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Adirondack Folk School

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

July 2018

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

July 22 @ 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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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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August 2018

Trifecta Basket with Linda Scherz #1223-0802. 1 day.

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$38. – $105.

A fun and colorful basket, the Trifecta is a new class being offered for the first time this year by our master basketry instructor, Linda Scherz. Students start with a 3" wood base with pre-glued spokes, then will triple twine with three colors of cotton cord in a spiral pattern. The next step will be to braid weave with soft suede leather and then triple twine in a stacking pattern with cotton cord. The rim is accentuated with braided cotton…

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Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving: Colorful Dish Towels with Lilly Marsh. #1235-0804. 1+1/2 days.

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

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. Hours: 8/2 9am-4pm, 8/3 12pm-4pm.

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The World of Mushroom Foraging in the Adirondacks: Spring, Summer or Fall with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt #1258-0803. 3 days.

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 5, 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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Forging An American Classic – The Bowie Knife with Mace Vitali. #1195-0809. 5 days.

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

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

Taught by renowned instructor and winner of the Discovery Channel's Forged in Fire, Mace Vitali. The Bowie knife is America's most famous knife, steeped in history and legend. In this five-day intensive class, students will learn the ins and outs of forging, grinding and heat treating this iconic blade. Once the blades are complete, students will create a guard and handle using steel and wood. Attention will be paid to the feel and balance of these knives, as well as…

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Summer Landscapes and Fireworks Photography Workshop with Carl Heilman II. #1233-0809. 1 Day.

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$195. – $205.

Thursday nights during the summer months offer fun opportunities to photograph fireworks exploding above beautiful Lake George, plus sunset colors, star filled skies, and photographing lights around the village or in nearby towns. The class will start at 5:00 pm with a very brief introduction and discussion, with the rest of the evening in the field experimenting with various photo techniques at nearby lakes and waterways. This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera…

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Rustic Headboard with Jim Schreiner. #1170-0811. 2 days.

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 12, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $105.

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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Double-Bottomed Bushel Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1273-0812. 1 Day.

August 12 @ 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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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-0812. 1/2 day.

August 12 @ 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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Blacksmithing – Mokume Gane with Bob Menard. #1197-0815. 3 days.

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

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

Mokume Gane is Japanese for wood grain metal. This class will de-mystify the techniques to create these pattern-welded materials. Mokume are dissimilar nonferrous metals forge welded together and then manipulated to make interesting patterns. In this class students will be forging silver and copper. This material is then used to make jewelry and other embellishments that are added to different metal projects. The technique does not require great strength. It is easily done by most anyone. Techniques explored will be…

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Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

August 15 @ 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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Introduction to Silversmithing with Matt Balint. #1267-0816. 2 days.

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 17, 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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Swirling Star Bowl/Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1227-0818. 1 day.

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $115.

The base of this beautiful bowl reminds me of an American Quilt Block. Students will learn a bit of patterned weaving to create the base of this basket. The bulk of the rest of the weaving is a continuous weave that results in the swirl effect seen in the bowl. Beautiful inside and out. This class is intended for students with basket weaving experience. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Approximate finished size: 15"diameter x 4-6"deep. NOTE: Students to bring to class:…

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Make a Sapling Bow and Arrow with David Cornelius. #1198-0818. 1/2 day.

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. – $55.

Learn the ancient craft of creating a sapling bow and arrow with sinew, feathers and flaked stone points. Saplings, dogwood arrow shafts, imitation sinew and feathers will be provided. Children can come enjoy a few hours on a summer day learning about our Native American ancestors. This is also a perfect class for your family to experience together, or for a scout troop. NOTE: Students will need to bring a strong whittling knife.

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HOT FIDDLERS!! HOT FORGES!! HOT FUDGE!!

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$2

The Adirondack Folk School will host its annual Blacksmith Instructor Rendezvous in the Forge. This is a unique gathering of our renowned blacksmith instructors who will be collaborating and working on behalf of AFS and advancement of blacksmithing. Join us for a fun, free event where you can watch premier blacksmiths ply their craft, listen to lively, foot-stomping music and buy some ice cream to cool off in the summer heat. The event will take place on the school grounds…

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Woodturning: Hollow Forms with John Kingsley. #1156-0819. 1 day.

August 19 @ 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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Felting Sculptural Vessels- Classic, Complex, Organic with Carol Ingram #1204-0819. 2 days.

