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Class Listings

Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
Sep 26 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 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[...]
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Sep 30 @ 12:00 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 Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight Pack Raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit. (Or, finish a raft you have started!) Pack rafting[...]
Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Folk School! Sunday, October 1st, will be a much needed volunteer day at The Folk School. If you have a little time that day and would like to join[...]
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
Bookmaking with the Beloved Library Ficus Trees! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bookmaking with the Beloved Library Ficus Trees! Instructor: Marianne Stolz In this class we will use some of the wood from the beloved Noel Wien Library ficus trees (that were recently cut down) to create little[...]
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
Oct 5 @ 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[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 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[...]
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Intermediate Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Intermediate Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy In this intermediate class students will learn how to create a custom soap recipe for different skin types, conditions and special needs for the unique Central Alaska weather and[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Drop Spindle Spinning @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Drop Spindle Spinning Instructor: Wendy Elsner Learn this ancient craft, used around the world. This introduction to spinning with a drop spindle is open to everyone age 12 and up! -Please bring[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Lace From the Center Out @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Lace From the Center Out Instructor: Camilla Lieske This class will cover aspects of designing, shaping, and modifying lace projects. Students will knit a doily – discussing various cast-on and cast-off methods,[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Wet Felted Fingerless Gloves Instructor: Darcel Daigh pictures coming soon! This is a good introduction to wet felting with a resist and is perfect for beginner or intermediate felters. You will choose your[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Sock Blank Dye Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Sock Blank Dye Workshop Instructor: Moxie Pender Learn to dye sock blanks with custom colors and patterns. Sock blanks are undyed, wool and wool blend yarns, pre-knit into rectangles, which are then[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Advanced Eco Printing Class @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Advanced Eco Printing Class Instructor: Darcel Daigh This is an advanced eco printing technique class, but suitable for beginner-advanced eco printers. Student will choose from a rainbow of mordanted and naturally dyed[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Basic-Intermediate Lucet and Kumihimo Cord Making @ The Folk School Shop | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Fiber Festival: Basic-Intermediate Lucet and Kumihimo Cord Making Instructor: John M. Ziv III You will learn how to make a single strand braided cord, as well as decorative cords for everything from shoelaces and[...]
Oct 12 @ 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[...]
Oct 15 @ 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[...]
Oct 19 @ 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[...]
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
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 @ 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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building 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 give you hands-on[...]
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[...]
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[...]

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

 

 

 

 

soap in a mold

 

Introduction to Natural Soapmaking

 

 

 

 

Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)

 

 

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