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2015 Summer Classes


Gelatin Printing & Book Making
with Sandy Bernat

Days/Dates: 

Sunday: June 7
Thursday: June 18

Time: 10:00-3:30
Fee: $75 plus $5 materials fee (Optional: $29 for 8x10 gelli-plate)
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Turn your lovely gelatin prints into a book in one day! 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 and create patterns and textures to produce beautiful one-of-a-kind prints on a variety of papers—textured, smooth, waxed, and colored. The afternoon will focus on making a pamphlet stitched, big button book using your monoprints as covers and/or interior pages.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786




Monoprinting with a Gel Plate
with Sandy Bernat 

Days: Tuesdays

July 14, 28

Time: 9:00-12:00
Fee: $45 plus $10 materials fee (Optional: $29 for 8x10 gelli-plate) 
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Warning: this printing process is highly addictive! Layer transparent and opaque colors, play with pattern and textures to create beautiful one-of-a-kind prints on paper. Learn how to create your own tools and how to use stencils, masks, and stamps in printing on a gel printing plate. Discussion will include using your prints in making books or framed art pieces. Once you start, you won't be able to stop. 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. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786




Collaged and Printed
with Sandy Bernat 

Days: Wednesdays

July 15, 29

Time: 9:00-1:00
Fee: $50 plus $10 materials fee (Optional: $29 for 8x10 gelli-plate)
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Using a gelli-plate, without the need of a press, experiment with printing onto collaged papers. 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. All materials are provided but feel free to bring your own collage papers.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786




Making Gel-Printed Books
with Sandy Bernat 

Days: Thursdays

July 16, 30

Time: 9:00-12:00
Fee: $50 
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

Using the prints from the previous sessions, make 2 or 3 embellished, stitched books. Turn your lovely gelatin prints into books in one session. Focus on making books using your monoprints as covers and/or interior pages. Additional blank papers for interior pages are supplied.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786




CERAMICS

Introduction to the Vessel - Ceramic Bowls
with Scott Campbell
 
Day: Monday

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee:  $30 per class. A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25

All levels  

Class will concentrate on "the bowl" or " the platter " and the design considerations for the making and finishing of pottery. Basic studio throwing instruction and clay forming with attention to sculptural design. Participants will create a pottery bowl, or a platter, from your own design using the earths elements and fluxes to glaze. This is a busy studio site and students will learn how to cooperate with other studio artists daily.  Studio clays and slips will be used to aid the process.

Participants will learn to throw on potters wheel or form bowls from stoneware clay. You will understand some of the processes of clay drying and firing, as well as decoration techniques. Clay and slip painted colors and multiple glazes available.






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

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced adult supervision)

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26

AND

Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM


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


AND

Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

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

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.

No registration necessary 







DRAWING

Beginning Drawing
Nancy Blank

Day: Monday


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

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

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.



Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

No registration necessary 





FELTING





MIXED MEDIA

Collage 
with Sheila Fane
 
Day: Tuesdays 

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

Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
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.





MOVEMENT 





Moving Free Movement
A Creative Supplement to Your Yoga & Fitness Routine
With Wendy Taucher


Days: Wednesdays & Fridays

July: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
August: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
September: 2, 4


Time: 8:00 - 9:00AM
Location: The Outdoor Stage
Fee: $15 per class

Moving Free Movement is an hour long creative movement class designed to supplement your yoga and fitness routine taught by NYC choreographer Wendy Taucher.  The sessions are made up of guided improv, with movement traveling through space, utilizing the inner self to generate motion.  Think early morning dance party, with music ranging from Mozart to Bruno Mars, zydeco to hip-hop, opera to jazz.  For reflective adults who love dance, music and a rocking start to the day.


REGISTRATION
Take as many classes as you like, drop ins welcome, multiple class cards available. To register for discounts, info and other locations on other days of the week which meet in other towns on the island, at www.WendyTaucherDanceOperaTheater.com or call 646 872 7249.




MUSIC


All Island String Jam

Wednesday, June 24 
at 6:00PM 
Under the Summer Tent
Free

Music will be provided
All ages and all levels are welcome!
(No amplified instruments)


Featherstone Uke Jam
with Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko

Days: Wednesday



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!


Also check out www.mvukefest.com for information about the Martha's Vineyard Ukulele Festival coming up this Fall!


