New York
Women at the Fire: An Art Intensive With Glass, Clay and Iron
Blow, twist, hammer and mold during an art-intensive week with other creative women. Learn ceramics, glassblowing and blacksmithing from instructors, and create your own keepsakes.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22772RJ
6 days
Starts at
11 Meals
5 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
  • Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
  • May 19, 2019 - May 24, 2019
  • Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
  • Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
5 nights
Painted Post
Watson Homestead has been a Road Scholar retreat location since 1982. Comprised of 375 acres, our site is located 15 minutes (11 miles) west of Corning. It was established by Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM) on his birthplace - hence Watson Homestead. We are ideally located a short drive from three Finger Lakes with their wineries, gorges, waterfalls and museums. Our programs also take advantage of the cultural resources of Elmira and the award-winning Small Art City of Corning with its famous Corning Museum of Glass and teaching Studio. We value Road Scholar participants as special guests and have hosted over 18,000 Road Scholars in over 600 programs. Our rural location offers a quiet and beautiful setting for woods walks and evening patio star sightings. Relax in the gazebo or take a walk down to visit the horses or the 1839 one-room schoolhouse on our property. Road Scholars are housed in the Main Lodge that features a huge dining room with fireplace and panoramic view of our wooded property. Any classroom activities are also in the Lodge. Parking is free. On our site, guests will find six miles of marked hiking trails, a heated indoor pool with diving board (operates May 1 to November 1) and 36’ climbing tower. Free WiFi is available throughout the Lodge. Since we are a retreat center, individual guest rooms do not have television sets. Televisions are located in three guest lounges. Guests should bring their own hair dryer and alarm clocks if needed. Our hotel-style rooms each have two double beds and a private bath. Complimentary beverage service operates 24/7, plus snacks for Road Scholar participants. Daily newspapers are shared at the fireplace and personal copies can be ordered. Our in-house catering company provides food service that is healthful and plentiful. Guests are welcomed to bring foodstuffs with them, including alcoholic beverages, as we do not offer bar service. A refrigerator, freezer and microwave are all available for guest use.
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