Art and Craft Workshops



Meet the Artists in Residence
July 2, 2019  6 pm – 7pm

Come sit at Wakonda Lodge and enjoy an informal discussion with this summer’s artists in residence. Ask questions, view works in progress and share stories. This event is free and open to all. There is no reservations required, but please sign-in at Fuller House upon arrival. If you’d like to come early to enjoy dinner ($16.00) please call to make a reservation, 518-668-9690.


Papermaking
June 25th 3:00 – 5:00 
Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Roll up your sleeves as you’re going to get wet. Make your own paper in any color an thickness, adorned with flowers, beads, ribbons, even insects. It’s amazing how simple it is.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $5 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


 

Three Dimensional Bookbinding
 June 26th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Laura A. Jackett
Do you like to fold and cut paper? These are the basic skills students need to be able to construct accordion, tunnel, business card and carousel books. .Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $10 for materials paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. To
register call 518-668-9690 .


 

Drawing Trees w/ Pencil
July date to be confirmed 2-4pm
Instructor: Alice Tunison
Symbolic of many qualities since ancient times, the tree’s finest quality is strength! Sketching, shading, adding tonal quality with pencil on paper will make the most beautiful drawings of trees appear on paper! Participants will be guided through the drawing process.

 


Georgia O’Keeffe Week  July 8th -12th, 2019 – Tours, programs, lectures and classes all centered around artist Georgia O’Keeffe in honor of her stay at Wiawaka in 1908. Read more about her stay at Wiawaka  here.


 

Exploring Nature in Wet Felting
July 2nd and 3rd, 2019  9am-12 noon
Instructor: Robin Blackney-Carson

Join felting instructor Robin Blackney-Carlson in this great 2-day workshop. Using varied forms of wool, silk, and other natural fibers we will learn how to create texture and surface design through the process of wet felting. On day two we will develop our designs with hand stitch. The class will be held from 9am-12 noon daily – leaving participants ample time in the afternoon for swimming, hiking, or relaxing.
Cost: $15 for workshop only. Free for Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale
July 5-6, 2019
The public is invited to the 4th Annual Artist in Residence Exhibit and Sale which will feature the work of eleven 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.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, July 5th from 5-8 p.m. and will continue through Sunday at noon. It is free to attend the art exhibit, no reservations are necessary.



 

Lake George Reflections, 1923
July 10, 2019 – 9:30-11:30am or 1:30- 3:30pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Landscape Reflections
New this summer, a different colorful study from Georgia to create! In her early artists’ career, O’Keeffe painted with watercolors while here at Wiawaka. So, special for the Georgia O’Keeffe week, students will create a watercolor “study” after “Lake George Reflection, 1923”. A few simple watercolor brush techniques will be shown and handling of the brush will be taught. Each student will have fun while learning and will go home with a 9×12″ matted watercolor study of their own. All materials and supplies are provided, so just bring an apron and think Georgia!

Cost to attend: $10 program fee for class only. Or purchase a day pass and stay all day and your class is included. Overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders may attend for free. There is a $35 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


 

“Flower”
July 11, 2019  9:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30 pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Flower
In this workshop, students will create a study of O’Keeffe’s “Flower”, one that had special meaning to her while living at Lake George. Using watercolors and learning a few brush techniques, students will paint their own study and go home with their  9×12″ matted finished watercolor. All materials and supplies are provided, so bring your hidden talent and think Georgia!

