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Winter/Spring 2014 Classes

ART & MEMORY

Art and Memory
Windemere Nursing Rehabilitation Center


Day: Monday
April: 7, 14, 28
May: 5, 12

Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Location: Featherstone Center for the Arts, MV Museum, and other Island galleries.

A five week art program of "art looking" and "art making: for people with memory loss led by local artist, Nancy Cabot.

Space is limited!

Contact Mary Holmes at 508-693-1933 or mhjolmes2@partners.org to sign up or for more information




CERAMICS 


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



Day: Wednesdays

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
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

AND

Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

January: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 6, 13, 20, 27
March: 6, 13, 20, 27
April: 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

AND

Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

January: 5, 12, 19, 26
February: 2, 9, 16, 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April: 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 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
Work on your own in the Pottery Studio. Children must be accompanied by an adult.






Intro to Ceramics
Washington Ledesma

Day: Tuesdays

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

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.




Advanced Ceramics Class 
with Frank Creney

Days: Wednesdays

March 5,12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

Students must be proficient at throwing and are ready to take the next step. Projects include large chargers and bowls as well as attaching large pieces together.





Intro to Ceramics
Washington Ledesma


Day: Thursdays

March 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: $139 for 5 class series plus $10 materials fee to instructor covers cost of clay, firing and glazes
Location: Pottery Studio 

This class is an introduction to working with clay using a variety of techniques to create functional as well as sculptural pieces. Form, design, and craftsmanship are emphasized.
Cosponsored by ACEMV

Saturday Ceramics for children ages 7 to 12
Nancy Blank

Day: Saturdays

February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17

Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

A series of pottery experiences, glazing and firing.



Advanced Ceramics
Washington Ledesma

Day: Saturdays

January 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12
May 3, 17

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.


Barrel Firing 
with Frank Creney

Days: Saturdays

March 15, 22, 29
April 5 for the barrel firing

Time: 3 - 5 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Fee: $100 for the three class workshop and firing

Learn how to prepare terra sigglatta and apply, burnishing, oxides and firing in a barrel. The barrel firing will take place onSaturday, April 5.



DRAWING



Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

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
June 3, 10, 17, 24

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.



Drawing Lab 
with Leslie Baker

Day: Wednesdays

March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14

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

Drawing is fun and requires no special equipment beyond paper and a pencil. This is a class for anyone who wants to become more skillful and confident and make drawing a part of their lives. We will focus primarily on sketchbook work with some more finished drawing experience. Each class will work around a single theme, technique or exercise while exploring the use of line,shape,value, gestural expression, beginning perspective, volume and visual and expressive issues. Weather permitting we will draw outside so come prepared with a folding stool, hat and a sweater. 

Recommended Materials List: 9 x 12 pad of Strathmore Charcoal paper, 12”x18” or larger pad Strathmore Charcoal paper, 12’ x 18” pad of white drawing paper, pad of tracing paper ,1 wire bound portable sketchbook ( around 7”x10”), soft vine charcoal, an assortment of graphite and charcoal drawing pencils (in different hardnesses), sharpener, kneaded eraser.




Beginning Drawing
Nancy Blank

Day: Thursdays

January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15

Time: 10 am to 12 noon
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.



KNITTING



Advanced Knitting - Ice Queen Cowl
Caryl Dearing

Day: Wednesdays

January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: Materials fee to Heath Hen or Vineyard Knitworks
Location: The Pebble


For those advanced knitters, who are looking for a new challenge, come work with expert knitter, Caryl Dearing, in creating your own beaded Ice Queen Cowl - photos and required materials included in this link:




LADIES NIGHT

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Pebble Gallery
Fee: $20
Light refreshments served

Featherstone is excited to announce its first ladies night of 2014. This will be an ongoing event the first Monday of every month. Each Monday we will be working on small projects, enjoying light refreshments, and getting creative together!

We hope you join us and stay posted for future projects.


Monday, February 10

CARD MAKING
Want to make some Valentines for the special people in your life? Interested in learning some paper folding techniques? Want to get creative and get out of the house this winter to hang out with some awesome people working on small projects? In honor of Valentines day we will be making cards and getting creative in the Pebble Studio!

