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Adirondack Folk School

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51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
518-696-2400 www.adirondackfolkschool.org

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April 2018

Introduction to Beekeeping with David Wood. #1270-0427. 2 ½ days. 4/27 & 4/28 9am-4pm. 4/29 9am-1pm.

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 28, 2018

One event on April 29, 2018 at 9:00am

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$40. - $265.

If you've been thinking about honeybees, this "hands on" class is for you. You will learn how to buy and assemble equipment, where to place your hives, how to acquire bees, how to care for your growing colonies and how to prevent, identify and treat diseases. Though the first summer's honey is mainly left for the bees to get through their first winter, harvesting will be touched on briefly. Also how to capture a swarm, how to collect and use…

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Forging a Blacksmith’s Knife and Sheath with Jorden LaMothe. #1263-0427. 3 days.

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 29, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$75. - $365.

The term "Blacksmith Knife" refers to a knife with a forged steel handle. Blacksmith knives are excellent, rugged tools for hunting, camping, hiking and everyday carry. The class will cover blade forging, grinding, heat treating and leather sheath making, as students construct a blacksmith knife and sheath from start to finish. Some prior blacksmithing experience is recommended, but not imperative for this tricky piece of forge work. Each student will leave with a finished knife ready for his or her…

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Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1271-0427. 1/2 day.

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $55.

This class is an introduction to the cold process method of soap making. Students will get a lesson in lye safety and will participate in the making of the soap. Students will leave with a loaf of soap that will yield about eight bars. Finally, while this is an introductory class, there will be discussion about ways to acquire further knowledge/skills. NOTE: This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located next…

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Sharpening and Honing Blades with Howard Schechter. #1168-0428. 1 Day.

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $125.

Sharpening and honing of blades is a mystery to most people these days although our ancestors knew the skill intimately. Technology of honing has definitely improved over the past 100 years and there are many technologies to choose from. Howard will demystify the sharpening process and you will leave the workshop with the skills to sharpen your own blades. Students should bring one or two blades to hone for the class. NOTE: Come prepared to work in a dirty process…

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Weave a Shawl or Mobius Wrap with Lori Carter-Secreti. #1242-0428. 1+1/2 Days. 4/28 9am-4pm, 4/29 12pm-4pm.

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. - $160.

Weave a shawl/mobius panel. Learn how to finish edges, wash, and fashion into a mobius shawl. Handouts for tying, washing care, and sewing are included with the class. A mixed fibers warp will be used.

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Sharpening and Honing Blades with Howard Schechter. #1168-0429. 1 Day.

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $125.

Sharpening and honing of blades is a mystery to most people these days although our ancestors knew the skill intimately. Technology of honing has definitely improved over the past 100 years and there are many technologies to choose from. Howard will demystify the sharpening process and you will leave the workshop with the skills to sharpen your own blades. Students should bring one or two blades to hone for the class. NOTE: Come prepared to work in a dirty process…

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Spring Lakes and Waterways Photo Tour with Carl Heilman II. #1232-0429. 1 Day.

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$195. - $205.

A gorgeous sunset awaits you in this one-day nature photography tour; designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. Start this eight-hour day with a very brief introduction and discussion, then take the rest of the day to play with photo techniques in the field at beautiful nearby Adirondack lakes and waterways. A great class for those who wish to receive mentoring while in the field. NOTE: Equipment…

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May 2018

Make a Camp Ax with Lucian Avery. #1169-0504. 3 days.

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 6, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $375.

It is said that a true outdoors-man only needs an ax and a compass and he could survive in the wilderness. Now here is your opportunity to make your own ax! In this class you will learn the traditional tools and steps used to construct a small camp or “backpacker’s” ax. In addition to the ax, you will also be making and hafting an ax handle. These axes are a versatile tool for the woodshed or the trail. This class…

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Lidded Casserole Carrier Basket with Linda Scherz. #1222-0505. 1 day

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$56. - $105.

