Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Introduction to Tinsmithing II: Make a Sheet Metal Tool Box @ Wilbur Brother's Sheet Metal Shop | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Tinsmithing II: Make a Sheet Metal Tool Box Instructor: Roy Wilbur Travel back in time to learn a skill that was widely used in our nation’s history. It was a popular trade in[...]
Feb 27 @ 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 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Beyond the Basics" Spinning Series @ Fiber Studio at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series (3 session series) A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Susan Willsrud Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques – we’ll choose topics depending[...]
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork Presenters: Philip Marshall and John Manthei   This illustrated talk will introduce many of the uses for naturally-shaped tree parts in woodworking.  From the utilitarian to[...]
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
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! Visit our[...]
Mar 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[...]
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Create in Clay! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) Instructor: Lara Fahnlander             Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing[...]
FolkSkiDerby! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) Instructor: John Manthei   During this program, each of us will build some sort of imaginative sliding contraption (a sled of sorts) using discarded skis[...]
Mar 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[...]
Create in Clay! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) Instructor: Lara Fahnlander             Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing[...]
FolkSkiDerby! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) Instructor: John Manthei   During this program, each of us will build some sort of imaginative sliding contraption (a sled of sorts) using discarded skis[...]
Turning Cardboard into Motion! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Turning Cardboard into Motion! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) Instructor: Marianne Stolz           Automata are mechanical toy sculptures that combine the principles of arts, science and technology,[...]
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Mar 19 @ 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
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! Visit our[...]
Mar 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[...]
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a four hour forging session combining the Overview course with a Hook forging[...]
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Blacksmithing: Forging Handles @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Blacksmithing: Forging Handles –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer Through Forging Handles we will explore the processes of twisting, bending and chiseling. The resulting handles[...]
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 day course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This 2 day class will introduce you to the world[...]
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight pack raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit! Pack rafting has become very popular.[...]
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Spinning Series @ Ester Volunteer Fire Department | Ester | Alaska | United States
Beginning Spinning: Learn How to Spin Your Own Yarn! (3 session series) A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Susan Willsrud Learn how to create your own yarn!  No[...]

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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