Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Partners

Our partners are organizations with which we share a mutually beneficial relationship. We share ideas, collaborate on programs and help promote one another.

Northwoods Book Arts GuildNORTHWOODS BOOK ARTS GUILD
Founded in 2011, Northwoods Book Arts Guild is a growing community of people dedicated to learning about and creating artist books. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach. Guild members sponsor a continually changing display of artist books on the main floor of UAF’s Rasmuson Library. In June 2014 BOOKS AS ART: Structure, Image, Text, their first major exhibition, will take place in the Bear Gallery of the Fairbanks Arts Association. Their outreach project serves the Literacy Council of Alaska by providing book repair services to the Forget-Me-Not Bookstore. Guild meetings are open to the community, often include hands-on activities, and take place bimonthly. Learn more and become involved: www.nwbookarts.org

Calypso FarmCALYPSO FARM AND ECOLOGY CENTER
Calypso is a non-profit, educational farm based in Ester, Alaska. We provide hands-on education to Fairbanks school children and community members through our education programs. Our diversified farm operates as a CSA to feed a number of local families through the growing season. This web site provides introductory information on all our programs, volunteer and membership opportunities, and our future plans.

ALASKA SONGBIRD INSTITUTE
The Alaska Songbird Institute’s mission is to conserve Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological education & research.

ALASKA CELLO INTENSIVE
The Alaska Cello Intensive (ACI) is a three-part series of workshops providing focused cello instruction and ensemble work for college-bound and elementary students.

FAIRBANKS PADDLERS
The Fairbanks Paddlers is a group of non-motorized boaters dedicated to having fun and being safe on Alaska’s waters.
 

GREEN STAR OF INTERIOR ALASKA
Green Star is a local non-profit that encourages and enables our community to reduce waste and increase recycling.

ALASKA FOLK SCHOOL
Alaska Folk School is located in Talkeetna and is a program of the Northern Susitna Institute. Hands-on instruction in creative and practical arts can often change people’s lives. This belief provides the spark for the Alaska Folk School. Alaska Folk School offers a variety of courses taught by “folks” from near and far. Connections are made through the sharing of skills, experiences, ideas and passions. Once these seeds are planted there’s no choice but to grow!

 

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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[...]