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

Sep
21
Thu
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[...]
Sep
26
Tue
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[...]
Sep
27
Wed
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[...]
Sep
30
Sat
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[...]
Oct
1
Sun
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[...]
Oct
2
Mon
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[...]