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ABSTRACT ART


One Day Workshops

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 

Date: Friday, June 4
Time: 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. 


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.


Tactile Art:  Creative Mixed Media and Texture Techniques 
Roberta Gross

Date: Saturday, July 17
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

or

Date: Saturday, August 7
Time:  2:00 -5:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials 
Location: The Pebble Studio

There are unlimited ways to make your art more tactile or 3 dimensional when you use natural materials and acrylic gels and pastes along with other texture creating resources such as resists, modeling paste, gesso, sand, fabrics including old shirts, muslin, burlap and papers. In addition to using these materials, we will explore how texture is created by embedding grids, applying sand, papers, mesh bags, etc.  We will also explore how stamping, applying saran wrap, wax paper, and alcohol adds dimension.  

This class is for anyone willing to try new techniques, regardless of your painting style or experience. 

Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.  Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional $20.00 fee.  


Gestural Art/Abstract Expressionism
Roberta Gross

Date: Monday, July 19
Time: 2:00 -5:00 p.m.

or

Date: Saturday, August 14
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials 
Location: The Pebble Studio

Grab a large paintbrush, large papers- both traditional and nontraditional- and let the paint flow in an intuitive, gestural manner.  Add splatters and drips to convey your inner energy and rhythms.  In other paintings, add large color fields, write into them with sticks dipped in ink or liquid acrylic and continue expressing yourself.  Place some structure on these paintings using texture, lines, the grid or other formats.  There is no wrong way!!

Bring your own big and small brushes and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints. Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ use, there will be an additional $10.00 fee).  



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

Date: Saturday, July 31
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

or

Date: Monday, August 30
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials 
Location: The Pebble Studio

In these sessions, we will explore printing; stamping and texture creating techniques that do not require previous drawing or printing experience, costly materials or a printing press.  Anyone who paints, draws, writes letters, sends cards, keeps a diary or journal will find new ways of expression from the various “tools” we will explore.  

Participants will leave this workshop with personal prints, samples of the tools we used in class, and extensive handouts.  With all this, you will be able to continue with confidence to apply these stamping, printing and texture techniques in your own work.


Figure Painting at The Yard
Roberta Gross 

Date: Wednesday, August 11
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 
Location: The Yard, Off Middle Road, Chilmark (508-645-9662)

The dancer has been a traditional subject of painters and drawers both representational and abstract.  Using short and longer poses by various performers at the Yard in Chilmark, painters can explore the human figure, motion and rhythm.  We will explore using charcoal, pastel and acrylic paints to capture poses, which can generate materials for more extensive paintings approach. 

Bring your own charcoal and favorite 3-4 soft pastel colors or oil pastels.  Bring paper you may want to use. Bring 5 tubes of paint- black, white, red, yellow and blue. Brushes-some big and small; containers for water; and palette (bring freezer paper and a hard surface and you can make your own palettes); Ivory soap, paper towels and a plastic bag for clean up. Note: If the instructor provides the supplies, there will be a $20.00 supply fee. 



TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Creating Customized Collage Papers for Mixed Media Artwork  
Roberta Gross

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

or

Date: 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.



THREE DAY WORHOPS

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.



Line as the Key Element of the Abstract Painting
Roberta Gross

Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 7-9
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

In these classes, we will explore how lines can be used to create order, energy, focus, emphasis, emotions, contours, and/or be the subject of the painting. In particular, we will use lines to create a sense of distortion and exaggeration; open and closed spaces; geometric focus; drips, pours and splatters as the dynamic lines of a composition; and calligraphy (whether based on real or made-up scripts) as the subject and format. Each day we also will explore various line-creating tools (large mural type brushes vs. the liner brushes; needle nosed bottles, comb-like instruments; splatter; gels and modeling paste) and see how these different tools affect the emotional impact of the painting.  

Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.  Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional $20.00 fee. 

