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2014 Summer Classes

Sandy Bernat

Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

June: 1, 2, 3

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $45
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury

Within three short sessions, you will explore new techniques to create a finished book. Monoprinting without the need of a press means you can continue this process on your own. Warning: it is addictive! Each session may be taken separately or as a whole. All materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring personal items to embellish your books. You have the option of purchasing a new gelli-plate from the studio.

Session 1: Printing

Using a gelli-plate—layer acrylics, play with textures and stenciled patterns, and print without a press using unusual tools to create beautiful one-of-a-kind monoprints. Learn how to make your own stencils, masks, and simple printing tools.

Session 2: Making Books
Using the monoprinted papers from the previous session, make two or three stitched books which may be embellished with beads, buttons, shells, and the like.

Session 3: Word, Image, Collage

Search for "found" poetry in old books, learn easy ways to create your own images, and collage from already printed imagery using a variety of adhesives for your own unique book.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Making Books with Gelatin Prints
Sandy Bernat


Monday: June 9
Thursday: July 3

Time: 10:00-3:30
Fee: $75 plus $5 materials fee
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury

The morning will focus on printing using a gelli plate, acrylic paints, a brayer, stencils, masks, stamps, and other printing tools. You will layer colors, pattern, and textures to create beautiful one-of-a-kind prints on paper. The afternoon will focus on making books using the monoprints as covers and/or interior pages. You have the option of purchasing a new gelli-plate from the studio.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.

CERAMICS

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

Day: Wednesdays

June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

AND

Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

AND

Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

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

Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

Fee: $5 per hour, $25 per bag of clay, $ Glazing & Firing fee determined by piece size and quantity
Location: Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult who will supervise the children's clay activity on Wednesdays.


Intro to Ceramics
Washington Ledesma

Day: Tuesdays

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

In this course the emphasis will be on basic principals of working with clay: wheel throwing, hand-building, slab construction and the different combinations of working with these different techniques. Course participants will obtain a solid base to further explore the field of ceramics.





Friday Ceramics for children ages 7 to 12
Nancy Blank

Day: Fridays

June 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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


SLAB HAPPY 
with Kim Cutler

Day: Saturday 

June 28

Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $85 for the workshop with additional $15 clay and materials fee

A one day hands-on ceramics workshop with three projects. 
This workshop will address surface decoration with stamps, texture mats and stencils.
(Beginners may only be able to complete two pieces)
 
Project One: Slab Plate
Using oaktag, plywood and clay, students will create a plate from a slab where the inside shape will be different from the shape of the rim. For example: a square plate with a round impression or an oval plate with a rectangular impression.
 
Project Two: Bottle
Using cardboard tube, newspaper, stamps and/or slip, brushes and clay, students will fabricate an oval bottle with lug handles and a stenciled slip decoration.
 
Project Three: Tipsy Cube Vase or Covered Box
Using a square template, ruler, clay and decorating tools, students will create a cube that stands on one corner with an opening for flowers or a cube-shaped box which has a lid.

Visit kimcutlerceramics.com for more information and great images of Kim's work.





Advanced Ceramics
Washington Ledesma

Day: Saturdays

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

Time: 1:00 -  3:00 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

For students who are familiar the basic principals of working with clay. This course will empower participants in their personal and technical development. It will enable students to turn individual ideas and projects into expressions of skill and vision.







DRAWING



Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

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

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: The Studio
Fee: $10 per meeting

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.



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FELTING



Feltmaking Mini-lessons: Exploring Flat Wet Felting
with Christa Fischer 


Day: Wednesday

July 2 

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: $50
Fee: The Pebble Studio

This class will give you the basic skills to use as a springboard to explore further. Come and have fun with us!! For teens and adults. Students will learn about and execute several different methods of flat wet felting including basic flat felt, openwork felting, bonding felt to silk and felting with a resist.

