Adirondack Folk School

Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne: Hours, Address, Adirondack Folk School Reviews: 4.5/5

Adirondack Folk School
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are unique for our dedication to teaching the arts, crafts, and cultural heritage of the ADK region of NY. ADK artisans & master crafts people offer 200+ noncompetitive learning opportunities focusing on the student experience. Diversity of subjects: rustic furniture, woodworking, basketry, weaving, fiber arts, boat & paddle building, blacksmithing & more! Make memories and your own souvenir!
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More than 3 hours
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BellaGinger
Hadley, NY255 contributions
I've taken a few classes
Feb 2019 • Solo
I love having this school so close to my home. Great class offerings. I wish there were even more options. I have ran into several potential artisans and suggested they contact the school. Both of them said the school was of interest to them but they were not willing to fairly pay them for their time. I understand the school has to make money and I willingly support them...but I think they should better evaluate what they pay the talented artisans who are willing to share their talent
Written September 8, 2019
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Hello and thank you for your feedback! Please pass along the names of artisans you spoke with about teaching here directly to us at the AFS at 518-696-2400.
Written September 11, 2019
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Doc1997
Schenectady2 contributions
Shaker Boxes Course
Jul 2018 • Friends
We made 5 sizes of Shaker boxes. The instructor was eager to share his knowledge. His enthusiasm and helpfulness were much appreciated. We plan to return next year for his advanced class.
Written July 20, 2018
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Patricia B
11 contributions
Shaker Oval Box class
Jul 2017 • Solo
This was a great introduction to construction of Shaker Oval Boxes.
Nine of us each made five boxes size 0-4. Eric, our instructor was
knowledgeable, patient, skilled and a joy to work with. He guided us
through trimming, soaking, shaping and tacking the strips that form
the oval. We learned how to fashion the top strip so that the lid fits
firmly and then fit the box top and bottom with pegs. Everyone in the
class completed all five boxes. It was great fun.
Written July 21, 2017
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ChrisDukesdotcom
Albany, NY1 contribution
Great classes for all ages!
Aug 2016 • Family
My 11 year old son has shown interest in Blacksmithing and this year we completed our second class at Adirondack Folk School. We had a great time learning some of the in's and out's of blade smithing and he very much enjoyed being able to leave this years 3 day class with a knife and a tomahawk that we were able to make together with the help of an extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher. We really had a fantastic time and we look forward to more classes next summer!
Written August 26, 2016
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Tom S
26 contributions
Self bow class was fun
Jul 2016 • Family
The programs here are great. Be prepared for a lengthy stay. The skills and info are very hands in and personalized. We've gone a couple of times and the staff has been super friendly. The variety of classes is great. Something for a wide array of interests.
Written August 2, 2016
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FLTravelMaven
Seattle, WA58 contributions
The Place Where Dreams Come True!
Jul 2016 • Friends
Have you have ever wandered through some of the Adirondack stores and wanted to buy the great things you see? Wondered about the talented artisans who make these things? The Adirondack Folk School tucked away in the quaint village of Lake Luzerne, is your key to meeting these artists and getting the chance to not only own the regional treasures you see in the rustic shops but to make them yourself. They provide all the tools, knowledge, materials and environment for you to make birch bark picture frames, cedar strip canoes, adirondack chairs, felted wool things, adirondack pack baskets and your own fire pit tools, to name just a few. The instructors are experts in their fields, they are super friendly, they expect you may not know what you are doing and its always ok. You leave with a regional treasure you made that looks great. My friends and I always go and make it our adventure. Nothing more fun than making things together and making great memories. Jim Schreiner teaches the birch bark picture frame class and he is amazing. Sandy Collins teaches the quilting class and its like your new best friend giggling as you build an amazing family heirloom. The guys in the blacksmith shop encourage you to hit it hard as you hammer your way to your very own fire pit tools. I have been taking classes there for 5 years and our house is now full of homemade brooms, shaker boxes, a wooden canoe with matching paddle and so many other things that our kids can't wait to get their hands on. The best way to spend a couple hours or a couple days in the beautiful adirondacks. You are going to love these guys.
Written August 1, 2016
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