A new design of Linda's for carrying your dish to all those get togethers. Linda designed this 14" x 17" x 4.5" basket with a dual purpose in mind. The basket carries your dish that is protected with the lid. At your gathering, flip the lid over and use it as a bread basket. Students weave with natural and dyed reed, starting with the bottom basket. The weave is plain weave with color choices for accent. Next the lid is…

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Pizza Making and Beer Brewing with David Riihimaki and Franz Haas. #1310-0505. 1 day.

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$85. - $105.

Come learn the fundamentals of working with an open-air wood-fired oven, as well as fermentation, while making your own pizza and brewing your own beer. NOTE: All pizza oven tools and ingredients will be provided. Beer kits will include everything needed to make and take home your own one-gallon batch of beer. Other brewing equipment will be provided. Students will be working with wood, ash, fire and food, so dress appropriately.

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Rustic Headboard with Jim Schreiner. #1170-0505. 2 days.

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 6, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$125. - $210.

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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Shaker Cat Head Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1275-0506. 1 day.

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. - $105.

The Shaker Community, founded in New York, is known for their design aesthetic, combining form and function in simply elegant ways. This class introduces students to the Cathead base, a Shaker classic. In this form, a small, square base grows into a round basket, at the diameter and height of the student's choosing. This particular technique of weaving corners, produces four "feet" upon which the basket rests. This creates a raised base on the inside of the basket, allowing its…

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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-0506. 1/2 day.

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $80.

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. Extra materials may be purchased for a small fee of $3.00 per…

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Build a Fairy House with Don Polunci #1171-0512. 1/2 day.

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $55.

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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Create Your Own Marshmallow Roaster with Steve Gurzler. #1173-0512. 1 day.

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25 - $125.

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…

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Silver Metal Clay Exploration with Nancy Miller. #1172-0512. 1 day.

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$72. - $120.

Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. Fresh leaves will also be used to create a silver piece of nature. The class will also cover…

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Blacksmithing Basics for the Novice with Garry Kalajian. #1174-0514. 4 days.

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 17, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $470.

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 interests in their own projects. NOTE: Hard…

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Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop with Molly Grant. #1268-0514. 5 days.

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 18, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$250. - $475.

Learn shoemaking with original Cordwainer Shop 1920s antique tin patterns. Students will walk away from this class in their new handmade leather shoes knowing how to place patterns, construct uppers and soles and put shoes together using a unique method of hand-lacing. Custom leather soles are made for each student to his or her exact foot measurements. Students will choose up to 3 colors of leather for the Candace style oxford, designed in the 1920s by Edward Mathews, Cordwainer Shop…

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Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 17, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20

Open Forge Nights Are Back By Popular Demand! Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be…

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Blacksmithing Beginnings with Dick Sargent. #1282-0518. 4 days.

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 21, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $470.

In this basic blacksmithing class students will start by learning fire management and fuels. The class will then move on to drawing out tapers, splitting, twisting, upsetting and all the other necessary steps required to have a good foundation for becoming a blacksmith. Hardening, tempering and forge welding will also be discussed and demonstrated. This will be a great class for anyone with an interest in blacksmithing, from the simply curious to the aspiring professional! NOTE: Hard shoes and long…

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Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1176-0519. 1 day.

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$40. - $115.

This basket is a variation on an Adirondack Pack Basket, one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. You will use a continuous weave technique and hand shaping to create this wonderfully useful basket. Shaker tape will be used to create a sturdy strap that will leave your hands free for blueberry picking or any other type of gathering. It also makes a great container to keep your yarn when knitting socks. This basket will be woven using…

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Make a Native American Feather Fan with David Cornelius. #1244-0519. 1/2 day.

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $55.

Feather fans are quite significant to Native Americans and have a long history of being used in Pow Wows and in the Native American Church. They are also used in spiritual "smudging" ceremonies with sage or cedar. Our instructor will share Native American legends and stories with you as you make your own feather fan using a piece of corrugated cardboard covered in leather with feathers added and shaped to fit your hand. Children who are 10 years of age…

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Square Foot Gardening with Patricia Goldberg #1177-0519. 1/2 day.

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$5. - $85.

