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”
“The mirror smooth reflection of Lake Luzerne is like the palette of our soul”
blacksmith –
“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 –
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

Website Under Construction

We will be launching our new website – with improved online registration – soon!


Class Brochure – Coming Soon!

We’ve scheduled all of our classes and the brochure will be in your mailboxes and online soon!  Until we get everything up and running click on the link below to check out our list of classes for 2022



You Can Still Register for Classes!

Until our new website launches, please register for classes by
• Calling 518-696-2400 or
• emailing Amy at

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

Phone: 518-696-2400

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Newsletter & announcement archive

Mask Policy Update – December, 2021

With the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in our area, AFS is once again requiring all visitors to wear a mask when in the building, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines, sanitation of high contact areas, and limiting class sizes. We thank you for your cooperation in helping …read more…

Albany Airport Display

We are very excited to announce our participation in Albany Airport’s Exhibition Case Program! The Exhibition Case Program is a facet of the Airport’s Art & Culture Program, which showcases the artists and cultural institutions that reside in New York’s Capital Region. So, if you’re traveling through Albany Airport this year, be sure to stop …read more…

Jim Schreiner Featured in Adirondack Life Magazine

Board member Jim Schreiner, who is also one of our inaugural instructors here at AFS was featured in a recent issue of Adirondack Life magazine. With Jim’s friendly demeanor and quick wit, there’s no question why his rustic furniture making classes are some of our most popular! To read the article check out the link …read more…

Adirondack Folk School on Prime Time

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