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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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January 2018

Introduction to Pyrography with Bret Collier. #1228-0126. 1 day.

January 26 @ 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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Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board with Frank Lagace. #1296-0127. 2 half days.

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

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. - $105.

Saturday & Sunday, January 27&28 Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board with Frank Lagace. #1296-0127. 2 half days. 9am-12pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $50. Come create a beautiful 12-18" hardwood cutting board during two, four-hour sessions. The class will discuss the types of wood being used, such as sappala, purple heart, African cherry and hard maple. The wood will be cut to size on a table saw. Then, using a joiner, students will make sure all pieces…

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February 2018

Introduction to Chip Carving with Dennis Wilson. #1163-0208. 2 Days.

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until February 9, 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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Introduction to Fly Tying with Paul Sinicki. #1144-0210. 1/2 Day.

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. - $55.

What better way to appreciate the Adirondacks than through fly fishing and fly tying, with their long and rich local traditions. Fly fishing leads us to learn more about our environment and natural resources and increases the time we spend outdoors appreciating nature and living a healthier life. Most fly fishers become strong stewards of our resources as they learn to fish. Come learn the basics of tying your own flies with an expert instructor.

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Small Adirondack Pack Basket with Linda Scherz. #1145-0210. 1 Day.

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$62 - $115.

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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Herbal Electuaries and Truffles with Margo (Nelson) Mullein. #1259-0211. 1 Day.

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Herbal Electuaries and Truffles! Learn how easy and fun it is to combine simple pantry ingredients with wildcrafted herbs to make candies that are both delicious and nutritious. We'll discuss the health benefits of each of our ingredients and then the aprons will go on! In this course, you will learn how to make a basic Herbal Electuary, and two herbal truffles (yes, chocolate!) This will serve as the inspiration from which you will make…

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Felt Twig Scarf with Robin Blakney-Carlson. #1229-0217. 1 Day.

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $115.

Felt a warm and playful twig scarf to keep you warm and cozy. You will be wet felting using fine Merino Wool in your choice of colors, and a bit of silk fiber for embellishment. Please bring a couple of old towels and a heavy bib apron if you have one, to keep your clothes dry.

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Infusions, Tinctures and Salves with Christine Eberhardt. #1147-0218. 1/2 day.

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$45. - $55.

In this class, we will talk about some of the health benefits of herbal infusions, make infusions in class and discuss four methods of making herbal infused oils at home. We will be making tinctures using the Simpler's method, and will make a salve with herbal oils using organic herbs, oil and alcohol. You will be taking home your products.

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Double-Bottomed Bushel Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1273-0224. 1 Day.

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$35. - $105.

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, as well as using color to create pattern. Students will begin by weaving a double-bottomed twined 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 basket…

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Introduction to Woodturning with John Kingsley. #1142-0225. Half day.

February 25 @ 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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Winter Shelters & Backcountry Safety with Dave Muska. #1251-0225. 1 day.

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free - $155.

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the outdoors. Our northern forests are quiet and covered in a blanket of white snow. Animals not normally seen can be spotted now at a greater distance. A wonderful time for a snowshoe hike to follow animal tracks or a jaunt on your cross-country skis for a few hours to burn off that cabin fever. We love our winter activities here in the northeast, yet it is incredibly important to know how to…

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March 2018

Introduction to Silversmithing with Matt Balint. #1267-0303. 2 days.

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 4, 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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Shaker End Tables with Russ DeFonce. #1300-0303. 2 days.

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

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $210.

In this class you will make a traditional Shaker style tapered leg end table using mixed hardwoods. This project offers the chance to learn basic cuts and joinery together with some creative finishes.

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Build a Rustic Birdhouse with Don Polunci. #1148-0310. 1/2 Day.

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

Anyone can learn to make a rustic birdhouse in just a few hours. A birdhouse is a simple structure with seven basic parts: two sides, a front and back, a bottom, and two pieces for the top. Power tools are not necessary to cut the wood; it can be done with a handsaw. Using rough-cut lumber, you will construct a rustic birdhouse that can be functional and/or decorative. Choose from several birdhouse designs. There will be a short discussion about…

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Mountain Gathering Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1274-0310. 1 day.

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$35. - $105.

This basket is based on a forerunner of the Nantucket Lightship basket, c. 1850. Woven on a round oak base, the spokes are inserted into a groove, which holds them firmly in place. This basket employs a continuous chase weave to build the sides, using two weavers at once. The basket is hand-shaped, not woven on a mold, an dstudents will be challenged and excited to watch their creations grow with two weavers. A hand-carved oak handle is incorporated into…

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Beginning Bluegrass Banjo with Mac Petrequin. #1149-0311. 1/2 Day.

March 11 @ 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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Introduction to Traditional Cooking with Roberta Devers-Scott. #1288-0317. 1 day.

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. - $105.

In this class Roberta will share the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Dr. Price studied isolated, non-industrialized people and determined what common foods seemed to lend to their perfect physical form, and exquisite health generation after generation. We will discuss those teachings and learn to apply the principles in our own kitchens. We will discuss the importance of proper food preparation by soaking, sprouting and fermenting. We will learn to prepare bone broths and grind our own sprouted…

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Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-0318. 1 Day.

March 18 @ 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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Basic Cold Process Soap Making with Chrissey Eberhardt. #1164-0318. 1/2 Day.

March 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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Tuffet Footstool with Carol Johns. #1306-0319. 2 half days.

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 22, 2018 at 9:00am

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. - $140.

In two four-hour sessions, students will make a lovely, one of a kind, 18" custom tuffet style footstool. This is a great project for students who are quilters, as it will free you from all those strips of fabric that get stashed about the sewing room. Students can use as many different fabrics as they like. The pattern can be made with 2-64 different strips. The first day is for piecing the tuffet top. Students will learn how to mark…

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Build the Sagamore Chair with Larry Benjamin. #1151-0323. 4 days.

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 26, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$320. - $470.

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…

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Shades of Nature with Teresa Breuer. #1159-0324. 2 half days.

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Greenwood Spoon Carving with Emmet Van Driesche . #1256-0324. 2 days.

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 25, 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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