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Winter/Spring Classes


Abstract Art



Printing, Stamping and Mixed Media:  
Creative Ways to Personalize Your Art
Roberta Gross

Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

or 

Friday, June 4
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $10 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

In this session, we will briefly explore printing, stamping and texture creating techniques that do not require a printing press.  

Participants will leave this workshop with personal prints, samples of the tools for creating stamps, sample printing papers and other materials which can be used to create texture plates for printing papers. 



Creating Customized Collage Papers for Mixed Media Artwork  
Roberta Gross

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, May 26-27
Time: 1:00  – 4:00 p.m.

or

Thursday & Friday, June 17-18
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $100 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

Create unique papers for mixed media work or for elements in your painting.  There are endless possibilities for textured and colorful papers that reflect your personality and interests.  Marbling, embossing, brayering, adding paints including iridescent acrylic paints and stamping papers will create a unique paper treasure trove with which to compose your artwork. Papers included: brayer papers; crystalline papers; encased material papers; marbled papers; embossed and cast papers; and stamped papers.




Using Composition Formats and Elements to Create Strong, Personal Abstract Paintings
Roberta Gross

Date: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, June 7, 8 & 10
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

This class acquaints you with basic composition designs and basic elements of painting that provide you the structure you need to communicate your ideas while creating strong and personal abstract paintings.  We will explore various composition formats such as the grid, cruciform, high and low horizons, L shape, S shape and strata.  Using your color preferences with an emphasis on a simplified palette (to encourage color mixing skills), combined with the exploration of the basic elements and principles of painting (form, texture, rhythm, harmony, etc), this course will provide simple but sure fire techniques to get you started on your composition.  We will concentrate on exploring ways to develop the painting, particularly at that stage when you feel lost in the process.



Using Acrylic Paint and Mediums to Create Encaustic-Like Paintings
and Revitalize “Tired “ or Unfinished Paintings
Roberta Gross

Date: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 21- 23
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

Artists who are interested in creating encaustic-like effects but do not want to invest in the wide array of materials and ventilating systems used for encaustics may find using acrylic gels a viable substitute.  We will explore how these gel mixtures can create interesting and varied textures, layering and mixed media effects.  This exploration will also involve working on composition skills which are useful in starting a painting and important in finishing works in progress.



Making Paste Papers for Use in Collage and Other Art Work
Roberta Gross

Date: Saturday, June 26

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials 
Location: The Pebble Studio

Making paste papers is an old art dating back to the early days of book making.  Patterns can be drawn from prehistoric days, other cultures and free hand from the imagination.  Using various tools, such as shapers, scrapers, sticks and other pointed implements, students will create repeating patterns and designs.  These papers may be used in collage, book making, printing, and mixed media paintings.  We will explore some project ideas using paste papers.



Beading



Seed Bead Weaving - Right-Angle Weave Necklace — NEW!
Sarah K. Young


Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus $12 materials fee
Location: The Pebble Studio

This is one of many types of needle weaving and has a very versatile range of uses. The structure created by a series of circular thread paths carrying the beads, results in a very supple, fabric-like drape.

We will make a sampler necklace to explore the basics of this fundamental technique. The necklace design will incorporate both Czech fire-polish faceted beads and several sizes of smaller seed beads to create a distinctive focal point for the centerpiece. Delicate, lacy strands to complete the necklace will also be woven using some of the smaller seed beads.

Some previous experience with seed beads would be best, and good eyesight or a magnifier may be necessary. Materials will be provided at a cost of $12.00. The instructor will contact you, about a week prior to the class, via phone or email to determine your color choice.


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Earring Design - Under Construction — NEW!
Sarah K. Young

Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus $18 materials fee
Location: The Pebble Studio


Do you love the idea of making a new pair of earrings to go with a new outfit, just in time to wear out for dinner tonight? This class is just for you. Using fine quality materials, we'll make three pairs of earrings to learn some versatile and basic techniques. You'll get some very comprehensive instruction on the best ways to create simple loops, wrapped loops and how to work with beads with an off-center hole. What makes an earring attractive and comfortable to wear? These are some of the questions and design concepts that will be covered including many useful tips regarding size, shape and color.

