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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.

Quilts from Shirts

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

Inspired by the history of quilts made from Glens Falls and Corinth shirt factory remnants, we will repurpose used shirts into quilt squares for a pillow top or the beginning of a larger quilt. Techniques for cutting apart shirts, and hand stitching improvised log cabin and house top squares will be demonstrated. No prior sewing experience is required.

Weaving Twill

The twill weave structure offers endless design options for the weaver.  In this class, you will learn to read a twill pattern and choose your favorites to incorporate into your own woven sampler towel.

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.

Weaving Twill

The twill weave structure offers endless design options for the weaver.  In this class, you will learn to read a twill pattern and choose your favorites to incorporate into your own woven sampler towel.

Weaving Twill

The twill weave structure offers endless design options for the weaver.  In this class, you will learn to read a twill pattern and choose your favorites to incorporate into your own woven sampler towel.

Weaving Twill

The twill weave structure offers endless design options for the weaver.  In this class, you will learn to read a twill pattern and choose your favorites to incorporate into your own woven sampler towel.

Blacksmithing 101: Forging Basics & Making Hooks

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

This 4-hour class is ideal for the beginner blacksmith with little to no experience. We’ll explore basic techniques first, then move on to forging hooks with a decorative twist. ABANA

Silver Metal Clay Exploration

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

Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms and rings. Fresh leaves will also be used to create a silver piece of nature. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary.

Scroll Saw Puzzle Making

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

Wooden puzzles are a great project whether you are a beginner or experienced woodworker. In this class students will learn the basics of the safe operation of a scroll saw, proper blade selection and installation, pattern transfer, proper cutting techniques and proper body positioning at the saw table. Each student will progress from learning to make moderate curves to tight curves using the scroll saw by producing, first, a wood maple leaf and progressing through more difficult patterns to a final puzzle which will require attention to detail and care in cutting. Come learn the secret tricks to ensure your puzzle is a success. It can make the perfect gift, too.

Woodworker’s Holdfast

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

Forge a simple holdfast from a steel rod. A holdfast utilizes a workbench hole (or anvil pritchel hole) to secure a workpiece. A holdfast has the advantage over a clamp in that it has a longer reach and can be quickly repositioned. If you have a workbench or anvil hole you'd like to use, bring its measurement to class.

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.

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