Materials the student should provide -
lg. sponge, 2 old towels, 1 bar kiss my face soap,large scissors 

Additional materials the student needs to purchase-
Felting wool available for purchase at class for $10 additional fee

 



Feltmaking Mini-lessons: Exploring 3D Wet Felting
with Christa Fischer 

Day: Wednesday

July 9 

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: $50
Fee: The Pebble Studio

This class will give you the basic skills to use as a springboard to explore further. Come and have fun with us!! For teens and adults. Students will learn about and execute several different methods of 3-D wet felting including felt cords, spheres and felting around a 3-D resist.

Materials the student should provide -
lg. sponge, 2 old towels, 1 bar kiss my face soap,large scissors 

Additional materials the student needs to purchase-
Felting wool available for purchase at class for $10 additional fee




MIXED MEDIA


COLLAGE AND MORE 
with Sheila Fane

Day: Wednesdays

July 9, 16, 23, 30 
August 6, 13

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $35 per class

Come pick, cut, tear and paste papers to create your own collage art.  Collage come from the French word "to paste," and that is what we will do as we create works using all kinds of papers, flat found objects, and other materials. It's a spontaneous way of making images and designs. You will work with color, texture, using art materials, your artwork and/or ready-made images - photos, magazine illustrations, ads, your memorabilia (tickets, maps, labels, program covers, etc.)  Workshop is for novice and experienced artists.

Please bring a pair of scissors and any papers or flat items you want to include in the projects. Bring any ideas, sketches, and reference images.  And even bring unfinished works on paper to make part of a collage.

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Gestural and Abstract Expressionism, Mixed media abstract techniques: One day workshop
with Roberta Gross


Saturday, June 14
Saturday, August 16
Friday, September 12
 
Time: 1:30 - 4:30
Location: The Studio
Fee: $50
for each one day workshop plus an additional $15 materials fee


Grab a large paintbrush, acrylic paints, gesso and textures creating gels, apply to different size papers 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. This is an opportunity to play with the materials where there is no wrong way!! 

Because the instructor will supply the materials (brushes; papers; black and white gessoes; fluid acrylics, modeling paste, gels, and texture making tools), there will be a $15.00 supply fee. 





MUSIC


Featherstone Uke Jam
with Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko

Days: Wednesday


June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: Free

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs! Just bring your uke, or any other instrument and have a great time!





PAINTING


Winsor & Newton Watercolor Demonstration
Tuesday, July 22
at 1 pm in The Pebble
Sponsored by DaRoas's

Liquitex Acrylic Demonstration
Wednesday, July 23
with artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
at 1 pm in The Pebble
Sponsored by DaRoas's


Watercolor Painting
John Holladay

Day: Mondays

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

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $50 per class

We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't be scared, join us as we perfect our watercolor techniques.

Brushes: - small handles are for watercolor
a big flat brush
a medium
a small watercolor brush

watercolor paper:
Arches 140 lb sheets or pad (the cheaper the paper, the poorer the results)

paint:
a beginners set of watercolor paints

if you are buying the tubes separate, John suggests:
prussian blue
winsor red
cadmium yellow
and the rest is up to you

a palette to put the paint in
paper towels
a small salt shaker full of salt
a roll of masking tape




Acrylic or Water Based Oil Painting
John Holladay

Day: Wednesdays

June 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $50 per class

We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing or photograph that you would like to paint.
Don't be scared, join us as we perfect our watercolor techniques.

Acrylics materials list:

paint brushes:
a flat brush, about half inch wide
a medium brush
a small brush
the more brushes the better....big brushes paint big areas and small brushed paint small areas...
 
rags
canvas (remember the smaller the canvas the harder it is to paint) I would suggest 16 by 20 or something close to that.
a roll of masking tape
 
paint:
an acrylic set
matt medium paint: a big tube of white and black
or if you want to use oils – it must be water based set plus extra white or black
 
For paint colors, John suggests:
red
yellow
green - hookers green if available
purple
thalo blue
burnt umber or burnt sienna
and any other color you like
 
a basic acrylic set will work!



