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Summer Art Classes 2013

BOOK ARTS


Journal Keeping Seminars
with Sandy Bernat


Day: Sundays

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

Time: 9:00-11:00am
Fee: $35 for each seminar
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury


Want to share tips, techniques, and strategies using mixed media in your
journal keeping? Do you like to doodle, collage, sketch, paint, and write your thoughts in a book? Would you like to keep a travel journal, an inspiration journal, nature journal, a record of your observations, a sample book of your projects or ideas, a dream journal, memoir snapshots, a poetry journal, a daily log? This informal, two hour, Sunday morning gathering may be just what you are looking for. We will share what we know; articulate what we'd like to try; and explore mixed media journaling through mini demonstrations and discussions. Demonstrations will include painted pages, mark making, paste papers, found poetry, pamphlet stitching, adhesives, simple printing, borders, image transfers, and more. Various media materials will be available for you to use. Bring your own journal—any size, any type—or purchase a special one from the studio. And just to keep the artistic energies flowing, tea and light breakfast fare will be provided.


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 Limited number of participants in this Sunday gathering; therefore, please call to reserve a space. 508-693-5786.

Three Books
with Sandy Bernat 

Day: Wednesday

July: 10

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $75 plus $25 for materials
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

You will create three easy-to-make books. The books include a small concertina (accordion) book for photos, drawings, or verse; a soft cover Japanese stab bound book suitable for anything from photo collage to favorite recipes; and a square, hard cover, wire bound journal book. All books will be unique with one-of-a-kind handmade paper covers and other paper options for interiors. In addition, you will leave with a bag filled with materials to create another concertina book on your own.

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.

Expanding the Concertina Book
with Sandy Bernat 

Day: Wednesday

July: 24

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Fee: $85 plus $15 for materials
Location:  Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury

What is a concertina book? It is another name for a folded structure that resembles an accordion. In this class you
will learn how to expand the concertina book form both literally and figuratively when you use simple sewing with the pamphlet stitch to create multi-book forms which can also extend outward beyond the concertina book. You will use beautiful handmade paper for the hard covers; collage and create interior books using handmade paper; and add embellishments, images, and text to interior spaces. This book can be beautifully displayed to reveal both the front and back pages, or pages can be turned as in a closed book form. A very unique and cohesive book, this multi-faceted concertina makes a wonderful travel journal or family memory book or special thematic artist book of your own personal vision. 

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.




Paste Painted Papers
with Sandy Bernat 

Day: Monday

July: 22

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

Use your fingers, simple handmade tools, and found objects to create surface designs with pigmented wheat paste. There are many recipes for this fun technique. You will experiment with various papers including a few sheets of your own handmade paper for these colorful designs and images. Paste painted papers have been used for centuries as end papers for books and they make wonderful covers for books as well.

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

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25

AND

Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26

AND

Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

May 5, 12 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 8, 15, 22, 29

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.



COLLAGE

Collage & More
Sheila Fane

Day: Thursdays

June 20 & 27
July 11, 18 & 25
August 1 & 8

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Studio
Fee: $35

Collage derives 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.  Bring unfinished works on paper to make part of a collage.


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DRAWING

Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

Featherstone will host the Tom Maley Life Drawing Show in the main gallery from July 14 - 31.


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FELTING

Wet Felting
Christa Fischer

Day: Tuesday

July 16

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Barn
Fee: $45 with $10 additional materials fee for felting wool

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. This class will give you the basic knowledge so you will have the courage to tackle all those wonderful DIY felting books out there. Teens and adults are welcome to participate in this wet felt mini-lesson.

Students should bring a large sponge, 2 old towels, 1 bar of kiss my face soap and large scissors.




Making Felt Beads
Christa Fischer

Day: Tuesday

August 6

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $45 

Join us for a fun and colorful morning making several styles of wet felted beads. Fun, easy and relaxing! Get in touch with your crafty side. Teens and adults are welcome to participate.

Students should bring a medium mixing bowl, olive oil bar soap and a large sponge.


PAINTING


PLEIN AIR ABCs
Liz Taft

Weekend Workshop
June 21 - 23

Friday 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Location: The Pebble 

Meet and talk about goals for the weekend.


Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Painting on location.
BRING LUNCH BOTH DAYS
Fee: $200 for three day workshop

Join consummate Plein Air painter Liz Taft June 21-23 for a weekend emersion in the landscape.   Participants will paint on site where Liz will share ideas about how to break down what you see into the essential components and ways to use color to create form.  Emphasis will be on studies.  For new and experienced painters who paint in oil or acrylic.

