Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

 The Folk School Facility Rental Policy

 

The Folk School

The Folk School is happy to offer its facility, on a case by case basis, as a venue for meetings and events that are within the scope of the mission of The Folk School. The following policy outlines the fees and responsibilities associated with utilizing The Folk School’s facility as a venue for such events.

The Folk School’s facility in Fairbanks is an octagonal log building located on a wooded lot at 2861 Beverly Lane, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The area available includes a large open upstairs room with lots of windows, a ground-level room with a full household-size kitchen and good running water (including coffeemaker, cups, dishes, etc), and an open basement room. Each level of the house includes at least one bathroom. The Folk School has tables and chairs for up to 50 people, a large deck and pleasant views of our wooded surroundings. We have parking for up to 30 vehicles and plenty of room for outside activities as well.

Potential users must coordinate all use of the facility through the Folk School Office Manager or Board President. The Folk School reserves the right to refuse or restrict usage. Please call: (907) 451-0445 for scheduling or email tfsfolkschool@gmail.com.

 

Standard Rates

Non-partner rate:

·  0-20 people = $30 / hr

·  21-30 people = $40 / hr

·  31-40 people = $50 / hr

Partner* rate:

·  0-20 people = $20 / hr

·  21-30 people = $25 / hr

·  31-40 people = $30 / hr

* Partners are defined organizations which have co-sponsored at least 1 event or class in the current year with The Folk School.

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Testimonial and pictures from the C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska, who rented The Folk School in summer 2016:

The C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska was founded in 2009 and endeavors to provide events that share and explore the work of psychiatrist Carl G. Jung.  On June 24-25, 2016 the C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska held its 1st Jung Midnight Sun Conference at The Folk School. 

The theme of our 1st conference was Nature, Psyche, and Culture, which invited participants to explore and have conversation on how the place we live in and cultural climate surrounding us impacts our psyche on different levels.  The Folk School located in a beautiful spruce and birch forest more than met our needs for the conference.  The facility provided us with a comfortable area indoors for an evening lecture and full day of presentations, as well as indoor/outdoor spaces for socializing and sharing food.

We are grateful for the Folk School staff and volunteers as they readily answered questions and provided assistance.  We appreciate the opportunity to have utilized the space and hope to use the Folk School in the future.

With gratitude,

Nancy E. Winford
C.G. Jung Society of Northern Alaska
President/Treasurer

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May
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Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 1 @ 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 out[...]
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5:30 pm Carpentry Basics
Carpentry Basics
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
May 4 @ 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 out[...]
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10:00 am Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance
Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Instructor: Brian Sprague This 2 hour session will provide a brief introduction to the essential anatomy and mechanical relationships of a chainsaw and quickly move into a discussion of the high[...]
11:00 am Introduction to Natural Soap Making
Introduction to Natural Soap Making
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
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Tree Felling and Firewood (2 session course) Instructor: Brian Sprague This is a two session class with the first, classroom-based, session at The Folk School. The second session will be held at a field location[...]