Cost to attend: $10 program fee for class only. Or purchase a day pass and stay all day and your class is included. Overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders may attend for free. To register cal 518-668-9690 or click to register. There is a $35 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


 

Victorian Fan Language: Discussion and Craft 
July 11th, 2019  3-5pm
Instructors: Pam and Catherine Golden

In the Victorian era, a genteel woman’s accessories—gloves, reticules (purses) handkerchiefs, parasols, and fans—made a fashion statement. But the fan had practical advantages, too: fans could hide a yawn of boredom, cool a lady from discomforting heat, and communicate feelings to a potential suitor. In this workshop, Catherine, a professor of Victorian literature and culture, will bring examples of Victorian fans, talk about these ways a fan functioned in Victorian culture, and teach participants the language of the fan. We will practice gestures to communicate a range of messages, including “I should like to be introduced to you,” “What time shall I see you?,” and “I don’t care about you”! In the second part of the workshop, Pam, an artist and teacher, will guide us in the creation and decoration of our own fans. We will provide a variety of media to make fans (e.g. cardstock, colored pencils, markers, paints) as well as decorative materials for shine and sparkle. At the end of the workshop, we will use our homemade fans to communicate our feelings, Victorian Style.

Cost: $10 for program only (free for overnight guests, platinum pass holders). There is also a $10 material charge for all participants due at the beginning of class, paid directly to instructor. To register call 518-668-9690.





Dancing with Your Heart – Art & Yoga
July 19th – 21st, 2019 
Instructor: Allie Middleton & Nancy Dorain

Enjoy weekend of art making and yoga – Open to joy and reconnect with your body-mind and with your creativity. In this beautiful serene setting, practice deep and mindful yoga, connect with other women and joyfully engage in an exciting art project. Laughter guaranteed as well as deep and mindful shared experiences in yoga and meditation.


 

Quilting & Applique Retreat 
July 22-26, 2019
Instructor: Pat Bayard
Join Pat Bayard in a 5-day Stained Glass Applique Wallhanging. Material kit will be provided and all levels are welcome. Class will run Monday – Friday from 9am-12pm, leaving you ample time in the afternoon the enjoy Wiawaka’s grounds and beautiful Lake George.


Printmaking: Calligraphs and Monotypes
July 24th, 2019 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am 

August 21st, 2019  – 9:30 am -11:30 am
Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Participants of this morning printing workshop will enjoy learning to create original “callagraph” or movable prints using Wiawaka flora and nature’s designs. Monotypes are created with your freedom of paint as they are a one of a kind image. Water based paints and  Gelli Printing Plates will be used. Students will have fun creating beautiful printed art and go home with a 9×12 matted original print along with their other print creations. All materials and supplies are provided, just bring an apron and your inspiration!

$10 workshop fee (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders) Fee for this afternoon workshop is $35.00 and payable to the instructor at time of workshop, but you must register with Wiawaka, 518-668-9690 or click here.

Mindful Photography
July 24th, 2019 1:30 -4:30 pm
Instructor: Angela Thomas
“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.
$10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $10 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Tea Bag Painting Class
July 25th, 2019
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

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Ruby Silvious will teach participants how to create miniature paintings on used tea bags using watercolor paints.  Come learn this delicate art and create work with a bold statement.  Materials will be supplied. Participants will be bringing home framed work of art. Frames included in the fee.
Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $35 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.  Class size will be limited to 15. http://www.rubysilvious.com

Watercolor Techniques: Chinese Brush
July 25th, 2019 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
August 22, 2019 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Enjoy learning the basic techniques of the Chinese Brush and watercolor at this creative and fun session of painting. Each student will learn how to handle the Chinese brush, the techniques of the brush strokes and will go home with their own  matted 9×12”   original watercolor and a few other surprise projects.  All materials and supplied provided, but bring any watercolor supplies you may have.

Cost: $10 class fee (free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders) $30 material fee due at the beginning of class, paid directly to the instructor. You must register with Wiawaka by calling (518) 668-9690. Class size is limited, so sign up early.




Dream Doodling & Fireworks
July 25th,2019  7:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Relax and quietly create your own world of doodling at this session of calming art. When doodling there are no erasers or mistakes, just one’s freedom to explore and enjoy the calm.All materials and supplies are provided, so come with your inspiration and join in for a peaceful dreamy time. Once you start to doodle, it may be hard to stop!

This class is free for overnight guests, day pass holders or platinum pass holders. $10 workshop fee for all others (includes staying for the fireworks). Register in advance by calling 518-668-9690 or click here.