The selection of materials will include - furnace blown glass (cane beads), Swarovski crystal, Czech or vintage European glass, Sterling Silver, french hook earrings, wire, head pins and assorted accent beads. Materials will be provided at a cost of $18.00. The instructor will contact you, about a week prior to the class, via phone or email to determine your color choice. You are welcome to bring any of your own beading materials and questions about how best to use them.




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Book Illustration




Children's Books for AnyoneNEW!
Kenneth Vincent

Day: Saturdays

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $25
Location: The Pebble Studio

Do you have a children's book story that you’ve written or an old fairy tale you’ve always wanted to bring to life? Then come learn how to create your very own children's book images.
This course will outline the fundamentals of children's book illustration while developing each student’s skill of composition and color relationships.

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Students should bring a sketchbook and any materials that you feel comfortable making art with such as paints or colored pencils.



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Ceramics






Open Pottery Studio
The Open Pottery Studio is supervised by Nancy Blank and Carl Mueller

Day: Wednesdays

January 6, 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30



Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.



Day: Thursdays

January 7, 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 3, 10, 17, 24



Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Fee: $5 per hour

         $25 per bag of clay

         $10 Glazing fee

         $10 Firing fee



Location: Pottery Studio

Work on your own in the Pottery Studio.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 


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Wheel Throwing
Frank Folts, Jr.

Day: Mondays

February 1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

June 7, 14, 21, 28


Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 per class. A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.

Location:  Pottery Studio



Learn wheel throwing from a master potter on Monday evenings. Frank’s students say the experience will become addictive. Please pre-register so that you can be sure to have access to a wheel in the pottery studio.

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Basic Hand Building and Wheel Throwing to Make Household Items
Frank Creney

Day: Wednesday

February 3, 10, 17, 24
March
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April
7, 14, 21, 28
May
5, 12, 19, 26
June
2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Time: 7-9pm
Location:  Pottery Studio

Fee: $30 per class. A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.



In these classes you will learn wheel throwing techniques to make everyday items for your kitchen: mugs, bowls and plates. You can also complement your ceramic items with attributes from your favorite animal! Scraffito and wax resist methods will be shown to make something you can use everyday. 




Introduction to Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Ceramics — New!
Washington Ledesma

Experience the satisfaction of throwing pottery on the wheel: make your own pots, bowls, mugs or other functional ware. A number of hand building techniques will be taught also. We will learn about decorating and embellishing our pieces and fire them in non-traditional ways.

Day: Tuesday

Dates: 
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 5 – 7 pm


Collage



Basic Beeswax Collage Workshop
Elena De La Ville

Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Fee: $75
Supply fee due instructor: $ 15/student
Minimum students: 4

Learn how to create a collage entirely with beeswax - no other glues or adhesives are necessary!

You’ll discover and practice techniques including layering, transparency and wax stamping. Supplies will be provided for basic collages, but feel free to bring your favorite images and ephemera as well to personalize your art. Any images you bring should be on regular computer paper, or Xerox. The thinner the better, (reduce and enlarge these to have choice in scale). Glossy photos won’t work well with this process, but fabric, stencils and small 3-D object work great! 

Elena De La Ville is a Mixed Media artist working with Photography, Encaustic, and Collage. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Venezuela; Textile Design at the Chelsea School of Art in London and Photography at the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Venezuela; Danforth Museum of Art in Massachusetts; Shaw Cramer and Dragonfly Galleries on Martha’s Vineyard.
She is an Instructor at: Ringling College of Art; Continuing Studies and Special Programs, Long Boat Key Center for the Arts, St Petersburg Art Center, and Art Center Manatee. www.edelaville.com

Supply list:

Clayboard or hardboard panels (8 x 10 inches)
Oil paints and brushes
Heat Gun or Hairdryer (I have found the heat gun works better), Images on Paper, (Thinner is better!) Xerox your photographs, Crayons,
Scissors, Paper towels, iron, old book page,
X-acto knife, newspapers.




