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Introduction to Clay/Ceramics – Hand Building

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Clay arts has historical common traditions across all cultures. It is easy to shape, sculpt and transform into ceramics. Imagine making bowls, cups, wind chimes and more.... through the use of clay medium. This two-day workshop allows for experimentation in creating various forms (2-3 pieces per student). On day one students will learn basic hand-building pottery techniques; explore pinch, coil and slab. After a drying period of three weeks, on the second day students will learn how to decorate and glaze their piece.

Forging Tongs

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Learn to forge your own tongs ! In this class you'll be taught how to make simple flat jaw, box jaw and sheet jaw tongs or request a style of tong you've always wanted to own. There is nothing more frustrating or dangerous than a pair of tongs that won't properly hold stock. Take this class to end the frustration and work safely. Students should have basic experience in forging and fire management.

Felted Mouse

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Much like Beatrix Potter, Leah enjoys creating characters from the natural environment of the Adirondacks. In this needle felting class you will make a mouse that could be found in one of Beatrix Potter’s stories. You will first learn how to make a complete armature of a four legged animal using wire. This will allow the mouse to be posable as well as present the steps needed to make other four legged animals. You will then use wool roving to create the appropriate body shapes and colors. Even though this project is at an intermediate level, the instructor will demonstrate wrapping and sculpting techniques and assist at each step. All necessary supplies will be provided in the materials packet.

Saori Scarf Weaving

Saori Weaving is a freestyle form of weaving. A weaving technique known as clasp weft will be used. The selection of yarns and color is the main attraction with this scarf, which will be completed with twisted fringe. The looms will be warped and ready to go. Hand spun art yarn created by the instructor is included in the material cost, as well as a selection of commercially spun yarn to balance the structure. If you knit or crochet there’s a chance you have a stash of yarn that isn’t enough for a project than you just can’t part with. Bring it along to use or add to the collection of choices. This is a perfect stash busting project! The summer session will use yarns suitable for warmer weather.

Summer Landscapes, Stars, and Meteor Showers Photo Tour

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne

Photograph the late afternoon, sunset and evening light along with the magical wonder and beauty of night skies in the southern Adirondacks with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor. After meeting briefly at the Folk School for an introduction to night photography and some time for Q & A, the group will travel to nearby photo destinations along the roadways, lakes and waterways. After the sun sets at 7:55, we'll photograph in the twilight as the stars come out. There will be potential Milky Way photo ops before the moon rises at 9:20 PM, which will offer yet another dimension to photographing the nighttime Adirondack landscape.

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