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

Nov
17
Fri
6:00 pm Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 day course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This 2 day class will introduce you to the world[...]
Nov
18
Sat
12:00 pm Introduction to Strip Canoe and ...
Introduction to Strip Canoe and ...
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Strip Canoe and Kayak Building – CLASS FULL 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[...]
Nov
23
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
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[...]
Nov
24
Fri
12:00 pm Black Friday Local and Handmade ...
Black Friday Local and Handmade ...
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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[...]
Nov
28
Tue
6:00 pm Sustainable Singing For Life
Sustainable Singing For Life
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sustainable Singing For Life @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sustainable Singing For Life – (4 session course for all ages) Instructor: Ryan Bowers Our voice is the one instrument we all possess, but knowing how to “play” this instrument is not automatic. We carry[...]
Nov
30
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Nov 30 @ 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[...]