13120011_10153686036793348_6898487915151123623_oDiscover the crafts and culture of Upstate New York through hands-on workshops. Master a historic trade, make new friends, and take home your own handmade craft.

All workshops take place at Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150. Pre-registration is always required. For more information please call 518-887-5073 or email

Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Silversmithing & Glass Enameling Jewelry Workshop
Date/Time: Fridays in May — 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (1 to 4 pm)
Workshop Fee: SOLD OUT
Instructor: Matt Balint

Learn the basic skills for creating vibrant powdered glass enamels, and leave with your own colorful design! We’ll learn how to work with a kiln, fusing glass enamel to copper and silver, and then we’ll work with a torch to do silver soldering and bezel making. Students will create their own piece of jewelry, such as earrings, a ring, or a pendant. All tools will be provided. No prior jewelry making experience is required.

Matt Balint is a local Silversmith. He has worked in the field as a professional jewelry maker, and NY state licensed educator, for over 15 years.

This workshop is sold out.

Workshop: Hooked on Blacksmithing
with John Ackner
Sunday, May 21 from 9 AM to 5 PM @ Mabee Farm
$150 (includes materials)

Join our resident blacksmith as we learn to make hooks and adjustable fireplace trammels. Pre-registration required.