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July 30, 2014 - August 14, 2014 : Educational
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When: Today until Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $25.
Working over a four-night period and using a good close-up photograph of yourself or another person, you will create a recognizable likeness in oil on stretched canvas. Students will be given a set of brushes, a set of tubes of oil paint, an 11"x 14" canvas, palette, palette knife, and use of the instructor's linseed oil, turps and easels. This class is for intermediate level painters with some experience in either acrylic or oil painting.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15.
Copper enameling is the art of glass powder applied to copper. Learn the fundamental techniques of this ancient art form in this one-day workshop. You will create jewelry using various copper shapes for pendants, earrings, and pins in a fun and easy way. Several pieces will be fired in a small kiln during the class and you will leave with your projects completed. Materials fee includes: copper, enamels for use in your projects, and written instructions.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $75. Member Tuition $70. Includes all materials.
Using 'pre-dressed' looms, this introductory level half-day weaving class allows the beginning or experienced weaver to learn or relearn the basics of using a floor loom. You will quickly move on to take strips of colorful sock remnants, chained together, and turn them into a bright, colorful, thick cotton rug. These rugs are suitable for any area in your home, from bathmats to children's rooms, or anywhere you wish to add a bright accent.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials Fee $40.
These boxes are simply beautiful and you'll leave this class with a set you created yourself! Enjoy learning the process by which the Shakers made these simple yet elegant wooden vessels more than 150 years ago. In this class you will make a nest of five boxes from cherry wood. Using carefully prepared thin strips of wood, you will carve the "fingers" on one end before soaking them in a hot water bath.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Children ages 12 and under will enjoy this half-day class filled with activities based on Native American culture. Come learn traditional dances and games. You will learn about the relationship between Native Americans and nature and also develop a better understanding of the people's rich culture and history. Dance and play while learning about Native American traditions.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Join David Cornelius for a presentation and discussion on Jessup's Rangers. David, a longtime scholar of the subject, will discuss this part of our local history. He will also share the story of his own local ancestry.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $45.
The shape and design of most baskets come from a need for some useful purpose. This basket was made to hang on the end of a loom to hold a weaver's shuttles. You will find so many possibilities for this unique basket - to store wash cloths and hand towels in the bath, hats and scarves in your front hall, and more. Don't let this basket intimidate you; it's not as complicated as it looks.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials fee to be determined based on project.
In this advanced shaker oval boxes class, experienced students may choose a project to work on. Having previously made boxes # 0-4 in the introductory course, you may choose to make boxes # 5-8, a #8 tall, or a #8 fixed handle carrier. You will receive guidance and assistance to ensure that you leave the class with an advanced project you can be proud of!
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Learn about Native American culture, including nature, lifestyle, and history, in this fun-filled and educational class. Children ages 12 and up will try their hands at various skills necessary for primitive survival. Try the Bow Drill, used to drill holes and start fires. Try throwing spears in the "Hoop Game", along with an atlatl. Fire a bow shooting an arrow at a target. We will also do leather and feather working. A different and fun way to learn for ages 12 and up.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $135. Member Tuition $125. Materials Fee $5.
If you admire Impressionist Landscape paintings this class will delight you. Working from a landscape photograph, you will create a textile wall hanging approximately 11" x 17" in size. Small snips of fabric are layered like the bits of paint the impressionists used in their painting. Subtle colors and depth can be achieved even by a novice quilter. Once the fabrics are layered in place they are covered in net and machine quilted in place. This class is for advanced beginners and above.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $20.
If you've ever admired handmade plates and platters, here's your chance to try your hand at creating your own pieces. In this introductory hand building class, you will make plates and small platters from slabs of clay. During the first two sessions, you will learn how to work with clay, form your plates and platters, and then prepare them for bisque firing. During the third session, the fired pieces will be glazed.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $700. Member Tuition $650. Materials Fee $600.
This class is aimed at the beginner or novice smith. Following the ABANA curriculum, we will start at the beginning and progress in difficulty during the week. Aside from the first morning, the class will be project driven, including the rose and the wizard bottle opener, among others. An emphasis will be placed on the forging and heat-treatment of the tools that you will need to carry out the next project. Blisters and a healthy appetite are all but guaranteed.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 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.
The young artist can squeeze, roll, coil, or drape. No we're not talking about a new dance, but rather some of the ways you can add your own creativity when you learn to work with clay in this half-day class. Learn how to form just about anything you can think of, from animals to spoon rests, pencil holders to bowls! Come and explore what can be made with clay.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $40.
This basket is a variation of an Adirondack Pack Basket, one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. Students will use a continuous weave technique and hand shaping to make this wonderfully useful basket. A Shaker technique is used to create a solid bottom basket. Shaker tape is used to make strapping that mimics pack basket straps that will leave your hands free for blueberry picking or any other type of gathering.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Get ready for fiddle tunes that won't let you stay in your seat! In this class you will learn fiddle tunes and techniques with a sense of place. This participatory session will include reels, jigs, a hornpipe, waltzes, and some swing. Session playing will carry on at the end of the workshop, at which time you will receive individual attention. Players of all ability levels are welcome.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Come join us for a foot-stomping good time at a Square Dance at AFS on Friday night, August 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Celebrated local musicians John Kirk and Trish Miller and friends will be on Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar. No dancing experience is required to have a terrific time, so bring your friends and family of all ages. This program is offered free to the public, donations welcome.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 until Sat, Aug 9, 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 $40.
