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Adirondack Folk School

Adirondack Folk School
PO Box 2
51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
(518) 696-2400

Volume 3, Issue 2

Get Ready
How Many Classes?
February & March Classes
Support AFS

Call SUNY Adirondack at (518) 743-2238 to register!  And don't forget to check our website for all of the great classes being held all year.  The 2012 class catalogs will be mailed shortly.  If you want a copy of our catalog, please send your name, address to "  Our expanded class selection also features more evening and weekday courses.  Register early as classes will fill! 

Membership Drive

As hard as it is to believe we are quickly approaching the time many of you first joined AFS.  We cannot thank you enough for your support! Without our members, we would not be able to offer the many classes and programs that have inspired all the hands, hearts and minds who have become part of the extended AFS family.  Soon we will be sending out our membership renewals and asking your help with our membership drive.  To encourage your renewal, we are adding some additional benefits besides knowing you are helping support a unique one-of-a-kind school that teaches the traditional arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondacks.  More details will follow shortly.

Hearts for the Arts
We’re excited to announce the 3rd annual Hearts for the Arts Dinner & Silent Auction on February 23rd at Mollie’s Mason Jar Restaurant, Park Avenue, Hadley. 
The Special Events Committee has gathered a variety of items to auction – from gift certificates for breakfast to overnight stays in some of the finest establishments, to home décor and recreational items.  There’s something to delight every heart. 
A.F.S. has accomplished much over the year because of your support and I know you’ll want us to carry on the tradition of the love of learning the arts, craft, and culture of the Adirondacks for years to come.  Here are some ways you can help:

- Attend the Hearts for the Arts Dinner & Silent Auction.  Tickets are $25 member and $30 Not-yet member
- Bid on any or all of the items at the Silent Auction
- Fill a table with 8 of your friends and family
- Contribute to the Hearts Wish List Tree

We are hopeful you’ll share our excitement for the Hearts for the Arts Dinner & Silent Auction by attending and bidding, or perhaps it’s easier for you to show your support by contributing to the Hearts Wish List Tree. 
Please have a heart to support the Adirondack Folk School by attending the Hearts for the Arts Dinner & Silent Auction on February 23rd 5 p.m. social and bidding time, dinner at 6 p.m. by making your reservation today with Mary at 518-696-2400 or mailing your check to: Adirondack Folk School, P.O. Box 2, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846-0002.  
Thank you from the bottom of our heart for your gift of support to the Adirondack Folk School. 
Sincerely yours,
Susan Wilder
A.F.S. Board Member and Special Event Facilitator

While you may have been captivated with either late season Football or waiting for some snow in the Adirondacks, we have been busy getting our 2012 Adirondack Folk School Catalog ready for mailing!
Make sue you are included on the mailing list to get your copy.  Just send in your full name, street address & email address to:
Over 200 classes and special programs this year!  Many expanded areas like – Cooking / Food, Children’s Crafts, Music and much more. 
Our baking instructors have been testing the new wood-fired bake oven and early tests (and eats) will make these classes ones you won’t want to miss.  The hot fresh breads are out of this world! 

Music – get ready!  The last week of July and the first week of August are dedicated to the rich history of music & dance enjoyed in Adirondacks for centuries.  We have gathered a spectacular array of the finest musicians, dancers, storytellers and singers from all over the region with one simple goal – so you can learn and appreciate these rich traditions.  So, come and participate in one of the workshops, classes and take part in our celebration of song, dance & oral history.  Bring your family and friends for one of the evening performances – to see the entire list, visit the Music section or Events section of the website.

In addition there is a greatly expanded Blacksmithing program and we are proud that the Adirondack Folk School is the first school in the country to offer the ABANA Certification Program!  To learn more, read the introduction in our blacksmithing section of our website.

Want more BIG NEWS, how about building your own Timber Frame cabin, Play House for the kids or make your own Wee Lassie canoe! 
So, whether it is felting, weaving, rustic furniture making, papermaking, calligraphy, woodcarving, basket making, drawing, soap making, gardening or photography, learning to build a stone wall, copper enameling, learning backyard Maple sugaring, tinsmithing or beading, or playing a banjo, you’ll find dozens of wonderful NEW classes and your favorites as well.


For times, dates, details & class registration numbers – visit the website or call

Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 
Toboggan Making
Saturday, February 18
Winter Weaving Workshop - Weave a Colorful Sock Rug
Saturday, March 3
Carving - Eagle Head Walking Stick
Create the Traditional Braided Rug
Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11
Birch Bark Picture Frames & Mirrors
Shades of Nature
Folk Art Family Tree
Friday, March 16
Hobo Quilt
Saturday, March 17
Basketry - Williamsburg Basket
Hobo Quilt 
Beginning Calligraphy
Sunday, March 18
Thrum & Buff Knitted Mittens
Beginning Calligraphy
Friday, March 23
Spring Floral Table Runner
Saturday, March 24
Felting – Nuno Collage Scarf
Spoons, Spatulas & Spreaders
Spring Floral Table Runner
Sunday, March 25
Backyard Maple Sugaring 
Weaving for Stress Relief
Wednesday, March 28
Tinsmithing for Beginners
Friday, March 30
Create the Traditional Braided Rug
Saturday, March 31
Jewelry - Beaded Earrings
Making Traditional Hearth Cooking Tools for Home & Camp
Tinsmithing for Beginners
A Stick and A Hike
Adirondack Pack Basket - Large 
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