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Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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March 2017
Free

2017 QUILT BLOCK CHALLENGE VIEWING

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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       The Adirondack Folk School will be hosting the viewing of our third Quilt Block Challenge at the School on Friday evening, March 24, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. We would be delighted if you would join us and vote on the squares you judge to be most deserving of your honor in various categories. Three skilled quilter judges and several local town officials will also be presenting ribbons.        This year we have 30 squares submitted by…

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April 2017

Call to Food Vendors

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 10 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Food vendors needed for the 5th annual Folk School Festival, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Adirondack Folk School, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY.  This is a well-attended and growing festival held on the school campus with many activities, hand-crafted items, demonstrations and a hands-on Kids’ Zone.  It is being held in conjunction with the popular Blacksmith Rendezvous and town-wide garage sale. To become a vendor, contact one of the following: Sue at 518-696-9950 or Patricia at patricia.goldberg@adirondackfolkschool.org

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May 2017

Call to Food Vendors

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Food vendors needed for the 5th annual Folk School Festival, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Adirondack Folk School, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY.  This is a well-attended and growing festival held on the school campus with many activities, hand-crafted items, demonstrations and a hands-on Kids’ Zone.  It is being held in conjunction with the popular Blacksmith Rendezvous and town-wide garage sale. To become a vendor, contact one of the following: Sue at 518-696-9950 or Patricia at patricia.goldberg@adirondackfolkschool.org

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$62 - $115.

Small Adirondack Pack Basket with Linda Scherz Allen. #1055-0505. 1 Day.

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. This will be a day of weaving ending with a great pack ready for your day hike or canoe trip. Approximate dimensions are 6" x 9" x 12" to 14" height. Adults and children can wear this pack. Woven with reed, add a hardwood handle, a rim and complete the basket with a cotton or custom leather harness. Students will weave a plain weave base…

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$20. - $105.

Felted Adirondack Sketches with Robin Blakney-Carlson. #1054-0506. 1 Day.

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks that surrounds AFS in a landscape collage. This workshop requires no prior experience, and is intended to uplift your creative spirit! We will combine wool with 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 for illustration. This workshop is beginner friendly! NOTE: Students should…

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$125. - $210.

Rustic Headboard with Jim Schreiner. #1026-0506. 2 days.

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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If your bedroom is your oasis and you love the Adirondack rustic style, then this class is for you. Come craft your own rustic headboard in this two-day class that students of all levels can join. Design a headboard that fits your room and personal taste. With guidance, you will make a headboard that you can take home at the end of the weekend. Your family and friends will be amazed at your handiwork.

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$50 - $250.

Forging a Chef’s Knife with Matthew Parkinson. #1027-0506. 2 days.

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Saturday & Sunday, May 6&7 Forging a Chef's Knife with Matthew Parkinson. #1027-0506. 2 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $250. Member Tuition $210. Materials fee $50  The kitchen knife is the most used knife in almost any home. These iconic knives help to create meals for family and loved ones. Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give you the opportunity to create one of your very own. In this two-day class students will make their own chefs…

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$35. - $105.

Mountain Gathering Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1057-0507. 1 day.

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This basket is woven on a round oak base, and employs a continuous chase weave to build the sides. Students will learn the process for determining the number of spokes needed for continuous weave, and be challenged and excited to watch their creations grow with two weavers. A hand-carved oak swing handle with inside-out ears incorporated into the rim finishes this rustically graceful and functional basket. It is woven on a 6" oak base which grows into a 12" diameter…

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$25. - $115.

Felting Sculptural Vessels- Classic, Complex, Organic with Carol Ingram #1080-0624. 1 day.

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Felted vessels or hollow forms can be created several different ways depending on the desired result. Students will be using the unique and fun technique of felting over a ball to create a three-dimensional vessel with a decorative surface. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. Color use and design, both inside and out, will be discussed, as well as methods of stretching, steaming, surface embellishment and stiffening. All…

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$25. - $115.

Nuno Patchwork Scarf with Carol Ingram #1082-0625. 1 day.