 
Asian Influence in Abstract Art
Roberta Gross

Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12-14   
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

or

Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 16-18
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

American Abstract Expressionism reflects aspects of East Asian arts in the use of gestural methods; restriction of color range; calligraphic imagery; highly asymmetrical compositions often with large empty spaces; atmospheric or flat fields of color; rapid and aggressive brushwork; the acceptance of accidental effects; and the notion of art as self-revelatory act. In this class, we will explore these elements while creating several large paintings.

Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.  Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional $20.00 fee.  
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday 7 Friday, July 21-23
Time:  2:00 -5:00 p.m. 

or 

Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 2-4
Time: 2:00 -5:00 p.m.

Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

The Vineyard landscapes suggest abstract shapes at every turn, whether large rock formations, the patterns created by the sea and wind in the sand; the silhouette of sail boats’ masts against the sky and hills; the empty spaces between tree branches; or seaweed left along the shore.  Abstract landscapes can be created by acrylic pours; oil transferred drawings on acrylic or water color washes (a widely method used by Paul Klee); bold line patterns in heavily textured grounds; collages; saran wrap pressed into pools of color; or tissue paper collaged over a tangle of lines drawn into a monochromatic ground,  

Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.  Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional $20.00 fee.  



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

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 27-29 
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $15 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.

Bring 3 items that interest you—it can be even stuff you pick up from the ground.  These items will be used to create “starts” and “jump starts” for your paintings.

Bring your own brushes, particularly some big brushes.  You can get some 2-3 inch inexpensive gesso brushes at the hardware store. (Don’t bring watercolor brushes—synthetic brushes work best0.  Also, bring acrylic paints you like—include blues, reds,
yellow, black and white.  You can bring your own canvases—work at least as large as watercolor paper (20x32).  The instructor will provide canvases at cost.  
Note:  If the instructor supplies your daily brushes and paint, there will be an additional $20.00 fee).  



Using Pastels to Create Abstract Paintings
Roberta Gross 

Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 25-27
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio

Explore your playful and experimental side using soft pastels and charcoal. These classes are for anyone - the novice or more experienced artist- who wants to stimulate his/ her creative and expressive approaches to using this medium.  Whether your interest is in abstract or more representational painting, these classes will help you as you develop your unique style and approach. 

Starting with soft charcoal and dark charkole black and white “painting”, we will proceed to add limited soft pastel color(s), to create different lines, shapes and values. The artists’ “paint brushes” include a variety of erasers (the triangle eraser is a mighty tool), the chamois, brushes and stumps.  A still life provides the starting point for the initial line and shape making activity in creating the abstract composition.  We will also touch on how to use prepared colored tissue papers and acrylic paint to rescue those “failed compositions” which have some interesting line and color areas and make them exciting abstract paintings.

Bring your own charcoal and favorite 3-4 soft pastel colors (not oil pastels). Note: If the instructor supplies the daily pastels and charcoal also, there will be an additional $10.00 fee.  


ART CAMP FOR ADULTS


Art Camp for Adults
Nancy Blank


Day: Tuesdays

July 6 - relief painting 
July 13 - collage 
July 20 - acrylic painting 
July 27 - wire sculpture
August 3 – collage
August 10 - color drawing w/colored pencils & pastels
August 17 - mixed media
August 24 - plaster sculpture

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio

These class offerings are for anyone who has always wanted to have the opportunity to experience the arts as their children might do in their art camp experiences. Each evening will focus on some fun art medium




CERAMICS


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


Day: Wednesdays

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Day: Thursdays

June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Fee: $5 per hour
$25 per bag of clay
$10 Glazing & Firing fee

Location: Pottery Studio

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

Day: Mondays

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.


