Adirondack Wetlands:  Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC (29 June 2014)

Workshops at the VIC:
Adirondack Pack Basket Class
Sunday, 28 June 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Workshops at the VIC:  Clear Creek Weavers

Join Clear Creek Weavers Sandy Muller and Bud Ziolkowski for a fun, educational and productive day at the VIC.  Sandy and Bud are self-taught splint-style basket weavers.  Their beautiful and functional baskets are steeped in the rich tradition of the Adirondack Woodsman.  The Pack Basket is a traditional style classic. You will be given all of the materials and the expert instruction needed to build your own. The cost of the class is $105; $100 for Friends of the VIC.   Registration is required by 5:00 PM on 25 June. A minimum of six people is required.

Instructors' Biography: Sandy Muller and Bud Ziolkowski use reeds, barks, ash splints and twigs to weave their beautiful and functional baskets. Their baskets, which include traditional and contemporary designs, have been shown at many regional juried shows and are available for sale locally at numerous shops and directly through their home-based business. Foremost in their repertoire is, of course, the Adirondack pack basket. Sandy and Bud have been teaching basket-weaving classes since 1990.  They have taught hundreds of people throughout northern New York the art of basketry.  Students have ranged in age from pre-kindergarten through senior citizens. 

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.