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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Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors with Jim Schreiner. #1175-0519. 2 Days.

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 20, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. - $210.

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs, and other natural objects to create your own “masterpiece”. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang…

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Bird Language: Interpreting Calls and Movement with Dave Muska. #1252-0520. 1 Day.

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$145. - $155.

Our fields and forests have a "news service" signaling to all who are aware. Birds report everything and understanding this language is an amazing way to deepen your outdoor experience. Interpreting bird language is an effective, fun, and exciting tool for observing the relationships of the natural world. Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures in this interactive workshop as he introduces bird language and how to develop this amazing awareness and skill. This class does not require any prior knowledge…

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Rugs from Rags…and More! with Caroline Dvorak. #1237-0520. 1 Day.

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $130.

This full day class will allow students to learn about selecting and preparing fabric remnants, explore designing a rag rug and discussing the various parts of the loom and their functions. Students will be able to make 2 small rugs or one long rug. The looms are dressed and ready to go for the students. No previous weaving experience is necessary.

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Leather Bag Design and Sewing with Molly Grant. #1269-0521. 4 days.

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 24, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$200. - $390.

Molly began sewing when she was 12 years old and it wasn't long before she was working and experimenting with leather, creating handbags, travel bags, tote bags and zippered pouches. In this class the student will learn the basics of pattern making along with creative ways to make knots and straps. Cell phone purses, iPad and computer covers are a few of the designs offered. Learning the beginning steps of sewing with leather on a portable industrial sewing machine, students…

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Introduction to Cheesemaking 1 with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1290-0526. 1 day.

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

A student of cheesemaker David Asher's, Roberta will teach us cheesemaking in the traditional way. We will learn to use our own cultures rather than store bought and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. This class will focus on Camemberts, Bries, Cheddar, Whey Ricotta, Cultured Butter and Yogurt. We will conclude by discussing proper aging techniques.

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Finials and Twists with Jorden Mauro. #1200-0526. 2 days.

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $250.

Forge some flair into your smith work! In this two-part class we will explore several different kinds of twists and finials with which to embellish our iron. Starting with the most basic smith's twist and fishtail scroll, students will move through ever more difficult and artful ornamentation, capping off their work with the rubik's twist and leaf finial. The business aspect of incorporating these motifs into "sale-able" items will also be explored. In the end, everyone will go home with…

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June 2018

Tinder Conk Fungus: The Many Uses of Fomes fomentarius with Dave Muska. #1253-0602.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $155.

The Tinder Conk Fungus has been used for tens of thousands of years for both utility and medicine across the globe. Join us as we explore the uses of this incredible and useful fungus native to the Adirondacks. In this class you will learn how to use this fungus for survival, medicine, fire craft, and more. Note: Students are required to bring a full tang or locking blade knife.

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Wool Drying Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1279-0602.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$35. - $105.

This traditional basket, from the 1800's, with an open-work base and four legs, serves to raise its contents off the floor, allowing air to circulate within the basket. Every self-sufficient household had this multi-purpose basket for processing the sheared fleece from their sheep; first rinsing the "grease" or lanolin from the wool in hot water through the open-work base, and then allowing the fleece to dry before carding, having the wool raised above the floor. Today, this basket still has…

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Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving: Colorful Dish Towels with Lilly Marsh. #1235-0602. 1+1/2 days. 6/2 9am-4pm, 6/3 12pm-4pm.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until June 3, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $160.

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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Rustic End Tables with Jim Schreiner. #1178-0602. 2 Days.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 3, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $210.

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…

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Blacksmithing – BBQ Utensils with Colin Roy. #1287-0602. 2 Days.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 3, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $250.

We will be forging a BBQ grill fork, BBQ grill spatula and a BBQ grill set of tongs that will all function for real use and be decorated using traditional blacksmith designs. Students will be taught many basic skills used by blacksmiths every day, including hot cutting, drawing out metal, rounding and squaring, adding decorative twists, hooks and planishing. By the end of the two days students will head home with a full set of decorated and functional BBQ tools,…

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Introduction to Cheesemaking 2 with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1291-0603.

