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Adirondack Folk School

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

October 2018

Traditional Chair Caning with Christine Ferris-Hubbard. #1212-1019. 3 days.

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 21, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$60. – $305.

Spend a few days learning how to cane your own chair. You will learn how to weave the traditional 7-step caning pattern. Bring along a chair in need of a new caned seat. Preferably, the chair will be rectangular in shape, have less than 85 holes drilled into the seat frame and be in good condition. Any refinishing should be completed before the class. NOTE: Bring a water bucket, scissors and your chair.

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The Next Step – Introduction to Blacksmithing II with Dick Sargent #1293-1019. 4 days.

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 22, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$75. – $470.

If you have taken any of the four- or five-day basic blacksmithing classes, this is what should be next for you. We will expand on what you have 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…

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Candlemaking 101 with Sarah Rodman. #1157-1019. 1/2 Day.

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $55.

This course introduces students (age 8 and older) to the artful tradition of chandlery: the skill of crafting hand-made candles. You will acquire an understanding of the essential elements of "finding and shaping light": Color, heat, molds, scent, wax and wick. Blending a mix of old and new materials, you will create a variety of candles ready to keep or gift. Students will need to bring an apron to class as well as used candles, candle stubs, crayons, and an…

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Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-1020. 1 Day.

October 20 @ 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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Candlemaking 102 with Sarah Rodman. #1221-1020. 1/2 Day.

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $55.

Once students (age 8 and older) have learned the artful tradition of chandlery - candle making - you will be ready to take it up a notch! After reviewing the basics, students will learn how to make specialty candles using a variety of methods and materials. Included will be chunk, ice cube, and layered candles along with decorative elements such as glitter, napkins, paint, stencils and studs. Students will be provided with hot wax, dyes and fragrances to work with.…

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Goat Milk Soap with Christine Eberhardt. #1185-1021. 1/2 Day.

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $55.

Goat milk soap is excellent for people with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is loaded with nutrients, proteins, fat, calcium and vitamins. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate, nourish and revitalize skin. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making a pound of soap to take home.

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Adirondack Woodshed with Sam Caldwell. #1295-1026. 4 days.

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 29, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$340. – $400.

In this class, you will be introduced to the basic timber framing methods and the tools that are used for building with timber frame construction. You probably already have the tools you need in your garage at home. There will be demonstrations of the different methods of cutting the basic mortise and tenon joints, as well as putting together knee braces and the different ways of using hand tools in framing and their relative efficiency. Create your own woodshed which…

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Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments with Walt Ulrich. #1213-1027. 1 Day.

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. – $105.

There's nothing like the beauty of the winter season in the Adirondacks! Make a holiday ornament for yourself or your loved ones. Over the course of this day students will progress from making a simple wooden Christmas ornament to one requiring the skills you will have achieved during the day. The course will include instruction on the safe use of the power scroll saw, pattern transfer, the cutting of multiple ornaments using the stacking process, and the process of making…

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Shades of Nature with Teresa Breuer. #1159-1027. 2 half days.

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 28, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$80. – $105.

Once you learn how to create one of these magnificent lampshades you will feel like you’re out in the deep woods while you sit reading in your comfortable chair at night. The warmth and beauty of the light produced from the botanicals when the light is turned on is magical! This class is divided into two half-day sessions. The goal is to bring nature to life. You will create two lampshades using botanicals that can be found all around us…

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Forging Damascus with Matthew Parkinson. #1299-1027. 2 days.

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

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

This class will cover the basic process of forging pattern welded Damascus steel. Students will weld up several small billets and explore the basics of pattern development. Students will also explore several common methods of forge welding as well as covering the science of forge welding. Students can expect to learn the process of choosing steels that will give good pattern and function well together in the final billet. The class will cover how to lay out and prepare the…

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Rugs from Rags…and More! with Caroline Dvorak. #1237-1028. 1 Day.

October 28 @ 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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November 2018

Silver Metal Clay Exploration with Nancy Miller. #1172-1103.

November 3 @ 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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Rustic End Tables with Jim Schreiner. #1178-1103. 2 Days.

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 4, 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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Soap Swirl and Design with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1315-1103.

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $105.

Do you love the different designs you see in handmade soap? Then come to this workshop and learn various swirling techniques that will take your plain bar of soap to the next level. We will learn the hanger swirl, drop swirl and the "in the pot" swirl. We may even do a layering technique if time permits! Since soap needs at least 4 weeks to cure the soaps made in this class will be ready in time for gift giving!…

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Creating Fly Tied Earrings and Other Accessories with Paul Sinicki. #1209-1104.

