Art and Craft Workshops


Meet the Artists in Residence – This will postponed until a later date this summer 

Come have an informal discussion with this summer’s artists in residence. Ask questions, view works in progress and share stories. There is no reservations required, but please sign-in at Fuller House upon arrival.


Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale- Postponed

 

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New Date to be announced
5 pm – 7 pm

The public is invited to the 5th Annual Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale which will feature the work of eight women artists from the Northeast.  Artists will have work that has been completed on site at Wiawaka as well as pieces from their collection.  The art, which features originals, prints and jewelry, will be on sale and the artists will donate 25% of the proceeds back to Wiawaka.
 It is free to attend the art exhibit, no reservations are necessary. Open to the Public.

Georgia O’Keeffe Week is being redesigned for another time so that we can remotely share and celebrate our beloved Georgia O’Keeffe.
Tours, programs, lectures and classes are all centered around artist Georgia O’Keeffe in honor of her stay at Wiawaka in 1908. Read more about her stay at Wiawaka  here.

Cased in Book 
Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Rescheduling to a later date
9:30 – 11:30 pm
(morning class)
cased in book
Do you want to take your bookmaking skills to the next level? In this workshop we will make a book and a fitted case. We will learn how to fold an accordion spine, glue pages onto the accordion, wrap covers with Japanese paper and attach to the pages. Students will then make the case to fit their book. The pieces for the case will already be cut to size. We need to glue them together to create an open-ended box. After wrapping the case in Japanese paper we can insert our book for a perfect fit. This workshop is designed for an advanced student, but we will proceed at a pace that will accommodate all experience levels.Cost for class and materials : $15.00


Cased in Book 
Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Rescheduling until a later date
1:30 – 3:30 pm
(afternoon class)
cased in book 2This class compliments the morning workshop to create the case for your book.  You do not need to take both classes.
Do you want to take your bookmaking skills to the next level? In this workshop we will make a book and a fitted case. We will learn how to fold an accordion spine, glue pages onto the accordion, wrap covers with Japanese paper and attach to the pages. Students will then make the case to fit their book. The pieces for the case will already be cut to size. We need to glue them together to create an open-ended box. After wrapping the case in Japanese paper we can insert our book for a perfect fit. This workshop is designed for an advanced student, but we will proceed at a pace that will accommodate all experience levels.
Cost for class and materials $15.00

Cyanotype Photography
Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Rescheduling until a later date
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Magic happens! Transform plain white paper into a rich blue photograph. No matter
what your artistic interests are here’s an opportunity to free yourself from conventional restraints. This alternative photographic process is accessible, exciting and applicable to other mediums. There’s something here for everyone. No photo background is necessary to master this process.
Students will produce blue photographic prints on paper or cloth using Cyanotype, one of the earliest and most beautiful non-silver processes in photography.
This workshop, photographic in nature, requires no darkroom
or extensive equipment.
We’ll take something old and something blue and give it a new interpretation. These blue prints are made with the help of the sun so bring your sunglasses. Participants will coat paper or cloth with a light sensitive solution using a foam brush and work on their negatives. To make a negative, students may draw on a transparent sheet
using a permanent marker, cut out and tape down pieces of old photographic negatives, or use the copy machine to transfer a previously created image to a transparent sheet. Participants will place their negative and interestingly shaped objects such as stencils on their now dry paper or cloth and carry outside to the sun.
Exposure takes approximately five to ten minutes. For development, the paper or cloth is placed under running water for five minutes.
Afterwards, the images are hung up to dry for about one hour. Students will be
encouraged to comment on others’ work in an aesthetic and critical manner before the close of the session.
This workshop is a lot of fun! Bring your imagination and a sense of humor.

Cost of workshop: $20.

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July 7th, 2020 – This has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe workshop with The Hyde 
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Jenny Hutchinson

Description to follow. Cost $25 and includes all materials.


Wiawaka WildFlowers

July 10th, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Collins

Wildflowers

Did you ever wonder how wildflowers got their names? Or an easy way to identify them? Diane Collins, wildflower photographer and naturalist, author of Trailside Wildflowers in Cole’s Woods, will lead a one-day program on how the common and scientific names of a variety of wildflowers were derived followed by a leisurely wildflower walk on the Wiawaka grounds. We’ll identify a lovely diversity of summer wildflowers, and using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide you’ll learn a practical system of identification you can use on your own. Both talk and walk will be about an hour each, and handouts will include lists and photos of the many summer wildflowers at Wiawaka.

Cost for workshop is $15 which includes a booklet on wildflowers.

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Felting Collage
Instructor: Robin Blakney-Carlson
Rescheduled until 2021
9 am – 12 pm
(2 mornings)
Felting imageWorking with a variety of textiles, prefelts and fibers, and a with felting technique we will create rich and colorful surfaces. We will add stitching and beading to add interest on day two. These creations can be used as wall hangings, or used to embellish pillows or garments (like the back of a jacket.) Students should bring one old towel.
All felting and hand embellishing materials are included in the materials fee.
Cost of class: $55 which includes materials fee and must be paid upon registration.

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Hands-on Clay
July 16th and 17th, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Pam Golden
In this hands-on workshop we will experience the joy of working with clay – a natural and flexible material! On the first day, participants will learn about traditional hand building techniques – slab/pinch/coil – and use these processes to create a sculptural vessel.

We will be working with an air dry clay, and so we can also press jewels, beads, feathers, etc. into the soft clay.On the following day, workshop participants will add the element of color to our sculptures, using a variety of paints and finishes.
All are welcome! No experience is necessary.

Cost: $40 includes materials
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Pam’s Birch Women Sculptures are installed on the grounds of Wiawaka. http://www.pamgolden.com


Mindful Photography

July 22nd, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Instructor: Angela Thomas
Photo of Photograpy
“It’s not what you look at that matters but what you see.”~Henry David Thoreau
Come wander the beautiful Wiawaka grounds as we blend the practices of mindfulness and photography. We will utilize mindfulness skills to expand our focus, perspective and presence, gathering images as we go. Please note that this not a technical photography skills class. Please bring a digital camera, smartphone or tablet with camera capabilities. Each participant will go home with a printed photo card. Angela Thomas is a holistic nurse, mindfulness teacher and photographer. Her photos have appeared in SaratogaMama magazine and the former Art de Cure Gallery. She has studied with Carl Heilman, Robert Rodriquez and Jan Phillips.
Minimum number of students 5 and the maximum number of students is 10.

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Cost of class and materials: $20


Teabag Mini-Quilt using Gelli Monoprints
Rescheduled until 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

Tea Bag Quilt (1)

 

 

Partipants will learn how to create a quilt made with used tea bags. On the first day, using gelli plates and acrylic paints, students will create monoprints on used tea bags.  On the second day, students will piece together their quilts using a collage technique and faux stitching. All materials included.

 

Cost: $85 for both workshops. Registration must be in advance. Space is limited.

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Hardwood Splint Ornaments
July 30th, 2020
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Barbara Boughton
Snowflake ornaments

For thousands of years, people in northern climates have used the bounty of hardwood forests to sustain nearly every aspect of life. The importance to the human spirit, of creating art and decoration, has existed side-by-side with the requirements of living, for just as long.

Celebrating the gifts of the forest, eight-pointed, 3-dimensional stars are woven from maple and cherry woodsplint. The grouping includes two seven-inch and one ten-inch ornament. They are beautiful hung as a group, either as “snowflakes” in winter, or as a small constellation for your home in the summer.

Cost: $35 includes materials fee
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Felted Soaps

August 3rd, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Instructor: Robin Blakney-Carson

Felted soaps

 

 

 

 

 

Using colorful wool fibers we will felt over a bar of soap. Encased in wool, Felted Soap is a used a great exfoliant like a soap and washcloth in one.

It also makes a pretty pincushion or a fragrant drawer freshener.

Cost: $25 includes materials fee

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Felted Wrap Jewelry

August 4th, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am
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structor: Robin Blakney-Carson
Felted Wrap Jewelry

Create a colorful wet felted wrap bracelet/necklace combination. In cool weather I like to wear mine as a wrapped or knotted necklace (I’ll tech you a few styling techniques). In the summer they make a fun bracelet. They can also be used as hair bands or ties. It’s a fun technique to know!

Cost for class includes material fee $25.

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Multiple Tea Bag Art
August 6th
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

tea bag painting

Using three to four used tea bags as canvas, partipants will learn how to paint landscapes and nature scenes using the medium of their choice. Watercolors, gouache, color markers and color pencils will be available for use.

All materials included, and participants will take home matted art.

Collage Accordion Book 
August 7th, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious
Collage Art Book (1)Students will make an accordion art book with simple paintings,
used tea bags and ephemera, using collage techniques and wherever the imagination
takes them! Paints and collage materials will be supplied but you’re welcome to bring
your own. Cost $45 includes material fee.

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Wiawaka WildFlowers
August 18th, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Collins

Wildflowers

Did you ever wonder how wildflowers got their names? Or an easy way to identify them? Diane Collins, wildflower photographer and naturalist, author of Trailside Wildflowers in Cole’s Woods, will lead a one-day program on how the common and scientific names of a variety of wildflowers were derived followed by a leisurely wildflower walk on the Wiawaka grounds. We’ll identify a lovely diversity of summer wildflowers, and using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide you’ll learn a practical system of identification you can use on your own. Both talk and walk will be about an hour each, and handouts will include lists and photos of the many summer wildflowers at Wiawaka.

Cost for workshop is $15 which includes a booklet on wildflowers.

Click here to register