Color 
Leslie Baker

Day: Thursday

June 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $50 per class
**Photo by Alison Shaw

Learn color theory through play and practice. We will focus on a sequential series of color mixing exercises while exploring value, warm and cool hues, balance, the interaction of color, modern and classical palettes and other color theory issues. Each class will focus on a single aspect of color mixing and the creation of a piece utilizing experiences explored in that class. Artist grade, water-based paints in tubes (watercolor,gouache or acrylics) suggested for best results. Suggested colors and materials are listed below.

Materials List:

We will use waterbase (artist colors rather than student grade) paints, preferably in tubes. Acrylic, gouache or watercolors can be used. If you already are using oils and are experienced using them, that is fine too. Otherwise, use waterbase and purchase the colors listed below. If you already have these classical colors, you might want to try some colors that are new to you. Note: for ease, Golden Paint (Dick Blick) carries two acrylic sets (Classic Colors and a Modern Set) If you get one get the classic set or get both.

In addition to the colors listed below, you will need a flat brush ( three quarter to 1”) and a good round brush (around a 6 or 8), a ruler, a pencil and eraser, a large mixing palette with wells, a few empty small yogurt type containers, paper towels and some heavy paper suitable for waterbase paints. You can buy a 10 sheet pack of 22x30” cold press paper, pads or a few blocks. Suggested size for pads 9x12 or 11x15 approximate.

Suggested palette:

Cadmium yellow light or medium
Cadmium lemon or Hansa yellow light
Yellow ochre
Cad orange or indian yellow
viridian
cerulean blue
cobalt blue
ultramarine blue
phthalo Blue, windsor blue or prussian blue
Cadmium red medium or light
Alizarin crimson
Dioxazine Purple or Windsor purple
Titanium white
Earth tones : Burnt sienna, raw sienna, raw umber, burnt umber, yellow ochre

Other colors: Quinacridones, brilliant warm tones ( start with magenta if you want to buy one), Any colors you would like to know more about. There is a wide range of greens, for example. You might want to try some of them if you do landscapes. Also every company makes their own version of a color. If you are curious and have a favorite color (or one you use a lot), buy the same color from a few brands.






Approaching Painting (for oils or acrylics)
Eva Cincotta

Day: Fridays

June 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 22, 29

Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: The Studio
Cost: $50 per class

For the oil and acrylic artist who wishes to acquire more fundamental painting skills combined with design concepts.  Through demos, lectures and critiques, we will work toward resolving still life, landscape or previous paintings.  Bring photos of the subject you would like to paint.  

Eva's materials list includes:
Paints, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Pale, large tube While, 4 to 6 brushes-(from 1/2" to 2") , palette, (painting medium for oils and turp or brush cleaner), paper towels, painting boards or canvas.




Cover the Essentials of Watercolor Painting
Eva Cincotta

Day: Saturdays

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

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Cost: $50 per class

Mastering the technique of watercolor is unpredictable and challenging. Students will be guided through the creative process to find their self expression.  Bring photos of the subject you would like to paint.  

Supplies--Quality watercolors are permanent and surpass student grade or sets used in grade school. Whether you choose tube or pan sets, have a minimum of 9-12 color selection. Brushes-(need 3 or 4) 2" flat, #12 round, #8 round.  Better to buy a couple of good brushes than a full set of cheap brushes.  Paper should be 140 lb. sheets or pads, and Board- Paper should be attached to a light weight board with masking tape or clips.



Encaustics: Painting with Wax
Roberta Gross

Wednesday & Thursday, June 18-19
Friday & Saturday, Sept 19-20

Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150
for each two day workshop plus an additional $75 materials fee

Encaustic painting involves fusing layers of melted wax and specially treated wax-infused pigments by applying a heat source (e.g., heat gun; iron).  Because of the fluid nature and the layering involved in encaustics, the process lends itself to both collage as well as luminous, abstract paintings.   In addition, it is possible to create encaustic monotypes by working directly from the waxes on a heated surface.

