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The Folk School’s Class Policies


PAYMENT POLICY: Registration in a class is not complete until payment is received by The Folk School, either online through PayPal or by check. If you fill out an online registration form but do not complete your payment promptly, we will not hold your place in the class. If the class fills, we will cancel the registrations of anyone who has not paid to allow others to register.

CLASS REFUND POLICY: Students who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee. Students cancelling their enrollment 14 days or less prior to the first day of the course are not eligible for a refund. If the Folk School Fairbanks cancels a course, students will receive a full refund.

40 BELOW CANCELLATION POLICY: For the safety of instructors and participants, if four hours prior the start of a class or activity the temperature at the Fairbanks Airport reads 40 below or colder (visit: http://www.weatherhq.com/weather-station/fairbanks%2C-fairbanks-international-airport), classes will be canceled.  We will do our best to re-schedule classes in this case.  If this is not an option, registrants will receive a full refund and instructors will not be paid.  

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE POLICY: If you agree to the Folk School Fairbanks’ photo/video release policy, you authorize the Folk School Fairbanks to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or videos that may pertain to you including your image, likeness, and/or voice without compensation. This material may be used in various publications, public affairs releases, public service announcements, or other related endeavors. This authorization is continuous and may only be withdrawn by your specific rescission of this authorization. The Folk School Fairbanks may publish materials, use your name, photograph, and/or make reference to you in any manner that the Folk School Fairbanks deems appropriate to promote and/or publicize their mission.

LIABILITY POLICY: In exchange for participation in the course you have registered for, you are agreeing to the following statements:

  • You agree to observe and obey all rules and warnings given by the instructor, staff, representatives or agents of the Folk School Fairbanks.
  • You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above course and you assume full responsibility for any personal injury to yourself, and further release and discharge The Folk School Fairbanks and the instructor of this course for any injury, loss, or damage arising out of your use or presence on the facilities used for this course, whether caused by the fault of yourself, The Folk School Fairbanks, or third parties.
  • You agree to indemnify and defend The Folk School Fairbanks against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from your use of or presence upon the facilities provided for the course you have registered for.
  • You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities provided for this course caused by your negligent, reckless, or wilfull actions.

Any questions? Just contact us at 907-451-0445 or info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org.

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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Private Event
Private Event
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[...]
4:45 pm Adventures in Woodworking II (ag...
Adventures in Woodworking II (ag...
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[...]
4:00 pm Adventures in Woodworking I (age...
Adventures in Woodworking I (age...
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[...]
12:00 pm Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
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[...]
10:00 am Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Fo...
Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Fo...
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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[...]
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
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[...]