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