During the class, we will work both with papers, hard boards, and fabrics. exploring how layering, embedding objects, scratching into, etching, masking, dripping, splattering, creating an underpainting, etc.  affects the encaustic painting. 

Because the instructor will provide all materials including encaustics; wax; brushes; painting surfaces; heat guns and electric skillets, there will be a $75.00 fee.  
(You can purchase extra boards and paper from the instructor during class).

Class supplies the student needs to provide:
Bring collage materials, including photos, prints, and thin objects.












Using Soft Pastels to Create Abstract Paintings
with Roberta Gross

Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

June 23, 24, 25

Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150
for the three class series plus an additional $25 materials fee

We will be “painting” with charcoal, charkole (a very bold, dark “oily” charcoal), soft pastels (including Sennelier), a variety of erasers (the triangle eraser is a mighty tool), the chamois, brushes and stumps. We will use various sources to begin line- making (e.g., a still life, landscape, the figure). Using the chamois, erasers, and charkole on these lines will allow us to continue shaping the abstract composition. During these sessions, we will also experiment with applying pastels to acrylic paint and papers coated with Golden ground formulated specially for pastels. 

We will also explore how to use prepared colored tissue papers and acrylic paint to rescue those “failed pastel compositions” which have some interesting line and color areas. We will work in various formats, including some smaller, practice papers as well as multiples (diptychs, triptychs).

Supplies and Materials Fee: Because the instructor will supply the materials charcoal, charkole, pastels as well as and various kinds of papers, charcoal powder, different erasers, stumps and chamois, there will be a $25.00 supply fee.










Plein Air ABC’s 
with Liz Taft
Plein Air A: Composition

Days: June 27-29 
Friday 4-6pm, 
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $200 for the three day workshop

The class will meet in The Pebble on Friday to talk about the plan for the workshop, discuss your goals for the weekend, and share images of artists we like. 

Saturday and Sunday we will be on location, doing many simple drawings of what we see. Sunday will build on Saturday’s work and move on to making monochromatic studies in oil.  Sunday afternoon we’ll return to The Pebble to share our studies. 

Bring lunch both days.
In case of rain, we’ll meet in the morning in The Pebble and make a decision about the day. 


Plein  Air ABC’s 
with Liz Taft
Plein  Air A: Condensed
     
Day: July 18    

Friday  9:30 am -3:00 pm 

Location: We will meet at the Polly Hill parking lot
Fee: $70

Liz Taft will teach a "Condensed" Plein Air A:Composition class.




Plein  Air ABC’s 
with Liz Taft
Plein  Air B: Color 
      
Day: July 18-20    
Friday  4-6 pm
Saturday and Sunday
 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: The Pebble and Polly Hill
Fee: $200 for the three day workshop

The class will meet in The Pebble on Friday to talk about the plan for the workshop, discuss your goals for the weekend, and share images of artists we like. 

Saturday and Sunday we’ll work on location at Polly Hill and learn to break down what we see into large blocks of color. Sunday afternoon we’ll return to The Pebble to share our work. 

Bring lunch both days.
In case of rain, we’ll meet in the morning in The Pebble and make a decision about the day. 






Plein Air ABC’s 
with Liz Taft
Plein Air C : Advanced Painting 
  
Days: September 5-7  

Friday 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: The Pebble and on location
Fee: $200 for the three day workshop

The class will meet in The Pebble on Friday to talk about the plan for the workshop, discuss your goals for the weekend, and share images of artists we like. 

Saturday and Sunday, we’ll work on location. Instruction will be one-on-one focusing on your goals for your work. 

Bring lunch both days. 
In case of rain, we’ll meet in the morning in The Pebble and make a decision about the day. 







