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August 20, 2014 - September 04, 2014 : Educational
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When: Today until Wed, Aug 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $35.
A beautiful basket highlighting Native American twill patterns, it will find a place in your home, both functionally and decoratively, as a centerpiece in itself. The technique of constructing diamonds creates a solid bottom and sturdy sides. The graceful shape of Shaker cathead baskets is incorporated into the base and adds interest to this basket, completed with a pair of hand-carved oak bushel basket handles.
When: Thu, Aug 21, 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.
This beginner's workshop in outdoor and nature photography for young adults will focus on basic techniques and tips to improve your outdoor photography skills. We will start the day with a basic overview on how to use your camera, including shutter speed, aperture, depth-of-field, and what techniques to use to get the type of shot you want. We will also talk about composition and lighting.
When: Thu, Aug 21, 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 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person
From puny pocket pistols to massive siege cannons and mortars, explore the legendary guns of Ticonderoga. In the twilight of the North Country summer, experience the stories of some of Fort Ticonderoga's most famous cannons. Hear the roar of muskets and cannons as their explosive muzzle flashes and lights up the night sky. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 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 $20.
Gathering some of the things you love most about the Adirondacks and nature, you will create an assemblage for a shadowbox. We will use Audubon prints, nest, feathers, birch bark, and mosses. We will also explore pressed and ink printed flowers and ferns, including the microwave flower press. A lovely chance to work with natural objects and create a work of beauty.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 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.
Great for roasting marshmallows or even flipping your steak on the grill, the process of making these roasters is also a great way to learn the basics of blacksmithing. In this class you will learn how to build a fire in the forge, heat metal, twist, cut, and bend while using the tools of the blacksmith. This class is open to all wanting to try their hands at blacksmithing and have some fun! NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $20.
In this class, which can be a continuation of the morning class, we will learn the traditional technique of assembling pinecone flowers. We will also design a "woodsy" vase suitable for an "Adirondack Style" arrangement or candle. You'll be amazed at your creation, and so will others. This will make a lovely centerpiece for your table or a gift for a friend.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 until Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $240. Member Tuition $215. Materials Fee $50.
The Adirondack Style is unique. It combines traditional furniture making with the materials found in this region - Birch bark, twigs, logs, and more. Found in the earliest "Great Camps" of our region, the skilled craftsmen who made this unique furniture were inspired by the world around them. In this class you will be guided from start to finish: from the selection of the materials and their preparation, to the joinery required, as well as the aesthetics that will help you make a fine end table suitable for your "Great Camp" or home.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $120. Member Tuition $110. Includes all materials.
Choose to make either a traditional rag rug or a thick-pile shag rug - or be creative and mix the two together for your own unique rug. Both fabric strips and rug selvedges will be available in a variety of colors and patterns. The looms are pre-warped looms, so come right in and weave your one-of-a-kind rug. You will leave the day with a completed 2' x 3' rug that can be used in your home for years to come.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 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.
A wonderful night of music with celebrated local musician, Dan Berggren. Dan Berggren plays the traditional songs of the Adirondacks, paying close attention to the stories of friends and neighbors, writing songs about them and sharing them with audiences near and far.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: 126 Dudley Rd. Westport, NY
Cost: $15.00 (single ) $25 (two)
Well known ecologist and local professor, Dr. Curt Stager, will present his thought-provoking book, Deep Future, at Literacy Volunteers' Annual August Author Address. Environmentalists like Bill McKibben, Alan Weismann, and Elizabeth Kolbert praise Stager for his ability to untangle the history of climate change and then clearly define its unavoidable impact for generations to come. It will surely be a lecture that people of all ages can learn from. The event takes place at Camp Dudley's Witherbee Hall on Sunday August 24th at 1:00pm. This cost is $15 per person or two for $25, and can be purchased at the door or online at Literacy Volunteers website. For more information call 546-3008. Proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties.
When: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $285. Member Tuition $255. Materials Fee $400.
In this class, you will be introduced to the basic timber framing methods and the tools that are used for building with timber frame construction. You probably already have the tools you need in your garage at home. There will be demonstrations of the different methods of cutting the basic mortise and tenon joints, as well as putting together knee braces and the different ways of using hand tools in framing and their relative efficiency.
When: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 until Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $475. Member Tuition $425. Materials Fee $250.
In this five-day class, you will make your own Windsor Chair. You will be guided throughout the process: from splitting logs for bendings and spindles, to shaping all the parts, steam bending, and assembly. The class will also cover sharpening a drawknife, plane irons,and how to set up and use a plane. You will shape your seat from a 2" thick X 21" wide X 16" deep blank of pine or poplar (the typical choice of wood in the early Windsors).
When: Tue, Aug 26, 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: Thu, Aug 28, 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: Fri, Aug 29, 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 $45.
Learn the century-old art of creating pictures with yarn in a simple and easy way. This workshop will introduce you to basic tapestry weaving techniques, focusing on design, building shapes, and methods to join colors. You will learn the basic terms and tools of weaving, as well as the finishing techniques needed to turn the tapestry you create in class into a pillow with a woven front.
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 until Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $345. Member Tuition $315. Materials Fee $55.
A sharp knife with a thin blade is a treasure to have - and a challenge to make. In this class you will hand forge and finish a thin knife blade. Then learn how to prepare and affix a wooden scale to the side of the knife. This class is intended for students with prior experience in blacksmithing who are familiar with fire control and hammering techniques, and who have completed at least one knife before taking this class.
When: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Shellie Kovaleski will show participants of all ages that there truly is nothing to fear in the great outdoors after dark. Join Shellie just before dusk as she treks into the woods behind AFS. As Shellie tells the story of the origin of night you won't even notice the growing darkness and you'll fully realize how calming and serene the woods at night can be. Followed by a fireside gathering to share s'mores and other goodies.
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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