Fall Classes 2015


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

December: 2, 9, 16


Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

December: 3, 10, 17


Day: Sundays
(Adults only)

December: 6, 13, 20

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 

Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6:30 - 8:30

December: 1, 8, 15

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.

Saturday  Ceramics for children ages 7-12
with Nancy Blank

Day: Saturdays

December: 5, 12, 19

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

A series of pottery experiences, glazing and firing


Beginning Drawing
Nancy Blank

Day: Monday

December: 7, 14

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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

December: 1, 8, 15

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. 

No registration necessary 


Memory Support Group
with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth

Day: Wednesdays 

9:30 - 11:00am 
11:00am - 12:30pm

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.

Memory Cafe

Day: Thursdays

December: 3, 10, 17

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The Pebble 

Featherstone welcomes the Memory Cafe to The Pebble Gallery every Thursday October through December 2015.

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


Featherstone Uke Jam
with Deirdre DeCarion and Clara Kisko

Days: Wednesday

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

December: 9, 15 (Tuesday)
January: 13, 20, 27

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

Beginner Ukulele
with Andy Herr

Days: Wednesday

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $5 per class

November: 4 (canceled), 11, 18
December: 2, 9, 15 (Tuesday)

Intermediate Ukulele Class
with Andy Herr

Day: Thursday

October: 29
November: 5, 12, 19
December: 3, 10

Time: 5:30 - 6:30PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $10 per class

This intermediate class is designed for those experienced in basic chord structures and progressions who are looking to expand their knowledge of the ukulele. Students will learn basic music theory, new technical skills, and elements of melody and harmony for playing lead and improvising.

Class size limited to 10 student


Making Sense of Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Day: Monday

December: 7, 14

Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $30 per class

If you think watercolor is too difficult, or that you can't fix mistakes in watercolor, this class will show you how to handle paints to get the glowing effects you want, and more importantly, to avoid making mud.

Working from life, we will begin by painting still lifes and then move to interior landscapes. We'll finish with several classes that cover how to work from photographs without trying to make an exact copy.

Painting Class
John Holladay

Days: Saturday

December: 5, 12
January: 9, 16
February: 6, 13
March: 5, 12
April: 2, 9
May:7, 14

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!


Digital Tutorials 
with David Welch 

Two hour sessions are $50
By appointment only.

Please call Featherstone 508-693-1850 to arrange convenient time.

Open Darkroom 
with David Welch

Day: Mondays
December: 7, 14

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

No registration necessary 


Open Printmaking Studio 

Day: Mondays

December: 7, 14

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



Julia Mitchell

Day: Monday

September: 28
October: 5, (12 canceled), 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December: 7, 14

Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Location: The Studio
Fee: $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, photos and other printed material, tape, colored paper, interesting objects, etc for preliminary design 


No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
Karen Huff

Day: Wednesday

More Class Dates TBA in 2016

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

More Class Dates TBA in 2016

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.