Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Woodworking for Young Folks: An Exploration of Wood, Tools and Techniques

 

kids woodworking

The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, is to begin developing proficiency in a wide range of woodworking tools and techniques (in some cases expanding on what we already know). This kit of skills is a stepping stone to further explorations into craft of all kinds.

kids woodworking

As is the case with building almost anything; design, aesthetics, math and physics play a role. The nature of projects we undertake are tailored to the evolving skill levels and interests of the students. It may be necessary for students to work on their projects outside of class time. Arrangements will be made for use of the school shop under staff supervision.

kids woodworking

This program is divided into two separate age groups: Group I – 12 to 15 years of age and Group II – 8 to 11 years of age.

Please see the class calendar for current sessions and registration information.

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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[...]