Art and Craft Workshops



Meet the Artists in Residence – June 29th – July 4th, 2020

Come have 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.


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Instructor: Laura A Jackett
Papermaking
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: Click here to register for class.


 

 

 


Wiawaka Self Portrait 
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Instructor: Alice Tunison
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“Look into my eyes and hear what I’m not saying, for my eyes speak louder than my voice ever will.”

Introducing a unique art class each season at Wiawaka is challenging for me. Each year  I look inside myself to find the place I journeyed to since my final swim in the lake the summer before.  Accepting who I am, loving myself and honoring my accomplishments – looking myself in the eye – that’s the art that calls to my heart for 2019.
Be of courage! Study your reflection in the mirror that will be positioned behind your art paper and create what you see. The variety of art materials provided will encourage individual expression for each woman’s self portrait.


Artist in Residence Art Exhibit & Sale

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July 4th- 5th, 2020
The public is invited to the 5th 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 4th from 5-8 p.m. and will continue through Sunday at noon. It is free to attend the art exhibit, no reservations are necessary.



Georgia O’Keeffe Week  July 6th – 10th, 2020 – 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.


Lake George Reflections, 1923
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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:

Click here to register for the 9:30 – 1130 am class or Click here to register for the 1:30 – 3:30 pm class.


“Flower”
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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: Click here to register for the 9:30 – 11:30 am class or Click here to register for the 1:30 – 3:30 pm class.


Victorian Fan Language: Discussion and Craft 
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Instructors: Pam and Catherine Golden

Victorian Fan

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.

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Printmaking: Calligraphs and Monotypes
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Instructor: Patti Ferrara

printmakingParticipants 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!

 



Mindful Photography
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Instructor: Angela Thomas
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“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.
Tea Bag Painting Class
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2:00 – 4:00 pm

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.

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Watercolor Techniques: Chinese Brush
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chinese brush techniquesInstructor: 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.

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Dream Doodling & Fireworks
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Instructor: Patti Ferrara

dream doodling fireworksRelax 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 or platinum pass holders. $10 workshop fee for all others (includes staying for the fireworks).

Register in advance by calling 518-668-9690.


Watercolor Techniques: Flat Brush
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Instructor: Patti Ferrara

watercolorIn 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.

 


Exploring Nature in Wet Felting
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Instructor: Robin Blakney-Carson

WiawakaFelters (1) 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.

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Sunflowers after Vincent
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Instructor: Alice Tunison
VanGogh Picture

“I cannot help it if my paintings do not sell. But the time will come when people realize that they are worth more than the cost of paint.”
– Vincent VanGogh

This two hour art class with me will give us an opportunity to paint ‘sunflowers’ after Vincent using acrylic paint on canvas.

Class size is limited to 10 participants. Painters new and not so new are sure to have fun.



Hands on with Clay! 
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Instructor: Pam Golden

Picture of Pottery class.JPG 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. Visit
http://www.pamgolden.com for more information on her.

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Colored Pencils Techniques, Watercolor and Wax: Flowers Designs
Colored pencil study after Candace Wheeler, 1827-1923
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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.

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Tea Bag Collage Class
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2:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Ruby Silvious

Tea Bag Collage
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.


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Origami Gift Bag
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 9:30-11:30 am
Instructor: Ruby Silvious
Using various origami, wrapping and handmade papers in different sizes and designs, participants will learn to fold this delightful bag. Bags can be used to enclose special gifts like notions or jewelry. All papers and accessories (paper string, buttons) will be supplied.


 


Paint your own Tranquilty Rock 
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2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Instructor: Patti Ferrara

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Paint your own tranquilty rock under the guidance of Patti Ferrara.

 

 


 


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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.
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