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

A student of cheesemaker David Asher's, Roberta will teach us cheesemaking in the traditional way. We will learn to use our own cultures rather than store bought and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. This class will focus on Mozzarella, Cheddar, Whey Ricotta, Cultured Butter and yogurt. We will conclude by discussing proper aging techniques.

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A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1194-0614. 3 Thursday evenings, June 7, 14 & 21.

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $125.

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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Forge a Carving Knife, Make a Case and Whittle a Spoon with Lucian Avery. #1247-0608. 3 Days.

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 10, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$75. - $365.

In this class we will make a sloyd style knife blade with a wooden handle shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. Next, a birch bark sheath and a razor edge. The last day will be spent whittling spoons with your knife. Steel selection, basic metallurgy, heat treating and sharpening will be covered as well as local wood selection for spoons and safe carving grips. This class is best suited for people who have some experience in at least one…

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Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads with Renee Kingsley. #1181-0609.

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $80.

Glass bead making is an ancient art form that has experienced a great resurgence in the past several years. There are countless varieties of style, color, and shape that combine to make beautiful and unique glass beads. In this class you will be introduced to the equipment, tools, materials, and techniques used to safely melt and form glass into glass beads. You will learn how to lay dots and lines on the surface of the bead as a basis of…

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Introduction to Woodturning with John Kingsley. #1142-0609.

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $55.

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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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1236-0610.

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $80.

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. Extra materials may be purchased for a small fee of $3.00 per…

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Forged Door Knockers with Garry Kalajian. #1262-0613. 2 days.

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 14, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $250.

In this workshop participants will be shown several designs of traditional blacksmith-made door knockers and guided in the making of a historical reproduction or an original piece. A variety of decorative chisel-cut strike and mounting plates and pivot joints will be shown, and participants will be guided in making nice ones for themselves. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

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The World of Mushroom Foraging in the Adirondacks: Spring, Summer or Fall with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt #1258-0615. 3 days.

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 17, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $360.

This course will familiarize students with mushroom science, and the fun of mushroom hunting culture, with an emphasis on the mushroom species of the Adirondacks that are considered "safe for beginners". But experienced mushroom hunters will also be pleased with how much can be learned from this course. Students in this class will go beyond the beginner level, learning how to observe and describe the finer details of fungi in the way a mycologist does, and how to track down…

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Russian Birch Bark Weaving Tutorial with Vladimir Yarish. #1292-0616.

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$175. - $195.

The Adirondack Folk School is pleased to welcome back scholar, artisan and teacher Vladimir Yarish, of Veliky Novgorod, the capitol of Novgorod Province, Russia to teach this tutorial course. After scouring museums and archaeological sites all around the world, Vladimir has authored a definitive guide focused on the history and myriad traditional uses of birch bark, as well as general instructions for basket-making and plaiting. This tutorial course welcomes basket makers and weavers of varied levels for instruction in a…

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Woodworking Hand Tools-Basics with Jim Schreiner. #1201-0616.

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $105.

Have you ever thought about making something you’ve seen in the stores? Or do you need to fix something around the house, but you don’t know how to begin and want to be safe using the tools? If yes, then this is the class for you. Woodworking and using hand tools isn’t something just for “Tim the Tool Man”, but is for anyone. With the basic knowledge you will get in this class you will be well on your way…

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Blacksmithing: Garden Shepherd’s Hook with Jorden Mauro. #1260-0616.

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. - $125.

Try your hand at making a traditional garden shepherd's hook for hanging potted plants and other decor. In this one-day class, students will learn and apply some basic blacksmithing techniques to make a decorative and functional plant hanger that can be driven into the ground anywhere. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

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Russian Birch Bark Weaving Tutorial with Vladimir Yarish. #1292-0617.

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$175. - $195.

