The Folk School in the Media

Programs Director Kerri Hamos was interviewed for ‘s article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Alaska Pulse magazine, The power of play: Just having fun is good for your health.

Week in the Woods and The Folk School were featured in David James’ Sunday piece in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Spend a ‘Week in the Woods’ this summer with the Folk School of Fairbanks.

The Folk School got a mention in Smithsonian Magazine! The article is called The Best Places for Your Kids to Learn Real-Life Skills Online: Why not use quarantine as an opportunity to have your homeschoolers master woodworking or engine repair? TFS is mentioned in the “Woodworking and More” section.

Nice feature about our Log Cabin Construction class in the Daily News Miner: Building a Cabin from Scratch.

Kerri Hamos talks about our efforts to promote sustainability in the “Environment” issue of the Folk School Alliance newsletter. 

Channel 11 News featured The Folk School’s Upcoming Log Construction Course: The Folk School Hosts Log Construction Workshop.

In Summer 2019, The Folk School Programs Director Kerri Hamos was invited to give a presentation “What Is a Folk School?,” as part of the UAF Summer Sessions Discover Alaska lecture series. Lots of interesting history about our folk school here in Fairbanks, as well as the long tradition of international folk schools.

A wonderful interview with Folk School founder John Manthei on Robert Hannon’s “Northern Soundings” radio show on KUAC. Robert talks with John about his path to founding The Folk School, his life as a craftsperson, the growing diversity of the TFS community, his concept of “hands-on-learning”, and so much more.

The Folk School opens at its new location, an article by Erin McGroarty of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The Folk School is on TV! Here is an interview KTVF did with Board President Gordon Williams: PIONEER PARK: Folk School has permanent location.

Great interview by Tim Ellis from KUAC of Gordon Williams and Don Kiely about The Folk School’s move to Pioneer Park: Folk School Hopes to Expand Traditional Skills Curriculum at New Pioneer Park Location.

The Folk School got some press in the Golden Valley Electric April 2018 Ruralite, in an article about the Noel Wien Library Ficus trees!

Check out this article in the Anchorage Daily News by Erin Kirkland, author of the Alaska On the Go guidebook series and publisher of In this article she profiles a few unique destinations for families traveling in Alaska, including The Folk School! Erin and her family plan to attend the 2018 session of Week in the Woods: In 2018, resolve to explore more of Alaska.

This great article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is about Bruce Campbell’s “Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit” classes: Go float your own boat: Packraft kit clinic a popular Folk School boat-building class.

The Folk School was featured in a Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article by Sam Friedman…. it is a wonderful piece that highlights Bruce Campbell’s current Boatwright Series and plans for future boatbuilding projects: Folk School class builds New England-style rowboats.

A Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article about a very special canoe that was built in a class at The Folk School in 2013: Modern canoe evokes traditional Athabascan culture.

A lovely article about moving into our first home: The Folk School Fairbanks moves into a new home. Thanks to Tim Mowry with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, for coming out to see us!