Complete All Around Clay Workshop
Washington Ledesma


Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

June 14, 16, 17, 18
June 21, 23, 24, 25
July 5, 7, 8, 9
July 12, 14, 15, 16
July 19, 21, 22, 23 
July 26, 28, 29, 30
August 9, 11, 12, 13
August 16, 18, 19, 20
August 23, 25, 26, 27

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $200 for the four day workshop. A bag of clay is $25.
Location: Potter Studio

Learn all about ceramics in this four day clay intensive workshop. Experience the satisfaction of making your own pots, bowls, mugs and other functional ceramic ware. You will learn about decorating and embellishing your pieces and firing them in non-traditional ways. Techniques include: handbuild, pinch, coil and slab construction as well as surface decoration. You will also work and throw on the potters wheel. 




COLLAGE


Basic Beeswax Collage Workshop
Elena De La Ville


Date: Wednesday, June 9 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Fee: $75 plus additional $15 supplies fee due to the instructor
Location: The Pebble Studio

Learn how to create a collage entirely with beeswax - no other glues or adhesives are 
necessary! You will 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 will not work well with this process, but fabric, stencils and small 3-D objects 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 

Beeswax Collage Workshop Supply list: 
Clayboard or hardboard panels, oil paints and brushes, heat gun or hairdryer (I have found the heat gun works better), images on paper,(Thinner is better!), copies of your photographs, crayons, scissors, paper towels, iron, old book page, X-acto knife and newspapers. 


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The Art of Collage
Sheila Fane

Dates: Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm both days
Fee: $75
Location: The Studio

Collage derives from the French word “to paste,” and that is what we will do as we create
works using all kinds of papers, 2-dimensional objects, and other materials. This is a very
spontaneous way of making images and designs. You will work with color, shape and texture,
along with ready-made images such as photos, computer or magazine pictures and ads to
create your original artwork. Please bring a sharp scissors and any papers, pictures and items
that you may wish to use in your projects.
Sheila M. Fane, an artist and art educator, works in a variety of media and exhibits her
work locally and in the New York City area.
Day: Monday

July 5 – contour
July 12 – sketch
July 19 – proportion – foreshortening
July 26 – composition
August 2 – basic light and shadow
August 9 – light and shadow
August 16 – contrast
August 23 – composition

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $35 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio 

Nancy Blank has taught college level drawing for many years. Her students will have a working knowledge of drawing techniques which will be invaluable in many art media. Nancy will accept all levels of expertise from beginners on. There is individual help with all the elements and principles of design and drawing. 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. You may take one class or the whole series.

Materials the student should provide: a large newsprint pad and a #6 drawing pencil.



Tom Maley Life Drawing Group

Day: Tuesday

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $13 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 Anne Gallagher for details at 508-693-9566.


Firehouse Figure Drawing Group

Day: Wednesday

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.



FELTING


Feltmaking: Needle Felting
Christa Fischer

Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 plus $5 materials fee
Location: Lower Barn Studio

Needle felting is popping up all over in the form of kits, classes, and diy crafts books. In this
class participants will explore using a special felting needle and wool roving to create a small
3-d sculpture and/or to make a flat design. Learn a fun new craft , extend your knowledge and gain confidence to tackle those diy projects you’ve been wanting to do.
This class is appropriate for teens and adults.



FLOWER ARRANGING


Flower Power
Else Membreno


Day: Saturday 

Dates: Please choose your two hour workshop from the following dates:

June 26
July 17
August 14

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio

Bring your favorite flowers, wild flowers or flowers from the Farmer’s Market and Else Membreno will show you how to best arrange them into an informal bouquet or a centerpiece. She will show what flowers work best for different containers. If you have a favorite knife or scissors that you use for flower cutting or if you have other flower arranging materials such as a frog, bring it along. There will be an additional material charge if we provide the flowers… and besides it is much more fun if you bring your own favorites flowers for the arranging. Else provides the beautiful flower arrangements for our Featherstone gallery openings.




FRENCH


Françoise’s Essential French Language Tourist Kit
Francoise Duffau


Day: Thursday

Dates: Please choose your 3 1/2 hour workshop from the following dates:

July 8
July 22
August 5
August 19

Time: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $50 for one 3 1/2 hour workshop
Location:

 Media Center

This Interactive and fun workshop will help you to manage in typical tourist situations. You will 
understand better the French culture and the cultural interactions.

