Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Class Listings

Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 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[...]
Create in Clay! - A Summer Program for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Summer Pottery Program for Kids Instructor: Lara Fahnlander Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing with clay! You will learn how to use[...]
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bobble Head Masks! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bobble Head Masks – June 6th + additional days TBD Facilitator: Marianne Stolz DARE TO JOIN….. a Folk School group wearing self-made gigantic masks at the 4th of July Parade in Ester and/or the Golden[...]
Jun 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Understanding Soil Test Results @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Understanding Soil Test Results –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 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[...]
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 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[...]
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Handbuilding with Clay @ The Folk School  | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Handbuilding with Clay Instructors: Jay and Karrie Stemmler   Come and learn to handbuild with clay! Jay and Karrie Stemmler will teach you skills to build small projects such as tea cups or coffee mugs,[...]
Compost Tea – Overview, Brewing and Application @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Compost Tea – Overview, Brewing and Application –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer[...]
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wheel Throwing @ The Folk School  | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wheel Throwing Instructors: Jay and Karrie Stemmler Come and experience the magic of throwing on a potters wheel! If you already have some experience, come and hone your throwing skills. If you have always wanted[...]
Jun 21 @ 12:00 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[...]
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day
Week in the Woods 2017 @ Tanana Valley State Forest | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week in the Woods 2017 (5 day course) Week in the Woods (WITW) is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-generational[...]
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Composting – Building a Compost Pile @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Composting – Building a Compost Pile –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming[...]
Create in Clay! - A Summer Program for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Summer Pottery Program for Kids Instructor: Lara Fahnlander Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing with clay! You will learn how to use[...]
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Spoon Carving @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Spoon Carving Instructor: John Manthei In this class we will carve two simple spoons, learn some basic carving techniques and their relationship to wood grain, become familiar with two wonderful tools and begin[...]
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration - Session 1 @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration – Session 1  (5 day course) Primary Instructor: Gillian Harwin and Reese Bullen Camp Directors: Kerri Hamos and Christine Russell Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska is a[...]
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration - Session 2 @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration – Session 2 (5 day course) Camp Directors: Kerri Hamos and Christine Russell Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska is a time when nature surges to life and[...]
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 12:00 am
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[...]
Jul 19 – Jul 23 all-day
Week on the River 2017 @ Tanana River | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week on the River 2017 (5 day course) WHO: Anyone interested in learning river-related subsistence and craft skills at a rustic Tanana River  camp.  The program is open to people ages 8 and up.  18 and[...]
My Side of the Valley: Learning Primitive Wilderness Skills @ Raven Moon Farm | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
My Side of the Valley: Learning Primitive Wilderness Skills (6 day course) Primary Instructors: Glenn Helkenn and Jeff Yacevich We are lost in the forest with our friends – what are we to do? Work[...]
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties  and Floral Design @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties and Floral Design –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need[...]
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Biodiversity in the Garden @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Biodiversity in the Garden –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicken Butchering @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Chicken Butchering –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at Calypso Farm[...]
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers - 4 week course @ to be determined | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers (4 week course) A log construction workshop taught by world-renowned log home-builder Robert Chambers, will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. This workshop is for people interested in building quality,[...]
Pop-up Coffee Shop- Hispanic Heritage Month! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Pop-up Coffee Shop- Hispanic Heritage Month!   Join us for a morning pop-up coffee shop in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and support the work of your local Folk School! We will be serving sopaipillas[...]
Fairbanks Fiber Festival Stay tuned for details on a day of exciting classes!    
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[...]
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evergreen Party: Make a Holiday Wreath @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Evergreen Party: Make a Holiday Wreath   Come make a wreath/wreaths to decorate your door for the holidays, or to give to a loved one for their door! The Folk School will provide thawed fresh-cut[...]

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

 

 

 

 

Pinnoccio’s Workshop, a business opportunity for teenagers

 

 

Embroidery

 

Easy Embroidery

 

 

soap in a mold

 

Introduction to Natural Soapmaking

 

 

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