Tom Maley Life Drawing Group

Day: Tuesdays

January 5, 12, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 


Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $10 per meeting

Location: The Studio


This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning.  New participants are welcome.  This is a figure drawing session, open to the public.  There is no instruction.  Participants paint or draw as they wish.  Call Dale Julier at 508-696-8076 or Anne Gallagher 508-693-9566.

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Firehouse Figure Drawing Group

Day: Wednesdays

January 6, 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 


Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Fee: Determined by the group

Location: The Studio


This group met for years at Firehouse Gallery and now meets at Featherstone.  New participants are welcome.  This is a figure drawing session, open to the public.  There is no instruction.  Participants paint or draw as they wish.  Call Tom Carberry for details at 508-693-3651.

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Back to the Drawing Board

Nancy Blank



Day: Wednesdays 

February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee:  $35 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio 

This is a class to work in more depth with the drawing elements of line, shape, proportion, value, texture, composition and color.  We will be working on finding a creative and individual answer to artistic problems.



Felting



Feltmaking: Exploring Flat Wet Felting
Christa Fischer

Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus additional fee of $10 for felting wool
Location: Barn Studio

Students will learn about and execute several different methods of flat wet felting including basic flat felt, open work felting, bonding felt to silk and felting with a resist. This class will give you the basic knowledge so you'll have the courage to tackle those all wonderful DIY felting books out there.



Materials required: a large sponge, 2 old towels, 1 bar of “Kiss My Face” soap and a pair of large scissors.



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Feltmaking: Wet Felting
Christa Fischer


Date: Saturday, February 6 and Saturday, April 10
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 plus additional fee of $20 for felting wool and design materials
Location: Barn Studio

Create slippers for yourself or your valentine from wool fiber using a resist pattern.
Make custom personalized wool slippers! You will learn to create custom felt slippers with the wet felted resist method. You can make slippers for yourself or bring tracings of the left and right foot of the person you are making them for. Bring a Bag lunch

Class supplies provided:
8 oz. felting wool and 1 oz. surface design material available for purchase at the class.

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
A large sponge, 2 old towels, 1 bar of “Kiss My Face” soap and a pair of large scissors.



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Illustration




Illustration — NEW!
Darcie Lee Hanaway

Day: Thursdays

Dates: 
February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: Studio

This course will take an introductory look into a multi-medium illustration technique. It will be run as a guided studio course. Participants will draw from sources, collage their scenes and then use paint to complete the illustrations. This course will be geared to students who are looking to experiment with new ways of using their drawing abilities. Please bring some ideas of what you would like to illustrate with you and sources (i.e. magazine clippings, old drawings, comic books, etc.) if you have them.


Knitting




Knitting for Charity
Rev. Judy Campbell

Date: Thursdays 3-5pm,

January
14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15


Location: The Pebble Studio
Fee: Free: All knitters welcome, there is no charge.
 

Come into the circle and knit easy hats, quick mittens and colorful scarves

…..For those in need on this island… Yarn, Needles and Patterns Supplied
 
Donations of any kind of yarn and knitting needles, size 8 or larger, will be welcome and appreciated.



Beginning/Intermediate Piano
Charles Blank

Instructor Charles Blank holds a M.Mus. from Indiana University. Contact Charles Blank at his studio, 140 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs, (508-693-1186) to schedule lessons.

Accepted: Beginners through intermediate; teens through adults.
Required:  Access to piano or touch sensitive keyboard.

Fee: $25 for 45 minute private lesson
$30 for 60 minute private lesson


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Learn to play from a Fake Book            
Charles Blank

Required: At least one year of piano lessons or ability to read music,
access to a piano or keyboard. 

Instructor Charles Blank holds a M.Mus. from Indiana University. Contact Charles Blank at his studio, 140 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs, (508-693-1186) to schedule lessons.

