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Weekend Classes 
for Children


Saturday Ceramics
with Nancy Blank
For ages 8 to teens

Day: Saturdays

January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $20 per class

A series of pottery experiences, glazing and firing


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Friday Ceramics
with Sabrina Kuchta
For ages 8 to teens

Day: Fridays

June 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

Come play in clay! 
Please note: Wonderful objects will be created but they will need to be fired which takes an additional week.




Photo By David Welch


Saturday Art Adventures for Young Children
with Lani Carney

Goals of Featherstone’s Young Children’s 
Art Programs:
To encourage children’s creativity through art
To be with them so that we might foster 
their enjoyment through art
To be sensitive to children and allow them 
to unfold naturally while with us
To be quiet, wise and gentle as we guide them
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If new to us, kindly come early (15 minutes) 
to familiarize your child with our 
wonderful Children’s Studio. Welcome.

Please let us know if your child requires 
any particular considerations.

Our Children’s Studio is a loving and caring, peaceful place for superb quality art making.
Learning is also fun!
Miss Lani

Saturday Art Adventures


The cost is $45 per child for each adventure class.
All Saturday Pre-school age and Elementary school age Arts Adventures are for ages 4-11 
from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
NO snack is provided. Please pack your child a healthy, nut-free snack to bring to class. 
  


April 29
Join Hands Day

A day to pledge “artful” kind of volunteering that brings youth and adults together to improve our Island community. Children are submitting their original ideas in January - we will cast a vote and determine the project “to be”. Stay in touch - an announcement will be made. We are gearing up our energies to do something “very cool” and purposeful in early May. Can’t wait for the all morning project that promotes “together we sure can” make a difference. 

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Homegrown Pre-School
with Coral Shockey

Homegrown Preschool Spring Art Series
for children ages 3, 4 & 5
Max Students: 10

*SOLD OUT*

Day: Mondays

Class Dates:
March 13 & 20
April 3 & 24
May 1 & 8

Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $60 for 6 week Series (a special preschool islander enrichment rate).... $20 for a drop-in class.

Featherstone's Homegrown Preschool Art Series is a weekly art class designed to provide a safe nurturing environment where preschoolers have the opportunity to discover and color their world through different art mediums.

Children will be encouraged to explore their self expression and begin to develop their own art making process. Each class will introduce new art mediums that include watercolors, mosaic tiles, acrylic paints, collages with unique materials including fabrics, as well as, collecting found objects and turning them into works of art. Throughout the art series, children will also learn about some of our favorite artists that might spark some inspiration within their own work. Come join us for some preschool art making fun!


Weekday Classes for 
Young Children
with Lani Carney

Goals of Featherstone’s 
Young Children’s Art Programs:

To encourage children’s creativity through art
To be with them so that we might foster their enjoyment through art
To be sensitive to children and allow them to 
unfold naturally while with us
To be quiet, wise and gentle as we guide them
•••

If new to us, kindly come early (15 minutes) 
to familiarize your child with our wonderful 
Children’s Studio. Welcome.

Please let us know if your child requires any 
particular considerations.

Our Children’s Studio is a loving and caring, 
peaceful place for superb quality art making.
Learning is also fun!
Miss Lani


Weekday Art Classes


Drawing your Attention
to dive into the universe of drawing- FUN
For ages 6, 7, 8
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM
Location: The Children's Studio
Fee: $35 per class

December 6 & 13
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 25

Drawing is one of the simplest, oldest and still most wonderful of human creative endeavors…Our primary medium for our children’s class will be: pen, graphite pencil, watercolor pencils, and pastels on a variety of colored surfaces. 

We will explore a wide variety of FUN and useful drawing techniques and styles with an emphasis on stimulating the young artist’s continuance of creative imagination. 

We will alternate weeks – drawing – and then painting subsequently, our drawings! Art fulfillment is our Tuesday goal. 


“On the Prowl” animals and art! 
Tigers, giraffes, rabbits, lizards we love them all!
For ages 7, 8, 9
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:15 - 5:45PM
Location: The Children's Studio
Fee: $35 per class

December 7 & 14
January 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 26

Children are always surprised, I have found, by their ability to paint animal shapes fairly accurately and charmingly when experimenting with brush drawing approaches. The paint brush is a terrific drawing tool! It is freeing – and the children find they can capture subtle details of specific animals! 

Children will get to choose their animals and they will be encouraged to continue to endeavor and think about specifics – shapes, features and characteristics that make each species unique. Whether the spirit, found in Franz Marc’s “Blue Horse”, or the realism of the farms where we visit, off site, animals are significant to our lives! We believe in protection and care… and the abundance and beauty of all species.



Bold Strokes
A Contemporary Mix- Ed Ruscha
For ages 9, 10, 11, 12
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:15 - 5:45
Location: The Children's Studio
Fee: $35 per class

December 1, 8 & 15
January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 27

The advanced art students have a taste for modernism – it seems natural to them for they like what is new and innovative that sorts well with their zest for life!
While moved by themes of Impressionism in the past – we tend to focus on contemporary artists in this course on Thursdays! In some cases, the youth artists have been painting with me for four years now. This being my twelvth year!

We will study paintings, printmaking and photography this fall as we glean insight into American contemporary artists!

We will look at Ed Ruscha’s influence in Contemporary Art and Photography. His works draw on literature, photography and film. He is deeply influenced by his love of books and language. He uses unusual word pairings and rhymes. In 2013, TIME magazine honored him as one of 100 most influential people. He is married and is the father of two sons and lives in Los Angeles. Much of his early “pop art” remains exciting in unconventional ways. His curious thinking intrigues youth!

Frank Stella will be our second contemporary artist in our series guiding our love for advanced art makings. 



You and the World
For ages 3, 4, 5
Day: Fridays
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM
Location: The Children's Studio
Fee: $35 per class

December 2, 9 & 16
January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 28

Who are you in the world at large? We will explore size, scale and proportions as we draw and paint portraits and self-portraits. Additionally, we will create globes, puppets and many other objects out of paper mache, poultry wire, copper, wood and shells to see how we fit in with the things of our world. 

It is fun to spend class time drawing from one another’s modeling. We’ll wear clothing with interesting decals or patterns – and children will take turns posing for one another. Musical instruments, sports equipment, an apple for our cows, books, umbrellas, spoons, plates, flowers –  all generate ideas for poses. 

In some cases, we will work on the floor. We’ll set self-consciousness aside – giggles and embarrassed moments will quickly fade away. 

Picasso, Matisse and other artists where their art figures were “not perfect” will be compared. This will be a series that delights young preschoolers.