When you register, you will receive a materials list and Liz will contact you about getting in (art) shape for the weekend.

Liz could be considered a plein air purist because she paints solely outside in the landscape.  See her work at www.liztaft.com.









Pastel Painting Workshop
Ellen McCluskey

Day: Thursdays

July 17
August 14

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Under the Summer Tent
Fee: $85 per workshop

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.




Painting with Renewed Enthusiasm
Eva Cincotta


Day: Fridays

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

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

Keep painting simple using the directives of design and making sense of the palette, we can create a painting in one session.  All levels of student development are welcome in oil or acrylic.  'How to simplify'  demo followed by end of class critique.

Students will bring their own supplies:
colors - 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 blue -
Cad Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson
Cad Yellow Pale, Cad Yellow Medium
Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue
Large tube of White
Brushes - (3) -  1/4", 1/2", and 1" either bristol or flat
Palette knife, palette (or disposable palette paper)
painting medium (spray bottle helpful for keeping acrylic moist)
painting boards or canvas, suggestion: 9x12, 11x14, 12x16



PAPER ARTS


Kozo and Color
Melissa Jay Craig


Day: Sunday

July 9

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road,  West Tisbury

Fee: $85 plus $20 materials fee

Kozo fiber, the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree (Broussonetia papyrifera) makes beautiful, etherial yet strong papers, but is also a fascinating material in and of itself; its strands separate into luscious lace-like patterns and it takes on deep, vibrant color wonderfully. Come and see for yourself in this workshop where we will discuss methods for dyeing, and work with the fiber in both 2D and 3D applications.

Chicago based artist, Melissa Jay Craig, whose sculptural bookworks, paper sculptures and installations are exhibited internationally, will lead this workshop. Her wonderful mushroom books, (S)Edition, were exhibited at the Art of Handmade Paper Show at Featherstone Center for the Arts on the Vineyard last October. She is also a teacher who regularly offers courses and workshops at national arts centers including Paper and Book Intensive, the Center for Book Arts, Penland, Arrowmont, the Morgan Conservatory, Southwest School of Art and Women's Studio Workshop.

Participants should bring:
small objects to cast for 3D pieces 
a flat piece of plexiglas or plastic, 8” x 10” or larger for 2D works
2-3 paintbrushes (NOT foam; bristle or fine synthetic); cheap bristle 'chip' brushes, available from hardware stores, work great.  We'll use these to apply starches and extra dyes; be aware that dyes will stain the bristles permanently).  1/2 inch to 1 inch widths should work well.
Optional: a bonefolder 
                sharp scissors

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


Papermaking Mornings
with Sandy Bernat


Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

June: 24, 25, 26 

Time: 9:00-11:00AM
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.



Seaweed in Paper
with Sandy Bernat

July:  3, 15
August: 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.









Collage and Paint using Wet Pulp 

with Sandy Bernat

July:  5
August: 12

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
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. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Papermaking Sampler  
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Wednesday

July: 17, 31

Time: 9:00am-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.




PHOTOGRAPHY


"Photo Book Heaven" - Make Your Own Photo Book
with Sam Hiser

Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

June 10, 11 & 12
June 17, 18 & 19
June 24, 25 & 26
July 1, 2 & 3
July 8, 9, & 10
July 15, 16 & 17
August 12, 13, & 14
August 19, 20 & 21
August 26, 27 & 28
September 2, 3 & 4

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm each day
Location: Media Center
Cost: $200 for the three day workshop

Photographer Sam Hiser teaches a fun 3-day workshop in which adults and students ages 12 and up make their very own photo book.  Participants should be a little familiar with the Apple Mac computer (although computer expertise is not required), have an email account, and bring a dozen or more digital images on a thumb-drive or external media for sequencing and designing their very own photo book.  It is also possible to use your Flickr, Picassa, Instagram or iPhone pictures as a source for the book.  

The class is an introduction to Adobe Lightroom 4 and the Blurb on-demand book-design & publishing environment.  There will be a light discussion of the history of the photo book, after which participants are free to express themselves fully in the sequencing and design of their project.  Multiple-week participation is encouraged for the serious enthusiast or for any large bookmaking project.

The workshop fee does not include the purchase of your book from Blurb. Blurb offers a 20%-discount on the purchase of your first book, which applies here.  Once you've completed the workshop, your book will be available for purchase in any quantity through your new account at Blurb.com.



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