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The Road Scholar Crafts Week at Snow Farm: Kiln Glass

Program Number: 2333RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/21/2013 - 4/27/2013; 8/24/2014 - 8/30/2014;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Price starting at: $775.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Crafts
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Join us for an exclusive, Road Scholar-only week of creativity at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, Mass.! Discover the boundless potential of glass as you create projects ranging from plates to bowls to jewelry. Learn the fundamentals of glass work, from fusing and slumping to surface decoration, with applications for both sculptural and functional forms. With emphasis on the creative process, beginners will be instructed through the process step by step, and those with experience will learn new techniques and tricks. We’ll cap off the week with a student art show and wine-and-cheese reception!




Highlights

• In the heart of the picturesque Berkshire foothills, learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist.
• Savor the culinary delights of the Snow Farm kitchen as you enjoy meals prepared with organic and natural foods, topped off with delicious homemade breads and desserts.
• Studio explorations at the beginning and end of the week offer an exciting look at the progress of student artists who are participating in other workshops.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and a moderate amount of standing on this program.



Coordinated by Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program.




Williamsburg (Massachusetts)

In 1874, a burst reservoir flooded the mill town of Williamsburg and drove away much of its industry and labor force. Out of the devastation rose the Greek revival architecture seen today on the main avenues of the modern town, a popular base for the limitless outdoor, crafts and cultural opportunities of the Berkshires and the Five College area.



Accommodations
Architecturally designed dormitories; modest double-occupancy bedrooms share central bathroom unit with same gender (one dormitory is mixed gender with two gender-specific bathrooms). Studios in both original and new buildings. Hilly lawns, unpaved pathways.
Meals and Lodgings
   Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
  Williamsburg, MA. 6 nights
 Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Type: Other
  Description: Located in a beautiful pastoral setting surrounded by fields and woodland, the facility is a blend of historic 200-year-old farm buildings and contemporary living and dining accommodations. Our studios are housed in both old and new buildings. Snow Farm is a special place where students can come for rejuvenation and inspiration while learning a craft from master craftspeople.
  Contact info: 5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096 USA
phone: 413-268-3101
web: www.snowfarm.org/
  Facility amenities: 24 hour access to microwave and refrigerator A massage therapist is available on site one afternoon during the week.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: Bathroom (consisting of 2 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 prior: Call site for price. Call site for availability and price.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call site for price. Call site for availability and price.
  Check out time: 9:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:OOp.m. at Snow Farm You will be staying at Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program that night.
  End of Program:
9:00 a.m. at Snow Farm You will be staying at Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Required innoculations:
Yes: For those allergic to bees, please provide your own bee sting kit.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Williamsburg, MA.
  Nearest city or town:  Williamsburg
  Nearest highway: Rt.91
  Nearest airport:  Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT.
  From End of Program
  Location: Williamsburg, MA.
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Springfield, MA

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Valley Transporter
phone: 800-872-8752
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$55 (approximate cost)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Hartford, CT

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Valley Transporter
phone: 800-872-8752
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60 (approximate cost)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 

 

Northampton, MA

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
The Taxi
phone: 413-585-8259

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25 (approximate cost)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes 

 
Driving Directions
  From the East Take Rt.90-Massachusetts Turnpike- to exit 4 (West Springfield, Rt.91) Take Rt.91North to exit 18. At bottom of ramp, turn left toward Northampton (Rt.5) Continue straight to Main Street-intersection of Rt. 5 and Rt.9 Turn left on to Main St./Rt.9 West. Stay on Rt.9, bearing right out of Northampton past Smith College Continue on Rt.9 through Florence, until you reach a small rotary. Go half way around the rotary and continue on Rt. 9 through Haydenville and Williamsburg (notice the Williamsburg General Store on the left) Bear left on Rt.9 heading out of Williamsburg, for approximately 1.5 miles Take a left on to Hyde Hill Rd.-landmark is "Pat's" store on the left Approximately 1/2 mile up Hyde Hill Rd turn right at our wooden sign and green mailbox with our 5 Clary Rd address on it. Proceed to the top of our road to the main building (with lots of windows and red roof)
  From the North Take Rt. 91 to Massachusetts exit 20. After ramping off, go straight a few hundred feet to the first set of lights and take a right on to Bridge Road. Continue until it ends at the small rotary on Rt.9. Look Park is across the street. Take the first right on the rotary and continue on Rt.9 through Haydenville and Williamsburg (notice the Williamsburg General Store on the left) Bear left on Rt.9 heading out of Williamsburg, for approximately 1.5 miles Take a left on to Hyde Hill Rd.-landmark is "Pat's" store on the left Approximately 1/2 mile up Hyde Hill Rd turn right at our wooden sign and green mailbox with our 5 Clary Rd address on it. Proceed to the top of our road to the main building (with lots of windows and red roof)
  From the South Take Rt. 91 to Massachusetts exit 18. At bottom of ramp, turn left toward Northampton (Rt.5) Continue straight to Main Street-intersection of Rt. 5 and Rt.9 Turn left on to Main St./Rt.9 West. Stay on Rt.9, bearing right out of Northampton past Smith College Continue on Rt.9 through Florence until you reach a small rotary. Go half way around the rotary and continue on Rt. 9 through Haydenville and Williamsburg (notice the Williamsburg General Store on the left) Bear left on Rt.9 heading out of Williamsburg, for approximately 1.5 miles Take a left on to Hyde Hill Rd.-landmark is "Pat's" store on the left Approximately 1/2 mile up Hyde Hill Rd turn right at our wooden sign and green mailbox with our 5 Clary Rd address on it. Proceed to the top of our road to the main building (with lots of windows and red roof)
  From the West Take Rt.90-Massachusetts Turnpike- to exit 4 (West Springfield, Rt.91) Take Rt.91North to exit 18. At bottom of ramp, turn left toward Northampton (Rt.5) Continue straight to Main Street-intersection of Rt. 5 and Rt.9 Turn left on to Main St./Rt.9 West. Stay on Rt.9, bearing right out of Northampton past Smith College Continue on Rt.9 through Florence, until you reach a small rotary. Go half way around the rotary and continue on Rt. 9 through Haydenville and Williamsburg (notice the Williamsburg General Store on the left) Bear left on Rt.9 heading out of Williamsburg, for approximately 1.5 miles Take a left on to Hyde Hill Rd.-landmark is "Pat's" store on the left Approximately 1/2 mile up Hyde Hill Rd turn right at our wooden sign and green mailbox with our 5 Clary Rd address on it. Proceed to the top of our road to the main building (with lots of windows and red roof)


