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

Aug
21
Mon
1:30 pm Chicken Butchering
Chicken Butchering
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicken Butchering @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Chicken Butchering –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at Calypso Farm[...]
Aug
23
Wed
6:00 pm Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fer...
Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fer...
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fermentation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beyond Sauerkraut – Vegetable Fermentation Instructor: Marianne Stolz We will learn about the likes and dislikes of busy little Milkacid bacteria. We will use them to turn our garden vegetables into taste bud delights. Sauerkraut[...]
Aug
24
Thu
1:30 pm Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold ...
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold ...
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold @ Calypso Farm @ Calypso Farm & Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Learn about seed saving with Kurt Wold of Pingo Farm, the most experienced commercial seed grower in[...]
6:00 pm Tiny House Construction: Coffee,...
Tiny House Construction: Coffee,...
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tiny House Construction: Coffee, Cookies, and Questions @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tiny House Construction: Coffee, Cookies, and Questions Are you interested in building a tiny home? Folk School instructor Sara Hensel is constructing a hybrid art-gallery-ceramics-studio on an 18′ trailer at The Folk School shop. Come[...]
Aug
28
Mon
9:00 am Log Construction Workshop with R...
Log Construction Workshop with R...
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers - 4 week course @ to be determined | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers (4 week course) A log construction workshop taught by world-renowned log home-builder Robert Chambers, will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. This workshop is for people interested in building quality,[...]
Sep
2
Sat
10:00 am Bread Oven Building Workshop @ C...
Bread Oven Building Workshop @ C...
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bread Oven Building Workshop @ Calypso Farm @ Calypso Farm & Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bread Oven Building Workshop – (2 day course) A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Learn how to build a wood-fired bread oven in this 2-day workshop at Calypso!  There[...]