Watercolor has long been a medium used for landscape paintings; the Adirondack's beautiful scenery has inspired many famous artists, including Winslow Homer. In this class you will be given an introduction (or review for those with prior experience) to the basic techniques and characteristics of the watercolor medium. The first day you will prepare backgrounds that can be painted upon in the second session.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 until Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $100. Member Tuition $90. Materials Fee - Call School.
This is a great project for the first time quilter and also for the experienced quilter. The blocks are layered and quilted before sewn together which makes this a very fast project to complete. A good opportunity to use up some of your stash or to go shop for more. The "Hobo" quilt is a super comfort quilt that everyone will want to snuggle up with. Good for beginner to intermediate quilters.
When: Sat, Aug 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 $10 - Est.
Traditional Birch Bark containers and baskets were made and used in the Adirondacks well before the white man arrived. Native American people cut Birch Bark and made containers for food storage and many other uses. Today, these classic items grace almost every rustic cabin Adirondack "Great Camps". No wonder, as they are functional, decorative, and unique.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Mark is a certified journeyman smith with the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, (a UK guild started in London in 1324). His training as a smith started in the United Kingdom in 1976, working for a small fabrication and engineering firm. One of our nation's most skilled smiths, Mark will not only share his insights into the world of blacksmithing, but also demonstrate his skills as he shares with you why blacksmithing is something anyone can do and is so much fun!
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 until Sun, Aug 10, 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.
Support your local school by making tools that will stay in the AFS Blacksmith shop. All the while you'll be learning skills and having a great time. We'll be working on tools such as leafing hammers, chisels, slot punches, and drifts. Come have fun, feel good about supporting the shop, and be rewarded with lunch and more both days. Intermediate to advanced smiths welcome. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $28.
This is a great basket for the newer waxed linen weaver. The entire basket is twined with 7 ply waxed linen. Learn about ending and starting a row, stacking a pattern, shaping, color placement, and creating a braided rim. To compliment life in the Adirondacks, the base color will be butterscotch waxed linen. Dimensions: 2 3/8" diameter, 1 3/8" height. Tools to bring: tape measure, small scissors, waxed linen packing tool (if you have one), needle with large eye, and magnifying glasses.
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 until Thu, Aug 14, 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 $5.
After this four-session class you'll be ready for a fabulous fly fishing adventure. Learn all aspects of fly fishing including the equipment, knots, casting, insects, and flys. Topics will also include finding fish, the safety aspects of the sport, and how to put it all together. On the last day, you'll practice your newly learned skills out on the water. This is a relaxing and exciting sport that offers a lifetime of enjoyment.
When: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $15. Member Tuition $10.
Join Shellie every other Tuesday in July and August as she guides you around the AFS neighborhood and points out the nature that surrounds you. You are sure to find local treasures of flora and fauna that you may never have noticed before - that's the special magic of a guided walk. Shellie has led many nature walks and has the stories to prove it! This relaxing walk will leave you with a greater appreciation of the world around you and is great for individuals and families of all ages.
When: Wed, Aug 13, 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, Aug 13, 2014 until Thu, Aug 14, 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 $25.
Learn the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. This class consists of two full-day sessions where you will learn the techniques of centering the clay and raising a cylinder on a non-motorized kick wheel. Once you have mastered these techniques, you will be shown how to make a bowl and/or a vase. The pieces will be fired in a kiln after the class and then can be picked up at the school at a later date. Bring an old shirt or a smock to wear. No experience is necessary.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
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 Wed, Oct 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Visit the Marion River Carry Pavilion to learn more about trout species and fish stocking while feeding the fish. This program is not available September 13, 14, 20, or 21 during the Rustic Furniture Fair and Antiques Show and Sale.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Don't miss our child-sized log cabin with fun activities for our youngest visitors! In the schoolyard, toddlers and pre-schoolers can romp and play on a wooden rocker, scamper up and down a rustic bridge, and painted swings. Carved animals sit nearby waiting for hugs from young climbers.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: It's good clean fun! Fill washtubs, pound clothes, and scrub away the dirt with old fashioned tools.
It's good clean fun! Fill washtubs, pound clothes, and scrub away the dirt with old fashioned tools.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Stop in our one-room schoolhouse to play with old-fashioned toys and make special craft projects that have been classroom favorites for generations. Find out what it was like to be a child in the Adirondacks 50 or 100 years ago.
When: Today until Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Learn the basics of paddling and take a short ride around the pond in a dugout canoe. This program is not available September 13 and 14 during the Rustic Furniture Fair or September 20 and 21 during the Antiques Show and Sale.

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