Creating Strong, Personal Abstract Paintings in Larger Formats
with Roberta Gross

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

August 18, 19, 20

Time: 1:30 - 4:30
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150
for the three class series plus an additional $25 materials fee

Modern and contemporary artists often paint in larger formats by combining multiple panels or using oversized papers or canvas. In this workshop we will work both in multiple panels and larger papers (30x40). We will explore techniques that facilitate creating larger works (using larger brushes, under paintings, graphite line work, mixing flow release with acrylic paints, working with large gestures, using tinted gessoes, using a limited palette, using a bold palette, working with strong composition elements, using collage as source of inspiration and as an element of the painting).

During the class, you will receive a handout containing the curriculum and extensive examples from modern and contemporary artists- Sam Gilliam, Paul Jenkins, Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, Maxine Masterfield, Friedel Dzubas, etc. The variety of approaches exhibited by these painters illustrates how varied and with originality we can approach painting in a large format.

The instructor will supply the materials (acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints; watercolor and other papers, black and white gessoes, fluid acrylics, modeling paste, gels, collage materials, texture making tools, etc.) for which there will be a $25.00 supply fee.






Painting Abstractly using Oil Bars
with Roberta Gross

Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

August 25, 26, 27

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 each day
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150
for the three class series plus an additional $25 materials fee

Oil bars provide the luster and glow of oil paint but avoid the messy process and chemicals associated with oil painting. We will be using acrylic and tinted gesso for under paintings as well as other acrylic painting techniques such as drips, splatters, textures to enhance the expressive drawing and painting potential of oil bars. 

We will also explore how blending sticks and white oil paint provide an ability to mix colors and create both hard and soft edges as well as a variety of thickness for line work. For those who wish to blend the colors in a more painterly manner, a touch of Gamsol (an odorless paint thinner) on a brush or cloth provides this additional capacity. 

During the class, you will receive a handout containing the curriculum and extensive examples of artists who used abstract shapes and compositions. We will examine how these artists used the grid, repetition, and dominance in combination with free form, organic and/or geometric shapes to create powerful abstract paintings

The instructor will supply the oil bars and other materials (papers, black and white gessoes, fluid acrylics, modeling paste, gels, collage materials, texture making tools, etc.) for which there will be a $25.00 supply fee.






Landscape Pastel Workshop
Jeanne Rosier Smith

Day: Wednesday

July 30

Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Location:The Pebble
Fee: $85 for the workshop


A one-day studio landscape workshop with a focus on the basics:  landscape composition, atmospheric perspective, handling greens, and pastel techniques.

Pastel Supply list:

Pastels:  You can never have too many pastels.  They are your palette, your color ‘vocabulary’:  the more .you have, the more you can say.  If you are a beginner, I recommend you start with a set of semi-hard pastels by Richeson, or NuPastels by Prismacolor.  These are the hardest of the soft pastels, are easy to control, relatively inexpensive, and are great to begin with.  Alternatively:  Jerrysartarama.com offers a beginner's set of 64 Mungyo half sticks for about $10—great alternative for beginners.

At least one set of soft pastels: a set of 30 from brands like Terry Ludwig, Girault, Sennelier (half sticks), Unison, Mount Vision, Schminke,or Great American.  Serious pastel painters use at least 250 colors; if you are just beginning, I recommend a set of at least 25 by Girault or 30 by Terry Ludwig.  

My favorites are Terry Ludwigs.  I will have samples at the workshop, and I will also have a limited number of my signature “Seascape” Terry Ludwig sets of 30 soft pastels for sale, for $100, 20% off retail price. Email me if you are interested in one of these, or if you would like to see the colors.

Paper:   For this class we will be using and light or white sanded paper. I prefer Wallis and UArt  400 and 500 grit, others are Canson Touch, Sennelier La Carte, or Art Spectrum Colorfix.  You need sanded paper to try the underpainting technique I will be demonstrating.

