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April 25, 2014 - May 10, 2014 : Educational
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When: Today until Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Where: Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
The Adirondack Folk School is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual ADK Fiber Experience Getaway Weekend event scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. We've grown so much we now have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Today until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
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Come to the 2nd Annual Adirondack Fiber Experience event. Scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, this year we've grown so much we have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Today | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $5.
Knitters, why not have stitch markers as unique and creative as your knitted item? Throw away your plastic markers and handcraft your very own stitch markers using wire, beads, and charms. Easy to make, join us for this fun class and make stitch markers that will be the envy of your fellow knitters! The materials fee covers the cost of brass or copper wire and beads to make a number of stitch markers. Additional beads and silver wire will be available to purchase from the instructor during the class.
When: Today | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $7.
Come join us and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover drafting, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. If you do not have a spindle, one will be provided. Spinning fibers will be provided. No experience necessary!
When: Today | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
Come make a unique case for your phone or pocket-style camera using a seamless wet felting technique, merino wool, and decorative embellishments. You'll be amazed at what you can create in this fun 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Today | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $23.
Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks in a landscape. In this workshop we will use natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers and how to use them to their best effect: wool batt, wool roving, nepps and locks, mohair, silk hankies, silk top and silk blends, linen and hemp.
When: Today | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $18.
Experiment with an array of fabrics and fibers as you learn to wet felt a textured art collage. This is a freeing form of fiber play. No prior felting experience required, just let your creative side flow. Please bring two old hand towels. All other materials will be supplied. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up out of your way to stay dry; a heavy cloth apron or a waterproof apron is helpful too.
When: Today | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $12.
Add a little glamour to your wrists! We will be knitting a pair of traditional beaded "pulsvarmers" with a pattern of knit in beads. These are fun and easy to knit! Learn a provisional cast on, how to add and knit in beads, and read a chart. Bring a pair of 8" double-points US #1 and a pair of point protectors. Yarn and beads will be provided. Open to all skill levels.
When: Today | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
In this class we will use Norwegian C1/Pelsull wool to create a vessel over a resist. Surface texture and shaping using several sculptural techniques will be explored. You'll create a small lovely vessel in this 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Today | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
If you know how to knit you can make these lovely, playful, wearable bracelets with just a handful of beads and lots of wire! Create your own knit bracelet that will catch everyone's eye. You can't miss with this fun class.
When: Today until Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $250. Materials Fee $25.
Table runners are a great home décor item that can spice up your table. Over the course of two days, you will dress your loom with soft, durable cotton yarn, and weave off a table runner that will compliment your home! You will select from a variety of patterns, and structures. This course will also include different methods of fringe tying and hemstitches to really make your weaving pop!
When: Today until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $380. Member Tuition $340. Materials Fee $50.
The art of blacksmithing begins with a solid foundation and a focus on the fundamentals: safety, the proper construction and control of the forge fire, hammer control, and an introduction to tooling and its purpose. Beginning with the basic techniques of tapering, upsetting, squaring, rounding, scrolling, basic joinery and more, you will leave with a finished project of your own design.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $10.
Gloves and mittens are still hand knit in Shetland today. These traditional pieces of knitting combine the elements of Fair Isle through the use of color and pattern. You will begin a pair of patterned fingerless mitts using your choice of colors of Shetland wool.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $15.
Scandinavians believed they could save the spirit of a good harvest by weaving wheat into characters or shapes and keeping them in a place of honor until the next planting season, thus ensuring a good harvest for the next year. In this class, you will get an introduction to the art of wheat weaving through the exploration of several basic techniques: braiding and knotting.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $30.
This project will introduce you to nuno felt, a fabulous contemporary felting technique incorporating fine wool fibers, felted into a light base weave. During the felting process, shrinking of the wool fibers causes the silk fabric to ruche or gather up, creating a rich texture.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $20.
In this class, we will use Merino wool to create a small seamless purse with a pocket and handle. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at the beautiful purse you will create in one day!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $125.
Connect to early American women in this introductory rug hooking class. Come expand your knowledge of Folk Art, and try your hand at this traditional art form. This class will focus on the color texture and design of a small primitive bird, size 21" x 24". Students will learn how to turn a simple pattern into an instant antique.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $30.
If you've ever admired the wooden pepper grinders you see in kitchen stores, here's your chance to create your own woodturned pepper grinder. This pepper grinder will be a perfect addition to your kitchen or next dinner party. Learn spindle work and boring techniques.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $5.
Bow drill fire making is an ancient way to start fire. Due to its primitive nature, you will quickly develop an intimate understanding of the principles of fire making. We will discuss wood types and the trees they come from to the structure of your fire itself. Your relationship to fire made through primitive techniques is rewarding beyond description!
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $10.
Most people think of finding water when they hear the word Dowsing. Yes, dowsing is for finding water; however, dowsing is also a way of getting in touch with our "Natural Knowing"… our intuition. We all have the ability to be more connected and know answers to our questions about what is for our highest good or where something is located.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $275. Member Tuition $265.
A gorgeous sunset awaits you in this one day nature photography tour. Travel to several nearby destinations and spend 90% of the day shooting pictures at beautiful Adirondack lakes and waterways. This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Long Lake Town Hall
Cost: $35 Pre-paid
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When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials Fee $25.