 You will learn through various methods, using audio, dialogues, visual aids, authentic material (Paris’ maps, etc….), role-playing and fun exercises.
 The topics will include “the hello” words, how to find your way, 
dealing with various situations: taxis, airport, subway, train, hotel, restaurant, cafe, shopping, phone, health services…

This workshop is addressed to beginners, intermediates, and also more 
advanced students who would like to review French practical 
language interactions.

 

Francoise will be glad to respond to requests and needs for 
additional instruction. 
She could be available either in MV through Featherstone or privately, and also in Paris with her long distance learning program, where she calls her students at no cost, through Skype, e-mail or during your visit in Paris. http://francoiseduffau.com



JEWELRY MAKING


Beading 101
ElisaBeth Chaunce

Date: Friday, August 6
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $15 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

Students will be introduced to several exciting and easy
beading techniques as well as a few advanced. Some techniques
you will learn in the class are: Peyote stitch, Free Form, Piggy Back and Chandelier Earrings.
Students will bring 2 different tubes of seed beads to class.
Date: Wednesday, July 7 OR
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $30 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

For teens ages 16 and older as well as adults. Students will learn how to craft beautiful spiral
sterling silver bracelets with pearl, beads and copper embellishments.
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
OR
Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $20 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

For teens age 14 and over as well as adults. Fibulas: Primarily found during the Greek and
Roman Period, pins used to fasten garments and also worn as decorative elements. They can be beautifully simple or extremely ornate. Each student will have the opportunity to make 3 fibula pins.
Date: Sunday, June 27 OR
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 17
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 plus an additional $15 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

For teens ages 16 and older as well as adults. Students will learn to knot between pearls or
semi-precious stone beads strung on silk-cord. This is a classic time-honored technique that any designer, whether they be amateur or professional, would surely want to add to her repertoire.
Depending on the length of each student’s necklace, and how quickly students learn the knotting technique, projects may or may not be completed by the end of class.
Students will bring a strand a pearls or semiprecious beads.


Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Workshop
ElisaBeth Chaunce

Date: Tuesday, July 27 & Wednesday, July 28
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $100 plus an additional $40 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio.

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a combination of silver (gold or platinum) suspended in a clay body substance made of water and binders. When PMC is fired, the clay body is burned off, leaving only a reduced version of the piece in silver. We will be using PMC3 which is the strongest of the PMCs. Students will learn how to craft silver PMC3 into original pieces of adornment. Many processes and techniques will be taught. Instructions on how to fire PMC3 at home will be gone over as well as finishing and polishing the final pieces.
Date & Time: Tuesday July 27 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 plus an additional $20 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

Students will learn how to cut, stack, tack and fuse colored and dichroic glass. The glass will
then be fired in a kiln to create a beautiful cabochon. Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metal oxides that give the glass dichroic optical properties. During the 2nd class, students will learn how to grind a channel on the outside of their fused glass creation and wire wrap it into a truly unique pendant.



MONOTYPE PRINTING


Printmaking
Sheila Fane

Dates: Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee: $75
Location: The Barn Studio

Printmaking is a process for producing multiple copies of an artwork. These images, or “prints” can be exactly the same or can change with each printing. Lino, wood and vinyl blocks can be carved from drawings, designs and visual references. Learn the processes from start to finish by printing these blocks/plates by hand onto various papers. Bring any printmaking tools you already own.

Sheila M. Fane, an artist and art educator works in a variety of media and exhibits her work
locally and in the New York City area.


