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IN HISTORIC CHARLTON, NY

Main Street Studio is a member-supported craft experience center focused on creative collaboration

Our mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to discover, learn and practice traditional and contemporary craft techniques, with a special focus on natural materials. We seek to build a community of people who possess the inspiration, knowledge and skills to live well, with mindfulness and the enhanced sense of purpose that comes from working with your hands.

Main Street Studio is supported by our community, through memberships, art/craft programming, and purchases of one-of-a-kind handmade works. If you are curious, imaginative, and collaborative, you'll fit right in!

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Upcoming Events

Exhibit
July 19 - August 4 - Paintings en Plein Air Samuel Leone solo exhibition of over 50 paintings... from the streets of New York, to Niagara Falls, Cape Cod, and the Charlton countryside. Learn More
Woodworking Workshop
Saturday, July 20 - Kumiko Basics - Asanoha Pattern Learn how to make a "hemp leaf" pattern using traditional joinery techniques. Learn More
Woodworking Workshop
Sunday, July 21 - Introduction to Spoon Carving Make your own eating spoon from a fresh birch log! Learn More
Fiber Workshop
Saturday, August 3 - Shibori Dyeing Techniques with Indigo Learn how to create traditional Japanese fabric patterns by folding, stitching and dipping fabrics into indigo dye. Learn More

Past Events

Member Open Studio
Wednesday and Thursday - Open Studios - Week of July 1 - 5 Unstructured Craft Happenings Learn More
Exhibit
Saturday, June 22 - Saratoga Farm Showcase Pick up your farm tour tickets, gallery exhibit of farm inspired works & local author talks! Learn More
Fiber Workshop
Sunday, June 9th - Eco-printed Silk Scarves Make a lasting imprint on a silk scarf using plants to create unique colors and patterns. Learn More
Fiber Workshop
Saturday, June 8th - Shibori Dyeing with Indigo Learn how to create traditional Japanese fabric patterns by folding, stitching and dipping fabrics into indigo dye. Learn More
Craft Workshop
Saturday, June 8th - Soap Making, the Traditional Way! Learn how to make cold processed goat milk soaps and create your own scented bars using essential oils and natural colorants. Learn More
Music Showcase
June 7th - Live Music Performance by StudioBlue Makers of music! Join us on Friday, June 7th for a special performance by Charlton’s own “StudioBlue” jazz & swing music ensemble. Learn More
Woodworking Workshop
Friday June 7th or Saturday June 8th - Build the Perfect Bluebird House! For all skill levels - learn the basics of woodworking with this simple project class! Learn More
Fiber Workshop
Wednesday, June 5th - Learn to "Paint" With Wool Mallory Zondag introduces flat needle felting techniques to create images with wool and traditional painting techniques. Learn More
Kid's Workshop
Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd - Kumihimo! Kids will love learning this traditional Japanese technique for making braided cords and bracelets. Learn More
Craft Workshop
Saturday June 1st - Weave a Wall Hanging Flower Basket Create your own basket with rattan reed and basketry tools, then fill it with locally grown summer flowers. Learn More
Community Art and Craft Exhibition
May 31 - June 9 - 3rd Annual Charlton Makes! Exhibition of creative talent from in and around our community of Charlton, NY. Featuring workshops and demonstrations led by local makers! Learn More
Update
- We're Hibernating We're planning a very busy Spring and Summer. Stay tuned for our schedule! Learn More
Member Open Studio
Wednesday, Nov 15 - Wednesday Night Open Studios Come hang out, chat, learn, teach and make with your neighbors. Learn More
Fiber Workshop
September 23 - Artsy Felted Vessels Learn how to sculpt and embellish your own unique bowl or vase from wool! Learn More
Fiber Workshop
September 17 - Mossy patch latch hooking Explore and learn the meditative art of latch hooking during this three-hour workshop. Learn More
Fiber Workshop
September 16 - Fantastic felted fungi Working with wool, wire and needle felting sculpture techniques to create uniquely felted fungi! Learn More
Fiber Workshop
September 16 & 20 - Wet felting flowers Learn the ancient and awesome art of wet felting while creating unique multi-layered flowers. Learn More
Gallery Opening
September 15 - Opening Reception: "Connective Fibers" Join us for an evening with contemporary fiber artist and educator, Mallory Zondag. Learn More
Community and Artist Collab
September 15 - 30 - Ewe & Us Join us for three weeks of activities with local wool producing farms and local artists that mold, weave and sculpt their rich fleeces into inspiring works of art. Learn More
Exhibit
September 15 - 30 - "Connective Fibers" New work by contemporary fiber artist and educator, Mallory Zondag. Learn More
Kid's Workshop
June 10 & June 11, 2023 - Kid's Painting Workshop with Karen Anthony Free painting class for kids! Two classes to chose from, Kitty Cats or Ice Cream Cones! Kids will have a lot of fun painting both. Learn More
Fiber Workshop
June 10, 2023 - Introduction to Japanese Fabric Arts Learn the traditional Japanese craft of folding fabrics to make ornamental flowers with "Tsumami zaiku" instructor, Renee Johnson. Learn More
Drawing Workshop
June 9, 2023 - Mandala Drawing with Betsy Seplowitz of Nourish Designs If you can draw a line or a squiggle, you can draw a mandala! Join us for a casual class exploring mandala and pattern drawing techniques. Learn More
Craft Workshop
June 3, 2023 - Adult Introduction to Basket Weaving with Patti Brousseau Try your hand at basket weaving while making a traditional wall-hanging basket to take home with you. Learn More
Kid's Workshop
June 3 & June 4, 2023 - Kid's Weaving Workshop with Lori Carter-Secreti Free weaving workshop for kids! Kids can spend an hour with local weaver, Lori Secreti, creating their own woven masterpiece! Learn More
Exhibit & Market
June 2, 3 & 4 + 9, 10 & 11, 2023 - Charlton Makes! The 2nd Annual exhibition of surprising locally-made works. This year includes a series of kids and adult workshops to get your creative juices flowing. Learn More
Kid's Workshop
June 3 & June 4 - Grondahl's Wizard Workshop A unique opportunity for kids to make their own magic wand inside a real wizard's workshop! Learn More
Ceramics Workshop
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - Clay Handbuilding for Wood Fire with Dan Greenfeld Join clay artist, Dan Greenfeld, for a very special workshop that explores the functional and creative possibilities of ceramic handbuilding techniques and the ancient process of clay wood-firing in a traditional japanese-style noborigama kiln located in Charlton, NY. Learn More
Exhibit & Market
Nov 25 & 26, 2022 - Holiday Market This year's market will feature some of our favorite potters, woodworkers, jewelry makers, fabric & fiber artists, and local farmers. Learn More
Exhibit
Sep 26 - Oct 7, 2022 - The Art of Wood Fire The Art of Wood Fire” showcases the work of a group of ceramics artists from across the Northeast who share in a twice-yearly communal firing with Dan Greenfeld, at a very special wood fired kiln in Charlton, NY. Learn More
Exhibit & Market
Jun 3,4,5 & Jun 10, 11, 12, 2022 - Charlton Makes! The show features 20+ artists and makers from Charlton and neighboring towns and includes hand-made furniture, fine metal work, pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, musical instruments, home & garden, jewelry, serving ware and local products. Learn More

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