Art and Craft Workshops

Meet the Artists in Residence
This summer this popular week will be July 4th- 10th, 2022

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 8th, 9th and 10th, 2022
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July 8th, 2022 is the first evening of this exclusive Artist in Residence
Exhibit and Sale
5 pm – 7 pm under the Tent
July 9th and 10th the Artist Reception will be
10 am – 4 pm


The public is invited to the 7th 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 will be July 11th – 15th,2022!
We will be sharing her story and celebrating our beloved Georgia O’Keeffe.
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.

Multiple Tea Bag Art With Ruby
July 6th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

IMG_2443Artist Ruby Silvious will teach participants how to create beautiful works of art on tea bags, using three to four used tea bags as canvas. Participants will learn how to paint colorful tea cups using watercolor or gauche. All materials are included.

Cost for workshop is $45 which includes material fees.
Spend the day for $55 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

Click here to register


Georgia Inspired Painting with Patrice
Red Poppy
July 11th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm

PoppyByGOKEEFFE (1)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 Jarvis-Weber is presently coordinator and leader of paint classes for children, families, and adults to help enrich their lives through art. She is a art teacher at World Awareness Childrens Museum. Freelance paint class instructor in multiple area venues.  She has been a Program Planner for the Stony Creek Youth Program and the Stony Creek Free Library Program Coordinator. A Program Coordinator, Gallery Assistant, and Shop Manager at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.  She has taught calligraphy, drawing classes, jewelry and clay classes across Warren and Saratoga Counties. Served as a Board of Director for Lake George Arts. For several years Patrice planned art shows, photography contests, Plein Air events and gallery openings for the community. She also gave opportunity for children and adults in her hometown to learn art skills and enjoy hands on crafts. Along with that she has worked in and for local art and educational facilities for over 20 years, leading artistic workshops for adults and children in art centers, libraries, senior centers, and schools. Among them are Saratoga Arts, World Awareness Childrens Museum, Glens Falls YMCA, Lake George Land Conservancy, SUNY Adirondack, BOCES, Double H Ranch, and Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.

Cost of the workshop is $25
Make it a day pass for $35
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Ginkgo Butterfly Painting
July 12th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious
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Using acrylic gouache, participants will paint designs on ginkgo leaves to create butterflies (and dragonflies).
Bring your imagination and take home beautiful butterfly creations that you can frame and hang on your wall.
All materials provided.
Cost for workshop is $45 which includes material fees.
Spend the day for $55 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

Georgia Inspired Painting Flowers
Morning Glory
July 13th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
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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 Jarvis-Weber is presently coordinator and leader of paint classes for children, families, and adults to help enrich their lives through art. She is a art teacher at World Awareness Childrens Museum. Freelance paint class instructor in multiple area venues.  She has been a Program Planner for the Stony Creek Youth Program and the Stony Creek Free Library Program Coordinator. A Program Coordinator, Gallery Assistant, and Shop Manager at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.  She has taught calligraphy, drawing classes, jewelry and clay classes across Warren and Saratoga Counties. Served as a Board of Director for Lake George Arts. For several years Patrice planned art shows, photography contests, Plein Air events and gallery openings for the community. She also gave opportunity for children and adults in her hometown to learn art skills and enjoy hands on crafts. Along with that she has worked in and for local art and educational facilities for over 20 years, leading artistic workshops for adults and children in art centers, libraries, senior centers, and schools. Among them are Saratoga Arts, World Awareness Childrens Museum, Glens Falls YMCA, Lake George Land Conservancy, SUNY Adirondack, BOCES, Double H Ranch, and Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.

Cost of the workshop is $25
Make it a day pass for $35
Click here to register


Let’s Marble Paper
July 14th, 2022
9:30am-11:30am
Instructor: Pam Golden

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Discover the magic of creating beautiful marbled paper!
We will be experimenting with colors and patterns using a simple
marbling technique. Participants will each make several pieces of
marbled paper. These can be used for greeting cards, drawings,
collage pictures or assembled into journals.
It’s great fun! No experience necessary.

