Open Pottery Studio 
is supervised by Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced
adult supervision)

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13


Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)
Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14


Day: Sundays
(Adults only)
Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17

Fee: $7.50 per hour, $25 per bag of clay,
$ Glazing & Firing fee determined by piece size and quantity

: The NEW 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

Two Part Vase Making Workshop
with Sabrina Kuchta

Dates: Wednesday September 6 and 13

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Fee: $75 for the two class workshop includes clay 

and glazing fees

Location: Pottery Studio


These classes are a two-part workshop. The classes cannot be taken individually.


Day 1: This is a beginning hand building class. We will focus on using slab construction to create vases in multiple styles.


Day 2: Introduction to glazing. We will finish the pieces we started last class.


Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
with Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays
Session 1: September 12, 19, 26 & October 3

Session 2: October 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 3: November 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 4: December 5, 12, 19

Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fee: $140 per session (4 classes @ $35 pre class). Must take all four classes in each session.

All students must purchase clay for the 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.


Finding the Beauty in Imperfection
with Akira Satake

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
September 15, 16, 17

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $500 for three day workshop and materials
Location: Pottery Studio

Please bring a lunch each day
Akira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan, and has been living in the U.S. since 1983. For him, the act of creation is a collaboration between himself, the clay and the fire, which means finding what the clay wants to be and bringing out its beauty in the way that the beauty of our surroundings is created through natural forces.
He will lead a hands on workshop involving both the handbuilding and throwing techniques he uses to make his tea ceremony bowls, teapots, ikebana vases, sculptural objects and more.

Participants will learn how to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world. Some techniques that will be demonstrated are:

brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces
applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel thrown or hand built pieces and then altering them
mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create the shapes
He will share his experience and knowledge in a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic. Participants will gain insight into finding the beauty in imperfection, the meaning of "wabi-sabi", and the importance of "ma" -- the space in between.

1st day:
Making slabs and applying kohiki slip.
Making yunomi, guinomi and chawan using the technique of applying a soft clay and sand mixture to the surfaces of the pieces.

2nd day:
Stretching kohiki slabs and shaping the pieces.
Wire cutting, stretching and tearing chunks of clay to build sculptural pieces.

3rd day:
Making kohiki pieces, such as tea pots and sculptural works.
Finish assembling all pieces.

To learn more about Akira Satake, please visit his website: www.akirasatake.com



Color Interaction
with Leslie Baker

Day: Wednesdays

September 20, 27
October 4, 18, 25
November 1
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio
Fee: $300 for the six week course with an additional fee TBD for teacher supplied materials

This six week course in color interaction will focus on learning color theory through practice with a series of abstract studies using color aid paper, glue and mounting cardboard. As Joseph Albers stated, color is the most relative medium in art, the most likely to deceive and surprise. This course will help you see color as a variable element and develop an eye for color through trial and error and color exercises.

Students must provide the following materials: 

1 package of 6x9 color aid paper (310 colors) 
(available from Dick Blick online) 
X-acto knife and blades (#2 is fine)
Tacky glue (available at Granite)
Scissors (large Fiskars good)
Metal ruler plastic triangles pad of tracing paper
Pencil and eraser
Cardboard for mounting (framers will give you end cuts from mats)
Thick cardboard for cutting or self healing cutting mat sketchbook
Optional : metal T square



Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM
Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio
Fee: $15 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. 


Figurative Drawing/Painting Class 
(Beginner to Intermediate)
With Lizzy Schule

Day: Thursdays

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio
Fee: $35 per class

The class offers an introduction to the principles and techniques of drawing the human form. We will focus predominantly on the figure, but will also dedicate time to portraiture and self-portraiture. In order to help beginner to intermediate students hone their skills and gain a better grasp of the principles of life drawing, I will offer demonstrations at the beginning of class and provide students with anatomical diagrams and other helpful handouts. Initial sessions will be devoted to life drawing using charcoal and graphite, and the class will eventually progress to portraiture and figurative painting using oil or acrylic paints.

** Lizzy Schule received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2015.  She holds a BA in Painting and Literature from Bennington College.  While studying, Lizzy earned a variety of academic awards and exhibited in both group and solo shows.  Through her portraits and landscapes, she explores ideas of femininity, identity, intimacy, and environment.  Lizzy lives on Martha’s Vineyard where she is currently working on a series of landscape paintings.


Encaustics: Painting with Wax
with Roberta Gross

September 8 & 9

Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fee: $200 for the 2 day workshop plus an additional $80 materials fee*
Lunch is included: Please tell instructor about any dietary issues.

Location: Roberta’s Studio over looking the ocean in Aquinnah (please contact instructor for directions)

Encaustic painting involves fusing layers of wax and wax-infused pigments by applying a heat source (e.g., heat gun; iron).

We will learn how to make encaustic paint using medium and oil paint- a much cheaper alternative to prepared waxes, which we will also use. In addition, we will work with metallic mica powders and pan pastels to create luminous works.