 

Watercolor Techniques: Flat Brush
July 26th, 2019 – 9:30-11:30 am
August 23rd, 2019 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Instructor: Patti Ferrara
In this watercolor workshop, students will be creating a Lake George landscape. Using a few simple and fun flat brush techniques, each student will be shown and learn how to handle the flat brush . Each participant will go home with a 9×12” matted finished original work of art of their own. All materials and supplies are provided, bring your own supplies if you have them, an apron and good spirits A great way to relax and have some fun while creating art at Wiawaka.

$10 workshop fee (Free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders) Fee for this afternoon workshop is $30.00 and payable to the instructor at time of workshop. You must register with Wiawaka at (518) 668-9690. Class size is limited, so sign up soon!


 

Exploring Nature in Wet Felting
July 30th and 31st, 2019   9am-12 noon
Instructor: Robin Blackney-Carson

Join felting instructor Robin Blackney-Carlson in this great 2-day workshop. Using varied forms of wool, silk, and other natural fibers we will learn how to create texture and surface design through the process of wet felting. On day two we will develop our designs with hand stitch. The class will be held from 9am-12 noon daily – leaving participants ample time in the afternoon for swimming, hiking, or relaxing.
Cost: $15 for workshop only. Free for Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


 

Hands on with Clay! 
August 6th and 7th, 2019 9:30-11:30 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, women will learn traditional hand building techniques and create a sculptural vessel – inspired by the beauty of Wiawaka.
On the following day, we will add color to our sculptures with a variety of paints and other decorative materials.
No experience necessary.

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

Cost to attend: $10 program fee for class only.  $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Purchase a day pass and  stay all day and your class is included. Overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders may attend for free.


 

Colored Pencils Techniques, Watercolor and Wax: Flowers Designs
Colored pencil study after Candace Wheeler, 1827-1923
August 8, 2019 – 9:30am – 11:30am
Instructor: Patti Ferrara

Wheeler Flowers

Introducing to Wiawaka for the first time, the wonderdul world of New York bor arist, Candace Wheeler, 1827-1923, who was know as the “Mother of Interior design” at the the turn of the 20th century. One must read about this important successful American woman artist and her beautiful, kind, and giving heart to young America’s artistic women.
In this workshop, using one of Mrs. Wheeler’s “Flowers” designs, students will be shown some basic colored pencil drawing techniques using both watercolor and wax pencils. Layering of colors, blending and toning will be explained so that each student will go home with a 9×12 matted finished original creation of their own!
Participants will have fun learning about something and someone new!

All materials and supplies are provided; just bring an apron and your inspiration.
Cost: $10 class fee (free for overnight guests and platinum pass holders) $35 material fee due at the beginning of class, paid directly to instructor. You must register with Wiawaka at 518-668-9690. Please sign up early as class size is limited.


Tea Bag Collage Class
August 7th
, 2019
Instructor: Ruby Silvious

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Ruby Silvious will teach participants the art of collage on used tea bags. Participants will learn to incorporate cut images, drawing, painting, stamping and other fun ways to create a unified work of art. Materials will be supplied but participants are welcome to bring their own cut images (black and white preferred, but not necessary). Participants will be bringing home framed work of art. Frames included in the fee.
Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $35 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Class size will be limited to 15.  http://www.rubysilvious.com

 


Hand Bookbinding 
August 28th 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm 
Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Participants will produce several finished books during the class. You will learn how to fold signatures, use an awl to punch holes and stitch pages together.
Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $5 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

 


Boxmaking 
August 29th 10 am – 12pm
Instructor: Laura A Jackett

Participants will produce their very own box. Boxmaking techniques will be shared.
Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $5 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

 

A Walk around the Wheel
August 21st 1:30PM – 4:30pm
Instructor: Robin Gerhardt-Linkens
This workshop takes us on an interactive journey around “The Wheel of the Year” the
ancient round of seasonal festivals celebrated by our European ancestors.
Cost: $30 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $10 material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Minimum participants 10 with a maximum of 20.