Pam is a professional artist/educator. She works with clay and mixed media. Her sculptures have been exhibeted nationally including First Night/Boston, Artsplosure/Raleigh, the Fuller Museum of Art and South Shore Art Center. Pam’s artwork is included in two books: ART.RAGE.US – The Art and Writing of Women with Breast Cancer and ART and HEALING – Using Expressive Therapies to Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit by Barbara Ganim. Her three BIRCH WOMEN sculptures are permanently installed at Wiawaka Center for Women [www.wiawaka.org] in Lake George, NY. Pam teaches art residencies at schools through Young Audiences of Massachusetts [www.yamass.org] creating community clay murals and Friendship Tree sculptures.

Cost for Workshop (includes a $10 material fee): $30
Cost for Workshop (includes a $10 material fee and day pass): $40

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Nature Photography
July 20th, 2022
1:30-3:30 pm
Instructor: Cynthia Soroka-Dunn

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Spend sometime indoors and some time outdoors learning the techniques for taking photographs in nature and learning how to get your photographs into the market if you want to create your own website, or on-line gallery.

Teacher biography: Cynthia Soroka-Dunn has been a Nature Photographer for years. She studied at Bergen Community College taking photography courses and then minoring in photography at SUNY New Paltz. She has managed a photo studio, taken family portraits, Event photography and sold photography at the North County Arts Center in Glens Falls, NY as well as had her artwork hanging at restaurants and also in stores.

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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Making Junk Journals With Ruby
July 28th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

IMG_2442In this workshop, participants will experiment with a range of unusual and interesting materials– beautiful papers, found objects, old calendars, magazines, type, textiles, ect. to create a 5″ x 7″ mini collage book. Composition, color, texture, shape, and pattern will be sure to lead viewers eye across the page. Bring a pair of scissors and, if you wish, any collage materials that are meaningful to you, such as photos or fabrics. All other supplies will be provided. Come and have fun!

Cost for workshop is $45 which includes material fees.
Spend the day for $55 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Release the Quiller Instinct in You!
August 2nd, 2022
1:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Ann Fantauzzi

Get ready to meet the best paper project ever! Quilling is a very old craft/art form that is getting a renewed life with creative people looking to design, roll, paste, and produce a product ready for framing or using as a decoration such as holiday ornaments. The rainbow of vibrant colored strips of special paper will pull you in to imagine the shapes and end artifact of your creativity.

Teacher biography: Ann Fantauzzi is a career teacher of 34 years in public education in Saratoga Springs. She has made many trips to Africa since retirement to Namibia, South Africa, and Uganda. Working closely and serving on the executive board of The Giving Circle, Inc. in Saratoga Springs, NY since retirement, she has taught in the NPO’s primary schools in Jinja, Uganda and is now heading up a teacher training program for professional in-service . Besides teaching, she loves to travel anywhere-especially in her MINI Cooper, reading, writing, doing educational research, teaching and playing chess, and working on her newly developed interest in quilling. Ann lives just outside Saratoga Springs and is involved in many community projects related to The Giving Circle thegivingcircle.org .

Cost for workshop is $40 which includes material fees.
Spend the day for $50 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

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Folded Book Art: Creating Beautiful Flower Vases
August 4th, 2022
2:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Nancy Lyons
unnamedTake 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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Instructor Patrice Jarvis – Weber
August 3rd, 2022
2:00- 4:00 pm
1Spend 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 worked in and for local art and educational facilities for over 20 years. She has organized and led workshops for adults and children in art centers, libraries, senior centers, and schools. Among them are LARAC, Saratoga Arts, World Awareness Children’s Museum, Glens Falls YMCA, SUNY Adirondack, BOCES, and Double H Ranch. Her focus is to encourage those who have never done art before and show them they can be an artist too.
Cost of the workshop is $25
Make it a day pass for $35

Paper Crafting: Fun with books and stamps!
August 5th, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 pm

August 6th, 2022
9:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Linda Goff and Josette Lee
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This workshop will introduce the  new or seasoned paper crafters to creating books and stamping cards.  All materials will be supplied.  The participant will learn the basics of stamping including supplies, design and completion of up to 5 cards as time allows.  Bookmaking samples will be offered, and basic templates will be taught.  This is a fun and rewarding hobby that anyone can do!
Teacher Biography:  Josette Lee and Linda Goff are friends who both have over 20 years of experience in paper crafting.  Josette resides in Rhinebeck NY and is a book crafter; Linda is in Lenox MA and is a card maker.
Cost of one workshop including material fees is $30.
August 5th workshop:
Both days of the workshop is $50.

