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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Hands-on Glassmaking at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

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Hands-on Glassmaking at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

  • Watson Homestead 9620 Dry Run Road Painted Post, NY 14870 USA (map)

Immerse yourself in hot and cold glass!  You will divide 20 studio hours between furnace working, flameworking and coldworking.  Highly qualified instructors will help you create beautiful glass objects.  At the furnace, you will work with molten glass to fashion paperweights, flowers and vessels.  Using the basics of flameworking, you will make beads at the torch. In the kiln shop, you will create layered and fused pieces such as sun-catchers, picture frames, tiles and jewelry.   In addition, you will learn to sandblast glass during the week.  Demonstrations by master glassmakers as well as lectures on Corning’s wonderful glass history augment the program. ($925 double occupancy / + $125 for single occupancy / $775 no accommodations)  To register, go to or call 877-426-8056.  Road Scholar Course #2388 Activity level: Active.