The Adirondack Folk School is pleased to welcome back scholar, artisan and teacher Vladimir Yarish, of Veliky Novgorod, the capitol of Novgorod Province, Russia to teach this tutorial course. After scouring museums and archaeological sites all around the world, Vladimir has authored a definitive guide focused on the history and myriad traditional uses of birch bark, as well as general instructions for basket-making and plaiting. This tutorial course welcomes basket makers and weavers of varied levels for instruction in a…

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Learn How to Create Dry-Laid Stone Walls with Ernest Orsini. #1184-0622. 2 days

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 23, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $210.

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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Blacksmithing Fundamentals with Dick Sargent. #1283-0622. 4 days.

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 25, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $470.

Learning the fundamentals of any craft is the first step to becoming a skilled craftsman. In this class students will learn to draw out tapers, split, twist and upset mild steel. Forge weld chain links will be taught as well as how to manage the blacksmiths fire. All the foundational skills of blacksmithing will be demonstrated or discussed in this course. If you have a fundamental curiosity about blacksmithing, this course if definitely for you. NOTE: Hard shoes and long…

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Introduction to Silversmithing with Matt Balint. #1267-0623. 2 days.v

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 24, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. - $210.

Learn the basic skills necessary to create an original piece of jewelry in sterling silver. Students will learn to use tools commonly used in the jewelry studio. Skills include piercing, lamination, bezel-making, stone setting, embossing, soldering, texture, granulation and forming. Students have the option to make a ring, pendant or earrings in sterling silver. All tools are provided. No prior experience is required. NOTE: Students should wear older clothes and may wish to bring a smock or apron. Students are…

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Introduction to Scything with Emmet Van Driesche. #1257-0623.

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $55.

Learn how to use a scythe! A little knowledge is crucial for successful mowing with a scythe. Come learn how to adjust your handle, repair, peen and sharpen your blade, and sage honing and mowing habits. A variety of blades will be available to try so you can determine the right size and make for your needs. NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes, and to bring a notebook and writing utensil. Students may also bring any scythe…

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Medium Adirondack Pack Basket with Linda Scherz. #1186-0626. 2 Days.

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 27, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$85 - $220.

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 medium pack is a great size for teen or adult men and women. The first day students will weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the…

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Inspiring Herb Gardens with Margo (Nelson) Mullein. #1309-0629.

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $55.

Get your Plant Passport ready! We'll start our journey by looking at Inspiring Herb Gardens which have been planted around the world, discussing the various plants and their associated stories along the way. Then, after a grounding, guided meditation, you will make an Inspiring Herb Garden of your own. Using an eclectic collection of containers, a variety of herbs, a bit of dirt, and a sprinkle of imagination you will create a garden to enhance your very own locale! NOTE:…

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Restoring and Repairing Old Tools with Jacques Gallant. #1302-0630.

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $105.

Learn how to get that family heirloom or that flea market find back in working order! Bring the worst piece of rusty metal you have to stump the teacher or come for the fun and work on restoring something from the darkest corner of the school's basement. We will work on rust removal, sharpening and fixing blades, broken cast iron, seized pivots and bolts, handle replacement or whatever else you need to make good on "I'm gonna use that someday's."…

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July 2018

Introduction to Soldering and Brazing with Jacques Gallant. #1303-0701.

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

We will start out our day at 400 deg F and finish the day at 2000 deg F, touching all the common solders, silver and spelters along the way. Students will get hands-on experience doing simple joints with each process using electric heat and different gas torches. This is an introduction to how to join metals for anyone interested in working steel, brass, copper or stainless steel. We will talk about safety, setting up equipment and where to buy supplies…

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Introduction to Coopering: Make Your Own Wooden Bucket with David Salvetti. #1220-0706. 2 days.

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 7, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. - $230.

In this class, students will learn to make a wooden bucket using traditional hand tools and authentic techniques. Beginning with boards, you will finish with a functional bucket to take home. This is an introduction to the historic trade of coopering: the making of containers made from staves held together by hoops. No glue is used; a watertight seal is created by the perfect fit of the staves and bottom. Other items made by the cooper include butter churns, washtubs…

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Fishing Creel Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1280-0707. 1+1/2 days. 7/7 9am-5pm. 7/8 9am-12pm

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 8, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$35. - $160.