Other Supplies:
–   Old beach towel to place under your work space for catching dust and falling pastels.
A selection of photos to work from—if printed, use good quality photo paper, not plain paper.          Alternatively, a laptop or ipad can be used directly.
Drawing board (or fome core sheet) with clips or tape for support, paper towels
An old flat 1” watercolor paint brush and rubbing alcohol for underpainting 
Glassine paper (available at art stores) or wax paper (not great esp in summer!) or covering pastels in progress
small sketch pad or scrap paper and pencil or charcoal for thumbnail sketching
easels and tables are provided

If you have any questions before the class starts feel free to contact me at 
jeannersmith@verizon.net or 908-875-3124

Online suppliers:
www.jerrysartarama.com  (good prices, good variety)
www.dakotapastels.com  (excellent variety, flat shipping rate)
www.aswexpress.com  (good prices, good flat shipping rate, no Terry Ludwig)
www.dickblick.com  (easy website—nice color displays—no Girault)







Got Wine? Still Life Pastel Workshop
Jeanne Rosier Smith

Day: Thursday

July 31

Time: 9 am - 2:30 pm 
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $85 for the workshop

Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University, and after teaching college English for ten years, she began painting full time in 2004.  Jeanne is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and an artist member of the Copley Society, the Salmagundi Club, and Academic Artists. She has won top awards at national competitions, including the Prix de Pastel at the 2012 Juried IAPS Show, and her work has appeared in Pastel Journal, International Artist and American Art Collector.  Her relaxed, personable teaching style have made her a popular workshop teacher around the country and abroad. See her work at www.jeannesmithart.com.


Pastel Supply list:

Pastels:  You can never have too many pastels.  They are your palette, your color ‘vocabulary’:  the more you have, the more you can say, and the richer your paintings can be.  Serious pastel painters need at least 250 colors, with one set of harder pastels (such as Rembrandt, Richeson sticks or Nupastels) and a large selection of softer pastels— such as Terry Ludwig, Girault, Schminke, Sennelier (half sticks), Unison, Mount Vision, or Great American.*  For rich, detailed still lifes, I find Giraults and nupastels are exellent for putting finishing touches on texture and sharp edges.  If you're contemplating a new set of Giraults—check out Richard McKinley's “Neutrals and Friends”--it's a beauty and has some of the best of Giraults' collection.
  
If you're trying to decide which colors to put in your box and bring to this workshop, go heavy on darks, full value range of browns, oranges, reds, yellows, greens, purples, neutrals, soft whites for highlights in a good range of white tints and a smattering of other colors.   

Beginners:  
Paper: I prefer to work on light or white sanded paper.  It’s forgiving and produces rich, painterly textures, and allows for underpainting—crucial for this workshop.  Of the sanded papers, I prefer to work on Wallis and UArt  400 and 500 grit. Other sanded papers: Canson Touch, Sennelier LaCarte, Artspectrum Colorfix

Other Supplies: 
Old beach towel to place under your work space for catching dust and falling pastels.
Drawing board (or fome core sheet) with clips or tape for support, paper towels 
An old 1” flat watercolor paint brush (or similar)  and isopropyl rubbing alcohol for underpainting 
Wax paper or glassine paper (available at art stores) for covering pastels in progress
Camera to photograph your still life.  If convenient, laptop or ipad to connect and load your pictures to crop and play with what you take.

If you have any questions before the class starts feel free to contact me at
jeannersmith@verizon.net or 908-875-3124

Online suppliers:
www.jerrysartarama.com  (good prices, good variety)
www.dakotapastels.com  (excellent variety, flat shipping rate)
www.aswexpress.com  (good prices, good flat shipping rate, no Terry Ludwig)
www.dickblick.com  (easy website—nice color displays—no Girault)

*  My favorites are Terry Ludwigs.  FYI-- I have recently put together a set of 30 Seascape Terry Ludwig colors, which will be available in limited supply at the workshop at 20% off, for $100.   
Please email me if you would like a set or would like to see the colors.