No registration necessary






PAINTING

Painting Class
John Holladay

Day: Mondays

June 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10

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

Watercolor demonstration on Mondays





Painting Class
John Holladay

Days: Wednesday

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

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

Acrylic demonstration on Wednesdays


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 painting techniques.

Watercolor Materials:

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


Acrylics materials:

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 Theory 
with Leslie Baker

Postponed until the Fall

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $50 per class

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.

**Photo by Alison Shaw



Approaching Painting (for oils or acrylics)
with Eva Cincotta

Day: Fridays

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

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.





Painting Class 
John Holladay

Day: Saturday

June 6 & 13

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

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 painting techniques.

Watercolor Materials:

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


Acrylics materials:

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!



Cover the Essentials of Watercolor Painting
with Eva Cincotta

Day: Saturdays

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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. Through demos, lectures and critiques, we will work toward resolving still life, landscape or previous paintings.  

Eva's materials list includes:

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.





Plein Air A: Composition
with Liz Taft

Friday, May 29 
Time: 3:00 - 5:00OM 
Location: The Studio

Saturday and Sunday May 30-31 
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

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. 




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

June 11, 12 
Thursday and Friday

Time: 1:30-4:30PM 
Location: The Studio
Fee: $100 for the two day workshop plus an additional $20 material fee

Using basic composition designs and the elements of painting will provide you the structure to communicate your ideas while creating strong, 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.







Abstract Landscape
With Roberta Gross

June 24, 25, 26
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 1:30-4:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150 for the three day workshop plus an additional $25 materials 

We will create  abstract paintings based  on how 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; bold line patterns in heavily textured grounds; collages; different papers pressed into pools of color; or tissue paper collaged over a tangle of lines drawn into a monochromatic ground.




Preparing for Plein Air B Color
with Liz Taft

Friday, June 26 
Time: 10:00AM - 2:30PM 
Location: Under the Summer Tent

Fee: $75

This class will be a review of Plein Air A: Composition to prepare you for Plein Air B: Color.



Plein Air B Color
with Liz Taft

Friday, June 26 
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM 
Location: The Pebble

Saturday and Sunday June 27-28 
from 10:00AM - 4:OOPM  

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. 

If you are unable to attend Plein Air A in May 
please consider taking the morning class the day of Plein Air B (listed above) 

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

July 15, 16, 17
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 1:30-4:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150 for three day workshop plus a $25 materials fee

Modern and contemporary artists often paint in larger formats by combining multiple panels or using oversized papers, wood panels or canvas.  In this workshop we will work both in multiple panels and larger papers (30x36).  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.




Painting abstractly using oil bars
With  Roberta Gross

July 22, 23, 24
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 1:30-4:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150 for the three day workshop 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.  

Oil bars can be used alone or to change or enhance acrylic paintings or prints.  The instructor will provide working acrylic and printing samples for class use.

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



Using Soft Pastels to Create Abstract Paintings
With Roberta Gross

August 12, 13, 14
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 1:30 - 4:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $150 for the three day workshop 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 working with previously prepared papers printed using simple but colorful gelli prints, which will provide depth and visual interest to the pastel compositions. We will work in various formats, including some smaller, practice papers as well as multiples (diptychs, triptychs).

 

















Encaustics: Painting with Wax
with Roberta Gross

August: 20, 21
September: 19, 20 

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Aquinnah Studio (please contact instructor or directions)
Fee: $175.00  for the two day workshop plus an additional $50 materials fee

Lunch is included:  Please tell instructor about any dietary issues. 

NOTE: LIMITED ENROLLMENT:  Because of limited room and equipment needs, enrollment is limited to 4 students for each session.

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. 

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

For more information about the courses, e-mail the instructor at robertagross@comcast.net 




Plein Air C Advanced 
with Liz Taft

Friday, August 28
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM 
Location: The Studio

Saturday and Sunday August 29-30  
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

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. 





Making Waves I & II: Seascapes 
with Jeanne Rosier Smith

Saturday and Sunday

Dates: July 18 & 19
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $85 per class (per day)

Capture the power and motion of the sea by learning to see it differently.  In two day-long workshops, learn how to create the illusion of crashing waves or ebbing tides in pastel.  Go beyond the flat blues of photographs and enliven your seascapes with the colors in your memory.  We'll start with simple, abstracted underpaintings to build a strong foundation.  Learn to crop photos for effective compositions, look at water’s reflective qualities and explore how light, motion and what lies beneath all affect what we see, and what we paint.  

