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ALL THINGS BOATS

 

…there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alaskans are blessed with an abundance of water—ponds, lakes, creeks, sloughs, rivers, estuaries, bays, fjords, sounds, seas, and oceans—with many opportunities to use boats of all sorts. The Folk School of Fairbanks is planning to take advantage of this natural bounty, teaching participants to build boats that will provide a lifetime of recreation, transportation, inspiration, and education. We anticipate that All Things Boats will eventually include classes on building, repairing, restoring, and using a variety of types of boats.

To further this goal, we have prepared a short survey to guide the development of the boatbuilding program at The Folk School. We want to know what kinds of boats you are interested in, what kind of classes will fit into your lifestyle, and how you might like to be involved in the program.

Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey, to help us create a program that meets your needs and that will become an ongoing resource for the community. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your suggestions and participation. Click here for the survey.

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Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CNr0QdoYEbmlrV6Q-aVp54JfZ59TEMjg8glcYFO2bNw/viewform

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Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
Jan
27
Sat
1:00 pm Magic for Kids
Magic for Kids
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Magic for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Magic for Kids (2 session class) Instructor: Robert Prince Magic is the process of making the impossible and incredible happen right in front of peoples’ eyes. Do you dream of wowing your family and friends[...]
2:00 pm Orchids for Beginners
Orchids for Beginners
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orchids for Beginners @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Orchids for Beginners Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving  Frustrated by your attempts to keep orchids alive, happy and blooming? Or, do you want to learn better care and keeping of your orchids? This is the class[...]
Jan
30
Tue
7:00 pm Storyteller Workshop
Storyteller Workshop
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storyteller Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Storyteller Workshop (7 session course) Instructor: Robert Prince Are you boring at parties? Have you noticed people nodding off as you spin an epic yarn? We have the cure for your boring stories! The producers[...]
Feb
1
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
Feb
3
Sat
8:30 am Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wilderness First Aid @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wilderness First Aid (2 day course) Instructor:  Deb Ajango One of the major benefits of living in Interior Alaska is being able to explore the vast wilderness on foot, skis, bike, snow machine, and 4-wheeler.[...]