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Pastel Workshop with Ellen McCluskey

Day: Wednesday
August 27
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Under the Summer Tent
Fee: $85

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

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

PAPER ARTS


Summer Begins—Papermaking 
Sandy Bernat

Day: Saturday

June, 21

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fee: $70
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Summer arrives today at Seastone Papers studio with six vats of colorful cotton/abaca pulp and/or local plant fibers waiting for you to dip, stencil, laminate, collage, and simply create many decorative papers with wet fiber. One vat of "surprise" pulp will be a summer treat; garden flower petals floating in the pulp or perhaps, seaweed to attach to the surface of a newly formed sheet. A brief introduction to the basic steps in the papermaking process will include preparing pulp, followed by the fun of pulling and couching fresh sheets of paper varying in size and shape. Learn to use some great painting "tools" used by papermakers such as turkey basters, and squeeze bottles of pigmented pulp paint.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.



Seaweed in Paper
Sandy Bernat 

Monday, June: 30
Sunday, July: 13
Monday, July: 7

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Fee: $85
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

This popular workshop begins with a trip to the beach to gather selected seaweed from Vineyard waters. After sorting and cleaning, the seaweed will become an inclusion in pigmented pulp or used directly for surface design. Pulp painting techniques will be explored to create realistic or abstract scenes with seaweed.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.


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Wet Bound 
Sandy Bernat


Day: Tuesday

July: 8, 22

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Fee: $85
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Do you want to skip the step of sewing or otherwise binding pages together for a book or wall hanging? You can do just that by pulling sheets of wet fiber and simultaneouly binding them together to create a variety of shapes, sizes, and imagery. You will work with wet fiber as paint using squeeze bottles, brushes, stencils, and free hand application. You will create at least one and possibly two pieces from pulp, working with wet fiber as concertina structure needing no further binding. These completed pieces can be sculptural and wall hung or used in a more traditional book format. Learn different concertina combinations; try making doors, pockets, windows, tabs, and shaped books—all in the wet pulp stage.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





Papermaking Sampler
Sandy Bernat


Day: Monday

July: 7, 21

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Fee: $70
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

This class delights both the beginning and experienced papermaker addicted to pulling and decorating sheets of pulp for paper. Six vats of various pigmented and/or natural fibers will be available for you to dip, stencil, laminate, collage, and experience many ways to create decorative papers with wet fiber. One vat of "surprise" pulp which may be denim, iridescent mica, seaweed, or floral inclusions will be readied. A brief introduction to the basic steps in the papermaking process will include preparing pulp, then pulling and couching fresh sheets of paper varying in size and shape, followed by a hands-on exploration using tools such as shaped moulds, turkey basters, and prepared bottles of pulp "paint." Discussions include papermaker's tools and the history of hand papermaking.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





F
ocus on Denim Paper
Sandy Bernat

Day: Friday

August, 8

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $75
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisburyst Tisbury

Prepare denim fabric for paper pulp from old jeans of various colors. You will make a folder with wet pulp and sheets of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 8 1/2" x 11" paper with denim inclusions for added texture. You will collage pieces of torn jean parts including labels, pockets, stitching, etc. with wet denim fiber to create visually interesting paper. These papers are wonderful for writing or as art pieces ready for framing or bound into books.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





Papermaking Mornings

Sandy Bernat

Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

August: 11, 12, 13

Time: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Fee: $45 each session or $130 all three sessions

Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Enjoy two hours of paper art making and still have time for a morning beach walk or afternoon swim. This series of three papermaking classes will introduce a new papermaking technique (Decorative Papers—Size, Shape, Lamination; Pulp Collage & Pulp Paint; and Large Pulp Painting) each day exploring paper as art. You will be able to laminate wet pulp to wet pulp, collage natural materials in wet fiber, design a painterly surface with overbeaten pulp paint, and dip into colorfully pigmented vats of pulp. All levels of experience are welcomed— from novice to advanced papermaker. This will be a time to work with new techniques, explore color pigments, and examine surface structure. You may choose to register for the entire session, or sign up for individual classes.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.