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Create a one of a kind scarf using fabric, merino wool, soap and water. There will be a strong emphasis on color and design choices as well as fashioning a well-felted fabric that hangs softly. Learning this nuno technique is a starting point to create clothing, pillows, wall hangings and more. Beginners are welcome. NOTE: This class will take place at the Shirt Factory, Lawrence & Cooper Streets, in Glens Falls, NY. Call AFS for directions. Students need to bring soap…

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$25 - $125.

Create Your Own Marshmallow Roaster with Steve Gurzler #1059-0513. 1 day.

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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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! Parents must accompany their children. NOTE: Hard shoes…

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$20 - $105.

Traditional Cheesemaking with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1028-0513. 1 day.

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Standard methods of cheesemaking are often reliant on pasteurization, freeze-dried starters and synthetic rennents. This cheesemaking course will teach a more traditional method of cheese making, one whose cultures derive naturally from milk and whose rennet is homemade. We will most likely make yogurt, chevre and mozzarella. The course assumes a basic knowledge of cheese making but it is not absolutely necessary. 

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$20. - $105.

Tole Painted Spring Flowers Tray with Carol Maher #1060-0513. 1 day.

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Blooming with the colors of spring, and painted by your own hand, this tray will be a pleasure to use or a joy to give. Students will transfer the design, then apply the colors using two basic kinds of brush strokes. A coat of fast-drying polyurethane completes the project. Once learned, this method is easily adapted to other pieces. The instructor will provide all materials. No experience necessary.

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$25. - $115.

Felted Mini Purse with Carol Ingram #1083-0626. 1 day.

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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In this class, we will use a plastic resist and merino wool to create a small, decorative purse that is both practical and durable. 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! Open to all skill levels. NOTE: Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or…

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$0. - $90.

Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1061-0514. 1 day.

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Fabric remnants will be used to make a 24"x30" rug. Students will have a choice of making a "Sock Rug", using loopers from a sock factory, or making a "Rag Rug" using strips of fabric remnants or clothing. No weaving experience is necessary. The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to bring is your creative spirit and leave with a finished one-of-a-kind rag rug. 

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$100. - $470.

Basic Blacksmithing – Level Two with Dick Sargent #1062-0519. 4 days. May 19-22

May 19 @ 9:00 am - May 22 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This course is a continuation of Basic Blacksmithing - Level One. We will expand on what has been learned and proceed to more advanced tool making and welding, job layout procedures, proper hinge eye forging, simple mortise and tenon construction along with other techniques as time allows. Finished projects (other than tools) will not be the point of this class. Rather, small parts and pieces of what could be elements of completed works will be yours to study, reference and…

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$5. - $85.

Square Foot Gardening with Patricia Goldberg #1063-0520.

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Saturday May 20 Learn all about Square Foot gardening from a local gardening guru. Square Foot gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens. It combines concepts from other organic gardening methods, including composting, closely planted raised beds, and attention to a small, clearly defined area. It is a high-yield, space-saving gardening technique that allows you to extend your season. The beds are made to fit your space and are the ideal answer to maximizing your time,…

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$10. - $55.

Build a Fairy House with Don Polunci #1079-0520. 1/2 day.

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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What is a fairy house? It's a small dwelling that is made from things you find in nature. Twigs, bark, pine cones, leaves, stones, acorns, flowers and many other objects make perfect building materials. In this class you will construct and decorate a fairy house which can be placed outside or inside your home. Please feel free to bring materials you wish to use on your house and make it special for your local fairies.

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$20. - $80.

Lampworking: Glass Bead Surface Decoration with Renee Kingsley #1066-0521. 1/2 day.

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Want to get creative with your beads? Endless design possibilities begin with a simple dot or line. Students will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of a bead as the basis of bead design and style. Learn how to melt and move the dots and lines into various patterns and designs. Creating and using multicolor rods of glass called "twisties" will also be covered. Previous lampwork experience required.

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$25. - $105.

Woodturning – Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1012-0521. 1 Day.

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Come create a simple turned bowl that still looks and feels rustic due to its live edge. This course is targeted to those who have an interest in learning how to turn. The emphasis will be on learning how to use a lathe and tools safely and correctly. In this class, you will learn the basics of creating spindle-based objects and then work at turning your bowl. Leave the class with a lovely treasure that captures the "wild" feel of…

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$5. - $55.

Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving with Caroline Dvorak. #1044-0525. 1/2 Day

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Join us for a morning of inkle loom weaving! Students will have a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. They will use the pattern to warp an inkle loom to create a colorful band that can be used for trim, a strap or a belt. The finished band can be up to seven feet long, or multiple shorter bands can be created. No prior experience is necessary. Students as young as 10 years old are welcome to join…

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June 2017

Call to Food Vendors

June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Food vendors needed for the 5th annual Folk School Festival, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Adirondack Folk School, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY.  This is a well-attended and growing festival held on the school campus with many activities, hand-crafted items, demonstrations and a hands-on Kids’ Zone.  It is being held in conjunction with the popular Blacksmith Rendezvous and town-wide garage sale. To become a vendor, contact one of the following: Sue at 518-696-9950 or Patricia at patricia.goldberg@adirondackfolkschool.org

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$320. - $390.

Build the Sagamore Chair with Larry Benjamin. #1037-0602. 4 days.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam…

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$75. - $470.

Basic Blacksmithing – Level One with Dick Sargent. #1023-0602. 4 days.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This basic course will be a good class for anyone wishing to learn the first steps to becoming a blacksmith. The class will be directed toward those who hope to become a serious amateur or even wish to become a professional smith. Instruction will emphasize fire management, proper heating of materials and heat control, simple tools - their heat treatment and use, estimation of stock and the understanding of measurement unique to blacksmithing, as well as basic forge welding practices.…

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$20. - $105.

Cold Process Soap – Design and Layering with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1067-0603. 1 day.

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Come spend a fun and informative day learning basic layering, swirl technique and pencil lines in cold process soap making. This class will use a traditional soap recipe using rendered tallow as an ingredient. The process of rendering tallow will also be addressed. Some basic understanding of cold process soap making is helpful. NOTE: Students will need to bring 2 cardboard milk cartons.

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$15. - $160.

Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving: Colorful Dish Towels with Lilly Marsh. #1040-0603. 1+1/2days. 6/3 9am-4pm, 6/4 12pm-4pm.

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until June 4, 2017

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Cotton dish towels are a great first project for learning the floor loom. Cotton is a simple to weave fiber and dish towels can be a wonderful playground for color and texture in simple twills. We will focus on basic skills in design and warping on Saturday. Sunday afternoon will find us weaving off the finished and functional towel. Students will have a choice of colors for their design.

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$15. - $160.

Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving: Colorful Dish Towels with Lilly Marsh. #1040-0603. 1+1/2days. 6/3 9am-4pm, 6/4 12pm-4pm.

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until June 4, 2017

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Cotton dish towels are a great first project for learning the floor loom. Cotton is a simple to weave fiber and dish towels can be a wonderful playground for color and texture in simple twills. We will focus on basic skills in design and warping on Saturday. Sunday afternoon will find us weaving off the finished and functional towel. Students will have a choice of colors for their design.

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$85. - $305.

Make a Rustic Sofa Table with Jim Schreiner. #1068-0610. 3 days.

June 10 @ 9:00 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Come make a sofa table in the unique Adirondack Style. Learn traditional furniture making while using the materials found in this region: Birch bark, twigs, logs, and more. In this class you will be guided from start to finish, from the selection of the materials and their preparation to the joinery required. This will be a fun and intensive class and you will leave with a fine sofa table suitable for your “Great Camp” or home.  

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$30. - $105.

Nuno Felt Cowl/Scarflette with Robin Blakney-Carlson. #1070-0610. 1 day.

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This one-day workshop is a basic introduction to the nuno felting technique. The characteristics of nuno are very different from traditional wool felt, and the technique requires a different approach. Nuno felt is created by incorporating wool fibers and a finely woven base weave, felting them together to produce a lightweight, highly textured textile. Workshop participants will create an earthy, nuno cowl/scarflette using hand dyed superfine merino wool fiber, and silk fabric as a base. NOTE: Students should bring 2…

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$50. - $250.

