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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Painting with Patrice
Austrian Copper Rose
July 11th, 2023
2:00 – 4:00 pm

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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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
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, 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 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

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
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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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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