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

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $230

Felted vessels or hollow forms can be created several different ways depending on the desired result. Students will be using the unique and fun technique of felting over a ball to create a three-dimensional vessel with a decorative surface. There will be a strong emphasis on surface texture and creating a pleasing shape using several sculptural techniques. Color use and design, both inside and out, will be discussed, as well as methods of stretching, steaming, surface embellishment and stiffening. All…

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Forging Box Joint Tools with Peter Ross #1265-0820. 5 days.

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 24, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$125. – $700

This class will focus on learning to make the infamous Box Joint. This is a challenging forging exercise and we will all spend time practicing the shapes and processes before making and assembling a pair of flat jaw pliers. Students who finish ahead of schedule may elect to make other box joint tools as well, such as sugar nippers, round nose pliers, scrolling pliers, rushlights, etc. Of course, there are tools to make for this project and class time will…

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Felted Handbag with Carol Ingram #1205-0821. 2 days.

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 22, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $230.

In this class, we will use a plastic resist and merino wool to create a decorative purse that is both practical and durable. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at the beautiful purse you will create in two days! Open to all skill levels. NOTE: Students need to bring soap and a small dish, pan or bowl to hold water. Dawn, Ivory or…

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Herb-Drying Tray with Barbara Boughton. #1281-0825. 1 day.

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $105.

This basket uses a Shaker Cathead technique to create "feet" at the corners of the basket, which raises the base off the surface. With an open work base, the basket allows air to circulate under and within the basket, creating a perfect place to dry herbs from the garden. The rounded-rectangular shape with bushel-style handles, and raised base, also creates a lovely place for storing and displaying year-round. The basket measures approx. 15" long, 10" wide, 6" high.

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Intermediate Blacksmithing – Forging Transitions and “Set-Ups” for Various Shapes with Bob Valentine. #1196-0825. 4 days.

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 28, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100. – $460.

For millennia blacksmiths have forged iron into many useful items. Integral to their shape is the transition from one cross section to another; often in a way that is both graceful and structural. This class will explore traditional 18th century forging with an emphasis on the transitions necessary in order to have structurally sound work. In addition, we will explore the various ways a shape can be forged out and the "set-up" necessary to forge shapes. Students can choose from…

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Greenwood Day with Jacques Gallant. #1304-0825. 1 day.

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$20. – $95.

In the days before sawmills, logs were turned into lumber by riving. This means splitting wood along the grain using hammers and wedges. Wood processed in this way is called cleft stock and is considered the superior material for any application that requires extreme strength because it gives material that follows perfectly the grain of the wood. It is also a pleasure to carve and plane. We will spend a day reducing an ash log into useful pieces of wood…

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Make a Tin Pail with Jacques Gallant. #1301-0826. 1 day.

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$30. – $105.

Make a tin pail using original tinsmith tools from the 1800's. Students interested in local manufacture and trades can get a taste of how household metal objects come to life. We will also talk about skills you can take home for other projects and ways to make work without all the fancy tools. Soldering for water-tight joints will be optional where time allows. A great all-around introduction to some light metalwork. NOTE: Appropriate for adults and children 14 years and…

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Sacred Union of Plant & Water with Margo (Nelson) Mullein. #1286-0826. 1/2 day.

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$15. – $55.

Herbalist Margo Mullein will prepare for you a delightful journey for the senses! Explore the differences between a "polite cup of tea" and an infusion of plants made with the purpose of increasing and aligning wholeness and balance. This is a touch and taste workshop! We'll take a walk outdoors for a simple harvest. Then we'll come into the class room for a hands-on infusion making experience. As we sip the prepared infusions, we'll discuss the many roles which tea,…

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Turkish Style Paper Marbling with John C. Bielik. #1305-0827. 1 day.

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

Come learn a truly historical craft from renowned instructor and historic trades interpreter, John C. Bielik, whose paper and products are featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg. This workshop is intended to be an introduction to the Turkish style of paper marbling. This variety of marbling is different from most marbling done in the world today. Historically appropriate materials and techniques of the paper marbler will be the foundation of this class. While students will learn several Turkish inspired…

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September 2018

Create Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board with Frank Lagace. #1296-0906. 2 evenings.