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $55.

You may have seen this class introduced a few years ago and wondered what it was all about! This truly unique class is back so come and make beautiful jewelry using the same techniques used to make fishing flies. You will learn how to tie the feathers and other materials, how to wrap the threads and then attach the mounts. Leave this half-day class with earrings that will bring you attention wherever you go!

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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-1104.

November 4 @ 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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Beginning Bluegrass Banjo with Mac Petrequin. #1149-1104.

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. – $55.

Bluegrass banjo is the familiar sound that drove such favorites as the Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song, Rocky Top, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown. In this class you will learn enough about the banjo so that you can use a variety of available instructional aids from your home and progress with learning Bluegrass banjo at your own pace. You will be exposed to the basics of playing 5-string Bluegrass banjo, including tunings, left hand chord shapes, right hand rolls, vamping, hammer-ons, pull-offs,…

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Woodturning: Holiday Ornaments with John Kingsley. #1180-1110.

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $55.

T'is the season to start thinking about holiday ornaments! Come create your own whimsical free-form ornaments. We will also work with color and decoration. You'll be amazed by your own creations - and how lovely they'll look hung in your home. A wonderful class for beginning turners. NOTE: For your safety: no loose-fitting clothes, hair tied back, comfortable shoes and no jewelry. If sensitive to wood dust registration for turning classes is not recommended.

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Lampworking: Beads Don’t Have To Be Round with Renee Kingsley. #1183-1110.

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $80.

Tired of Round beads? Beads come in many shapes and sizes. In this class you will learn how to use tools and marvering techniques to shape glass into square, triangle, bi-cone, tube and tab shaped beads. Previous lampwork experience required.

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American Tinsmithing Basics with Art Thorman. #1152-1111.

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $110.

Learn basic 19th Century American tinsmithing from a master tinsmith. This class will introduce you to and teach you about all the tools, forming stakes, swedges and hand-operated machines used in a well-equipped 19th-Century tin shop. You will be shown how to do basic layout work, cutting, forming, assembly and soldering. Complete both a finger candle stick and a wall sconce by the end of class. You will be amazed at what you've accomplished. Note: Students must be 14 years…

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Wine Basket for Two Bottles with Barbara Boughton. #1277-1111

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $105.

This basket begins by weaving a solid bottom onto a red-oak handle, creating a very sturdy base for carrying two bottles. While weaving up the sides, a separate weaver is introduced on the inside of the basket, creating two compartments, keeping bottles from bumping. Students have the option of embellishing the top of the basket with a variety of decorative weaving techniques and strips of hand-dyed weavers. The basket is 5" wide, 8" high at the sides, and 14" high…

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Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads with Renee Kingsley. #1181-1117.

November 17 @ 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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Woodturning: Hollow Forms with John Kingsley. #1156-1117.

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $105.

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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Intermediate/Advanced Chip Carving with Dennis Wilson. #1218-1117. 2 Days.

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

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

This class is designed for students who have had either an introductory chip carving class or who have learned chip carving on their own initiative. Intermediate students will continue with guided instruction; advanced students may bring their own projects and receive instructor guidance. Some projects that will be covered will be chip carved lettering and grids. Students will also have an opportunity to design and execute either a practice board or a plaque carving. The instructor will provide models of…

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Tin Ornaments with Art Thorman. #1217-1118.

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$6. – $55.

Christmas time in the Adirondacks is a magical time of year. In this tinsmithing class you will make multiple festive holiday ornaments in a variety of designs, including icicles, spirals, snowflakes and angels, in addition to your own unique designs! No previous tinsmithing experience is necessary in this class. Perfect for students 12 and older, this is a great class for the whole family!

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Basic Cold Process Soap Making with Chrissey Eberhardt. #1164-1118.

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. – $55.

Just talk to one of the many folks who have taken Chrissey’s soap making class and you will find out why this is one of the most popular classes we offer. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, creating soap just like Grandma used, but better! Learn how to make soap that not only smells good, but is all-natural and feels great on your skin. This fun class will teach you how to create soap using the cold-process…

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Gifts From Nature with Roberta Games. #1224-1118.

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. – $55.

Get an early start on holiday gift giving! In this class we will make pine cone flowers and using natural mosses and twigs, we will decorate two frames and a moss votive holder. Just add your own art or photographs for a special gift or family keepsake.

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