Weaving with reed, students will recreate this antique lidded fishing creel. The basket has an open-work bottom, and the classic drop-in hole in the lid. Students will gain knowledge and experience in hand-shaping techniques, resulting in the classic creel shape. The woven lid is tied on with leather straps on the back, and a carrying strap may be incorporated, if desired. The size of the creel is traditionally a reminder to take only as much as is needed for the…

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Blacksmithing: Iron Adornment (Steel Jewelry) with Nicholas Downing. #1266-0707. 4 days.

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 10, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $470.

Although steel is not traditionally thought of as a precious metal, its versatility, toughness and character make it ideal for body adornment. We'll cover a variety of techniques, including small-scale forging, filing, basic Damascus steel, twisting, finishes and patination. Projects will include anything from belt buckles to rings. Participants in this class can include the seasoned beginner and up. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

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Introduction to Woodturning with John Kingsley. #1142-0708.

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $55.

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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Lampworking: Glass Bead Surface Decoration with Renee Kingsley #1182-0708.

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $80.

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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Greenwood Spoon Carving with Emmet Van Driesche . #1256-0710. 2 days.

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 11, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $210.

Move beyond sandpaper! Learn how to carve a spoon using just a saw, hatchet and two knives. This two-day carving class will cover functional spoon design, sharpening skills, safe axe technique and knife grips. A special emphasis will be placed on achieving a smooth faceted knife finish without the use of sandpaper. Understanding how to work with the grain of a piece of wood will allow you to create strong, elegant spoons that will improve with age and use. NOTE:…

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Wilderness & Backcountry Safety with Dave Muska #1254-0714.

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $155.

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…

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Introduction to Chip Carving with Dennis Wilson. #1163-0714. 2 Days.

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 15, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$28. - $210.

This course will introduce students to the traditional craft of chip carving - a type of woodcarving in which a small knife is used to incise decorative floral and geometric designs into basswood or butternut. The design is created by the removal of small pieces (chips) of the wood. Chip carving is an ancient, traditional craft. Chip carved plates, jewelry and keepsake boxes, trays, breadboards, furniture and other items can make wonderful gifts and also decorate the home with traditional…

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Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors with Jim Schreiner. #1175-0714. 2 Days.

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. - $210.

Birch bark picture frames and mirrors have adorned Adirondack camps and cabins for centuries and were a favorite winter project for the guides to make. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools. You will select a frame and learn how to cut and fasten the Birch bark, twigs, and other natural objects to create your own “masterpiece”. Come see why this is one of our most popular classes. You'll be proud to hang…

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Forging Candlesticks – Let There Be Light with Dick Sargent. #1294-0714. 2 Days.

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 15, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $250.

In this two-day class, students will learn how to make a simple forged candlestick. It can be similar to the one shown or of your own design (time permitting). This would be a fun class for couples wanting to share making something together for their home or who would just like to share the experience of learning some basic forging. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-0715.

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. - $80.

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. Extra materials may be purchased for a small fee of $3.00 per…

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Shaker Oval Boxes (Basic) with Eric Pintar. #1188-0717. 1+1/2 days.

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 18, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$40. - $160.

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…

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Advanced Shaker Oval Boxes with Eric Pintar. #1189-0718. 1+1/2 days.

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - July 19 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 19, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$130. - $160.

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! This class meets on July 18 from 6pm-9pm and on July 19 from 9am-4pm.

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Introduction to Pyrography with Bret Collier. #1228-0720.

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. - $105.

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.

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Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-0721.

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. - $105.

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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Introduction to Bladesmithing with Matthew Parkinson. #1219-0728. 3 days.

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 23, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $365.

This class is taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of Discovery Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson. Students can expect to forge and finish one 4-6" blade antler handled hunting knife, using a gas forge. Topics covered will be working with high carbon steels, knife design, forging a blade to shape, grinding, finishing, heat treating, fitting a guard and attaching a handle. This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class but some forging experience is helpful.…

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Perfect Pictures Every Time for Beginners with Carl Heilman II. #1161-0721.

