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.
 

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

Jun
24
Sat
all-day Week in the Woods 2017
Week in the Woods 2017
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day
Week in the Woods 2017 @ Tanana Valley State Forest | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week in the Woods 2017 (5 day course) Week in the Woods (WITW) is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-generational[...]
Jun
26
Mon
1:30 pm Composting – Building a Compost ...
Composting – Building a Compost ...
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Composting – Building a Compost Pile @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Composting – Building a Compost Pile –  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[...]
1:00 pm Create in Clay! – A Summer Progr...
Create in Clay! – A Summer Progr...
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Create in Clay! - A Summer Program for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Summer Pottery Program for Kids Instructor: Lara Fahnlander Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing with clay! You will learn how to use[...]
Jul
8
Sat
9:00 am Introduction to Spoon Carving
Introduction to Spoon Carving
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Spoon Carving @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Spoon Carving Instructor: John Manthei In this class we will carve two simple spoons, learn some basic carving techniques and their relationship to wood grain, become familiar with two wonderful tools and begin[...]
Jul
10
Mon
all-day Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk ...
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk ...
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration - Session 1 @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration – Session 1  (5 day course) Primary Instructor: Gillian Harwin and Reese Bullen Camp Directors: Kerri Hamos and Christine Russell Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska is a[...]
Jul
17
Mon
all-day Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk ...
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk ...
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration - Session 2 @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Summer Rhythm and Roots: A Folk School Youth Exploration – Session 2 (5 day course) Camp Directors: Kerri Hamos and Christine Russell Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska is a time when nature surges to life and[...]