Fee: $100

Four sixty minute private lesson sessions. Gives you easy access to hundreds
of songs. For teens and adults.


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Native American Flute            
Ronn Speed


Day: Wednesdays

Session 1: March 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 2: March 28 & April 7, 14, 28
Session 3:  May 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 4: June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 for the four class series with your own flute or $130 for flute rental
Location:  The Pebble Studio

Learn the unique tones and techniques captured in the Spirit of the Native American Flute. Enjoy this natural method for stress relief, relaxation and meditation. Lessons are for beginners. More experienced students meet and perform regularly as the Featherstone Flute Circle.


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Painting




Working with Acrylics — Putting It All Together — NEW!
Donna Straw

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Session 2: April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $180 for the six class series
Location: The Pebble Studio

In these sessions we will explore the endless possibilities of unifying a work of art by working with a chosen theme and integrating it into a 12 box grid. Have you ever wondered how line, color, shape, space, form or texture (elements of art) serve to unify a painting? How can variety, positive and negative space, symmetry, asymmetry, gradation, alternation, contrast, dominance, emphasis and unity (principles of design) serve a similar purpose? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, you will have the opportunity to work realistically, surrealistically and more abstractly with an emphasis on technique, color theory and design. You will be able to work graphically or more painterly. The project will be individualized to suit the level of each participant.

Donna Straw is an artist/educator. She holds a BA in Art Education K-12, an MA in Fine Art and an MS in the Gifted and Talented. She recently retired from teaching in the public school system after 35 years. Donna's acrylic paintings have been displayed in Shaw Cramer and Dragonfly Galleries and she is presently exhibiting during the summer months in Cousen Rose Gallery, Oak Bluffs.

Requirements:
Bring a box full of items that will tie in with your chosen theme (a wide variety of sea shells, dried flowers or leaves, tools and metallic objects, musical instruments, etc.) Whatever suits your fancy.

You may pick up Donna's list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed to you.

Suggested Materials:

-  sharpened pencil
-  eraser
-  scissors
-  24" ruler
-  masking tape
-  small container for water
-  some newspaper for the table
-  paper towels 
-  small bottles, plastic or glass for mixing and saving paint in
-  plastic palettes or mixing trays with at least 10 mixing wells (with cover or saran wrap)
-  pre-stretched, preferably gallery wrap or deep edge canvas (in order for you to be able to paint around the sides)
Select one of the following sizes for our 12 box grid painting:

12'X16" (for 3" boxes)
16"x16" (for 4" boxes)
20"x20"(for 5"boxes)
18"x24" (for 6" boxes)

-  acrylic paint - red, yellow, blue, white, black ( bring in more variety if you already have it)
When selecting paint try to find:

- Alizaron Crimson
- Prussian Blue
- Naples Yellow
- Buff

- Bring a a box full of items that will tie in with your chosen theme ( for example: shells, leaves, metallic objects, flowers, etc.) 

- Acrylic Paint Brushes:

Try to bring in a variety of sizes from 2 -6. A good quality brush is important
Brushes come in round and flat styles. #2 round is good for detail work. I would also recommend flat sizes #3 - #6. (once again bring in a wide range if you already have them available)


Looking forward to painting with you!



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Acrylics for Beginners — NEW!
Kenneth Vincent

Day: Fridays

March 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 for the four class series
Location: The Studio

The object of this course is to learn basic painting skills by investigating the properties of acrylic paints. Students will learn how to work with the palette knifes, brushes, and techniques for paint application to gain a familiarity with the medium of acrylic paint.

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Basic primary acrylic colors and white, canvas board or gesso paper, small disposable palette and 4 brushes of varying sizes.




Pastel Painting
Ellen McCluskey

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $35 per class
Location: The Studio

April 22, 29 & May 6, 13, 20, 27

Learn the art of pastel painting from a master. Ellen is one of the Vineyard’s foremost pastel painters. 

Beginners may take part in this class offering.  Beginners will notify Featherstone that they are beginners and they should come at 6:00 for the first class.  Ellen asks that no beginners join the class after the first class.

You may pick up Ellen’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.





Introduction to Airbrush Painting
Jack Greene

Day: Wednesdays

February 3, 17,
March 3, 17, 31
April 14, 28
May 12, 26
June 9, 23


Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: The Studio

The first class will be about using the airbrush, types of airbrushes, compressors, free hand spray techniques, and masking methods. The following classes we will develop more complex images in color.

Class supplies provided:
2 Airbrushes with compressor and other tools

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Arches 90lb hot press paper 22”x 30”, blue masking tape, #1 Xacto knife, frisket paper, ink.


Private Art Lessons
Greg Watson

Dates and times: Flexible
Fee: $35/hr with 2 hour minimum, plus $10/hr each additional person
Location: Location varies according to lesson

Learn how to paint and draw from life with a private instructor.  Lessons are formed around your interests and can include landscape, still life, portrait or figure painting. Most supplies provided but materials list varies according to lesson. Please call Greg Watson at 215-313-3503.

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Learning to See, Open Studio and Painting Workshop — NEW!
Greg Watson


Days: Mondays

February 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $40 per class
Location: The Studio

The February segment of this class will offer an opportunity to learn the materials and techniques of oil painting while working on a project of your choice. Bring your project, a photo to paint from, a master painting you would like to copy, or we can set up a still life and I will help you make a painting. 

In April and May we will begin our study of individual artist's styles and different historical schools of painting. It should be clear that although we will study specific styles, and students will have the option to work in that style, this class is meant to be a artist's workshop and should be thought of as an opportunity to work in whatever style you want.  We will study these artistic movements:

April 5: Renaissance from Giotto to Titian
April 12: From Caravaggio to Rubens - Baroque painting 
April 19: Turner and the birth of atmosphere
April 26: Romantic painting- David, Ingres and neoclassical style
May 3: Degas, Manet and the impressionist moment
May 10: Monet to Pissarro
May17: Van Gogh, Seurat and the post-impressionists
May 24: Picasso, Braque - robust figures, cubism and modernism


Watercolor


Watercolor for Beginners — NEW!
Kenneth Vincent


Day: Saturdays

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 for the four class series
Location: The Studio

Individual instruction and demonstration of techniques will be presented, including the use of washes, brush handling, and color interaction. The goal of this course is to allow the beginning student to gain confidence in the physical handling of the paint with a consideration for color relationships and composition.

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Basic watercolors primary colors, 3 brushes (small, medium, large,) sponge, 90 pound watercolor paper and paper tape. 




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Watercolor for Cowards 101
Carolyn Daniele

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: The Pebble Studio


Watercolor for Cowards 101 is a beginning program. If you think watercolors are too difficult and you can’t fix mistakes, then this is the class for you. Have fun with this luminous art form. Complete a finished painting suitable for matting and framing. No drawing required. You may pick up Carolyn’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you 


Watercolor for Cowards 201

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00am – 1:00 p.m.
Dates: June 9, 16, 23, 30 


Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio

For those with an understanding of the basics of watercolor or who have completed Watercolor for Cowards 101. You may pick up Carolyn’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.


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Watercolor Painting
John Holladay


Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$50 per class
The Studio

May 1 – Flowers and Paintings of Spring
June 5 – Water and Rocks

Learn watercolor techniques from a master painter who will offer a different focus for each Saturday session. Basic watercolors are required. You may pick up John’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.

You may pick up John’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.


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Drawing and Watercolor Workshop


Priscilla Levesque


Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - April 7, 8 & 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $125 for the three day workshop
Location: The Pebble Studio

 




Since the weather will probably not be warm enough to paint outdoors, we will work in the studio with still life arrangements. Priscilla will show the students how to use a viewfinder to define the composition and then do a small study. The emphasis will be on using as few shapes and values as possible and minimizing detail. Priscilla will then demonstrate how to draw and paint the watercolor, inviting students’ comments and questions. The plan is to start a new subject and end with a brief critique each day. The aim is for students to create an overall value scheme and color relationship rather than picking out details. Students will practice working from light to dark and from large to small.

Viewfinders will be provided by Featherstone. You may pick up Priscilla’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.



Priscilla Levesque received her BFA at UMass Amherst in 1969.  She has long been a resident of Cataumet in Bourne and has been painting landscapes on the Cape and Vineyard for many 

years.  She teaches drawing and watercolor at Cataumet Arts Center and Falmouth Community School and within the past year has taught two workshops at the Campground in Oak Bluffs.  


Her work can be seen at the Granary in West Tisbury and also at www.priscillaart.com


 
 
Materials List
 
When shopping for art materials, buy the best. Use artist grade, not student grade. Even if you are a beginner, quality materials will produce better results.
 
Palette Colors (in tubes)
 
 
 
Aureolin Yellow
Raw Sienna
Burn Sienna
Cadmium Red Medium
Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Purple
 
Cerulen Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Indigo Blue
Phthalo Green
Recommended brands: Winsor-Newton, DaVinci, Lukas, Holbein, Sennelier Daler-Rowney.
 
Brushes:
Flats 2" and 3/4". Rounds #8 and #12
 
Paper:
Use at least 140 lb. Better yet, 300 lb. Buy full sheets and cut in quarters. If you have a block of paper, remove a sheet and mount it on a board so it will not buckle when wet. Recommended brands: Arches, Fabriano, Winsor-Newton.
 
Palette:
Plastic palette with mixing wells and a cover.
 
Board:
Solid LIghtweight board, such as masonite, for mounting paper.
 
Other Items:
Easel for outdoor classes, viewfinder, 5"x8" sketchbook, masking tape, binder clips, assorted pencils [2B, 4B, 6B}, kneaded eraser, water container, paper towels, chair or stool, insect repellent.
 

 


Photography




Digital Photography - Individual Camera Tutorial

Kathy Rose


Day: Tuesday 
Dates available:
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Choose a Tuesday between April 27th and June 29th to schedule your private
instruction with our premier photographer.
Time available: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 for a two hour tutorial

Location: Computer Lab in the Gallery Building


A one-on-one hands-on session tutorial is a must for persons with new digital cameras or a camera which you have not used much because it seems too complex. Instead of pouring over a poorly written guide book, we will go through the menu, functions, quick buttons and mode options to make your photos more your own and better technically.

Bring your camera, connections, battery and charger and laptop computer if you have one.

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Digital Photography 101
Kathy Rose

Day: Thursdays

 

February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4, 11

 

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee:
$200 for the six class series

Location: Computer Lab in the Gallery Building

Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, this class will take you to the next level in digital photography.

Develop a workflow for dealing with image storage, organization, filing, changing formats and resolutions. Any issues students have with their digital cameras will be worked out also.  We will crop, retouch images and prepare them for printing, making books, movies, calendars, or cards.  With the software available today you can easily create all of these end products with simple or complex programs, i.e. Adobe Photoshop Elements, Picasa (free download), iPhoto, PhotoshopCS, and Photo Studio.


Bring your digital camera with or without extra lenses, your laptop computer - Mac or PC, and a photo program in your computer such as mentioned above.  You can download a program during the class.

Instructor Kathy Rose has taught at three Universities after attending the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied with Harry Callahan (who is having a large show at the Boston Fine Arts, which we can field trip to if students are interested.)  She was a professional dye transfer printer for a New York/London firm and printed photos for publications, books, etc.  Kathy was also the garden photographer for the Boston Globe for over 12 years and has had shows on the Vineyard, in Vermont, and in Detroit over the past 30 years.


Poetry




Poetry
Donald Nitchie

Day: Wednesdays

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 14, 21

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $50 for the eight class series
Location: The Pebble Studio

Don Nitchie is an accomplished poet with many published pieces.  He is an able instructor, willing to offer constructive criticism and encouragement. 

In Mr. Nitchie's words, "The workshop will consist of the reading of sample poems, in-class writing exercises and critiques. Sample poems from various sources will also be the model for in-class exercises, which will then either be read aloud, or not. The exercises will be brief, taking up only about ten minutes a class. The bulk of the two hour class will consist of critiques of participants' work, with a choice of getting only positive feedback or actual criticism."

He adds, "The point of a Featherstone workshop, it seems to me, is to make sure it feels open and welcoming to participants at every level. It shouldn't be intimidating; it should be fun. The workshop leader is a facilitator, keeping things moving, and interesting, and even entertaining."

Print Making



Creative Print Making — NEW!
Washington Ledesma


Day: Thursdays

February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class

Location: Barn Studio

Discover the wonderful world of linocuts, woodcuts and monotypes. Be prepared to really get into the world of prints and express your creativity in this versatile medium.


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Quilting



Crazy Patch Quilts — NEW!
Enid McEvoy


Day: Tuesdays

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 for the five class series plus an additional $15 materials fee
Location: The Studio

Make quilts, lap quilts or wall hangings with a prize winning quilter, Enid McEvoy. Bring your own sewing machine and iron. Let us know if you need to have equipment provided for you.


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Quilting Fun and Done — NEW!
Erika Kuryla


Date: Tuesday, May 18 & Wednesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. each day
Location: The Pebble Studio
 
Create a Fun and Done 45" X 45" quilt. This quilt is done by  a quilt-as-you-go method. Fun and Done will allow you to completely finish this quilt as you piece each block and sew the blocks together. No UFO for you.... now THAT'S fun!

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
 
Usual sewing supplies: rotary cutter and rulers, scissors, a sewing machine with a 1/4" foot and a new needle, pins, paper and pencil (for notes)
 
Fabric: backing and sashing: 3 yards  (all fabric to be 40" between selvages)
           fabric A - 1 yard
           fabric B - 3/4 yard
           fabric C - 1 yard
           fabric D - 1 yard
           fabric E - 3/4 yard

Thread to match backing fabric... and a neutral color thread

Low-loft batting (not polyester)... 45" x 45"piece



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Scrapbooking




Arts du Papier - An Introduction to the Art of Paper-Crafting — NEW!
Eniko Delisle

Day: Thursdays

Session 1: February 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: March 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 3: April 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $120, for the four-class series, plus additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: Pebble Studio

This class will focus on the joys of Paper-Crafting and will include an introduction into a variety of paper alteration and manipulation techniques including: inking, stamping, chalking, tearing, cutting, sanding and layering in order to create unique Art Journals, Cards, Scrapbooks and Wall Art.

Class 1: Introduction of Paper-crafting 
Class 2: Layout - The Five Elements of Design 
Class 3: Stamping, Paper Punches & Decorative Scissors 
Class 4: Embellishments & Specialty Papers



Cherished Memories - An Introduction to the Art of Scrapbooking — NEW!
Eniko DeLisle

Days: Thursdays

Session 1: February 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: March 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 3: April 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $200 for the 4 class series, plus additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: Pebble Studio


This is a hands-on workshop designed to motivate and inspire the participants to get those family photos out of the shoe boxes and onto pages of artistic expressions designed to delight generations. Bring your photos and go home with works of art. These 3-hour classes will teach participants the basics of Scrapbooking: Cropping, Matting, Layout, Color Co-ordination, Journaling and Embellishment.

Class 1: Scrapbooking Basics - Eleven Steps to Successful Scrapbooking
Class 2: Layout - The Five Elements of Design 
Class 3: Stamping, Paper Punches & Decorative Scissors 
Class 4: Embellishments & Specialty Papers

Day: Thursdays

February 4, 18
March 4, 18
April 1, 15, 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: The Studio

Develop your wall piece by making a study in clay: abstract form, portrait, figure, plant form, sea shells - whatever fascinates you visually. Various simple tools will be used for sculpting/shaping. Then, using the clay study as a maquette, you will make a mold for casting the final piece. The final cast may be glazed or painted. There will be discussion in class about materials that are available to use in mold making and casting. 

Class supplies provided:
Tools, clay backing board, clay (plasticine), plaster, mold release

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
We will discuss additional optional materials and supplies in class.


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Soapstone Carving Class — New!
Jack Greene


Day: Thursdays 

February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 8, 22
May 6, 20
June 3, 17
 
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $50
Location: The Studio

Soapstone is a soft carving stone which can be worked with rasps, knives, files and sandpaper. Soapstone is provided for the class. Ideas you bring will jump start the process, but suggestions are animals, figures, whales, abstract forms, etc. Time is spent in class finding what will comfortably fit in the stone before you start to carve. You want to maximize the form in your stone. There will be a few tools in class, but it is always best to have your own.

Class supplies provided:
Soapstone, some tools.

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Pictures of images you might like to carve, some tools, paper dust mask (paint store.)



Songwriting




Songwriting
Jay Segel



Day: Tuesdays

Session 1:  March 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 2:  May 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $80 for the four class series


Location:  The Gallery

Have fun and learn the skills to turn your thoughts, poems and musings into music…
Take a favorite poem and put it to music. Write a song from the perspective of where you are at different life-stages.

 Songs usually reflect a moment in time - usually around a theme – maybe about insecurity or trust, etc…

“Crafting a song without inspiration is like a lawn with no landscaping… Writing a song without crafting it is like a lawn full of weeds.”  

Jay will also touch on the business of songwriting, copywriting and protecting your songs.

Jay Segel is an ASCAP affiliate songwriter and publishing member.  He has published and recorded hundreds of songs – from love songs to lullabies, from folk to rock. Learn his techniques and start your own songwriting career.
 Jay has just published a new CD: Pond Road Project: Extended Family. He will share the songwriting and editing process with his students especially learning from the songs on this new CD.


Stained Glass



Stained Glass
Gabriella Camilleri

Day: Tuesdays

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $180 for the six class series. Materials included.

Location: The Pebble Studio

Come learn how to do the ancient art of stained glass, or if you already know how, come and make another project. Each student will be guided individually through the step by step process of creating a stained glass window - from the designing, choosing the glass, cutting the glass, copper foiling to the final step of soldering it all together. Whether it is to give away as a gift, or to put in that special place in your home, come and learn how to create something fun. It is easier than you think.






Stencil Making




Stencil Making
Jack Greene


Day: Wednesdays

February 10, 24
March 10, 24
April 7, 21
May 5, 19
June 2, 16, 30

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: The Studio

Stenciling has evolved over the centuries in many countries. It is used on furniture, fabric, walls and in paintings. It can be developed into a catalogue of forms to be used in diverse ways.  It can be simple one or two color pieces or complex multiple stencils made to make one image. We will further discuss the art of stencil in class.

The class will begin by making stencil paper, developing a pattern or image and finally pouncing colors with a stencil brush or spraying with an airbrush.

Class supplies provided:
Acrylic artist colors

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
#1 Xacto knife, manila paper, a cutting mat or chip board, 140lb Arches hot press paper 22”x 30”.


The Art of Tapestry — Beginning and Continuing Tapestry
Julia Mitchell


Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$250 for the eight class series
Barn Studio

April 6, 13, 20, 27 
May 4, 11, 18, 25

Tapestry is the most expressive and individual of all forms of weaving. This class is for novices as well as continuing students. Beginning weavers will learn the basics of tapestry including techniques, choice of appropriate materials, design considerations, the history of the medium and current trends. Continuing students receive instruction according to their respective levels, including designing for tapestry, advanced techniques, finishing, and installation of a finished piece. Students are encouraged to work on their projects at home during the week. Portable tapestry looms and yarn are provided.

Class supplies provided:
Tapestry framelooms (may be purchased at cost from Featherstone)

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Drawing and note pads, pencils (colored and graphite), eraser, scissors, ruler