Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

The Folk School is excited to announce “One2Tree”, a partnership between The Folk School and OneTree Alaska, a program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the summer of 2009, both organizations collaborated on the original “OneTree” program; selecting and felling a birch for use by community artists, makers, teachers, and scientists. “One2Tree” seeks to involve community members in drawing inspiration from and utilizing every bit of a birch tree, located on The Folk School’s property. A year of creative pursuits centered around this tree will culminate in a First Friday event at Trax Outdoor Center, on March 2nd, 2018.

The Folk School is looking for participants to be part of “One2Tree” in whatever medium they choose. Come draw, paint, write poetry, compose music, craft a piece from wood or bark, or pose a scientific question about the tree! Please write or call The Folk School to discuss what material you will need from the tree.

Stay tuned for updates about One2Tree events that will be held at The Folk School over the next year:

May 5th, 2017 – a day of making birch syrup from OneTree sap
May 15th, 2017 – a demonstration of how to top the limbs of the OneTree (view photos from this event!)
June 15th, 2017 – a bark harvesting class
August 19th, 2017 – felling the OneTree
March 2nd, 2018 – First Friday event at Trax Outdoor Center

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Apr
24
Tue
9:30 am Wood Carving Studio
Wood Carving Studio
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wood Carving Studio @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wood Carving Studio (ongoing class) Instructor: Marianne Stolz This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of traditional woodcarving from the most elementary to extremely complex. Projects can range from spoons and[...]
Apr
26
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Apr 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[...]
Apr
27
Fri
7:00 pm Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - OPEN SHOP @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – OPEN SHOP Cancelled – Instructor gone boating Instructor: Bruce Campbell Packraft Open Shop is for you:   If you are thinking about building your own packraft[...]
Apr
28
Sat
1:00 pm Sheep & Wool Day @ Calypso Farm
Sheep & Wool Day @ Calypso Farm
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sheep & Wool Day @ Calypso Farm @ Calypso Farm & Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sheep & Wool Day A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing[...]
9:00 am Bowl Carving
Bowl Carving
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bowl Carving @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bowl Carving (2 day class) Instructor: John Manthei Spend a weekend outdoors (weather permitting) creating a beautiful bowl from a green-wood half log. The style of bowl we will be carving has been referred to[...]
May
3
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 3 @ 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[...]