Monotype Printing NEW!
Nick Thayer


Day: Monday

July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: Barn Studio

Monotype is the truly 'painterly' print medium, and is one of the only print techniques which requires no special tools to allow you to expand your imagination to unlimited possibilities. It is an exciting printmaking medium which involves painting, drawing and printmaking, where 'one-of-a-kind' images are developed using a variety of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches. This creative process involves simple printmaking techniques that can merge drawing, painting and printmaking into rich and exciting works of art, yet the process does not require extensive drawing skills. After printing, the images can be an art work in their own right, or can be reworked to completion using various types of media.
The variations of this printmaking method are infinite, and it is a true adventure into printmaking.

Student needs to provide a variety of watercolor brushes, 3 brushes size 12, size 8, size 4 (a smaller brush if you like). Several sheets of any Rag printmaking paper and a few cotton rags. 




MUSIC


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

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.



PAINTING


Acrylic or Water Based Oil Painting
John Holladay


Day: Monday

July 5 – flowers
July 12 - lighthouses
July 19 – water/oceans
July 26 - boats
August 2 – stonewalls
August 9 – seashores/marshes/sand
August 16– barns/buildings

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio


Learn acrylic and water based oil techniques from a master painter who will offer a different focus for each session. John suggests that if you come with a drawing already to paint, you will get a lot more work done during the class.

Basic acrylic or water based oil set is 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.




Introduction to Airbrush Painting
Jack Greene


Day: Tuesday

July 6, 20
August 3, 17, 31

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 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. In the classes that follow, 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, #11 Xacto knife, frisket paper, black ink.

Day: Friday

July 2, 9, 16
August 13, 20, 27 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Under the Summer Tent/Lower Barn Studio

Class description: Pre-class. Think about ideas for subject matter/theme for the mural, which can be a simple landscape, the ocean (boats, fishing, etc.), abstraction, or other imagery. If you have photos of your ideas, bring them. This will help move the process along. At the first class we will discuss and decide which theme we will use. We will begin the drawings and the overall composition. A full-scale drawing of the mural will be made and transferred to the mural surface by the pounce method. We will then begin painting the mural, with further discussions about colors and textures. Mural painting is a collaborative effort by all who participate. All are welcome to this class with or without experience.

Class supplies provided: wall, paper for pouncing, paint.

Class supplies the student needs to provide: Paper, pencils, brushes, small jars with lids (for colors).




Pastel Painting Workshop
Ellen McCluskey


Day: Wednesday

July 28
August 25

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Location: Under the summer tent

Learn the art of pastel painting from a master. Ellen is one of the Vineyard’s foremost pastel painters. You will learn Ellen’s pastel techniques and secrets as you create your own vineyard masterpiece. Ellen’s demonstrations will amaze and inspire you. 

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




Plein Air with Oils NEW!
Kenneth Vincent


Day: Saturday 

July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class 
Location: Under the Summer Tent

The goal in this class will be to introduce the student to plein air painting with oils and to investigate color theory; value and the important relationships of color to value; design and composition, for example breaking up your painting into foreground, middle ground and background. Additionally, Kenneth will share his experience on the realities of the landscape, its challenges and tips on how to successfully create a cohesive painting outdoors.

Class supplies the student needs to provide: Portable easel, oil paints, turpeniod, oil medium, rags, and at least six assorted brushes, and canvas and/or canvas board.




Plein Air with Acrylics NEW!
Kenneth Vincent


Day: Saturday 

July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class 
Location: Under the Summer Tent 

The goal in this class will be to introduce the student to plein air painting with acrylic paints and to investigate color theory; value and the important relationships of color to value; design and composition, for example breaking up your painting into foreground, middle ground and background. Additionally, Kenneth will share his experience on the realities of the landscape, its challenges and tips on how to successfully create a cohesive painting outdoors.

Class supplies the student needs to provide: Portable easel, acrylic paints, water and water cup for brushes, rags and at least six assorted brushes and canvas and/or canvas board.


