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WILLIAMSBURG, MASSACHUSETTS

The Road Scholar Crafts Week at Snow Farm: Kiln Glass

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Aug 24 — Aug 30, 2014

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Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 24 - Welcome and orientation, followed by artist/instr...
Afternoon: 4:00 - 5:30 PM- Registration and room assignments

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in dining hall. Our kitchen is a real focal point of Snow Farm. We have great natural foods and serve a variety of delicious menus — vegetarian dishes, chicken, and fish. We think you’ll love our home-baked breads and desserts (nothing from a mix!) Our salad bar features a bounty of fresh veggies, and tea, coffee, and water is available throughout the day.

Evening: After dinner, join us for a Welcome/Orientation meeting int he dining hall followed by presentations from our resident artists and instructors.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 25 - Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after d...
Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after dinner, enjoy a tour of all the studios with a brief explanation of what students are learning in a particular studio; open studio time for students throughout the evening.

Note: The studio tour involves walking short distances and standing for 30- 45 minutes.

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00-12:00 PM - Begin your formal instruction in the studio with our expert instructors, and get a handle on the materials, techniques and projects you’ll work on this week.

Lunch: 12:15 PM - Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: 2:00-4:30 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: 7:30 PM - Join us for an inspiring evening stroll around campus! We’ll stop at each studio for a brief presentation on what each workshop covers, and get a look at the student projects that are in progress. Open studio time is also available for those would who would like to continue to work on their projects.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 26 - Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after d...
Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after dinner, enjoy a presentation by a local artist, with images and discussion; open studio time for students throughout the evening.

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Lunch: 12:15 PM - Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: 2:00-4:30 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: 7:30 PM - Enjoy an illustrated talk and discussion led by a local guest artist in our dining hall. Open studio time is also available for those would who would like to continue to work on their projects.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 27 - Formal morning instruction; free afternoon and ev...
Formal morning instruction; free afternoon and evening time for students to take advantage of open studio time or explore the local area.

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Lunch: 12:15 PM - Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: Free afternoon and evening. You may use this extra time to work in the studio, or take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area which is rich with museums, outdoor activities and great restaurants. A licensed massage therapist is available on site by appointment.

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: This is a free evening to relax or to explore on your own. Open studio time is also available for those would who would like to continue to work on their projects.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 28 - Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after d...
Formal morning and afternoon instruction; after dinner is Video Night or students may work in their studio throughout the evening.

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Lunch: 12:15 PM - Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30 PM - Formal instruction int he studio

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: 7:30 PM - Join us for video night in the dining hall, including all the popcorn you can eat! Open studio time is also available for those would who would like to continue to work on their projects.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Our facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary accommodations. Our professionally equipped studios are housed in both original and new buildings. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting Snow Farm is a special place; our setting is peaceful and inspirational with a variety of bird life, lakes nearby for swimming, hiking trails and historic New England all around us. Our own 1750 farmhouse is one of the oldest houses in the town of Williamsburg and historic Old Deerfield Village is only a short drive away.Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for inspiration and rejuvenation while learning a craft from master craftspeople.

Contact info:
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/

Room amenities: You will be housed in one of a cluster of small living modules designed by a local architect. Accommodations at Snow Farm are rustic and pleasing but basic and spare. Each of our four living modules consists of a series of bedrooms opening onto a “corridor” which is essentially a roofed deck that is open to the outside at either end. Each module has its own centrally located bathroom unit which is shared with a number of other participants. The bathroom unit contains toilet stalls, sinks and hot showers and is accessed from the open corridor. One dormitory is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females. The bedrooms are arranged as doubles (or you may have registered for a single) with 2 comfortable twin-sized beds, a shelf unit and wall pegs for storing and hanging clothes—there is no dresser, closet, carpet, or chair. Each participant is provided with bed linens, towels, and blankets.

Facility amenities: Snow Farm features 24 hour access to a microwave and refrigerator. A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week. While our facilities do not have air conditioning, there are fans in all studios and participants may bring a fan for their room or borrow one from Snow Farm.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 3 sinks, 2 toilets, 2 showers) is shared by participants in the dorm. The average is 7-8 people sharing. One dorm is mixed gender with two bathroom units, one for males and one for females.

Additional nights before: Call site for price.
Call site for availability and price.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 29 - Formal morning instruction and afternoon studio c...
Formal morning instruction and afternoon studio clean up; gallery show of student work and wine and cheese reception; after dinner auction

Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Formal instruction in the studio

Lunch: 12:15 PM - Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30 PM - Complete your projects and help in studio cleanup! Share your art during a gallery show of student work and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at 5:00 PM.

Dinner: 6:15 PM - Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: 7:30 PM - Take part in a live auction of art works that includes donations from instructors and participants, as well as class projects or collaborative pieces.

Lodging: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 30 - Participants depart after breakfast by 9 AM.
Breakfast: 8:00 AM - Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: 9:00 AM - Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Williamsburg, MA.
Massachusetts Department of TourismThis is a good general resource for tourism in Massachusetts
For additional information, visit: www.mass-vacation.com
Northampton Chamber of CommerceThis area, known as the Pioneer Valley, is home to several fine art museums, historic sites including the Emily Dickinson Homestead and Old Deerfield and various outdoor recreational sites where there is hiking, boating and swimming. Of nearby Northampton, the Boston Globe said, "This small city offers more restaurants and shops, certainly more galleries, theaters and performance venues than most urban centers dozens of times its size. Add two rivers, mountain views, landscaped parks and meadow walks, and you begin to see why people call it paradise"--The Boston Globe
For additional information, visit: www.explorenorthampton.com
The Hidden Hills of Western MassachusettsThis is good resource for area museums, lodging, events and activities. To obtain this guide, send $1 to Hidden Hills,140 Pine Street, Florence,MA. 01062
For additional information, visit: www.hidden-hills.com/

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