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$205.

Understanding photography basics is the key to taking control of your camera, and knowing you got the shot when you were taking it. If you would like to take your skill level from shooting in Auto to having full control over your camera, this intensive class is for you! A step by step PowerPoint presentation helps teach the basic principles of photography including: camera options and set-up, peripheral equipment, image exposure and histograms, and will touch on shooting for HDR,…

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Seasonal Attunement – Walking the Wheel with Margo (Nelson) Mullein. #1249-0722.

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Experience the seasons in a deeper way as we follow nature's journey through spring, summer, fall and winter. Using the sustainable blueprint of the Native American Medicine Wheel as our guide, we will create a Medicine Wheel from natural objects. Then walking the wheel, we'll stop at each segment for an in-depth look at: purpose of season, relationship of direction to season, animal totems, the elements, season to body organ relationship, and the life cycle and energy of plants. Then…

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Scroll Saw Ornamental Trivets with Walt Ulrich. #1272-0722.

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

This class is designed for both the beginning and experienced scroll saw user with patterns of increasing difficulty to be used during the day. The first pattern to be completed by the student will have all exterior cuts of varying tightness of curvature. The second pattern will have both interior and exterior cuts requiring the student to become accustomed to frequently resetting the scroll saw blade. The final pattern will require the student to make numerous intricate interior cuts to…

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Paddle Making with Caleb Davis. #1166-0722.

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$165. - $185.

Come and create a traditionally-shaped cherry paddle using only hand tools. You can make a canoe or native double blade (modified Greenland) paddle. After some history and an explanation of the shapes, you will pick your blank and get started! The process will be demonstrated from beginning to end to ensure that you come away with a perfect paddle. This one-day class will give you a sense of accomplishment as you complete a paddle that will accompany you on the…

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Adirondack Rustic Bookcase with Jim Schreiner. #1202-0727. 3 days.

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 29, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$185. - $315.

There have been so many requests for a rustic bookcase class, that our "one-of-a-kind" instructor Jim Schreiner developed this special class. Jim's easy-going style will have you humming along happily while long curls emerge from the hand planes that you will learn to use. In this class you will learn the basics of furniture construction from selecting your materials, measuring, cutting, fastening and much more. This class is suggested for those with some woodworking experience as you will be working…

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Blacksmithing – Practical and Ornamental Joinery with Bob Compton. #1248-0727. 5 days.

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 31, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$125. - $575.

This is a class for smiths who have a good grasp of the basics and want to expand their repertoire to include various methods of traditional joinery. Students will be working on projects of their own design, either some sort of grillwork or a small table or bench. The idea is that all students will design a piece incorporating a specific technique or techniques they want to learn while at the same time being exposed to techniques that other students…

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The Saratoga Tote with Beverly Cornelius. #1190-0728.

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$80. - $115.

This large tote basket is one of Beverly's own designs, inspired by the Saratoga Springs racetrack season. The basket itself is woven with a solid bottom and uses a simple over under weave. The sturdy straps and rim are made of top quality bridle leather that is lashed with waxed linen and smooth quality horse hardware. Students will learn the basics of basket weaving and will also get a lesson in riveting leather to assemble the beautiful straps. A gorgeous,…

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Iroquois Games and Dancing with David Cornelius #1191-0728.

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $55.

Come enjoy activities based on Native American culture and traditions. The life of our Native Americans included a great deal of communal time. Much of this time was spent playing games and dancing. In this class students will have a chance to learn and play several of these games. Some are familiar like Lacrosse and others such as Double Ball are less known. Dancing was enjoyed by all members of the family from toddlers to elders. Some dances were just…

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Rugs from Rags…and More! with Caroline Dvorak. #1237-0729.

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $130.

This full day class will allow students to learn about selecting and preparing fabric remnants, explore designing a rag rug and discussing the various parts of the loom and their functions. Students will be able to make 2 small rugs or one long rug. The looms are dressed and ready to go for the students. No previous weaving experience is necessary.

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