Watercolor: Indoor Watercolor
John Holladay


Day: Wednesday

June 30 – flowers
July 7 – lighthouses
July 14 – water/oceans
July 21 – boats
July 28 – stonewalls
August 4 – seashores/marshes/sand
August 11 – trees/meadows/landscapes
August 18 – barns/buildings

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio

Learn watercolor techniques from a master painter who will offer a different focus for each session. John suggests that if you come with a drawing already to paint, you will get a lot more work done during the class.

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.


Watercolor for Cowards. 101
Carolyn Daniele

Day: Tuesday

June 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio



Day: Monday

July 5, 12, 19, 26 
August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Studio

Watercolor for Cowards 101 is for the absolute beginner or those of you who have tried it but tremble at the site of a brush. If you've heard that watercolors are too difficult and that you can't fix mistakes… you are in for a surprise! If you take the four series program, you will bring home a finished painting suitable for matting and framing. You will learn brush handling, the magic of the flow and texture making. In a relaxed atmosphere, you will rediscover your inner artist.

You may pick up Carolyn’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you. Carolyn will have a "borrow box" of scissors, rulers, pens and brushes, but it is recommended that you bring your own. 

Carolyn received her BFA from the University of Hawaii and is a certified Water Color Teacher. She teaches classes on the Vineyard in the summer and in Sarasota in the winter. 




Watercolor for Cowards 201
Carolyn Daniele


Day: Wednesday

June 9, 16, 23, 30 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Studio

&

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The 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.


Watercolor Workshop
Priscilla Levesque


Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – July 21, 22 & 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $125 for the three day workshop
Location: Under the Summer Tent

Weather permitting, this workshop will be held outdoors on the grounds of Featherstone. Priscilla will demonstrate how to choose a subject, do a small value sketch and paint a landscape from observation. Instruction will focus on how to interpret the scene with a few basic shapes. Each day will end with a brief critique, which usually stimulates lively discussion.

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.

Zen Painting NEW!
Andy Kay


Dates: Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Fee: for the three day workshop ($50 Materials fee included.) 
Location: Under the Summer Tent on Friday, The Pebble Studio on Saturday & Sunday

An introduction to the materials, technique and philosophy of Asian Brushwork, encouraging expression, self-realization and creativity. The workshop begins on Day 1 with an introduction of materials, an introduction to the Tao of Painting and making ink. Day 2, work on painting lines, painting circles, posture, breathing and ch’i ; learn how to paint bamboo. Day 3 is about free expression. Andy Kay explains the relationship between ink and ch’i, such as: life breath; vital spirit; being in touch; a sensitive, focused feeling; and the life force going through you that is connected with the universal life force. Ch’i is already going into the ink when you make ink. Some people call it “Ch’i-charged ink”. It is charged when you think of it’s potential. Spend three days focusing on your ch’i, your posture, and your breath and let your creativity and ink flow. 

Andy Kay’s sensitivity to cultural differences and his curiosity concerning Eastern philosophies prompted him to begin the study of the classic Chinese approach to painting and philosophy in 1968. It was the beginning of his long association with the late calligraphy and ink painting master, Ho Tit-Wah. Andy Kay has exhibited and sold his paintings and calligraphy in galleries throughout the United States. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Cincinnati and Honolulu. 




PHOTOGRAPHY


Digital Photography Continuum
Katherine Rose


Day: Thursday

Session 1: July 1, 8, 15, 22 
Session 2: August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Computer Lab 
Fee: $200 per session 

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.


Digital Photography - Individual Camera Tutorial
Kathy Rose


Day: Tuesday

Choose a Tuesday between June 1 and August 31 to schedule your private
instruction with our premier photographer.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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: Media Center

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.




Foundations in Photography Seminar NEW!
David Welch


Dates: Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $350 plus $75 lab fee
Location: Barn Studio

Through a 5 day intensive program of lectures, demonstrations, project-oriented shooting excursions and a final group critique, the serious amateur photographer is encouraged to incorporate strong fundamental techniques and concepts from the history of art and photography toward making enduring work.

