Blacksmither.org Interview with Rand
Rand Condell, champion of our blacksmithing program, was 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”
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“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”
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“The mirror smooth reflection of Lake Luzerne is like the palette of our soul”
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“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

Day Man Builds Career Out of Rustic Furniture

by Eve Wenger

Check out this feature on one of our board members and inaugural instructors, Jim Schreiner!

 

http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20180105/day-man-builds-career-out-of-rustic-furniture

Tuesday
9
January 2018
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Patrick Quinn Featured in the ABANA Newsletter

by Eve Wenger

The Adirondack Folk School is honored to have one of our very talented blacksmith instructors, Patrick Quinn, featured in the recent issue of the Artists’ Blacksmiths Association of North America newsletter. Patrick has been teaching at the Adirondack Folk School since 2014. Congratulations Patrick and thank you for being such a big part of our school and blacksmithing program!

 

To learn first hand from Patrick, take his 2018 Hammer Making & the Striker class, Sep 21-23!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
6
December 2017
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Looking for Potential Instructors

by Eve Wenger

We are very excited about the courses we already have planned for 2018, but we are always looking to offer more courses, and in a greater variety of categories/skills.

If you or someone you know has experience in any of the following areas and would be interested in teaching a course, contact us at 518-696-2400 or email [email protected] to let us know! We would be happy to send them a potential instructor packet, and get the ball rolling!

-Dollhouse Miniatures

-Snowshoes or Snowshoe Chairs

-Broom Making

-Lazy Susans

-Fine Furniture

-Cradle Making

-Children’s Sled Making

-Children’s Step Stools

-Rocking Horses

Thanks for your part in helping us to continue to offer new and exciting courses each year. We look forward to hearing your proposals!

Tuesday
14
November 2017
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ADK Folk School Inclement Weather Policy

by Eve Wenger

The Adirondack Folk School has adopted the official inclement weather policy of following the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District’s closure schedule here in Lake Luzerne, NY. If the HLCSD is on a two hour delay or closed, we will in turn follow. In the event of a closure, we will make every effort to post on our Facebook page and here on our website. If the weather is expected to interfere with a class, we will alert the effected instructors and students as soon as possible and arrange plans accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, with this policy or anything else, please feel free to contact us here at the school; 518-696-2400 or email Scott at [email protected] Thank you.

Monday
13
March 2017
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Rand Condell and Dan Green interviewed on ACCESS TV

by Eve Wenger

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

 

 

Thursday
21
April 2016
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Blacksmither.org Interview with Rand

by Dave Hollinger

Rand-Cover-art Rand Condell, champion of our blacksmithing program, was interviewed on BlacksmitHer Radio! Please take a moment and listen to this wonderful interview.

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Tuesday
2
February 2016
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Rand Condell, AFS Blacksmithing champion, Blacksmither Radio interview

by Eve Wenger

Rand-Cover-artAFS Blacksmithing champion and volunteer, Rand Condell, was interviewed on BlacksmitHer Radio! Please take a moment and listen to this wonderful interview.

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www.blacksmither.com

iTunes

Tuesday
20
October 2015
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2015 Bountiful Bowl Festival and Craft Fair

by Eve Wenger

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.

Friday
10
July 2015
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2015 Seasonal Blacksmith Demos

by Eve Wenger

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

Tuesday
19
May 2015
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Immerse Yourself in Nature, History and Craft

by Eve Wenger

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.

Wednesday
18
February 2015