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until September 7, 2018

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

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 are the same size before gluing the various pieces together and allowing them to dry overnight. On the second day, the class will use planers to ensure…

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Forging a Chef’s Knife with Matthew Parkinson. #1203-0908. 2 days

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

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

This class is taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of Discovery Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson. The chef's knife is the most used knife in almost any home. These iconic knives help to create meals for family and loved ones. Well-made kitchen knives can last a lifetime and this class will give you the opportunity to create one of your very own. In this two-day class students will make their own chefs knives from high carbon…

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Greenwood Spoon Carving with Emmet Van Driesche. #1256-0908. 2 days.

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 9, 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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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-0909. 1/2 day.

September 9 @ 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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Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing with Mark Aspery. #1207-0910. 5 days.

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 14, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$125. – $700.

This class is aimed at the beginner or novice smith. Following the ABANA curriculum, we will start at the beginning and progress in difficulty during the week. Aside from the first morning, the class will be project driven, including the rose and the wizard bottle opener, among others. An emphasis will be placed on the forging and heat-treatment of the tools that you will need to carry out the next project. Blisters and a healthy appetite are all but guaranteed.…

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A Taste of the Forge with Steve Gurzler. #1194-0913. 3 Thursday evenings.

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 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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Mountain Gathering Basket with Barbara Boughton. #1274-0915. 1 day.

September 15 @ 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, and students 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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Camp Knife – Introduction to Bladesmithing with Jorden LaMothe. #1264-0915. 3 days.

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

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

A heavy chopping knife is an invaluable tool for clearing brush and splitting kindling. This class is a comprehensive introduction to bladesmithing. Each student will forge a blade using a gas forge and hand hammer, grind, heat treat and finish the blade with a wood handle. Emphasis will be placed on ergonomic design, edge geometry and heat treating to maximize performance of a working knife. NOTE: Students are required to wear non-synthetic clothing, long pants and closed-toe shoes.

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Introduction to Lampworking: Glass Beads with Renee Kingsley. #1181-0916. 1/2 Day.

September 16 @ 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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Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-0916. 1 Day.

September 16 @ 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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Hammer Making and the Striker with Patrick Quinn. #1206-0921. 2+1/2 days. Fri. 6pm-9pm. Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm.

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 23, 2018 at 9:00am

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$75. – $315.

In this class you will run through all the steps involved in making a 2.5 lb forging/rounding hammer. Starting with a chunk of 1045, you will punch and drift the hole, forge the cheeks, and fuller around the face and peen. Most of the work will be done with strikers and sledge hammers. We will focus on proper striking technique. After the hammer is forged, all heat-treating steps will be covered: hardening and tempering, then finishing (sanding and polishing), and,…

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Autumn’s Window with Pat Murphy #1208-0922. 1/2 day.

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10 – $55.

In this class students will construct a beautiful Adirondack wall hanging that combines multiple species of local trees and other items found in nature. Using pine wood, birch twigs and oak and maple leaves you will complete a multi-dimensional hanging that will look like the view through your window during autumn.

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Art of Friction Fire with Dave Muska. #1255-0922. 1 day.

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $155.

In this class you will learn time-tested techniques to starting fire with friction. Yes, you can do that! We will cover the local species of plants that provide the greatest success along with the fundamental components of friction kits, how they work and why they sometimes don't. You will leave this class with a new appreciation for the gift of fire along with the tools and knowledge to create fire on your own. Subjects covered will include tinder bundle collection…

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Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors with Jim Schreiner. #1175-0922. 2 Days.

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 23, 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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Seasonal Attunement – Walking the Wheel with Margo (Nelson) Mullein. #1249-0923. 1 day.

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$50. – $105.

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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Rugs from Rags…and More! with Caroline Dvorak. #1237-0923. 1 Day.

September 23 @ 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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The World of Mushroom Foraging in the Adirondacks: Spring, Summer or Fall with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt #1258-0928. 3 days.

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 30, 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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Essentials of Forging with Dick Sargent #1284-0928. 4 days.

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 1, 2018

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

It is essential to learn the fundamentals of any craft to have a foundation on which to become a skilled craftsman. In this course students will learn fire management, drawing out tapers, splitting, upsetting, punching of mild steel and more. The class will be shown how steel moves as it is forged and why. The basics of forge welding will also be taught while making chain links. If you only want to satisfy a curiosity about blacksmithing or if you…

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Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-0929. 1 Day.

September 29 @ 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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Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1176-0930. 1 day.

September 30 @ 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 Medicine Pouch with David Cornelius. #1246-0930. 1/2 day.

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $55.

A Native American medicine pouch is a container for items believed to protect or give spiritual powers to its owner. The medicine bag is considered a very precious possession which represents a person's spiritual life and its contents are generally considered holy by the tribal community. The bags might be very plain or richly decorated and are meant to give guidance, good luck, good health, protection, abundance and even love to the individuals who carry them. Students will cut leather…

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October 2018

Sliding Door Latch and Other Door Hardware with Garry Kalajian. #1261-1002. 3 days.

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

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

In this workshop participants will be guided in making one or more slide bolts with different handles, spring tensioning and strikes. Door pulls, a thumb latch and a door knocker are among further options, time permitting. Basic blacksmithing skills are recommended. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

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Introduction to Fly Tying with Paul Sinicki. #1144-1006. 1/2 Day.

October 6 @ 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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Autumn’s Window with Pat Murphy #1208-1006. 1/2 day.

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10 – $55.

In this class students will construct a beautiful Adirondack wall hanging that combines multiple species of local trees and other items found in nature. Using pine wood, birch twigs and oak and maple leaves you will complete a multi-dimensional hanging that will look like the view through your window during autumn.

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Forge Welding with Derek Heidemann. #1210-1006. 2 days.

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

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

One of the most crucial skills for any blacksmith is the ability to forge weld. This two-day class will cover a variety of different forge welds from welding chain to more complicated techniques. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student’s safety.

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Braided-rim Basket for the Tabletop or Wall with Barbara Boughton. #1276-1007. 1 day.

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $105.

This basket serves equally well as a tabletop display filled with seasonal items, or as a wall basket, with an "ear" woven into the back for hanging. The basket is woven in the plain weave method with a solid bottom. Several methods of filling a solid bottom will be discussed. The body of the basket incorporates a "chain weave", woven with dyed round reed in a choice of colors. The basket is finished with a braided and scalloped rim, woven…

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Adirondack Pack Basket – Large with Linda Scherz. #1199-1011. 2 days.

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

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$100 – $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 large pack is a great size for an adult man or woman. The first day students will weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides.…

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Introduction to Pyrography with Bret Collier. #1228-1012. 1 day.

October 12 @ 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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Introduction to Bladesmithing with Matthew Parkinson. #1219-1012. 3 days.

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 14, 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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Heart or Elbow Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1226-1013. 1 day.

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$25. – $115.

This is a sweet basket, cleverly woven, that can be finished with a wrapped reed handle or a pop of color with a length of Shaker Tape. This is a great class just in time to decorate your front door for the holidays. Students will be able to play with color and pattern to personalize their baskets. Finished basket size is 15" tall (including handle) and 12" wide.

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Make a Basic Native American Kustowah (Headdress) with David Cornelius. #1245-1013. 1/2 day.

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$10. – $55.

Native American Kustowahs or Headdresses are feathered headgear traditionally worn by male leaders of the various Native American nations who have earned a place of great respect in their tribe. They are primarily used for ceremonial occasions. Students will use wide reed to create their own Kustowah. Feathers will be attached using sinew and traditional techniques. Children who are 10 years of age and older are welcome.

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Create an Adirondack Coffee Table with Jim Schreiner. #1179-1013. 3 days.

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 15, 2018

Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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$80. – $305.

All you need to create a true rustic living room is to complement your Rustic End Table with an Adirondack Coffee Table. The skills you need to make a Coffee Table are similar to those used in building the Rustic End Table. You will learn about material selection, basic joinery, the use of hand tools including Japanese saw, wood chisels, jigs and others. Come and build an Adirondack coffee table, a wonderful addition to any living room.

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Perfect Pictures Every Time for Beginners with Carl Heilman II. #1161-1013. 1 day.

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free – $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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Fall Lakes and Waterways at Dawn Photo Tour with Carl Heilman II. #1211-1014. 1 day.

October 14 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne,NY12846United States
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Free – $205.

Here's your chance to grab gorgeous sunrise shots. In this one-day nature photography tour you will travel to several destinations that are all within a reasonable distance of each other. You'll spend 90% of the day shooting pictures at beautiful nearby Adirondack lakes and waterways. This nature photography tour is 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 discussion, then…

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Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak #1236-1014. 1/2 day.

October 14 @ 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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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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