Native Americans were very active in the history of this area. They were the greeters of the first Europeans and, as a result, their lives were forever changed. The use of European materials greatly influenced the crafts of Eastern Native Americans. Learn the history of the traditional craft of Native American beading.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $230 Member Tuition $210. Materials Fee $45.
Before the age of cook stoves, meals were prepared and cooked either on an open fire or in the hearth at home. One of the most common and sought after cookware pieces was the spider. A spider is a long handled legged skillet that sits directly over the coals in which a variety of meals can be produced.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190 Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $50.
Most Adirondack chairs look very similar and, in most cases, feel the same. Here's a revised version: the upright back with its back-hugging curve and wider base in the seat make this chair a joy to sit in, and most importantly, get out of! Join us and learn how to make this chair for your own "camp", or just to relax on your front porch.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95 Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $25.
If you've wanted to make your own pizzas and wondered about restaurants that use wood-fired ovens to make their pizzas, then this is the perfect class for you. We've combined a trip to the Downtown City Tavern in Glens Falls to see the inner sanctums of their pizza operation with making pizzas at AFS and firing them in our very own outdoor bake oven. Learn all about how pizza is done and then practice on your own pies.
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Donations go towards the materials and expenses and are appreciated.
Adam Howard and his blacksmith friends will fire up our forges to both demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and supervise others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time. This might be just the thing to prompt you to take one of the many blacksmithing classes offered at AFS. Open Forge Nights are May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8.
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15.
Try your hand at lettering and decorating a traditional keepsake. These elaborate documents were created by German setters to commemorate birth, marriage, a new home, the new year and other special events. The word fraktur refers to the brokenness of the Old English lettering style used in them.
When: Fri, May 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $8.
Handmade lace was the ultimate status symbol of the 16th Century. This beautiful handwork was highly treasured by reigning monarchs and nobles. In 1813, a machine was invented making it possible for lace to be made quickly and cheaply, practically eliminating the livelihood of the Lacemaker. If you have ever admired lace, here's your chance to learn the lost craft of handmade Bobbin lace.
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $115. Member Tuition $105. Materials Fee $25.
Everyone has tied a knot in a length of rope, but you will now be able to say you have tied one in iron! These unusual knot bracelets are sure to get some attention when you wear them or give them as gifts. You will learn the foundation skills of blacksmithing as you work with the hot iron heating, bending, and creating the knot.
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $10.
Anyone can learn to make a rustic birdhouse in just a few hours. A birdhouse is a simple structure with seven basic parts: two sides, a front and back, a bottom, and two pieces for the top. Power tools are not necessary to cut the wood; it can be done with a handsaw. Using rough-cut lumber, you will construct a rustic birdhouse that can be functional and/or decorative. Choose from several birdhouse designs.
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $8.
In this class you will learn how to maneuver from one section to another within a bobbin lace project. You will be making a handkerchief edging that is more complex than doing one simple line of bobbin lace. This is the "real" thing - actually making bobbin lace! A jumping off point for projects of more difficulty, this class is an extension of the skills taught in the first AFS Bobbin Lace class or for those with some previous bobbin lace experience.
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: n/a
Experience 1776 when the rebellion became a revolution! Fort Ticonderoga is open May 10 through October 19, 2014 with new exhibits, programs, events, gardens and more! Hours: Monday - Sunday (Including holidays) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 until Sun, May 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $560. Member Tuition $510. Materials Fee $25.
Over the course of three weekends, you will learn the traditional art of hand weaving from beginning to end. The first weekend will talk about weaving and learn about the loom. You will also learn how to make warp, dress the loom in colors of your choice, and then learn the basics of weaving.
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 until Sun, May 11, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $45.
Native American craft is a hallmark of tradition in the Adirondacks. Even the word "Adirondack" is from the Mohawk language. In this class you will construct a Native American courting flute from a selected blank. Flutes will be nicely finished with leather ties and wax. As you work, listen to stories and flute lore.
When: Today until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: School of the Arts, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $200
Led by Patricia B. Snyder, this two-hour workshop designed for adults will provide an intellectual, emotional and physical approach to creating a character through script analysis and fundamentals of acting. The focus will be on the preparation of monologues and two-character scenes. This workshop will be held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 21, 28.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Explore and enjoy a lean-to decked out in 19th century fashion, and a platform tent with sitting porch and writing desk. Look through flipbooks with historic photographs and imagine spending a summer on a remote lake in the Adirondacks.
When: Today until Thu, Jun 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: National Museum of Dance School of the Arts - 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: 120
Calling all music lovers! Do you love the sound of the violin? Your opportunity has arrived to learn to play! The National Museum of Dance's School of the Arts (SOA) is excited to announce that they will be offering an Adult Beginner Group Violin class. SOA students are no longer just dancing to music, but creating music themselves!
When: Sat, May 10, 2014 until Sun, May 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $560. Member Tuition $510. Materials Fee $25.
Over the course of three weekends, you will learn the traditional art of hand weaving from beginning to end. The first weekend will talk about weaving and learn about the loom. You will also learn how to make warp, dress the loom in colors of your choice, and then learn the basics of weaving. May 10,11,17,18,24,25.

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