Introduction to Tool Making with Lucian Avery. #1069-0610. 2 days.

June 10 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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  For millennia all of the trades were dependent on blacksmiths to forge their tools. This class will open the door on these smithing skills while making tools you can use now in the 21st century. We will cover material selection, basic blacksmithing techniques for shaping and heat treating, handle making, as well as sharpening. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.  

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$70. - $90.

Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1061-0611. 1/2 day.

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Fabric remnants will be used to make a 24"x30" rug. Students will have a choice of making a "Sock Rug", using loopers from a sock factory, or making a "Rag Rug" using strips of fabric remnants or clothing. No weaving experience is necessary. The looms are dressed and ready to go, all you need to bring is your creative spirit and leave with a finished one-of-a-kind rag rug.  

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$100 - $220.

Adirondack Pack Basket – Large with Linda Scherz Allen. #1072-0614. 2 days.

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the most recognized objects associated with the Adirondacks. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about everything the guides, hunters and trappers took with them into the woods. Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack Pack Baskets. The large pack is a great size for an adult man or woman. The first day students will weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides.…

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$25. - $125.

A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1073-0615. 3 Thursday evenings. June 15, 22 & 29.

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Join blacksmith Steve Gurzler at the smithy for three weekday evenings. Class size will be limited to four students so instruction can be tailored to match the students' blacksmithing skills. This class is designed to provide a basic overview of the skills and processes of the blacksmith, and will include building and maintaining a fire, heating metal to the proper temperature, basic hammer techniques, drawing, twisting, bending and cutting. More advanced skills will be taught, depending on student progress. Students…

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$30. - $105.

Double-Bottomed Bushel Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1039-0617. 1 Day.

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This is a great class for a first-time weaver, as well as for those who would like to learn some new weave patterns to create a unique piece. Techniques discussed will include arrow weave, four-rod wale, and twill, as well as using color to create pattern. Students will begin by weaving a double-bottomed base. As they weave up the sides with the stop-start method, students may then choose to incorporate a variety of color and pattern which interests them. The…

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$20. - $105.

Felt Applique Table Runner with Carol Maher. #1075-0617. 1 Day.

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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For generations, homemakers have used fabric scraps to stitch rugs and mats, quilts and wall hangings. Using readily available recycled felt, students will make a traditional design using a very old method called "blanket stitching". You may personalize the project by choosing your own colors and embroidering a name or date. This table runner will be a pleasure to use, or a joy to give. Once learned, this method of applique is easily adapted to other pieces. The instructor will…

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$25. - $125.

Create a Classic Triangular Dinner Bell with Jordan Mauro. #1081-0617. 1 Day.

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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The sound of the triangular dinner bell is unmistakable and usually means that some good eats are about to be served. In this one-day class you will learn the basics of blacksmithing while creating a classic triangular bell. Learn the skills that will become your foundation for even more advanced projects. The early blacksmiths of our region were highly skilled and made all the tools, hardware, and repairs required in the community. We think they were pretty smart to create the triangular dinner…

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$25. - $105.

Woodturning: Hollow Forms with John Kingsley. #1024-0617. 1 Day.

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Turning a hollow form is one of the signature skills of a woodturner, usually achieved after a great deal of time and experience. Lucky for our students, the school has made this easy to learn, using the hollow turning equipment we have in-house. Students will create a thin walled bowl or small vase, depending on how they progress, unique to them. Come try it out, have a blast, and be amazed! NOTE: For your safety: no loose-fitting clothes, hair tied…

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$75. - $365.

Beginning Blacksmithing for Women with Caitlin Morris. #1076-0619. 3 Days.

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Discover the magic of moving hot metal! Learn the basic skills (including everything from hammer control and fire maintenance to forge welding), through simple and practical projects. Individualized instruction to help you feel strong, confident and comfortable in the workshop. Open to all skill levels and abilities. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety. If you have safety equipment or tools that are comfortable and fit your body, you may bring them. All other safety materials…

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$5. - $55.

Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving with Caroline Dvorak. #1044-0622. 1/2 Day.