Day 1:  Waves at Sea.   Water movement, the anatomy of the wave  
Day 2:  Coming Ashore.  Waves crashing on shore, wet and dry sand, layers of foam.
WORKSHOPS CAN BE TAKEN TOGETHER OR INDEPENDENTLY.  ALL LEVELS.

**Please contact Featherstone for your materials list**

Jeanne Rosier Smith studied art at Georgetown University, and after teaching college English for ten years, she began painting full time in 2004, and teaches workshops around the country and abroad.  She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, an IAPS Masters’ Circle member, an artist member of the Copley Society and the Salmagundi Club, and has won top awards at national and international competitions, including an IAPS Prix de Pastel and a Grand Prize in International Artist’s seascape competition.  Her work has appeared in Pastel Journal, International Artist, and American Art Collector.  View her work at www.jeannesmithart.com




Watercolor Workshop on Yupo Paper
with Carole Berren,  AWS

Day: Monday

August 24 

Time: 9:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $85

Introduction to materials
 Explanation of the qualities of the Yupo surface
 Explanation of the different movement of paint on this unusual surface

Demonstration of different methods of putting paint on.                                       
 Variegated wash on dry paper/ on wet paper
 Laying color into color
 Creating shapes of variegation by controlled wiping away.
 Color next to color (a new type of variegation)

Transparent smooth washes
 Opaque smooth washes  /  bringing back transparency in parts    
 Using a roller/ tissue
 Controlling values

Taking paint off
 Very wet
 Moist
 Damp

Getting in the darks/ glazing
Texturing, blotting, burnishing, etc.

Working up the surface
Retrieving the whites

All of the above will be done in the name of free and fun exploration with NO intentions of creating a painting, but with intentions to repeat color, texture, etc.

Materials List:  
1 sheets of Yupo paper  (I will bring some with me for sale if people have difficulty obtaining it.
board and bull dog clips to hold paper
regular watercolors and brushes, rag or paper towel
water soluble pencil
spray bottle
small foam roller (from Home Depot or Lowes, etc)
any material that can create texture (bubble wrap, under rug rubber grid, stamps, etc)
imagination
willingness to experiment

Carole Berren, AWS
Artist / Instructor
        
Carole Berren, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, is an award winning painter and a popular teacher of drawing and watercolor. In the journey that is art, Carole embraces the curious wonderment of continued learning, discovery and experimentation. 

Carole has studied art at RISD, the Corcoran School of Art in DC and the Danforth Museum in MA.  She has also studied art in Greece and in Portugal. In addition, she has studied painting with Betty Lou Schlemm, Barbara Nechis, Skip Lawrence, Charles Reid, Tom Sgourus, George James, John Salminen,  Alvaro Castagnet  and others. 
As an instructor, Carole has taught workshops in RI, MA, CT, OR, AZ, France and Italy.






PAPER ARTS


Summer Begins—Papermaking
with Sandy Bernat


Day: Monday

June 22

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

Summer arrives 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; perhaps denim pulp from old blue jeans, garden flower petals floating in the pulp, or 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. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786



Seaweed in Paper
with Sandy Bernat


Days: Mondays

July: 6, 20

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. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786



Papermaking Sampler
with Sandy Bernat


Days/Dates:

Monday, June 29
Tuesdays, July 7, July 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. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786



Collage and Paint with Wet Pulp
with Sandy Berna
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Day: Tuesday

June 30

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

After practicing the essentials of the papermaking process—pulling and couching fresh sheets of paper varying in size and shape, you will experiment with interesting ways to work with wet fiber for surface decoration and image making. You will dip into colorfully pigmented vats of pulp, explore stenciling techniques, collage materials into wet fiber, and design a painterly surface using overbeaten pulp paint. Supplies are provided, but remember to wear comfortable shoes with good treads. All levels of experience are welcomed—from beginning to advanced papermaker.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. 

To Register or to request studio photos and directions
visit www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786



PHOTOGRAPHY


Open Darkroom 
with Michael Johnson

Day: Mondays

July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

No registration necessary 



PRINTMAKING


Open Printmaking Studio 

Day: Mondays

June 22 & 29
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

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

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


No registration necessary 



TECHNOLOGY



No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26

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: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26

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.