Adirondack Folk School
PO Box 2
51 Main St
Lake Luzerne, NY
Inspiring Hands, Heart & Mind: The Arts & Crafts of the Adirondack Folk School
The Folklife Gallery in Crandall Public Library will host an exhibit on the work of AFS instructors from March until June of this year. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Come meet our talented instructors and enjoy their work on display!
Upcoming Classes and Events at AFS
March is a busy month here at AFS! Come join us for one of our classes and be sure to check out our events! For more information and to register, visit our website or call the school at (518) 696-2400 today!
3/2 Felting- Nuno Collage Scarf 3/16 & 17 Beginning Knife Making
3/2 & 3 Birch Bark Pictures Frames 3/16 & 17 Felted Slippers
3/3 Weaving for Stress Relief 3/16 & 17 Shades of Nature
3/3 Beginning Bluegrass Banjo 3/19 Intro to Fly Tying
3/8 & 9 Carve and Paint a Chickadee 3/20 Open Spinning Night
3/8-10 Wooden Mural 3/21 Hearts for the Arts Dinner
3/9 Precious Metal Clay Exploration 3/23 Two-Handled Muffin Basket
3/10 Tole Painting: Spring Flowers Tray 3/23 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
3/10 "Sunshines Star" Quilt Block 3/23 Backyard Maple Sugaring
3/12 & 14 Drawing for Craftsmen 3/23 Tinsmithing for Beginners
3/15, 22, 29 Spinning for Beginners 3/30 Build a Rustic Birdhouse
2013 Hearts for the Arts Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction
AFS invites you to our 4th annual Hearts for the Arts Dinner and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 21 at Mollie’s Mason Jar Restaurant in Hadley. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a social hour with cash bar followed by a four-course dinner and silent auction at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $28 for members and $33 for not yet members. Please contact Mary at 518-696-2400 to make your reservation and menu choice.
If you are unable to attend the dinner but would still like to contribute, send your donation to: Adirondack Folk School, PO Box 2, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846, and write “Hearts for the Arts” on the memo line.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support.
Some of the auction items
Satisfy Your Fiber Cravings...
at our 1st Annual Fiber Intensive Weekend from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14!
From knitting to felting, weaving to beading, or spinning to making bobbin lace, this weekend has something for everyone! Whether you're a fiber arts enthusiast or a complete novice, immerse yourself in fiber and take classes from some of the area's most well-known fiber artists.
In addition to classes, you can participate in two special weekend events!
On Saturday morning, join Kathryn Greenwold, an American Quilt Society trained quilt appraiser with 20+ years of experience, to learn about quilts you have in your own household. In a group setting, Kathryn will discuss and identify the quilt block/design, discuss the techniques used in making the quilt, and date the quilt. Those wishing to receive a written appraisal or formal valuation for their quilt(s) can arrange a private consultation in the afternoon.
Or take a tour of the Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill in Greenwich, NY, on Saturday afternoon. Join us for an engaging educational and hands-on experience at a local mill that provides custom carding and spinning services for fiber farms and others within a 300+ mile radius of the mill.
Spotlight on New March Instructors
Meet Tom Brady
Tom is new to AFS in 2013! He has been building furniture, cabinetry and other woodworking projects to make a living for over 40 years. Tom's work has been displayed at Hancock Shaker Village, LARAC and various other venues over the years. Tom has taught adult education classes through BOCES at Bolton Central School and a class in basic woodworking for Bolton youth. Tom is also a singer and songwriter and performs solo and in a duo called Hot Pursuit. He has built his own guitar and is very involved in the local music scene.
In 2013, Tom will offer a class on making a Wooden Mural using marquetry skills on March 8-10 and on July 15-17 he will teach a class on Dovetail Joinery.
Local Citizen Scholarship Program
AFS is pleased to offer our Local Citizen Scholarship Program. The scholarship program will provide a $10 Tuition Certificate to all residents in the Hadley-Luzerne School District (proof of Driver’s License or Voter Registration Card is required). One Tuition Certificate per resident will be issued valid for any AFS class. To receive your Local Citizen Scholarship Coupon, visit the school at 51 Main Street in Lake Luzerne from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Meet Carole Foster
Also new to AFS this year is Carole Foster. Carole is a sheep farmer and owner of The Yarn Shop in Schuylerville, NY. She taught herself to spin when she first got her sheep in 1996. As a 4-H leader, Carole taught many spinning and knitting to youth and their parents. In 2009, she opened The Yarn Shop where she began selling spinning wheels and teaching others to spin. Carole enjoys spinning and knitting with her handspun and dyed yarns.
Carole just finished up her first class through AFS teaching Spinning for Beginners our of her Schuylerville shop. Her second Spinning for Beginners session will begin on March 15 and be held on three consecutive Friday evenings.
Support AFS, Become a Member
We invite you to join the Adirondack Folk School’s community of supporters! Your contribution will help create a solid foundation for the school – there are many important ways we need to grow and your membership will help make that happen! All AFS members will receive our annual catalog, all mailings and invitations to AFS special events, and 10% off on all AFS logo items in the Gift Shop.