Art and Craft Workshops

Mindful Photography
June 27, 2018 1-4pm
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. To register online click here or call 518-668-9690.
Watercolor Tea Bag Class
June 30, 2018 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Ruby Silvious
Artist in Residence Ruby Silvous will teach participants how to create beautiful works of art on tea bags, with watercolor paints.  Come learn this delicate art and create work with a bold statement.  Materials will be supplied.
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.
To register online click here or call 518-668-9690.
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Meet the Artists in Residence
July 2, 2018
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.
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Still Life Painting w/ Fruit
July 3, 2018  2-4pm
Instructor: Alice Tunison
Using acrylic paint on canvas we will render a compositional study of fresh fruits, framed and ready to display at home or to give as a gift. First time painters and experienced artists are sure to enjoy this fun class.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.


Cloth Doll Making
July 4, 2018  2-4pm
Instructor: Alice Tunison
Using the simplest of natural materials class participants will make their own unique doll in the old tradition of doll making.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.

 


Drawing Trees w/ Pencil
July 5, 2018 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.

Cost: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. To register call 518-668-9690 or click here.


Georgia O’Keeffe Week  July 6 – 12, 2018 – 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 6 & 7 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: $10 for workshop only. Free for overnight guests and Platinum Pass holders. Purchase a day pass, class is included. $20 artist/material fee paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. To register online click here or call 518-668-9690.
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Art Exhibit & Sale
July 6-8, 2018
The public is invited to the 3rd 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 6th from 5-8 p.m. and will continue through Sunday at noon. It is free to attend the art exhibit, no reservations are necessary.
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Tussie Mussie Workshop
July 9, 2018 10am-12pm
Instructor: Andrea Gray
A tussie-mussie or word poesy is a small circular nosegay of flowers and herbs, tightly gathered and designed to carry a special message in the language of flowers. The traditional tussie-mussie is composed of fragrant herbs surrounding one central or several small flowers. Please join the fun as we create tussie-mussies, in honor of Georgia O”Keeffe and her time spent at Wiawaka and to recognize her great love of flowers. You will be guided to gently gather some flowers from the grounds of Wiawaka to use in your creation. You may choose to keep your tussie-mussie for yourself or to make as a gift for a loved one. You will have the choice of creating your tussie-mussie to hang or to wear as a corsage.
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 here.
There is a $12 material fee due at the start of class for all students, and must be paid directly to the instructor.

Create with Clay: Sculptural Flowers Inspired by Georgia!
July 10, 2018 9:30-11:30 am
Instructor: Pam Golden
In this hands-on workshop we will experience the joy of working with clay! Clay is a natural and flexible material and alot of fun to experiment with! We will be inspired by the beautiful flower paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe and create our own sculptural clay flowers. No experience necessary!

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 here.  There is a $10 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


Lake George Study, 1922
July 11, 2018 – 9:15-11:45am OR 1:30-4pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara
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, 1922″. 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. To register cal 518-668-9690 or click to register for the morning class or afternoon class. There is a $30 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


The Chestnut Gray, 1924
July 12, 2018  9:15-11:45am or 1:30-4pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara
In this workshop, students will create a study of O’Keeffe’s ‘The Chestnut Grey, 1924″, a tree 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 for the morning class or afternoon class. There is a $30 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


Cosmic Doodling & Fire Works Party – Georgia Style!
July 12, 2018 – 7:30-10pm
Instructor: Patti Ferrara
Guests will enjoy an evening on the lake celebrating the Georgia O’Keeffe week.  Refreshments will be served and artist Patti Ferrara will lead those interested in a O’Keeffe themed cosmic doodling (drawing and coloring) session.  The evening will end with a perfect viewing of the Lake George Village fireworks.
Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling or clicking here. Guests may join us for dinner at 6pm while seats remain. Dinner is $16. Reservations can be made by calling 518-668-9690.


Dancing with Your Heart – Art & Yoga Click to learn more)
July 20-22, 2018
Instructor: Allie Middleton & Nancy Dorain
A 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 (Click to learn more)
July 23-27, 2018 
Instructor: Pay Bayard
Join Pat Bayard in a 5-day quilting and applique workshop. 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.