Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

The Folk School of Fairbanks offers year-round, affordable classes and programs in a wide variety of hands-on disciplines for adults and youth.

Woodworking,  Boatbuilding,  Pottery,  Carving,  Basketmaking,  Blacksmithing,  Fiber Arts,  Tanning,  Book Arts,  Survival Skills,  Summer Camps for Kids and Adults,  Cooking,  Music,  Wild Plant Identification and Harvesting,  Food Preservation,  Farming,  Writing,  Journaling and Drawing,  Navigation,  Botany,  Biology,  and so much more…            Check out our Upcoming Classes!

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Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Tue
1:00 pm Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens
Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens @  Beret's Studio on Gaffney Road | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens (4 session course) Instructor: Beret Nelson   Calling all homeschool teens, 12-18ish! Have you been wanting to learn more about sewing and quilting? In this class you will learn the basics[...]
Oct
26
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Oct 26 @ 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[...]
Nov
2
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
Nov
3
Fri
6:30 pm Noel Wien Library First Friday!
Noel Wien Library First Friday!
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Noel Wien Library First Friday! @ Noel Wien Public Library | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
The Folk School will be at the Noel Wien Library’s 40th Anniversary First Friday Birthday Bash! The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries are celebrating 40 years of library service and will be holding a[...]
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Knife Sharpening
Knife Sharpening
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Knife Sharpening @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Knife Sharpening Instructor:  Brian Sprague Knife sharpening is simply a metal polishing process, and by knowing what to look, listen, and feel for, anyone can efficiently develop a razor-sharp edge, whether it be on a[...]
Nov
7
Tue
6:00 pm Beginning Poetry Workshop
Beginning Poetry Workshop
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Poetry Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beginning Poetry Workshop (3 session course) Instructor: Rachel Andrea Elmer Have you ever had a beautiful moment in time you wished you could capture? Have you ever wished to express an intense emotion in a[...]