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! It’s a win for us, and a great excuse to dine at one of Saratoga’s finest establishments! More restaurant nights will be coming later this winter, so stay tuned and thank you for your support!!
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 of the season
with great food, lively music and dancing, and some very special guests! The
invitation, with all the details, will be coming soon, but let your friends know now
so we can make this the best year yet!!
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 may pick up packets with fabrics and instructions on a first come,
first served basis on or after 1/16/17 at the school, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Any quilter from out of the area who wishes to participate may call to make
arrangements to have a packet mailed to them. Quilt blocks must be returned to
the school by Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The viewing and judging reception will be
at the Folk School on the evening of March 24, 2017. The 30 squares will then be
assembled into a quilt that will remain on display at the school until it is raffled on
Dec. 2, 2017 at our annual Gifting the Adirondack event. Raffle tickets will be on
sale from March 24th until Dec. 2nd this year. Join the fun and take a chance on
winning a unique and wonderful quilt!! Novices and experienced quilters are all
welcome!! Proceeds from the Quilt Challenge will benefit the AFS Scholarship
AFS is thankful to our very busy and very talented instructor and champion
volunteer, Sandy Collins, for chairing this event and for lending her remarkable
talents to the making of the quilt.
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:
Our Board of Director President, Rand Condell, was recently interviewed on BlacksmitHer Radio! Please take a moment and listen to this wonderful interview.
We will host our sixth annual Bountiful Bowl Festival and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. August 1st at our main campus, 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. The festival celebrates Adirondack culture and tradition and includes artisan vendors, craft demonstrations, live music, festival foods, raffles, a students’ exhibition, and a “Kidz Zone.” Participants may also purchase a hand-made ceramic bowl at AFS (before or during the event; $20 member / $25 not-yet-member) for sampling locally-made soups and salads. The festival combines prior annual events, the Adirondack Folk Festival and the Bountiful Bowl Benefit. Proceeds will benefit Maxfield Community Food Bank and programs at the school.
AFS is gratefully accepting bowls donated by ceramic artists for the Bountiful Bowl Festival and Craft Fair. Artist names (or studio names) will be included on our “With Heartfelt Thanks” poster displayed with the bowls.
Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). Demos begin at 6:30 PM on the following dates:
Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, June 17
Wednesday, July 15
Wednesday, August 19
Wednesday, September 16
Wednesday, October 21
Great Camp Sagamore and Adirondack Folk School are partnering to offer special classes at the Adirondack Park’s most prestigious Great Camp. In this majestic, serene, rich setting, you can make something incredible! To learn more, click on COURSES and then CLASSES AT GREAT CAMP SAGAMORE.
Check out LOOK TV’s profile featuring AFS: