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Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel (18 session course) – CLASS FULL 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[...]
Jan 18 @ 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[...]
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 20 @ 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[...]
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 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lip Balm Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Lip Balm Workshop Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy This is a workshop for students who previously attended an “Adventure in Lip Balm” class. This is the opportunity for you to make more lip balms, lip batters and[...]
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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[...]
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 26 @ 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[...]
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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[...]
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[...]
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Advanced Spinning Techniques @ Ester Volunteer Fire Department | Ester | Alaska | United States
Advanced Spinning Techniques (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, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to[...]
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
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 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Forging Scrolling Tongs @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging Scrolling Tongs  – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer In this forging sessions we will explore the world of tongs and examine different tong styles (for[...]
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs  – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer In this session we will forge out a set of Wolf Jaw tongs.  These tongs[...]
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 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cultivating Intentional Songwriting @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Cultivating Intentional Songwriting: how to create a writing process that works for you – (6 session course) Instructor: Ryan Bowers Songwriting is an act that can seem like impossible magic, both to those who practice[...]
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pop-Up Valentine Card @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Pop-Up Valentine Card Instructor: Marianne Stolz We will be creating a pop-up paper card for Valentine’s Day. Students will learn and apply measuring, folding, cutting and designing skills as they create a unique 3-dimensional card[...]
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[...]
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[...]
“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 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 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[...]

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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