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How to Tell a Story Part 2

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This course explores the three-act story structure in greater detail and focuses on how to turn a short personal narrative or another story idea into a full-length screenplay/play, novel, or memoir. In this four week class, students with learn the techniques necessary to create multi- dimensional characters, develop a compelling plot, and identify the themes that will tie the elements of their story together. Students will leave with the tools they need to begin a first draft or revise an existing one. Course Prerequisite: How to Tell a Story Pt. 1 or instructor permission.

How to Tell a Story Part 2

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This course explores the three-act story structure in greater detail and focuses on how to turn a short personal narrative or another story idea into a full-length screenplay/play, novel, or memoir. In this four week class, students with learn the techniques necessary to create multi- dimensional characters, develop a compelling plot, and identify the themes that will tie the elements of their story together. Students will leave with the tools they need to begin a first draft or revise an existing one. Course Prerequisite: How to Tell a Story Pt. 1 or instructor permission.

How to Tell a Story Part 2

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

This course explores the three-act story structure in greater detail and focuses on how to turn a short personal narrative or another story idea into a full-length screenplay/play, novel, or memoir. In this four week class, students with learn the techniques necessary to create multi- dimensional characters, develop a compelling plot, and identify the themes that will tie the elements of their story together. Students will leave with the tools they need to begin a first draft or revise an existing one. Course Prerequisite: How to Tell a Story Pt. 1 or instructor permission.

Table Runner or Placemats

In this one-day class you will learn to create a tablerunner or placemats to use in your home or for a gift using stencils and a variety of other techniques. You will learn to cut a stencil and either use it in your painting or choose from a variety of stencils provided by the instructor. All materials will be provided. However, if you have a glue gun and would like to use it you may but the instructor will provide glue.

Fairies of the Adirondacks

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Let the everyday slip away on this imaginative walk along the River Trail of the Adirondack Folk School. Drawing from Celtic lore, we'll weave a tale about Fairies, while connecting the dots between the Faerie folk of Ireland and the Adirondacks. We'll start with creating a house out of natural objects, both provided and found, for the Fairies of the Forest and end with sitting around the fire listening to the stories of the Fairy Tree Trail of Ardgillan Castle in Ireland, the Cottingley Fairies of England, and an Adirondack Poem or two on the Faerie realm. Enchanted tea and Fairy Bread will be served.

Sharpening and Honing Blades

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Sharpening and honing of blades is a mystery to most people these days although our ancestors knew the skill intimately. Technology of honing has definitely improved over the past 100 years and there are many technologies to choose from. Howard will demystify the sharpening process and you will leave the workshop with the skills to sharpen your own blades. Students should bring one or two blades to hone for the class.

Stenciled Floorcloth

Create your own floorcloth in either a traditional pattern, arts and crafts style or a game board pattern using environmentally safe water-based paints and finishes. You will learn to cut a stencil, choose a pattern and the odors of your choice.  Several different techniques will be taught as well. The use of painted floor coverings or "Oyl cloths" dates to 14th century Europe. People coming to this country wanted to reproduce furnishings from back home. Since resources were limited, worn sails from ships were painted and used to cover their floors. Floorcloths proved to be one of the most durable floorcoverings providing extra insulation on the floors of drafty homes. Create your own artful and durable floorcloth that will last for generations.

Stenciled Floorcloth

Create your own floorcloth in either a traditional pattern, arts and crafts style or a game board pattern using environmentally safe water-based paints and finishes. You will learn to cut a stencil, choose a pattern and the odors of your choice.  Several different techniques will be taught as well. The use of painted floor coverings or "Oyl cloths" dates to 14th century Europe. People coming to this country wanted to reproduce furnishings from back home. Since resources were limited, worn sails from ships were painted and used to cover their floors. Floorcloths proved to be one of the most durable floorcoverings providing extra insulation on the floors of drafty homes. Create your own artful and durable floorcloth that will last for generations.

Rainbow Splint Stool for Children

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

In this family-friendly class, children ages 6 and up, with the help of a parent, will weave a rainbow of brightly colored flat reed splint onto a hardwood stool. Stool and weaving materials will be provided.

How to Tell a Story Part 1

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Everyone has a story to tell – what matters is how you tell it. In this four-part class, students will focus on the basics of the personal narrative – a story told in first person that relates the story teller’s own experience. Students will develop a five-minute (750-word) story from start to finish through in-class exercises and take-home assignments. They will learn how to mine their memories for story ideas, structure their thoughts for maximum effectiveness, and find the details that will bring their stories to life. At the conclusion of the course, students will be offered the opportunity to share their work in front of a live audience on a date to be determined by the class as a whole.

Traditional Iroquois Wampum Beading

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Brian McCormack is well known as a traditional skills artist in the field of both his Native Mohawk Indigenous culture and European settlers of the 1700’s. Brian will take students through the culture and traditions of wampum and each student will learn not only how it used to be made but will also create their own bracelet on a wooden bracelet frame and made in the traditional style with traditional materials of tubular glass and sinew.

How to Tell a Story Part 1

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY, United States

Everyone has a story to tell – what matters is how you tell it. In this four-part class, students will focus on the basics of the personal narrative – a story told in first person that relates the story teller’s own experience. Students will develop a five-minute (750-word) story from start to finish through in-class exercises and take-home assignments. They will learn how to mine their memories for story ideas, structure their thoughts for maximum effectiveness, and find the details that will bring their stories to life. At the conclusion of the course, students will be offered the opportunity to share their work in front of a live audience on a date to be determined by the class as a whole.

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