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

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[...]