Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Class Listings

May 1 @ 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 out[...]
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carpentry Basics @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Carpentry Basics (8 session course) Instructors: John Manthei & David Costello Almost everyone, at some point in their life, needs to build a small building of some kind. It is a fun, practical and rewarding[...]
May 4 @ 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 out[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Instructor: Brian Sprague This 2 hour session will provide a brief introduction to the essential anatomy and mechanical relationships of a chainsaw and quickly move into a discussion of the high[...]
May 6 @ 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[...]
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree Felling and Firewood @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tree Felling and Firewood (2 session course) Instructor: Brian Sprague This is a two session class with the first, classroom-based, session at The Folk School. The second session will be held at a field location[...]
May 6 @ 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[...]
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Farm Planning Series (May - Aug.) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Farm Planning Series (May – Aug.) –  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[...]
Tree Pruning and Intro to Growing Apples in Alaska @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tree Pruning and Intro to Growing Apples in Alaska –  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[...]
May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apple Tree Grafting @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Apple Tree Grafting –  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[...]
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Basic Fly Casting @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Basic Fly Casting (3 evening class) Instructor: Fred DeCicco In this three-session class, the student will learn proper flycasting techniques for the simple overhead cast and the roll cast. The class is suitable for beginning[...]
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Soil Basics @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Soil Basics –  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[...]
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Organic Fertilizers and Soil Testing @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Organic Fertilizers and Soil Testing –  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[...]
FUNdamentals of Still Life Drawing - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FUNdamentals of Still Life Drawing Instructor: Somer Hahm Still life is the most popular of all the painting/drawing genres, it is the ideal subject to introduce fundamentals of drawing; a perfect foray for beginner artists.[...]
Nature Journaling: Observe, Examine, and Record the Wild World Around You @ The Folk School and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Nature Journaling: Observe, Examine, and Record the Wild World Around You! (two session class) Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving Nature Journaling is a way of experiencing and recording the natural world through drawing, painting and writing.[...]
Animal Husbandry – Sheep and Goats (2 parts) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Animal Husbandry – Sheep and Goats (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[...]
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fundraiser Yard Sale at The Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fundraiser Yard Sale at The Folk School! The Folk School is having a yard sale and tool swap fundraiser! As you do your spring cleaning, please set aside your clean and usable items, and donate[...]
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suminagashi: Japanese Marbled Paper @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Suminagashi: Japanese Marbled Paper (2 day class) Instructor: Beverly Frey Join us in May for Suminagashi on paper. Suminagashi (from Japanese; sumi=ink, nagashi=floating or flowing) is the art of applying special Japanese inks to the[...]
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 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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]

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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