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Join us for a morning of inkle loom weaving! Students will have a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. They will use the pattern to warp an inkle loom to create a colorful band that can be used for trim, a strap or a belt. The finished band can be up to seven feet long, or multiple shorter bands can be created. No prior experience is necessary. Students as young as 10 years old are welcome to join…

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$25. - $125.

A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1073-0615. 3 Thursday evenings. June 15, 22 & 29.

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Join blacksmith Steve Gurzler at the smithy for three weekday evenings. Class size will be limited to four students so instruction can be tailored to match the students' blacksmithing skills. This class is designed to provide a basic overview of the skills and processes of the blacksmith, and will include building and maintaining a fire, heating metal to the proper temperature, basic hammer techniques, drawing, twisting, bending and cutting. More advanced skills will be taught, depending on student progress. Students…

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$15. - $55.

Introduction to Woodturning with John Kingsley. #1005-0624. 1/2 Day.

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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To every season turn, turn, turn! This course is for people who have an interest in learning how to turn. The emphasis will be on learning how to use the lathe and tools safely and correctly. In this class you will learn the basics of creating spindle-based objects. Then you will use your new-found skills to create a candlestick and a wooden pen. Friends and family will be truly impressed! You'll need to take this class before moving on to…

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$5. - $85.

Square Foot Gardening with Patricia Goldberg #1063-0624.

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Learn all about Square Foot gardening from a local gardening guru. Square Foot gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens. It combines concepts from other organic gardening methods, including composting, closely planted raised beds, and attention to a small, clearly defined area. It is a high-yield, space-saving gardening technique that allows you to extend your season. The beds are made to fit your space and are the ideal answer to maximizing your time, energy and results!…

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$25. - $55.

Yogurt Soap with Christine Eberhardt. #1034-0625. 1/2 day.

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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In this class we will be making a Cold Processed Soap with Yogurt. Yogurt is as healthy on your skin as it is in your stomach. Adding it to soap will help smooth and quench dry skin and keep it glowing and nourished. Yogurt soaps are made with full fat yogurt to reap those benefits. Yogurt also has antibacterial properties. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making…

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$75. - $470.

Introduction to Blacksmithing with Garry Kalajian. #1077-0625. 4 days.

June 28 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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This workshop is for beginners, but is well suited for those with some experience who wish to improve their skills or get help with a project. All the basics of traditional coal-forge blacksmithing will be covered: lighting and managing a forge fire, basic operations (including forge welding), and metallurgy and its application to tool making. Suggested projects include a gate hook, a trivet, and a chisel, but participants are encouraged to pursue their interest in their own projects. NOTE: Hard…

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$25. - $125.

A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1073-0615. 3 Thursday evenings. June 15, 22 & 29.

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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Join blacksmith Steve Gurzler at the smithy for three weekday evenings. Class size will be limited to four students so instruction can be tailored to match the students' blacksmithing skills. This class is designed to provide a basic overview of the skills and processes of the blacksmith, and will include building and maintaining a fire, heating metal to the proper temperature, basic hammer techniques, drawing, twisting, bending and cutting. More advanced skills will be taught, depending on student progress. Students…

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$15. - $210.

Learn How to Create Dry-Laid Stone Walls with Ernest Orsini. #1084-0630. 2 days.

June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 3:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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If you've ever admired the beautiful stone walls you've seen in the countryside and wondered how they were made, this class is for you! In this two-day class you will learn the basic techniques for creating dry-laid stone walls from an accomplished stone mason. Both retaining and freestanding walls will be covered, along with preparing the base and sub-base, stone selection, and other topics. This hands-on workshop is a must for anyone who wants to build or repair stone walls…

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July 2017

Call to Food Vendors

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne , NY 12846 United States
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  Food vendors needed for the 5th annual Folk School Festival, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Adirondack Folk School, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY.  This is a well-attended and growing festival held on the school campus with many activities, hand-crafted items, demonstrations and a hands-on Kids’ Zone.  It is being held in conjunction with the popular Blacksmith Rendezvous and town-wide garage sale. To become a vendor, contact one of the following: Sue at 518-696-9950 or Patricia at patricia.goldberg@adirondackfolkschool.org

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