Workshop Wednesdays


Workshop Wednesdays
Unleash your creativity with a variety of in-person adult workshops at the Arts Center!
All participants will be provided with materials unless otherwise noted.

Looking for kids activities? Check out the Summer Kids' Arts Camp!

Monarch Butterfly Trinket Dish with Lauren Walker
June 15, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate the beautiful Monarch butterfly by creating a keepsake ceramic trinket dish! The curved butterfly shape is modelled in clay, withe acrylic paint added to create the beautiful orange and black markings. This simple project is made from air dry clay, and can be taken home and used within 2-3 days after drying. 

This workshop is suitable for adults and children; all ages from 7+, though younger children will need the help of a parent or guardian.

This workshop is part of the activities for the Indian Lake Monarch Festival.

Monarch Trinket Dish – Register


Illuminated Paper Vessels with Carol Marie Vossler
July 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will teach the history of paper lanterns, papermaking, types of paper and how lanterns are still used today. Participants will learn the basic techniques of building an armature, folding and then adhering  paper onto the armature. These hand-crafted lanterns will adorn all year long. Safe to use indoors or outside (weather permitting)! All paper, lights, armature materials and stamp making tools will be provided.

Paper Vessels – Register


Introduction to Watercolor with Lauren Walker
July 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Learn various techniques of watercolor painting, including transparent and opaque washes and painting wet-on-wet. This workshop will explore painting everyday objects using these methods, and participants will create an abstract or non-objective painting inspired by music!

Intro to Watercolor – Register


Sound Bath with Andrea Lisette Villiere
August 7, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

Immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of multiple gongs, Tibetan, quartz crystal and alchemy singing bowls. The hypnotic drone of the Shruti, chimes, the drum, and more! Sound baths create the space for self-healing and transformation. The resonance of the instruments is not just an auditory experience – it’s like receiving a full body sound massage. The healing harmonics work to realign your entire system – a restorative bath of sound!

Participants should bring a yoga mat, blankets, or sleeping bag and a pillow with you. Eye masks are an optional benefit to add to the sensory experience.

Contact Andrea to register: (518)304-3763 /
$45.00 Per Person (cash) | $47.00 Venmo @Andrea-Villiere (Sound Healing Adirondacks)

Sound Bath – More Info


Watercolor Landscapes with Lauren Walker
August 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Use various techniques with watercolor paint to create a value landscape showing depth and distance with watercolor washes and color mixing. Participants can bring along an inspirational perspective landscape photograph or image, or use one provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Landscapes – Register


Plaster Relief Sculpture with Lauren Walker
August 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Explore the use of plaster gauze to create a fun, 3D raised sculptural surface – the subject is up to you! The instructor will provide image source materials, but feel free to bring along your own inspirational ideas… simple natural forms or local flora and fauna pictures, for example.

Plaster Relief Sculpture – Register

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