The Art in the Adirondacks’ events calendar is a centralized resource for arts, culture and heritage tourism and covers events occurring in the following counties: St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, Fulton, Herkimer, Oneida, Lewis, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties. To post your event email the specifics to: [email protected].
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The beautiful terrain of the Adirondacks has inspired artists for centuries. In this class Robert will take students through a start to finish process where you will learn about the many methods of Plein Air landscape painting. Design, composition, how to initialize a painting, value pattern, the five types of light & how to identify them, mixing paint, brush handling and materials will be covered. Techniques for seeing the landscape and interpreting shapes will be explained; source materials and educational…Find out more »
Shaker Oval Boxes (Basic) with Eric Pintar. #1433-0716. 1+1/2 days. Jul 16 6pm-9pm. July 17 9am-4pm.
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. Copper tacks are applied to hold the…Find out more »
This class is based around creating something to be worn on the chest or neck: a neck-piece, chest-piece or possibly both. Students will work with combining different forging and forming techniques using bar stock as well as sheet metal (sometimes copper). The focus of the class is for students to create an individual piece inspired by demonstrations from the instructor. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.Find out more »
Advanced Shaker Oval Boxes with Eric Pintar. #1434-0717. 1+1/2 days. July 17 6pm-9pm. July 18 9am-4pm.
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!Find out more »
In this class you will be introduced to the wonderful art of pyrography (wood burning). You will learn all the basics of wood burning; from the different tips of your wood burning tool, to how to transfer your design onto the wood.Find out more »
Come and learn to make Chevre, Aged Chevre, Valencay, and Crottin the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration,…Find out more »
Join us as we explore fundamental skills and tools of wilderness survival. In this course you will be introduced to the skills necessary in keeping yourself and loved ones safe in the forest and off trail. We will cover fire making including friction fire, emergency shelter construction, water allocation and purification, as well as seasonal wild edibles. This is a great course for hikers, backpackers, and outdoors people alike. All skill levels are welcome. NOTE: Participants are required to bring…Find out more »
Photography composition is an art, not a science! While there are different "rules" for creating a nicely balanced photograph, these are best considered guidelines, not rules. Spend a day at the Folk School, with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor, exploring ways to refine and improve your photo composition techniques. The day will include class time and shooting time, which will include critique time on images each person brings to the class, plus additional critique time on images taken…Find out more »
Choose to make a travisher or compass plane. Both are wonderful assistants for excavating, carving and shaping Windsor chair parts. The Travisher is a curved bladed spokeshave. It allows the user to hog material or to take a more nuanced shaving especially on concave surfaces. This travisher will have an adjustable blade position to adjust the mouth for deeper cuts and to remove it for sharpening. The Compass Plane is very similar to the Scrub Plane sporting a narrow blade…Find out more »
Experience the seasons from mother nature's perspective, as we follow her journey through spring, summer, fall and winter. This course is a blend of observations, teachings and hands on experiences which can guide us to live sustainably while incorporating a practice of attuning to the season. We'll begin on our River Trail to collect natural material which will then be used to create a Medicine Wheel, based on Native principals. Walking the wheel we'll stop at each segment for an…Find out more »