The seminar is platform independent: participants can pursue either the digital or analog path where students with common tools and objectives can concentrate together in Featherstone's darkroom or in its digital print facilities. 

Instructor David Welch is an MFA candidate in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design concentrating on photographic history, theory and large format photography.

David's passions are photography and travel. On his lengthy sojourns to Latin America, Europe, Indonesia, and Morocco, he has enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities and immersions in local cultures, all the while capturing nature's beauty and the human condition with his camera. From the rugged steeps of Patagonia to the crumbling kasbahs of Morocco, David has always had his camera ready to document with an art-inspired photojournalist's eye and an intrepid spirit.

Dates: Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $175 plus $50 lab fee
Location: Barn Studio

For teens to adults. Students gain a fun, hands-on introduction to the craft and art of medium format film photography and darkroom process.

Featherstone provides each student with a plastic Holga camera and one roll per week of Kodak Tri-X 120 rollfilm. Students shoot on their own time, photographing freely or pursuing concepts discussed in the darkroom including composition, multiple exposure, overlapping frames, exposure & contrast controls, visualization and more.

Chemistry and equipment is provided; the lab fee covers the cost of film, printing paper and negative storage sleeves. 

The course culminates in an exhibit of students' gelatin silver prints at Featherstone's Pebble Studio Gallery on July 10 & 11. Class work will also be posted on VineyardVoice.org.

Instructor Samuel Hiser is an award-winning Vineyard photographer. His work has appeared in The Vineyard Gazette and work in progress is featured at www.hiserfotograf.com.

Day: Monday

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26 
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $10/hour without assistance; $25/hour with instruction
Location: Barn Studio

This is a chance to work on your own or with instruction in the darkroom. You supply film, printing paper and negative storage sleeves. We supply the chemistry and equipment for your use.




Photoshop: Digital Imaging Workshop NEW!
Katherine Rose


Day: Wednesday 

Session 1: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2: August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Media Center 
Fee: $200 per session 

An interactive workshop using basic and intermediate techniques in order to create better digital images. Apply filters and effects, manipulate settings and work with layers and overlays. Learn new techniques in editing and work flow, cropping, changing resolution, curves, and contrast. Take your photos from the snapshot stage to building a real portfolio and prepweb.



QUILTING


Make A Quilt Week (get ready for the Featherstone Quilt show!) NEW!
Pam Flam


Date: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6

Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Fee: $150 for the 5 day workshop
Location: The Pebble Studio

Using the Whacky 9 Patch pattern, we'll make a nap sized quilt and go over finishing techniques. The pattern looks complicated BUT it is actually very simple, easy, fun and versatile.
Basic sewing machine skills and a sewing machine ( but we can round one up if need be), rotary cutter, mat, rulers, pins ( the basic sewing and quilting essentials). 
Will email supply list for fabrics etc. closer to class.

Pam Flam is a painter who has been quilting for 30 years, for the last 8 years quilting has been her main creative focus.

Day: Friday

July 9, 23
August 6, 20

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Lower Barn Studio

We will work with plasticene clay to develop an image. Come with your own idea for the first class or work with one of the following suggestions: abstract forms, portrait, plant form or sea shells. Simple clay tools will be used. Once your piece is made, we will make a mold for shell casting in plaster, the final cast piece can have a patina added or can be painted with color. In class, we will discuss materials available for mold making and casting. 

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

Class supplies the student needs to provide: Additional optional materials and supplies will be discussed in class.



Soapstone Carving
Jack Greene


Day: Friday

July 2, 16, 30
August 13, 27

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Lower Barn 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 to the class 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. Maximize your image to the stone. There will be some tools in class, but it’s best to have your own.

Class supplies provided: Soapstone, some tools.

Class supplies the student needs to provide: Images you might like to carve, some tools (see above*), two-strap paper dust masks (paint store).



STENCIL


The Art of Stencil Making
Jack Greene


Day: Tuesday

July 13, 27
August 10, 24

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 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: #11 Xacto knife, manila, a cutting mat or chip board, 140lb Arches hot press paper 22”x 30”.