Required innoculations:

Yes: For those allergic to bees, please provide your own bee sting kit.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and orientation, followed by artist/instructors presentations.
(Sunday, April 21)
   
 Afternoon: 4:00 - 5:30 PM- Registration and room assignment
 Dinner: 6:15 pm - Dinner in dining hall
 Evening: After dinner there is a Welcome/Orientation meeting followed by artist/instructors presentations.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Formal instruction from 9 am - noon, and from 2 pm - 4:30 pm. After dinner, enjoy a tour of all the studios with a brief explanation of what students are learning in a particular studio. There is also open studio time for students throughout the evening.
(Monday, April 22)

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 noon-formal instruction
 Lunch: 12:15-Lunch in dining hall
 Afternoon: 2:00-4:30-Formal instruction
 Dinner: 6:15-Dinner in dining hall
 Evening: 7:30-There is a Studio walk through including a brief presentation of what is being covered in each workshop.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Formal instruction from 9 am - noon, and from 2 pm - 4:30 pm. After dinner, enjoy a presentation by a local artist, with images and discussion. There is also open studio time for students throughout the evening.
(Tuesday, April 23)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00AM-Breakfast in dining hall
 Morning: 9:00-12:00 noon-Formal instruction
 Lunch: 12:15-Lunch in the dining hall
 Afternoon: 2:00-4:30-Formal instruction
 Dinner: 6:15-Dinner in the dining hall
 Evening: 7:30- A local guest artist presents an illustrated talk and there is opportunity for discussion.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Formal instruction from 9 am - noon, then lunch. The afternoon and evening is unscheduled time. Students may take advantage of open studio time or take the opportunity to explore the local area, rich with museums, outdoor activities and great restaurants.
(Wednesday, April 24)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00AM-Breakfast in dining hall
 Morning: 9:00-12:00-Formal instruction
 Lunch: 12:15-Lunch in the dining hall
 Afternoon: There is no formal instruction. This is a free afternoon/evening. Participants may explore the area or stay and work in their studios. A licensed massage therapist is available on sight by appointment.
 Dinner: 6:15-Dinner in the dining hall
 Evening: This is a free evening to relax or to explore on your own.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Formal instruction from 9 am - noon, and from 2 pm - 4:30 pm. After dinner is Video Night or students may work in their studio throughout the evening.
(Thursday, April 25)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00AM-Breakfast in the dining hall
 Morning: 9:00-12:00 noon-Formal instruction
 Lunch: 12:15-Lunch in the dining hall
 Afternoon: 2:00-4:30PM-Formal instruction
 Dinner: 6:15-Dinner in the dining hall
 Evening: 7:30PM-This is video night, including all the popcorn you can eat.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Formal instruction from 9 am - noon. After lunch students complete their projects and help with studio cleanup. The day ends with a gallery show of student work and wine and cheese reception. Following dinner is a fun and lively auction.
(Friday, April 26)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00AM-Breakfast in the dining hall
 Morning: 9:00-12:00 noon-Formal instruction
 Lunch: 12:15PM-Lunch in the dining hall
 Afternoon: 2:00-4:30PM-Everyone finishes their projects and helps in studio cleanup. The day ends with a gallery show of student work and a wine and cheese reception at 5:00
 Dinner: 6:15PM-Dinner in the dining hall
 Evening: 7:30PM-There is a live auction of art works, including donations from instructors and participants, class projects or collaborative pieces.
   
Accommodations: Snow Farm:The New England Craft Program
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Participants depart after breakfast by 9 am.
(Saturday, April 27)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00AM-Continental breakfast in the dining hall
 Morning: 9:00AM-Departure
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Williamsburg, MA. Massachusetts Department of Tourism
This is a good general resource for tourism in Massachusetts For additional information, visit www.mass-vacation.com
  Northampton Chamber of Commerce
This 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 Massachusetts
This 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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