Woodworking



Introduction to Pyrography

Bret Collier

In this class you will be introduced to the wonderful art of pyrography (wood burning). You will learn all the basics of wood burning; from the different tips of your wood burning tool, to how to transfer your design onto the wood.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1320-0125    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri January 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-0412    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-0719    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1320-1018    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Scroll Saw Ornamental Trivets

Walt Ulrich

This class is designed for both the beginning and experienced scroll saw user with patterns of increasing difficulty to be used during the day. The first pattern to be completed by the student will have all exterior cuts of varying tightness of curvature. The second pattern will have both interior and exterior cuts requiring the student to become accustomed to frequently resetting the scroll saw blade. The final pattern will require the student to make numerous intricate interior cuts to complete. The patterns shown in the photo are only representative of possible trivet patterns to be used. The owl is the most difficult and should only be attempted by a daring student.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1411-0126    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat January 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1411-0727    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Build the Sagamore Chair

Larry Benjamin

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together and sand, finish and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

  • Location: 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $420
         Non-members: $470
  • Materials: $320
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $740 (members)         $790 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 4 Days

This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1425-0208    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri February 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat February 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon February 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1425-1025    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri October 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon October 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Harp Making

Larry Benjamin

Come build a Paraguan harp. This harp is characterized by a large soundbox with a rounded base, very light weight, closely-spaced light tension strings (usually nylon), a relatively flat harmonic curve, and with the strings running up through the center of the neck, which are tuned with gear-style tuners (like a guitar). Almost all harps of this style are played with the fingernails, in very rhythmically intricate music. This is the national instrument of Paraguay, and is commonly found throughout South America, Central America and in parts of Mexico. Students will be using tools from the past and today, to fashion an instrument that will last a lifetime. After this class you may even want to learn to play your beautiful new harp!

  • Location: 18 Curran Street, Glens Falls, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $170
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $340 (members)         $380 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

This class will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1461-0223    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat February 23, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 24, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1461-0601    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat June 1, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm