Art and Craft Workshops

Meet the Artists in Residence This summer this popular week will be July 3rd- 7th, 2023

Come have an informal discussion with this summer’s artists in residence. Ask questions, view works in progress and share stories. Please let our Front Desk know if you are interested in meeting our artists. They will be staying all week working on their art and would love to meet you!

Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2023
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July 7th, 2023 is the first evening of this exclusive Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale 5 pm – 7 pm under the Tent July 8th and 9th the Artist Reception will be 10 am – 4 pm


The public is invited to the 8th 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 .


Chinese Brush Painting with Linda

July 1st and 2nd, 2023 10:00am-4:00pm

Instructor: Linda Schultz

Chinese Brush Painting is a simplistic and meditative way to paint. Using the “Four Treasures”: the brush, the ink, the ink stone, and the paper, one can learn the painting techniques to create the “Four Gentlemen”: the bamboo, the orchid, the plum and the chrysanthemum. Each “Gentleman” introduces a new stroke or idea and reinforces techniques already learned. Come and watch a demonstration and try your hand at it.

Linda Schultz is a retired art educator. She holds an MS in art education from the State University of New York and a Certificate of Completion from the Art Farm Gallery for Studies in Chinese Brush painting studying with Professor I-Hsiung Ju. Additionally, she has studied with master teachers Leigh Wen of Albany, NY, Sungsook Setton of Setauket, Long Island and with master painters at the Art Institute in Jang Yin, China. Since 1995, Linda has given numerous demos, classes and workshops in Chinese Brush painting throughout the northeast area to students of all ages.

Class Cost $50 (This includes material fees)

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Loose Watercolors 

Patti Ferrara

July 5th, 2023 1:30 – 3:30 pm

By learning a few simple brushstrokes and a mindset for loose painting techniques, you will be delighted when you create beautiful greeting cards. A demo will be given, all materials are supplied, but bring your own if you have some. Plan on having fun getting loose and expressing your hidden talents! Patti Ferrara is from Kiskatom in the Catskill Mts. of New York. She has been giving art workshops at Wiawaka for many passed summers and is looking forward to the opportunity to be there once again this summer! From mini monotypes to museum murals, Patti’s multi art talents keep her creating and inspired.Sign up soon, class size is limited!

Cost of the workshop is $40

Cost for workshop and day pass $50

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Making Monotypes 

Patti Ferrara

July 6th, 2023 9:30 – 11:30 am

Come and have a really good time with Patti showing you how to make monotypes prints using Gelli Plates. Monotypes are one of a kind
images. Students will be given a demo. and be using all different tools besides brushes! Materials are supplies, so sign up, relax, and make art!

Cost of the workshop is $40

Cost for workshop and day pass $50

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Painting with Patrice

Austrian Copper Rose

July 11th, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Patrice will guide participants in a fun 2 hour painting session. Participants will practice art skills using shapes and proportions, as well as highlighting and shadowing techniques. All will use acrylic paints on an 8 x 8 or 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas and take home a finished painting. No framing is necessary. All supplies are provided. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome.

Patrice has been part of the art community in the Adirondacks for over 25 years serving both children and adults. She has organized and planned art events and has taught painting workshops in many cultural and educational facilities. Some of those venues are the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, the Hyde Collection, the Chapman Museum, SUNY Adirondack, and Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. Patrice studied art and art history and has served on the board of directors for the Lake George Arts Project. She is presently the teaching artist for World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls. 

Patrice paints in the peaceful surroundings of her remote Adirondack home. She often draws inspiration from the work of the great masters and brings their methods into her classes. Her aim is to instill an appreciation of the arts and to encourage everyone to make art.

Cost of the workshop is $25

Make it a day pass for $35

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Basket Weaving Workshop

Mara Lefebvre

July 12th, 2023 9:30am – 4:30 pm

Learn the ancient craft of basket weaving using rattan round reed in this one
day workshop. The pliable reed will be used to start the center, bend the
sides and form the finished shape. Enjoy working with natural materials to
create your unique basket. No previous weaving experience necessary.
Need to bring a towel and scissors to class.

Mara is a visual artist, writer and yoga teacher. Her degree is in Fine Arts
from Skidmore College, and she has taught classes at Frog Hollow Craft
School and Hudson Valley Community College. The New York Foundation
for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center has awarded her grants and
residencies. She exhibits her collages and sculptures in regional and national
shows.

Cost of the workshop including material fees $60

Meals can be purchased separately

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Painting with Patrice

Lake George

July 13th, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Patrice will guide participants in a fun 2 hour painting session. Participants will practice art skills using shapes and proportions, as well as highlighting and shadowing techniques. All will use acrylic paints on an 8 x 8 or 8 x 10 inch stretched canvas and take home a finished painting. No framing is necessary. All supplies are provided. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome.

Patrice has been part of the art community in the Adirondacks for over 25 years serving both children and adults. She has organized and planned art events and has taught painting workshops in many cultural and educational facilities. Some of those venues are the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, the Hyde Collection, the Chapman Museum, SUNY Adirondack, and Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. Patrice studied art and art history and has served on the board of directors for the Lake George Arts Project. She is presently the teaching artist for World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls. 

Patrice paints in the peaceful surroundings of her remote Adirondack home. She often draws inspiration from the work of the great masters and brings their methods into her classes. Her aim is to instill an appreciation of the arts and to encourage everyone to make art.

Cost of the workshop is $25

Make it a day pass for $35

Click here to register




Flower Power- Georgia O’Keefe Inspired Florals in White

Natalie Boburka

July 14th, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Think white is white? Guess again! We’ll explore Georgia O’Keefe’s white flower paintings to look for hidden color and blend carefully in a small intimate painting. You’ll also learn to draw the negative space.

Cost of the workshop is $40

Make it a day pass for $50

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Van Gogh a Landscape Drawing

Natalie Boburka

July 15th, 10am-12am & 2pm-4 pm

Learn how artists use “mark making” to create texture, form, and value. You’ll create your own mark making library, applicable to many mediums.  You’ll then choose a photo and create a drawn landscape influenced by Van Gogh.

Cost of the workshop is $60

Lunch and Dinner can be purchased additionally

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Creative Collage – Inspired by Georgia

July 17th, 2023 1:30pm-3:30pm

Instructors: Pam Golden and Deb Ogden

Join us at a workshop that celebrates Georgia O’Keefe’s amazing paintings and our own creativity! At our workshop we will have many images of Georgia’s paintings, as well a vast array of decorative  papers, paints, markers, jewels and more for you to cut and glue onto a 10 inch cardboard round.

There will also be inspirational quotes of Georgia’s words to add into your creative collage! We look forward to making art with you!

Cost of the workshop is $30

Cost for workshop and a day pass $40

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Intro to Colored Pencil Painting

July 19th, 2023 2:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Deb Clinton

Learn how to use colored pencils beyond the coloring book, and create paintings from colored pencils. Included:types of pencils, strokes used, pressures, layering, blending, using solvents, tricks and materials needed for success. Deb Clinton lives in Lake George, NY, but grew up in Springfield, MA. She is a lifelong artist who has worked in many mediums as well as working in stained glass. She is a retired special education teacher with a BA degree from American International College and an MS in education from the College of Saint Rose. She was fortunate to take studio lessons from the late Twig painter, Richard Doyle. She is a member of North Country Arts and The Lower Adirondack Arts Council. She has a studio at home and at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY. After learning colored pencil art, she has fallen in love with that medium and teaches the basics of turning colored pencil art into paintings.

Cost of the workshop is $70

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Folded Book Art: Creating Beautiful Flower Vases

July 20th, 2023 1:00pm-4:00pm

Instructor: Nancy Lyons

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Take your love for books to a new height. Learn how to recycle paperback books into beautiful, folded book sculptures! In this workshop Nancy will teach students various folding patterns to create 2 different vases out of paperback books. In addition, students will learn how to create Japanese Kusudama Flowers & use other materials to “embellish” their vases.

Nancy is a retired elementary school teacher and artist specializing in watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, and reclaimed paper crafts. She has taught many summer workshops for children (one of which was at Wiawaka a few years ago) and adults in the Capital Region since the late ‘90s. She is a current member of Colonie Art League. Her work is informed by a love of flowers, nature and an appreciation for the vintage/unique.

Cost for workshop is $35 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $45 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Sun-Moon-Dot

Instructor Patrice Jarvis – Weber

August 3rd, 2023 2:00- 4:00 pm

Spend some creative time with Patrice. You will have a one on one opportunity to work with her while you create your own beautiful painting. Her painting workshops are for beginners and intermediate painters and for anyone looking to have a fun afternoon.

Patrice has been part of the art community in the Adirondacks for over 25 years serving both children and adults. She has organized and planned art events and has taught painting workshops in many cultural and educational facilities. Some of those venues are the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, the Hyde Collection, the Chapman Museum, SUNY Adirondack, and Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. Patrice studied art and art history and has served on the board of directors for the Lake George Arts Project. She is presently the teaching artist for World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls. 

Patrice paints in the peaceful surroundings of her remote Adirondack home. She often draws inspiration from the work of the great masters and brings their methods into her classes. Her aim is to instill an appreciation of the arts and to encourage everyone to make art.

Cost of the workshop is $25

Make it a day pass for $35

Click here to register




Watercolor Tricks and Kandinsky

Natalie Boburka

August 5th, 10am-12am & 2pm-4 pm

Play with a variety of fun easy ways to work with watercolor.  Then we’ll look at the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky for inspiration in adding lines & creating floating musically inspired painting/drawings.

Cost of the workshop is $60

Lunch and Dinner can be purchased additionally

Click here to register


Intro to Colored Pencil Painting

August 7th, 2023 2:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Deb Clinton

Learn how to use colored pencils beyond the coloring book, and create paintings from colored pencils. Included:types of pencils, strokes used, pressures, layering, blending, using solvents, tricks and materials needed for success. Deb Clinton lives in Lake George, NY, but grew up in Springfield, MA. She is a lifelong artist who has worked in many mediums as well as working in stained glass. She is a retired special education teacher with a BA degree from American International College and an MS in education from the College of Saint Rose. She was fortunate to take studio lessons from the late Twig painter, Richard Doyle. She is a member of North Country Arts and The Lower Adirondack Arts Council. She has a studio at home and at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY. After learning colored pencil art, she has fallen in love with that medium and teaches the basics of turning colored pencil art into paintings.

Cost of the workshop is $70

Click here to register


Painting Birches on Tea Bags

August 9th, 2023 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

This used tea bag painting class is perfect for beginners, whether you have painted before or not. Participants will learn a step-by-step technique to paint birches on used tea bags, using watercolor, gouache and fine-point pens. Art supplies included. Come and impress yourself!

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Mini Book Decoupage

August 10th, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

In this workshop, participants will create a mini-book using one sheet of paper and using a decoupage technique, embellish the pages with cut imagery, snippets of beautiful papers, type, textiles, etc to create a 4.25” x 2.75” mini book.  Bring a pair of scissors and, if you wish, any collage materials (junk mail, magazine pages) that are meaningful to you, such as photos or fabrics. All other supplies will be provided. Come and have fun!

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Intro to Pastels

Joann Quinlivan

August 11th, 2023 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Come join Joann to learn about pastels and create your own work. Capturing the landscape with a rich palette, Joann Quinlivan embarks on each painting as a journey in which her love of nature and affinity for color can be expressed.  Her award winning work has been juried into numerous National pastel competitions.

She is past President of the United Society of Pastel Artists in So. California and past VP of the Adirondack Pastel Society.  She has been teaching a beginners pastel workshop at the Hedges, an Adirondack Resort, for the past five years.  Her classes build familiarity with the medium, help students observe light and color value and each student gets individual attention.  It’s a fun and easy going introduction to pastels.

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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“Wiawaka Flora” Printing Workshop

Patti Ferrara

August 15th, 2023 1:30 – 3:30 pm

This workshop is always fun and creative. Using the flora from Wiawaka’s  campus, students will create “Calligraphs” , a one of a kind image, using Gelli Plates to make their prints. Patti will give a demo of two and all students will go home with a new inspiration and their collection of prints.  All materials are supplied. Sign up soon and discover your hidden talents!

Patti Ferrara is from Kiskatom in the Catskill Mts. of New York. She has been giving art workshops at Wiawaka for many passed summers and is looking forward to the opportunity to be there once again this summer! From mini monotypes to museum murals, Patti’s multi art talents keep her creating and inspired.Sign up soon, class size is limited!

Cost of the workshop is $40

Cost for workshop and day pass $50

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Victorian Teatime: Discussion and Craft

Catherine and Pam Golden

August 16th, 2023 3:00pm-5:00pm

In our world of takeout food and manufactured teabags, attending an afternoon tea party with pots of brewed tea hearkens back to a more elegant era. In this workshop, Catherine, a professor of Victorian literature and culture, will provide a brief history of teatime in Victorian England and address the
following questions: what is the origin of afternoon tea, a tradition we enjoy today? How did an Asian drink come to be the defining beverage of the Queen’s high tea? Do you know the difference between “high tea” and “low tea”? How did drinking tea lead to the production of tea boxes (also called tea
caddies), foods, and fashions that peaked in the Victorian age? Why and when did America become a coffee-drinking nation? As we discuss tea culture in Britain and America, participants will drink tea, nibble on biscuits, and listen to snippets of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (1865) and its unforgettable Mad Hatter’s tea party.

In the second part of the workshop, Pam, an artist and art educator, will guide us in the creation of our own decoupage tea boxes. We will provide boxes and materials to make a dazzling Victorian-style tea caddy, including colorful papers, gems, decals, and more. Participants will choose from among an
assortment of tea bags to fill their tea boxes to take home for their own Victorian-style tea parties.

Cost for workshop is $30 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $40 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Yupo Paper, Alcohol Inks, and Watercolors

Patti Ferrara

August 16th, 2023 9:30 – 11:30 am

In this fun and exciting workshop, students will be amazed at the results of using Yupo paper to create a Wiawaka lake view or what ever your soul opens up to!. A demo will be given and techniques shown how this water resist paper works. Very different from watercolor paper, Yupo gives the artist a new
freedom of creating and painting. All materials are supplied and students will go home with their beautiful art.. Sign up soon and enjoy the world of art!

Patti Ferrara is from Kiskatom in the Catskill Mts. of New York. She has been giving art workshops at Wiawaka for many passed summers and is looking forward to the opportunity to be there once again this summer! From mini monotypes to museum murals, Patti’s multi art talents keep her creating and inspired.Sign up soon, class size is limited!

Cost of the workshop is $40

Cost for workshop and day pass $50

Click here to register


Tea Bag Collage

August 17th, 2023 2:00pm-4:00pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

Participants will learn how to compose analogue collages on used tea bags, using found images and cut scraps of paper. All materials included.

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Ginkgo Leaf Painting

August 18th, 2023 2:00pm-4:00pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

Learn how to paint on dried, pressed ginkgo leaves using acrylic gouache and fine markers. Composition, color and shapes will be considered to create beautiful patterns and designs. All materials included.

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Concertina Collage

August 23rd, 2023 2:00pm-4:00pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

Using simple cut papers from junk mail and magazine pages, participants will learn how to compose simple paper collages to create a miniature accordion book. All materials will be included.

Cost for workshop is $50 which includes material fees.

Spend the day for $60 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

Click here to register