Tahawus Winter Interactive Workshop Series

Holiday Ornaments

Tahawus Winter Interactive Workshop Series
– offered by local area Artists, Educators and Artisans

Location:  Tahawus Gallery, 14234 Rt 9N, Main St., 2nd fl, Au Sable Forks, NY

When:   Fall 2023 to Spring 2024, Mostly on weekends – See listing below for specific dates.

Contact for registration and schedule details: Rebecca Kelly, Tahawus Artistic Director
646-734-0703 TahawusCenter@gmail.com

Tahawus Winter Interactive Workshop Series is made possible with support from the Lake Placid Education Fund and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.

Workshops are conducted by Adirondack Artists, Educators, and Artisans who share their unique skills and imagination in wide-ranging activities, including making holiday ornaments, inventive sculptures, creative writing techniques, outdoor photography, play-readings, swing, ballroom, and line dance routines, ceramics, portrait painting, and more…

Coming right up is the making of Spun Cotton – Holiday Ornaments, Sunday, Dec 10, 2-4pm, taught by Tarah Delia.


  • Spun Cotton Art Project – Sat. Jan 21 & 28 with Tarah Delia
  • Waltz & Swing Dance – Feb 10 with Craig Brashear & Rebecca Kelly
  • Winter Landscape Photography – Feb 24 or 25 with Rob Fountain
  • Ceramics mugs or windchimes – Sat. March 9 with Shannon Rock
  • Intro to Portrait Painting – Sat & Sun March 16, 17 with Rob Fountain
  • Creative Writing – Sat. April 6 with Lorraine Duvall
  • Modern Line Dance – 4 Thursdays, April 18-May 9 with Vicki Kirschner
  • RK’s Mini Dance Series (for adults to stay active “between holiday feasts”)

Rear-entry Office Space on ground floor of Tahawus Center, becoming available in 2024.

What the community is saying

Tahawus Cultural Center has created a layer of artistic culture to our area which brings awareness and opportunities to our residents.  I have participated in a number of workshops, including barre class for adults, line dancing, and spun cotton, and am looking forward to upcoming events. ~ EB

Being able to share my art with others and see their pleasure at learning a new craft was a joy. Having a way to engage your community members and share experiences is priceless TD

A great opportunity to not only share my love of dance but bring community members in who might not otherwise have been exposed to what Tahawus has to offer.  VK

Tahawus has blended into our community beautifully and offers artistic education and experiences to area residents, both young and old, making them accessible and affordable, which otherwise would not be feasible to attend.  HG

The Tahawus Center is located in a 112-year old historic building on the banks of the Ausable River.  Formerly a Masonic Lodge in Au Sable Forks, today Tahawus operates the Windows Gallery where art, education, and the village community engage with innovative projects, and which showcases artworks by local, regional, and visiting artists. Cloudsplitter Dance Studio hosts youth and adult dance classes, workshops, and studio presentations. Tahawus connects artists and audiences, adults and children, and strengthens and enlivens communities through diverse exposure, access to, quality training and participation in the arts.

Tahawus Cultural Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and project of the Appleby Foundation. Activities have been made possible in part with support from the Adirondack Foundation – Generous Acts, Asgaard Fund, Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Essex County Arts Council (CAP) Grant supported by public funds from Essex County, Lake Placid Education Fund, Pearsall Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Charles Wood Foundation, Stewarts Shops, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. 

LOCATION  34 min. each from Plattsburgh and Lake Placid, Tahawus is on Main St, between the bridge of the Ausable River and the Ausable Theater.

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