Crafts for Children and Young People



Make a Tin Pail

Jacques Gallant

This project is open to all people 14 years of age and older and we will tailor each step to the ability level of the participant. Students interested in local manufacturing of the 1800's will get to use tinsmithing machine tools from the era. Students interested in self-reliance can try out producing the same techniques with a hammer and some wood for more rustic results. Soldering (for water-tight joints) will be optional where time allows. Put this on your bucket list!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $95 (members)         $115 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Appropriate for adults and children 14 years and older.

Sessions:

1016-0326 This offering has already met      Sun March 26, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

1016-0930    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 30, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Walk the Earth in Wonder

Margo Mullein

In this course, we will explore the life cycle of plants through the model of the Native American Medicine Wheel. Discover how the four directions and seasons can be used as a guide map for living a sustainable life. The class will include a walk on the "wild side" with a meet and greet of medicinal plants growing in the area, so students can observe and tune into the plant life cycle. During each class, students will collectively build a medicine wheel out of natural objects, as well as engage in a hands on component of working directly with the plants at their peak. The class is offered during each season and each offering stands on its own. Full participation in each of the offerings is encouraged for a complete "walk around the wheel."

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Children 5 years of age and older are welcome with an adult. Dress for the outdoors. A journal is helpful. You may also bring a basket for harvesting, if you would like.

Sessions:

1053-1129 This offering has already met      Tue November 29, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1053-0429 This offering has already met      Sat April 29, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1053-0721 This offering has already met      Fri July 21, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1053-0826 This offering has already met      Sat August 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1053-1015    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 15, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1053-1216    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 16, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

Caroline Dvorak

Join us for a morning of inkle loom weaving! Students will have a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. They will use the pattern to warp an inkle loom to create a colorful band that can be used for trim, a strap or a belt. The finished band can be up to seven feet long, or multiple shorter bands can be created. No prior experience is necessary. Students as young as 10 years old are welcome to join in.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $5
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $50 (members)         $60 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Parents should accompany a minor child.

Sessions:

1044-0115 This offering has already met      Sun January 15, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0126 This offering has already met      Thu January 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0212 This offering has already met      Sun February 12, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0223 This offering has already met      Thu February 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0319 This offering has already met      Sun March 19, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0323 This offering has already met      Thu March 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0427 This offering has already met      Thu April 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0525 This offering has already met      Thu May 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0622 This offering has already met      Thu June 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0727 This offering has already met      Thu July 27, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0824 This offering has already met      Thu August 24, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-0921 This offering has already met      Thu September 21, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1026    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu October 26, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1116    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu November 16, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1044-1214    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu December 14, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




American Tinsmithing Basics

Art Thorman

Learn basic 19th Century American tinsmithing from a master tinsmith. This class will introduce you to and teach you about all the tools, forming stakes, swedges and hand-operated machines used in a well- equipped 19th-Century tin shop. You will be shown how to do basic layout work, cutting, forming, assembly and soldering. Complete both a finger candle stick and a wall sconce by the end of class. You will be amazed at what you've accomplished.

  • Location: AFS
  • Tuition:
         Members: $90
         Non-members: $110
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $100 (members)         $120 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students must be 14 years of age or older.

Sessions:

1018-0401 This offering has already met      Sat April 1, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1018-1118    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 18, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Tin Ornaments

Art Thorman

Christmas time in the Adirondacks is a magical time of year. In this tinsmithing class you will make multiple festive holiday ornaments in a variety of designs, including icicles, spirals, snowflakes and angels, in addition to your own unique designs! No previous tinsmithing experience is necessary in this class. Perfect for students 12 and older, this is a great class for the whole family!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $6
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $51 (members)         $61 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1128-1119    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 19, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm