Blacksmither.org Interview with Rand
Our Board of Director President, Rand Condell, was recently interviewed on BlacksmitHer Radio! Please take a moment and listen to this wonderful interview. Facebook www.blacksmither.com iTunes
Shaving Horse
“It would be lovely to see a learning center where affection and beauty were everywhere – in the objects within the space – in the space itself – in the people invited to take part – with the beauty of discovery pervading the whole. William Coperthwaite, in his book “A Handmade Life”
Hands carving sign
“I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things.” from William Coperthwaite, in his book “A Handmade Life”
Cobble
“The mirror smooth reflection of Lake Luzerne is like the palette of our soul”
blacksmith – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/4317053415/
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Basket weaver – http://www.flickr.com/photos/esagor/482600169/
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

Welcome

Adirondack Folk School (AFS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, unique for its dedication to teaching the arts, crafts, and cultural heritage of the Adirondack region. Made up of local artisans, crafts people, and volunteers, we offer non-competitive education focusing on the student. Located in Lake Luzerne, NY, we are situated in the southern Adirondack Park, a State park of over six-million acres of “forever wild” protected land. The beauty and natural abundance of this environment influenced the skilled artisans that created the pack basket, twig furniture, birch bark containers, the Adirondack chair, the guide boat, and the Adirondack lean-to. These are the home furnishings, boats, and decor still found in cabins, lodges, and homes today throughout the region which have helped create the unique “Adirondack Style”.  Today, our region hosts these and numerous other creative forms of expression.

Our instructors from around the country share their knowledge and skills, and inspire you with their enthusiasm. Our year-round classes range from half-day sessions to multi-week courses. We offer subjects as diverse as Adirondack chair building, twig and rustic furniture, caning, paddle making, birch bark basketry, fly tying, weaving, connecting people with nature, organic gardening, fiber arts, soap making, boat building, ceramic arts, blacksmithing (with some courses conforming to ABANA‘s international curricula), and more. During these classes you will explore your creativity through hands-on learning. In addition to our hands-on classes, Adirondack storytellers and musicians share the cultural heritage of the Adirondacks through demonstrations, special programs, and our fireside evening gatherings.

AFS is supported by tuition, memberships, donations, and grants. We invite you to experience the joy of hands-on-learning, and take home an heirloom-quality craft or skill to remind you of the Adirondacks  — or enjoy the benefits of becoming a member — and discover why AFS was recently chosen as one of “25 Inspiring Folk Schools Rooted in Community and Traditional Know-How” by Best Choice Schools.

Adirondack Folk School
P. O. Box 2
51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Phone: 518-696-2400

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Dinning for a Cause at The Brook Tavern on Sunday, 2/26 in Saratoga Springs!

Come join us on the Sunday Night, February 26th at the Brook Tavern, in Saratoga Springs! This is the second year in a row that The Brook Tavern has selected the Folk School as a recipient for their monthly giving campaign. A generous percentage of all meals purchased that evening will go to support AFS! …read more…


SAVE THE DATE!!!

Our annual Hearts for the Arts dinner and Silent Auction will be here before we know it!! We have surprises and treats in store this year and you won’t want to miss them!! The party will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Great Escapes Lodge! It’s sure to be the best Adirondack event …read more…


2017 QUILT CHALLENGE!

Quilt makers and quilt lovers will all enjoy this year’s challenge! With the fun theme of “Where to ‘go’ in the Adirondacks” (think outhouses?), the challenge will kick off with packets ready for 30 quilters on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. If you are interested in making a 12” X 12” square for the challenge, you …read more…


Rand Condell and Dan Green, AFS Board Members, interviewed on ACCESS TV

Click below to watch the video of AFS board members Rand Condell and Dan Green being interviewed for “Getting to Know You, With Joe Nash” on ACCESS TV:    


Board of Director President, Rand Condell, Blacksmither Radio interview

Our Board of Director President, Rand Condell, was recently interviewed on BlacksmitHer Radio! Please take a moment and listen to this wonderful interview. Facebook www.blacksmither.com iTunes


Adirondack Folk School on Prime Time

Check out LOOK TV’s profile featuring AFS: http://www.looktvonline.com/adirondack-folk-school-interview/