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Winter/Spring 2015 Classes


Memory Support Group

Day: Wednesdays 

Time: 9:30am & 11:00am 
Location: The Pebble 

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to talk about it and get support and advice for their problems.

This group is co-lead by Nancy Langman, a doctoral level psychiatric nurse practitioner and Victoria Haeselbarth, an outreach worker from Edgartown Council on Aging both with expertise in Alzheimer's disease.

For more information and confirmation of group time contact Nancy Langman.


Nantucket Lightship Basket Making
Celeste Santee

Day: Tuesday

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 8, 15, 29

Time: 6:00 - 8:00
Location: The Studio
Fee: $200 for 8 class series plus $150 for basket kit and form

Come and learn the lore and how to make Nantucket Lightship baskets crafted with traditional methods and materials. One on One instruction in a fun group environment.


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

Day: Wednesdays

January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM


Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6:30 - 8:30

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

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

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


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Fee: $10 per meeting
Location: The Studio

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


Feltmaking/ Wet Felting: Let's have a ball!
Christa Fischer

Day: Wednesday

March, 11

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $30 plus an additional $10 materials fee

For ages 10 and up, younger with parent help

Participants will learn to make a felt ball with a design element and possibly some smaller balls for jewelry and garland making, time permitting.


Ladies Night
Sabrina Kuchta

Monday, February 2

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $20 

Come in from the cold and warm your hands and hearts by learning the craft of needle felting. We will spend a lovely evening making hearts that will be a great gift or decoration idea for Valentine’s Day. Needle felting is an easy and fun art form that requires no prior experience.


Featherstone Uke Jam

Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko

Day: Wednesdays

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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!

Visit FUJ online at featherstoneuke.wix.com and on Facebook 


Composition : Finding Your Focus
Oil Painting
Leslie Baker

Day: Wednesday

May 6, 13, 20, 27 
June 3, 10 17, 24

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

One of the hardest things in painting is finding your focus in the composition, particularly when confronted with a confusing plein air scene or complex still life.  This 8 week session will concentrate on compositional issues: how to identify your focus, how to accentuate contrasts, how to underplay what’s not essential, finding major value shapes and seeing abstractly. The class will paint outside when possible or work inside on a set up in the event of bad weather . 


Plein air set up (easel, palette ,stool, hat, sunscreen, bug spray)

a selection of small wood panels or canvases for painting 

brushes: sizes  3, 6 and 8 approximately, flats( Windsor Newton University is fine) and a  small filbert (W and N Monarch is fine), one or two 2” flat (housepainter chip brush is fine)
small jar of gamsol or turps, charcoal pencil

Suggested palette (please bring others if you like)

Titanium white
ivory black
nickle yellow or cad lemon
cad yellow light
cad red light
alizarine crimson
cad green
viridian green
cerulean blue
cobalt blue
ultramarine blue
phthalo or windsor blue
windsor violet
yellow ochre
raw sienna
raw umber
burnt sienna
burnt umber

Painting Class 
John Holladay

Day: Saturday

February 7 & 14
March 7 & 14
April 4 & 11
May 2 & 9

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)

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...
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
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:
green - hookers green if available
thalo blue
burnt umber or burnt sienna
and any other color you like
a basic acrylic set will work!


Julia Mitchell

Day: Monday

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8

Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $35

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

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

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


Digital Tutorials 
with David Welch 

Two hour sessions are $50.
By appointment only.
Please call Featherstone 508-693-1850 to arrange convenient time.



No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 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

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 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.