New Year brings new classes to AFS!
Adirondack Folk School

Adirondack Folk School 

PO Box 2
51 Main St
Lake Luzerne, NY
(518) 696-2400

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from
the Adirondack Folk School!

We are happy to announce our January classes and descriptions! For more information and to register please call the school at (518) 696-2400.

Weave a Scarf

Grace Mandle

Chase the winter blues away by enjoying a relaxing day in the AFS Weaving Room creating a colorful scarf. No experience necessary, but experienced weavers are also encouraged to come explore new techniques and fiber choices. After a quick 30-minute introduction on how your pre-dressed loom works, then selecting your fibers and learning a few basic weaving skills, you will start producing your own unique scarf in this no-pressure, fun-filled environment. This class is good for adults or adults with teens ages 14 and up.

·      January 5, 2013- Saturday
·      January 19, 2013- Saturday
·      January 27, 2013- Sunday
·      February 17, 2013- Sunday
·      Length of Class – 1 day
·      Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $65

Spinning for Beginners
Carole Foster

Early settlers to this area brought the art of spinning fiber to us. Come learn a craft that has been passed on for generations. In this three-session class, you will learn the traditional art of spinning and about different types of fibers, with a focus on local fiber production. You may bring your own fiber, but you will also receive a 1/2 lb of fiber to work with during the class. Bring your own drop spindle or spinning wheel if you have one.
·      January 11, 18 & 25, 2013- Fridays
·      Length of Class – Three 2-hour sessions
·      Hours – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
·      Location – The Yarn Shop, 460 West River Road, Schuylerville, NY  12871
·      Tuition – $85
·      Materials – $20

Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors
Jim Schreiner

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”. You'll be proud to hang this in your home!
·      January 19 & 20, 2013- Saturday and Sunday
·      Length of Class – 1 & 1/2 days
·      Hours – Saturday- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $130
·      Materials – $30

Pet Placemats for Kids
Janet Flinchbaugh

Woof, woof, meow! This is a great class for young hands and the results will be sure to please. Kids, come and create a fun placemat for your pet’s dishes. Learn how to stencil on canvas scraps to practice and then work on a placemat for your pet. At the end of this half-day class you will have a fun placemat for your cat or dog dishes that is also durable and easily cleaned. You'll probably get a lick of thanks from your pet!
·      January 20, 2013- Sunday
·      Length of Class – 1/2 day
·      Hours – 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $45
·      Materials – $15

Build a Rustic Birdhouse
Don Polunci

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 nesting birds, feeding birds, and suitable houses for area birds. Participants are encouraged to bring objects (such as old drawer pulls, door knobs, hardware, etc.) from home. Adults and teens welcome; children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
·      January 26, 2013- Saturday
·      Length of Class – 1/2 day
·      Hours – 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $45
·      Materials – $25

Birch Bark Containers
Mark Catman

Traditional Birch Bark containers and baskets were made and used in the Adirondacks well before the white man arrived. Native American people cut Birch Bark and made containers for food storage and many other uses. Today, these classic items grace almost every rustic cabin from the simple one room log cabin to our Adirondack “Great Camps”. No wonder, as they are functional, decorative, and unique. Learn how to make these traditional Birch Bark containers by selecting the bark, cutting, sewing, and much more. A great one-day class for beginner and experienced basket makers alike – you won’t want to miss this fun class!
·      January 26, 2013- Saturday
·      Length of Class – 1 day
·      Hours – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $85
·      Materials – Est. $10

Drawing for Beginners
David Kiphuth

For the beginner the act of drawing seems a frightening mystery. But the visual world is simply a series of jigsaw puzzle snapshots. This class will break the ice of your fear and teach you drawing basics through measuring, memorization, and recognition. Once the mystery code is broken a new world is opened for the artistic soul to explore. We will use only basic materials: pencils, ballpoint pens, and a Strathmore drawing paper pad. Be ready to see in a whole new way!
·      January 26 & 27, 2013- Saturday and Sunday
·      Length of Class – 2 days
·      Hours – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
·      Location – AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
·      Tuition – $170
·      Materials – $12

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