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.


Wiawaka Wild Flowers
TBD
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Collins
WildflowersDid 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 for the workshop on July 8th 
Click here to register for the workshop on July 16th


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

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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


Falling Inside Flowers/Intimate Florals Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe
TBD
Natalie Boburka

10:00-12:00 pm ( morning session)
3:00pm -5:00 pm (afternoon session) 
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Create smooth blended intimate paintings through a combination of  Inspiration, observation, and learning some basic new skills.  Georgia O’Keefe knew how to become intimate with flowers enough to pull us inside them in her paintings.  We’ll follow her lead, and examine her abstract floral paintings for inspiration.  Then we’ll be examining and sketching and photographing flowers close up.  We’ll then use our photos and sketches to create small tempera paintings that focus on composition, intense color contrast, and value changes that pull the viewer in.  Go home with a better understanding of Georgia O’Keefe’s floral pieces, and a collection of sketches, and at least one small painting of your own to treasure.

Natalie Boburka is a recently retired, NYS Certified K-12 Art Teacher with 30 years of teaching experience in the Schenectady City School District teaching all levels, including students with special needs, and Teachers through leading and teaching Professional Developments courses in integrating the Arts into other areas of the Curriculum.  She became certified as an International Baccalaureate Visual Art Teacher and spent her last 5 years successfully and consistently assisting students in achieving credit in this college level two year course.  She has a minor in Art Therapy and is adept at being flexible, adapting materials for individuals, and targeted curriculum development.  She has taught adults of all ages, from preschool to Senior Citizens, in a variety of settings.  She has worked with an enormous variety of materials, due to the differing settings she has worked in and populations she has worked with, from clay to recycled plastic and from colored soap bubbles to oil paint sticks.  She is adept at giving clear instructions that relate to the audience she is addressing.  She integrates strong skill based goals for participants within an engaging and interactive class structure.  She believes in using art history and examples from professional artists as inspiration and connection.  She is excellent at establishing a rapport with students, and making them feel comfortable and valued with confidence to grow.  She also establishes a format for critiques that is safe, comforting, and absolutely constructive for all.

Natalie is currently in her third year as the Education Coordinator for the Athens Cultural Center in Athens, NY. She continues to teach there as well, continuing in her 10th year.  She and her husband, musician Ted Boburka, run Boburka Studios, located in the barn complex of their 1826 brick farmhouse housing art and music workshops, and their private working studios for music and art, as well as gallery space.  They are in the process of completing renovations on two more rooms for more space.

She is a regular exhibitor of her own artwork, currently, primarily in New York.  She has exhibited in galleries from Florida to New York City.  She is a member of the Arts Society of Kingston, Greene County Council of the Arts, Albany Center Art Gallery, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Saratoga Arts Center, and the Arts School of Columbia County.

Cost for course and materials: $50
Cost for course, materials and day pass: $60

Click here to register for both sessions 

Wiawaka WildFlowers

TBD
1:30  – 3:00 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 and includes a booklet on wildflowers.

Click here to register


Watercolor Techniques – Greeting Cards
August 
9:30 am – 11:30 am 
Instructor: Patti Ferrara 
(Patti is happy to be back!)
With a few simple brush strokes, you will have fun learning techniques to create beautiful greeting cards. A variety of painting “tools” and papers are supplied. but please bring your own if you have any. A demo will be given and you will e able to explore and express your artistic spirit. Everyone will go home with their watercolors greeting cards and the inspiration of creating more beautiful art.

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 cotinues 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 includes materials
Make it a day pass for $55

Click here to register


Victorian Valentines and Messages of Love: 
Discussion and Craft
Catherine Golden and Pam Golden
TBD
9:30 am-11:30 am

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We will return to the Victorian era to learn about and make valentines and greeting cards, which grew in popularity in Victorian England with the coming of the Penny Post in 1840.  Catherine, a professor of Victorian literature at Skidmore College, will present the history of the valentine and show examples of period valentines, which were at times romantic but also gently teasing, quirky, and even insulting (called vinegar valentines).  Like the Victorians who bought supplies from stationer’s shops to make their own valentines and greeting cards, we will turn from discussion to craft.  Pam, sculptor of the Birch Women at Wiawaka and an art teacher at SSCPS, will guide our making of different types of greeting cards and valentines with windows, hidden messages, and popup inserts. We will adorn them with tender Victorian verses, lace, feathers, flowers, shells, and ribbons. Each participant will be able to make 2 personalized valentines or greeting cards to convey a message of love or friendship.

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.

Cost for Workshop (includes material fee) : $25
Cost for Workshop (includes material fee and day pass) : $35

Click here to register


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