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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

Immerse yourself in glass working as you delight in the natural beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Divide 20 studio hours between furnace working, flame working, and cold working as highly qualified glassmakers instruct and help you create beautiful glass objects. At the furnace, try your hand at glassblowing and work with molten glass to fashion paperweights and vessels. Using the basics of flame working, make beads and small scale sculptures. In the kiln shop, create fused jewelry pieces, small slumped projects and learn to sandblast glass. • Don't just watch a demonstration — make glass yourself! • Enjoy a historic walking exploration of the restored Market Street district of downtown Corning. • Marvel at 3500 years of glassmaking at the finest glass museum in the world.  ($965 per person double occupancy/ + $125 for single occupancy / $815 no accommodations) Road Scholar course #2388. Activity level 3: Moderate.