Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

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Exploring through Visual and Language Arts 12:00 pm
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts (4 session class) Instructor: Marianne Stolz    Are you a teacher or homeschool parent who searches for meaningful ways to explore a unit? Do you love drawing but never[...]
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) 4:00 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10)
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
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Wok’n roll! 5:30 pm
Wok’n roll!
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wok’n roll! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wok’n roll! Instructor:  Jennifer Nu Join Alaskan food writer and cooking instructor Jennifer Nu in the kitchen to make homemade eggrolls using Alaskan ingredients! Jennifer has been making eggrolls with her mother and aunt since[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks 5:30 pm
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks
Nov 3 @ 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 Forging Hooks.  In[...]
Noel Wien Library First Friday! 6:30 pm
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[...]
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Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks 10:00 am
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks
Nov 4 @ 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 Forging Hooks.  In[...]
Knife Sharpening 10:00 am
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[...]
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Alaskan Haggis Cooking Class 9:00 am
Alaskan Haggis Cooking Class
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Alaskan Haggis Cooking Class @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Alaskan Haggis Cooking Class Instructor:  Jennifer Nu What in the world is haggis?! Sometimes called the national dish of Scotland, haggis is a delicious, nutritious, glorified sausage that makes good use of the less commonly[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens 1:00 pm
Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) 3:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14)
Nov 7 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (12 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide[...]
Beginning Poetry Workshop 6:00 pm
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[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
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Exploring through Visual and Language Arts 12:00 pm
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Exploring through Visual and Language Arts (4 session class) Instructor: Marianne Stolz    Are you a teacher or homeschool parent who searches for meaningful ways to explore a unit? Do you love drawing but never[...]
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) 4:00 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10)
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs 10:00 am
Forging Wolf Jaw Tongs
Nov 11 @ 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[...]
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Introduction to Core Spinning 12:00 pm
Introduction to Core Spinning
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Core Spinning @ Fiber Studio at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Core Spinning A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Susan Willsrud Core spinning is a versatile spinning technique used to create everything from lightweight, fluffy, strong yarns[...]
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit 2:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit (two session workshop) Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight Pack Raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit. (Or, finish a raft you have[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens 1:00 pm
Beginning Sewing/Quilting for Teens
Nov 14 @ 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[...]
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) 3:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14)
Nov 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (12 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide[...]
Beginning Poetry Workshop 6:00 pm
Beginning Poetry Workshop
Nov 14 @ 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[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 14 @ 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[...]
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Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) 4:00 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10)
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
Old Swedish Buildings, Furniture & Knicknacks in Wood 7:00 pm
Old Swedish Buildings, Furniture & Knicknacks in Wood
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Old Swedish Buildings, Furniture & Knicknacks in Wood @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Old Swedish Buildings, Furniture & Knicknacks in Wood Presenter: Phillip S. Marshall                   Continue the journey with us examining traditional woodworking in Scandinavia. Sweden enjoys a lengthy[...]
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Beginning Spinning Series 6:00 pm
Beginning Spinning Series
Nov 16 @ 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[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife 6:00 pm
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Nov 17 @ 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[...]
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Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife 10:00 am
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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[...]
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building – CLASS FULL 12:00 pm
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building – CLASS FULL
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building – CLASS FULL Instructor: Bruce Campbell The most gorgeous of wooden boats, building your own strip canoe or kayak involves learning a few basic skills. This class will[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) 3:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14)
Nov 21 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (12 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide[...]
Beginning Poetry Workshop 6:00 pm
Beginning Poetry Workshop
Nov 21 @ 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[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 21 @ 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[...]
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Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) 4:00 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10)
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School! 12:00 pm
Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School!
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School!               Instead of shopping, put your hands to good use to support the mission of The Folk School and[...]
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Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit 2:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit (two session workshop) Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight Pack Raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit. (Or, finish a raft you have[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
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Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) 3:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14)
Nov 28 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (12 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 28 @ 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[...]
Sustainable Singing For Life 6:00 pm
Sustainable Singing For Life
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sustainable Singing For Life @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sustainable Singing For Life – (4 session course for all ages) Instructor: Ryan Bowers Our voice is the one instrument we all possess, but knowing how to “play” this instrument is not automatic. We carry[...]
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Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) 4:00 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10)
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
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Beginning Spinning Series 6:00 pm
Beginning Spinning Series
Nov 30 @ 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[...]
Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 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[...]
Sustainable Singing For Life 6:00 pm
Sustainable Singing For Life
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sustainable Singing For Life @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sustainable Singing For Life – (4 session course for all ages) Instructor: Ryan Bowers Our voice is the one instrument we all possess, but knowing how to “play” this instrument is not automatic. We carry[...]