TECHNOLOGY


Introduction to the iMac Computer NEW!
Karen Huff


Dates: Need to talk to Francine

Time:
Fee:
Location: Media Center

Are you one of those who feel that technology is passing you by? Are you interested in learning what a Mac computer can do? Are you thinking of switching from a PC to a Mac but don’t know if you can learn a new way of getting around on the Mac? If one or more of these applies, then this course is for you! We will start with the basics: exploring the Mac desktop, using the internet with Safari, looking at some of the programs that come with a Mac, like iPhoto and iTunes. We can also look at customizing the desktop if you bring your own computer. Curious about Macs? Come take a look…

Bring your own Mac laptop or use one of four iMac desktops.



VIDEO ARTS


Video Arts Individual Tutorial NEW!
Patrick Phillips


Day: Wednesday

Choose a Wednesday between July 7 and August 25 to schedule your two hour individual tutorial

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 for a two hour individual tutorial
Location: Media Center

Video Editing for Creative Video Work and Video Storytelling
Individual Tutorial in Video Editing
Mac, Final Cut 

Patrick Phillips is offering individual video editing tutorials for creative/imaginative work and for video storytelling. Individual workshops will focus on both the technology used in acquiring, transferring and storing video as well as the techniques in developing your creative work or story. We will use video, still images and sound to compose all work — whether imaginative or journalistic. 

Participants must have a camera (Mini DV, SD, or Flip) and will be instructed in Final Cut. No prior experience required. Familiarity with a Mac is helpful.

Patrick Phillips is the executive director of Vineyardvoice.org, an online arts and ideas journal and Vineyard Community Media. He has taught digital arts classes for 15 years. He was instrumental in starting the Continuing Education program for computers and design at RISD. He has also been a radio correspondent in the Philippines, a college English teacher, has had gallery shows of his photography and has published a book of poetry.


Private Video Arts Lessons
Patrick Phillips


Dates and times: Flexible
Fee: $45/hour with 2 hour minimum

An individual consultation with the teacher is requested to determine the scope of your project/instruction and the length of your workshop.

Please schedule with Patrick Phillips at patrick@vineyardvoice.org




MOVEMENT ARTS 


Hula Hoop Workout
Keren Tonnesen


Day: Monday

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 9:00 - 10 :00 a.m.

or

Day: Wednesday

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $15 per class or $50 for four classes
Location: Under the Summer Tent (rain or shine)

The Art of Hooping - hooping is a surprisingly efficient workout for the whole body. In this class you'll learn to get a workout that you can do in just 10-20 minutes and gain benefit. As a bonus this inspires the brain to build new neuropathways as we engage our kinesthetic sense. What that means is that we FEEL the hoop. No thinking! Using the right side of our brains, as in the creative arts.

Hoop Groop presents Hula Hoop Workout for fun and fitness. Hoop Dance and AB FLAB REHAB for all levels. HOOPS PROVIDED. Wear light layers of clothing and no belts.

Instructor Keren Tonnesen has been teaching hooping for 2 years now and has some pretty unique ways to make it all simple and fun.

Day: Wednesday

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

or

Day: Friday

June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6.13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Fee: $15 per class
Location: Outdoor Stage

Yoga is for everyone; it is what you make it. We are all on our own journeys and must listen to our own hearts and bodies. A well-rounded practice suited for beginners and intermediate participants - classes provide a flow of postures to help stretch and strengthen your body and mind and include a short walking or seated meditation.

Drop in or pre-register. Please bring your own mat.

Justen Walker took her first yoga class at age 14 and has practiced with teachers in a variety of styles. Now fifteen years later and a certified yoga instructor, she enjoys sharing her own style of yoga with others. Justen wants to help others find the peace and happiness that yoga can bring. Yoga is what you make it; we are all on our own journeys and must listen to our own hearts and bodies.


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