Georgia O’Keeffe Week

1-downloadBefore Yaddo was founded in Saratoga Springs, Katrina and Spencer Trask built their first artists’ retreat at Wiawaka – an Adirondack lodge known as Wakonda where students from the New York Arts Club held their first retreat. Georgia O’Keeffe (pictured at Wiawaka to the right) was a registered guest-artist in 1908. In honor of her stay we have put together a week filled with programs all about Georgia. Be sure to register early and book you stay, last year we sold out every program!

Wiawaka Tours
July 8, 2018  2 & 4 pm

Tours offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about Wiawaka’s cherished history and present programs and services. Come view the beautiful gardens, historic buildings, secluded woodland pathways and beautiful Lake George. Tours are free and open the public Guests who wish to stay on site following the tour must purchase a day pass at the front desk in Fuller House.

Georgia O’Keeffe – Her Home, Her Art
An evening with storyteller, Kate Dudding
July 8, 2018 7pm

Award winning storyteller Kate Dudding will present Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Home Her Art.  Did you ever wonder why Georgia O’Keeffe painted those huge flowers and the bones in the desert? Kate shows 25 photographs of Georgia’s paintings while sharing Georgia’s own words about them – a virtual tour by the artist herself.

Kate will then share the afternoon she spent at Miss O’Keeffe’s home (that’s how the tour guide always referred to her.) See pictures of Miss O’Keeffe’s home, studio and garden as part of this presentation.

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.

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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.
Herbal Mint Healing Salve
July 9, 2018 2-4pm
Instructor: Tina Ames 

Make an herbal healing salve with a favorite of Georgia O’Keeffe’s . . . mint. In this class Tina Ames will do a step by step demo on making a healing salve with coconut oil, local beeswax, and organic healing mint. Everyone gets to take home a small jar of salve along with easy instructions on how to make it at home.
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 $8 material fee due at the start of class for all students, and must be paid directly to the instructor.

Movie Night w/ Georgia
Monday, July 9, 2018 – 8pm
Wiawaka Program Tent

Come enjoy the 2009 Georgia O’Keeffe film in which Joan Allen stars as acclaimed artist Georgia O’Keefe. Smitten with photographer Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons), O’Keefe is devastated to discover her beloved husband has strayed. A retreat to Taos, New Mexico, however, provided the painter with the inspiration for “The Lawrence Tree,” one of her most famous works. Ed Begley, Jr. and Tyne Daly co-star.
It is free to come enjoy the movie. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Chairs will be available but feel free to bring your own!


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.


Georgia’s Flower Bombs
July 10, 2018 2-4 pm
Instructor: Tina Ames

Have fun in this easy workshop making seed bombs (balls) with three of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite organic flowers – monster sunflower, morning glory and columbine. Our seed bombs will be made up of recycled paper that we will soak, blend into a pulp and add seeds forming a ball. Everyone gets to make some of their own to take home and grow three of Georgia’s favorite flowers!

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 $8 material fee which is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.


Alfred & Georgia: A Presentation by Lake George Historical Society
July 10, 2018 7pm
The Lake George Historical Society’s Lisa Adamson will present a presentation on Teri Gay’s research and the book the Historical Society published about O’Keeffe and Stieglitz in Lake George… “Spirit of Presence and Place”. The book “is an overview of our area and how the geography of place impacted the artists, and how their” presence” impacted our history,” said Adamson.

This presentation is part of our Tuesday Women’s Lecture Series. Please click here for more information and to register.


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.


Georgia O’Keeffe Impersonation w/ Claire Nolan
July 11, 2018  7pm
Claire Nolan, a member of the Story Circle of the Capital District a story tellers’ guild located in Upstate NY will return to Wiawaka to present her popular Georgia O’Keeffe presentation. Claire will impersonate Ms. O’Keeffe and take you on a journey into the artist’s life through stories and pictures.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling 518-668-9690 or clicking here. Guests may join us for dinner at 6pm while seats remain. Dinner is $16.

 


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
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.