March 3, 2014
Still Life with Nancy Blank 
Have you always wanted to "paint" a floral still life? Come learn the secrets of india ink, tissue paper and modge podge. You will be a still life expert in no time! 
 
April 7, 2014
Paper Flowers with Veronica Modini
Learn how to create paper flowers to use as centerpieces or décor. Featherstone will be making centerpieces and decorations for our 5th Annual Garden Tea Party and Fashion show. Come help or make your own to take home!
 
May 5, 2014
Found Object Arrangements with Minor Knight
You will be amazed at the beautiful arrangements made out from found natural materials! Your original masterpieces will brighten any corner or to give as beautiful gifts.



MUSIC




Featherstone Uke Jam

Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko


Day: Wednesdays

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: 7:00 - 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!







PAINTING



From Picture to Painting: A How To Class for Acrylic and Oil Painters
Kenneth Vincent

Day: Tuesdays

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

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $35 per class
Location: The Pebble


Do you have a photo of a favorite place or person that you have always wanted to turn into a painting? In this class students will be introduced to simple techniques which will help them bring their photos to the canvas. Each class will begin with a group demonstration which will illustrate basic techniques and will continue with students working on their painting in class under the teachers guidance.

Materials and items needed for this class:

1) An enlarged photo copy of a picture of students choice. 
The photo copy should be enlarged to 8 1/2 x11.

2) A 8x11 canvas or canvas board

3) Acrylic paints or Oil paints; white, black, blue, red and yellow.

4) Brushes - at least four or five sizes ranging from #2 to #8

5) 1 roll of " Saral" Transfer paper either red or blue

6) a pencil or ball point pen

7) 1 disposable pallet

8) FOR OILS ONLY-Artist oil painting medium and turpenoid 









Watercolor/Acrylic Painting Class
John Holladay

DaySaturdays

January 11, 18
February 1, 8
March 1, 15
April 5, 12
May 3, 10

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

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!



Ralph Lauren Specialty Finish Instruction
Tivoli Paint 

Preparing to Paint En Plein Air 
with Liz Taft

Day: Saturday, April 26
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $50

An introduction to the equipment and materials needed for painting outside in oil, from easels and sketchbooks to brushes and paints.  This short workshop is geared for those who are new to oil painting and want to know basics of how to choose materials and care for them. 



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

Days: June 27-29 ** Date has been updated
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. 





PHOTOGRAPHY



Open Darkroom
David Welch

Day: Mondays

March 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $10 per hour without assistance, $25 with instruction
Location: The Barn Darkroom

Students must bring their own paper, Featherstone provides the chemicals for development.






Individual Digital Tutorial 
David Welch and Sam Hiser

Day: Tuesdays

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: 10:00am - 12:00pm 
or 1:00 - 3:00pm

Fee: $50 for the two hour tutorial
Location: Media Center

Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, this class will take you to the next level in digital photography.

Develop a workflow for dealing with image storage, organization, filing, changing formats and resolutions. Any issues students have with their digital cameras will be worked out also.  We will crop, retouch images and prepare them for printing, making books, movies, calendars, or cards.  With the software available today you can easily create all of these end products with simple or complex programs. 

Bring your digital camera with or without extra lenses and your laptop computer - Mac or PC if you'd like. Computers are available as well. 







PRINTMAKING



Open Printmaking Studio
Nick Thayer


Day: Thursdays

January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM 
Fee: $10 per hour
Location: The Barn Studio






SCULPTURE



Sculpture
William O’Callaghan  

Day: Tuesdays

March 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $139 for five class series plus $10.00 materials fee to instructor
Location: Pottery Studio

Hand sculpting class, sea animals, mermaids, and mythical beings. Let your imagination come alive.
Cosponsored by ACE MV





TAPESTRY



Tapestry
Julia Mitchell

Day: Tuesdays

March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: The Studio
Cost: $35 per class

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





TECHNOLOGY


No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

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

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

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.