Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

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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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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[...]
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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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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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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 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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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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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[...]