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Adirondack Folk School

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

Volume 2, Issue 8

Fall Classes - Something for everyone
AFS Holiday Fair - "Gift the Adirondacks"
December 2 & 3 - A wonderful opportunity to support the artisans and find that perfect Holiday Gift!

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.  

Don’t miss the fun!
There is still time to sign up for our November classes.  This fall, folks just like you have been learning everything from quilting, making Adirondack pack baskets, weaving, making birch bark containers, photography, gourd art, carving wooden spoons and more.  Come & have fun!  Bring a friend, and enjoy a special weekend in the Adirondacks.  You’ll feel a wonderful satisfaction in making something with your own hands.
November Classes:
Saturday, November 5
Beginning Calligraphy - CRN # 10117
Shades of Nature - CRN# 10002 - (Sorry full)
Sunday, November 6
Build a Classic Wooden Pull Toy - CRN # 10116
Beginning Calligraphy - CRN # 10117
Shades of Nature - CRN# 10002 - (Sorry full)

Saturday, November 12
Toboggan Making - CRN# 10007 - (Sorry full)
Holiday Clothespin People - CRN # 10118

Sunday, November 13
Toboggan Making - CRN# 10007- (Sorry full)
Soap Making - CRN# 10006

Tuesday, November 15
Fall Weaving Workshop - CRN # 10024
Wednesday, November 16
Fall Weaving Workshop - CRN # 10024
Sewing 101 & Make a Garment - CRN# 10119

Thursday, November 17
Sewing 101 & Make a Garment - CRN# 10119
Friday, November 18
Precious Metal Clay Exploration - CRN # 10120
Saturday, November 19
Create your own Forge Tools - CRN# 10109 
Oil Painted Placemats and Coasters - CRN # 10121
Traditional Broom Making - CRN #10122

Sunday, November 20
Create your own Forge Tools - CRN# 10109
Felting – Make a Cloche Hat with a Flower Adornment-CRN # 10125
Hand woven Scandinavian Ornaments - CRN# 10108

For information regarding class times, materials fees and registration, please see our website.  To register call 518-743-2238
Don’t have time to take a class?  How about treating a friend or family member?  Maybe a gift certificate for the holidays.

Busy times at AFS . . .
While you may have been busy raking leaves, or peeking at them, there has been a lot going on at AFS.  The new H.H.M. Pavilion is almost complete.  Many volunteers have helped with everything from building the doors, to putting up the last of the battens.  It’s just about finished and ready for a host of new classes coming in 2012.

And, while we haven’t yet smelled bread or pizza baking at the school, the work of our talented stone mason, George Mosca, and the first Timber Framing class, have created a first class wood fired bake oven and a new wood structure to protect it from the elements.  Starting in 2012 we will have classes in artisan bread baking too!


Other news . . .
Our 2012 calendar of classes is being put together now - a major project that Gail Grimaldi works endless hours on.  So many new classes and subjects that will inspire!  So, keep a watch for the new listings – everything from beading to boat building!
Keith Ellis and our Outreach Team did a fantastic job of meeting so many new folks at various events and speaking engagements – if you are one of them, please consider becoming a member and we hope to see you at the school soon.

Gift the Adirondacks
You can support the Adirondack Folk School and the artisans who teach our classes when you “Gift the Adirondacks” this holiday season by purchasing the handcrafted items that will be for sale at the school during this special event.  We hope to see you!
Friday, December 2 – Members Only Event – 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 – Public Invited – 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Help Support the AFS
The Adirondack Folk School is a § 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit school that relies on funding from our class tuition, membership, donations, and grants.  While we work diligently in requesting grants, financial times make it difficult for many foundations.  Your financial support is critical.  Funding is needed for everything from hand tools to operating expenses.  If you can be one of our “angels”, you will help keep our mission alive – “inspiring hands, heart & mind”.  Thank you! 
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