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Adirondack Folk School

Teaching the arts, crafts, and heritage of the Adirondacks!
51 Main Street Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 |
a sign outside the adirondack folk schoolAdirondack Folk School is located near Lake George in Lake Luzerne, NY.
adirondack lamps in a rowBring the Adirondacks home with you with a custom lamp.
group standing near wooden chairsThrough steam-bending and cold-laminate bending, a beautiful red oak can be turned into a Sagamore chair.
man taking a photo near waterfallLearn to take the perfect outdoor photos!
man standing near a wooden frameCreate a rustic headboard in just a two-day class.
a man working at a wooden tableLearn a new skill in a woodworking class.
two festive gourds for halloweenMake one-of-a-kind Halloween decorations.
a collage of holiday itemsTake handmade holiday gifts to a whole new level.
collection of glass beadsGlass bead-making is an ancient art form that just has to be experienced.
man and woman working on basketsBasket-weaving is a fun and unique skill you'll be glad to have.
a fire at eveningCome sit by the warm fire on a cozy evening.
man working on a basketTake a hands-on basket-weaving class.
a man working near a forgeWork with the forge during a course in blacksmithing.
two women holding up colorful rugsOnce your class is finished, take home your handmade product!
gift shopVisit the gift shop and take home a piece of the Adirondacks.


The Adirondack Folk School is a nonprofit organization that teaches the arts, crafts, and heritage of the Adirondacks, promoting creativity, self-reliance, sustainability, and cultural preservation.

Learn About Our Mission

The mission of the Adirondack Folk School is to inspire the hands, heart, and mind by teaching the traditional arts, crafts, and culture of the Adirondacks in an interactive and non-competitive learning environment.

The school is located near Lake George, NY in the Town of Lake Luzerne. They are dedicated to promoting the development of quiet economic sustainability for the community and the surrounding areas. In addition to their hands-on courses, Adirondack storytellers and musicians share the culture of the Adirondacks through demonstrations, special programs, and fireside evening gatherings.

Sign Up For Our Creative Courses

Courses include: basketry, blacksmithing, boats and paddles, chair caning and weaving, children's crafts, cooking and foods, drawing and painting, fiber arts, gardening, glass arts, jewelry, leather craft, music, nature studies and outdoor skills, photography, rustic furniture, timber framing, traditional crafts, woodcarving, woodturning, woodworking, and more - all with a focus on Adirondack cultural preservation.

The Adirondack Folk School is supported by tuition, memberships, donations, and grants.

Come take a class, attend a special evening fireside program, or just stop by and visit. Experience the joy of hands-on learning, and take home a piece you crafted yourself or a skill you've learned that reminds you of the Adirondacks.

Purchase Handcrafted Gifts

If you'd like to bring a piece of the Adirondacks into your home, then be sure to visit Adirondack Folk School's on-site gift shop! The shop is full of items that were created in the Adirondack Park by the school's talented instructors. Some of the gifts you'll find include:

  • Handmade scarves and rugs
  • Handcrafted oars and paddles
  • Homemade natural soaps and lotions
  • Woven baskets
  • Instructional books
  • Jewel, felted wall hangings, holiday ornaments, and more

For more info on classes and programs offered, or how you can volunteer, visit our website today!

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