Paper Tea Cups
August 12th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

IMG_2444Participants will be creating charming paper tea cups using various printed materials including origami paper, homemade and various patterned papers. It’s a cut and paste project, and you are welcome to bring your favorite papers. All materials are included.

Cost for workshop is $45 which includes material fees.
Spend the day for $55 which includes the workshop and a day pass.

Click here to register


Loose Watercolors
August 17th, 2022 9:30 am – 11:30 am 
Instructor: Patti Ferrara 

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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!

Class size is limited, sign up soon!

Artist Bio:
Patti Ferrara is so happy to be back at our beloved Wiawaka again this summer!
A self-taught multi-medium artist, Patti has given art sessions here and continues to include her art in her daily living. Patti lives in the land of Rip Van Winkle and Home of Thomas Cole in the heart of Hudson River School of Art.  She does Plein Air, Printmaking, Drawing, Murals, etc …. All Art for Ferrara. http://www.pattiferrara.com

Cost of workshop: $35
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Victorian Christmas in August: Discussion and Craft

August 18th, 2022
9:30am-11:30am
Instructor: Catherine Golden and Pam Golden

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Christmas as we celebrate it today has its origins in the Victorian era. Queen Victoria’s husband, the German-
born Prince Albert, brought with him to England many aspects of his childhood in Germany, including a
decorated evergreen tree. Indeed, a drawing of the royal family gathered around a decorated Christmas tree at
Windsor Castle attracted great attention when it appeared in a Christmas supplement to the Illustrated London News in 1848. Quickly trees with candies and fruits and decorations found their way into many Victorian homes.
In this workshop, Catherine, a professor of Victorian literature and culture, will provide a brief history of Victorian Christmas including the rise of the Christmas tree, the first Christmas card, gift giving, special holiday
foods, Christmas crackers, and carols. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) will be introduced for its role in promoting the notions of charity and goodwill as essential to the Victorian Christmas spirit.

In the second part of the workshop, Pam, an artist and art educator, will guide us in the creation of our own ornaments either to decorate a Christmas tree, for those who celebrate the holiday, or to adorn our homes. We will provide a variety of materials to make a dazzling Victorian-style ornament—colored papers, lace, ribbons, decals, and pipe cleaners. At the end of the workshop, we will hang our ornaments to admire and celebrate
Christmas in August.

Catherine’s Bio: Department of English Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 PRESENT POSITION: Professor of English and The Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters, Skidmore College EDUCATION: A.B., Brown University, British and American Literature,magna cum laude, 1978. Ed. M., Harvard University, Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments, 1981. Ph.D., University of Michigan, English and Education, 1986.
Dissertation: The Victorian Illustrated Book: Authors Who Composed With
Graphic Images and Words.Director: Martha Vicinus. Catherine has an extensive resume with numerous publications on Victorian Literature. She has written and published books and articles and has received notable awards, recognitions and grants for her work.

Pam’s Bio: Pam is a professional artist/educator. She works with clay and mixed media. Her sculptures have been exhibeted nationally including First Night/Boston, Artsplosure/Raleigh, the Fuller Museum of Art and South Shore Art Center. Pam’s artwork is included in two books: ART.RAGE.US – The Art and Writing of Women with Breast Cancer and ART and HEALING – Using Expressive Therapies to Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit by Barbara Ganim.
Her three BIRCH WOMEN sculptures are permanently installed at Wiawaka Center for Women [www.wiawaka.org] in Lake George, NY.
Pam teaches art residencies at schools through Young Audiences of Massachusetts [www.yamass.org] creating community clay murals and Friendship Tree sculptures.

Cost for Workshop (includes a $10 material fee): $30
Cost for Workshop (includes a $10 material fee and day pass): $40

Click here to register