Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Craftsman Caleb Davis will return to the Adirondack Museum this summer to teach a series of one-day paddle making workshops. Students will use hand-tools to craft their own wooden canoe paddle. The first workshop is offered on July 6, 2012. Additional workshops will be held on July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 24, 31. Students may choose a single or double blade cherry wood paddle. The workshops start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Space is limited to 5 participants per workshop, and pre-registration is required. The non-refundable fee of $120 is due at registration. Register online at http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/tickets-
workshops.html. Please note this is a physically demanding activity. Caleb Davis, proprietor of Tremolo, creates beautiful handcrafted canoe paddles. He is a former shop teacher and a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Tremolo is both a vocation and a passion for Caleb, whose enthusiasm towards the art of both canoeing and paddle making is contagious; all it takes is five minutes with Caleb to make you want to pick up a blank and craft that perfect paddle, then to jump into your solo or tandem canoe and master traditional flat-water paddling techniques. The Adirondack Museum will also offer other craft workshops throughout the season including: rustic slab bench workshop for families on July 2; adult packbasket workshop on July 25/August 25; stained glass workshop on July 31; plein air painting workshop on August 15; and a rustic birch bark frame workshop for families on September 22. Registration for all workshops is available online: http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops1.html. The Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., through October 14. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on August 10 and September 7 for special event preparations. The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers 65,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in twenty-two modern and historic buildings. Visitors can explore how people have lived, worked, traveled, and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century up to today. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit http://www.adirondackmuseum.org/ or call (518) 352-7311.
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