Traditional Crafts



Goat Milk Soap

Christine Eberhardt

Goat milk soap is excellent for people with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is loaded with nutrients, proteins, fat, calcium and vitamins. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate, nourish and revitalize skin. During this class, we will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your hand made soap. Each student will be making a pound of soap to use at home or give as gifts.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1599-0322 This offering has already met      Sun March 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1599-0517 This offering has already met      Sun May 17, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1599-1101    This session has been cancelled
      Sun November 1, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Traditional Chair Caning

Christine Ferris-Hubbard

Spend a few days learning how to cane your own chair. You will learn how to weave the traditional 7-step caning pattern. Bring along a chair in need of a new caned seat. Preferably, the chair will be rectangular in shape, have fewer than 85 holes drilled into the seat frame and be in good condition. Any refinishing should be completed before the class.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $305
  • Materials: $60
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $315 (members)         $365 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Bring a water bucket, scissors and your chair.

Sessions:

1537-1106    This session has been cancelled

      Fri November 6, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat November 7, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 8, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 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, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • 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:

1556-1108    This session has been cancelled
      Sun November 8, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Etched Egg Ornaments

Christina Boyd

Eggs aren't only for Easter! Using traditional pysanky folk art techniques, modern tools and designs and the natural beauty of real eggshells from a variety of birds, students will create sophisticated dimensional holiday ornaments which can be hung or displayed.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $12
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $57 (members)         $67 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1649-1115    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sun November 15, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 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: $7
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $52 (members)         $62 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1557-1115    This session has been cancelled
      Sun November 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Beading

Susan Arehart

This class will focus on single strand beading techniques for a necklace, bracelet or ankle bracelet. Students will learn about the various types of wire, metal findings, glass, crystal and gemstone beads. Students will be able to incorporate local gems and minerals, including garnet, Herkimer diamonds and quartz. Sue will also address proper care and storage of beaded items made in this class.

  • 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

Students may bring any drilled stones or charms they wish to incorporate into their creations.

Sessions:

1608-0215 This offering has already met      Sat February 15, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1608-0722 This offering has already met      Wed July 22, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1608-1205    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 5, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Herbal Electuaries and Truffles

Margo Mullein

Satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with Herbal Electuaries and Truffles! People have been getting nourishment from plants since the beginning of time. Discover the delight of combining simple pantry ingredients with wild crafted herbs to make candies that are both delicious and nutritious. We'll discuss the health benefits of each of our ingredients, including chocolate, and then the aprons will go on! Participants will go home with a lovely batch of Herbal Electuaries and two types herbal truffles, each decorated with your choice of toppings.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

We will be using nut products during this course. Bring your own apron.

Sessions:

1593-1212    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 12, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm




Pine Wreath & Arrangement

Roberta Games

Get ready for the holidays! Join us as you spend a relaxing afternoon creating your own pine wreath, bow and arrangement. Learn techniques which you will use over and over for many seasons to come. A terrific class, you'll surprise yourself with the beauty of your creation and hang it in your home with pride.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1685-1213    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 13, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm