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Paddle Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Come and create your own willow leaf shaped, traditional cherry wood canoe paddle or make a native double kayak/sit in the bottom canoe paddle. After some history and an explanation of the shapes, you will pick your blank and get started using only hand tools to create your paddle! The process will be demonstrated from beginning to end to ensure that you come away with a perfect paddle. Two different sizes will be available for canoe paddles - standard (29" shaft) and long (32" shaft). Kayak paddles are one size fits all (54" shaft). This one-day class will give you a sense of accomplishment as you complete a paddle that will accompany you on the water.

Forged Fashion

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Come out and forge something wearable! This workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. The class will be directed toward individuals' designs. We will forge something to fit your neck or chest. The instructor will have sample pieces available, which will demonstrate various organic based forms.

Cheesemaking: Chevre, Valencay and Crottin

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Come and learn to make Chevre, Aged Chevre, Valencay, and Crottin the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration and hands on.

Gameboard Floorcloth

This floorcloth is multi-functional, it can be used as a rug or for checkers! Each floorcloth will feature a checkerboard in the center and will be decorated around the edge with designs chosen by the student. The use of painted canvas floor coverings, also known as oil cloths, dates as far back as the 14th century in Europe. People coming to this country were looking for ways to reproduce some of the furnishings they were used to back home. Since resources were limited, worn sails from ships provided them with a base to paint and cover their floors. Over time floorcloths proved themselves to be one of the most durable forms of floor covering used. Students will learn to stencil and tips for finishing will be given.

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