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PHOTOGRAPHY



Open Darkroom 
with Michael Johnson

Day: Mondays

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

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Barn
Fee: $10 per hour without assistance 
or $25 per hour with instruction



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PRINTMAKING


Open Printmaking Studio 

with Nick Thayer


Day: Mondays

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

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: The Barn
Fee: $10 per hour

For the experienced printmaker, who wants dedicated time to create. Work on your own projects in the printmaking studio.




Monoprinting 

with Nick Thayer


Day: Thursdays

June 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: The Barn
Fee: $45 per class

Monotype is the truly “painterly” print medium, and is one of the only 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 were ‘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 process does not require extensive drawing skills. After printing, the images can be an artwork on 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.


Each class will build on techniques and experimentation.



Gelatin Printing 
Sandy Bernat 

Day: Monday

July: 14
August: 4

Time: 9:30-12:30
Fee: $60  
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury

Warning: this printing process is highly addictive! Using a gelli-plate—layer color, play with textures and stenciled patterns, and print without a press using unusual tools to create beautiful one-of-a-kind monoprints. You will have a chance to experiment making monoprints with a variety of papers—textured, smooth, waxed, and colored. In addition, you will learn how to make your own stencils, masks, and a simple printing tool to take home. You have the option of purchasing a new gelli-plate from the studio.
 

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Gelli Printing: More Techniques 
Sandy Bernat 

Sunday: June 8
Tuesday: July 15
Tuesday: August 5

Time: 10:00-3:30
Fee: $80 plus $5 materials fee 
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Rd., West Tisbury

Using a gelli-plate, without the need of a press, experiment with Chine colle, a printmaking technique for creating a print on collage. Lightweight paper, too thin or fragile to print on directly— "rice" paper, newsprint, old textbook pages, telephone book pages, dress patterns, and sheets of music—are adhered to heavier print paper. This collaged paper is printed using two, three, four or more colors. Work with stencils, masks, and found or unique printing tools to add texture and layers of interest to the print. Make at least one stencil to take home. You have the option of purchasing a new gelli-plate from the studio.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





PRINTMAKING SAMPLER CLASS 

with Sheila Fane

Day: Tuesdays

July 8, 15, 22, 29  
August 5, 12, 19

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Barn
Fee: $35 per class

Each session will introduce and focus on one printmaking technique.  Those attending more than one session can build on the chosen technique and add other techniques they have already experienced and learned. Printing will be done by hand and using a printing press.  Monotype painting techniques and various printing papers will be included to create different original prints from the techniques used.  Prints can be made as original works of art, cards, bookmarks, logos, etc. Workshop is for novice and intermediate printmakers and anyone who would like to try printmaking.  Water-based inks will be used.Adults and teenagers welcome.

July 8 - Rubber Stamp Relief Prints
July 15 - Stencils
July 22 - Collograph (Cardboard layered Prints)
July 29 - Linoleum Block Prints
August 5 - Dry Point Etching
August 12 - Collage and Printmaking with rubber stamps and stencils
August 19 - Prints from Plant Materials - leaves, wheat and grasses, flowers and stencils

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TECHNOLOGY



No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Fee: $15 per class
Location: The Gallery

Did you receive an iPad as a gift, or got one because everyone says it's the best way to keep in touch? Then your 10 year old grandchild who set it up for you leaves after the summer and you're left wondering how to use the internet and get your mail? This class is for absolute beginners. Bring your iPad and explore in an easy, unstructured, safe place.





All Things Mac
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Fee: $15 per class
Location: The Gallery

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? Bring in your stuff and ask questions about syncing devices with the iCloud, or ask any Mac related question. The best thing about Apple devices is that they all talk to each other if you know how... limited to four people for each week, so call ahead and register.