During the class, we will use papers, hard boards, and photos, exploring layering, transferring images, embedding objects, scratching into, etching, masking, dripping, splattering, creating an underpainting, using oil bars and oils etc. affects the encaustic painting.

Bring collage materials: photos, prints, and thin objects.

* Supply fee: Because the instructor will provide all materials including encaustics; wax; brushes; prepared painting surfaces; heat guns and electric skillets, there will be a $80.00 supply fee in addition to class tuition.

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

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


Memory Support Group
with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth

Day: Wednesdays 

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 33, 29
December 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 9:30 - 11:00AM & 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: Free 

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 at nlangman48@aol.com 



Featherstone Uke Jam

Days: Wednesdays

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
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!



Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting
with John Holladay

Days: Wednesdays

September 6, 13, no 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio
Fee: $50 per class

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 afraid, 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 beginner's 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 brushes 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

a basic acrylic set will work!
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

Painting the Landscape with Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Days: Thursdays
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16

Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Fee: $35/class
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Working from photographs, we'll look at  the best ways to paint skies, still & moving water, trees and foliage. We will experiment with color mixing (especially how to make realistic greens), how to use light and dark values to create a three dimensional effect and how to choose a format for your painting. Bring a paper copy of your photo, or one on a tablet (not a photo on your phone - too small).

All levels welcome.

Watercolor paints:
     An assortments of tubes, a total of at least five or six, including one each of the primaries (red, yellow, blue) plus a few others which might include a brown, a green, and a gray. Any brand is ok. Artist grade paints like Winsor Newton or Holbein are the best but some student grade paints are fine too.

Pad of watercolor paper:
     Any brand,  8x10 or 9x12 are good sizes to start with.

     Watercolor rounds are the easiest shape to work with. Robert Simmons, Princeton and Cotman are 3 inexpensive brands that are very good quality. (You don't need to buy expensive sable brushes.) One each of sizes 6 and 8, plus one larger (which could be a flat brush). 

     A drawing board or other support to attach your paper to, a roll of masking or blue tape, a palette to mix your paints on, a water container, a pencil and eraser for sketching and a roll of paper towels or box of tissues.


with Ed Chesnovitch

Friday & Saturday
September 22 & 23

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $250 for the two day workshop
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting application. This workshop, for soft pastels, will focus on painting landscape that have light, color and attitude! The workshop will start by focusing on how to edit and simplify a complex landscape with strong simplified compositions. Notans and thumbnail sketchs will be key. We will then move on to simplifying the way you start a pastel painting, underpainting techniques, followed by significant color choices and a broad vocabulary of mark making to push a painting further. Simplify your approach, get creative, have FUN! This class will be a mix of studio and outdoor painting, and open to all levels.

Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he served on its board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA.

Instructor website: www.chesnovitch.com

Bring a full box of soft pastels. Do not bring oil pastels! 
As many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank.
Color range and values are more important than size of sticks.

Hard Pastels – NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, 

**sanded pastel paper –
I recomend using Uart 400 or 500 grade
4 - 6 sheets no smaller than 12x16 the bigger the better

Portable Easel
Sketch pad, 
woodless Graphite pencil (6B or 8B,)
View Finder
Compressed charcoal
Black sharpie
1 sheet of foamcore for your “backing board” to work on
an inexpensive 1” flat wash brush
old towel or sheet for under your easel
container for water
Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%
Camera, Ipad or Iphone to shot reference images
Landscape photo reference

Bring what you can afford!
Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.
Contact Ed with any questions at ecart@comcast.net

Click here to register


Monoprints Without a Press: Oil Bar Gelli Monoprints
with Roberta Gross

Date: September 19, 20 

Tuesday & Wednesday

Time: 1:30 — 4:30PM
Fee: $100 for the 2 day workshop plus an additional $25 materials fee
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

In this workshop, you will be creating strong monoprints by using oil bars applied directly to gelli print plates. The special combination of oil, pigment and wax in R&F oil bars results in very clear one-of-a-kind paintings. These impressions can be worked and reworked by applying texture items such as grids, wall board tape, rug runners, Christmas tinsel, yarn, brayer marks, masks, stencils and/or q tips to the “inked” gelli plate.  We will explore both black and white as well as a wide range of colors to create both hard and soft edges as well as a variety of line work. You can continue to apply additional line work and design using water proof ink or fabric paint.

During the class, you will receive a handout containing the curriculum, detailing and illustrating the exercises we cover and emphasizing process, tools, and techniques.  

Note:  This process does not require solvents like ordinary oil painting.  We use mineral and vegetable oils to clean the gelli plates and brayers.

Provided Supplies and Materials Fee: The instructor will supply the oil bars and other materials (papers, stencils, masks, ink, gelli plates of diverse size, gloves, collage materials, texture making tools, etc.) for which there will be a $25.00 supply fee.

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


"Forms and Figures" Sculpture with Armatures
with Scott Campbell 

Mondays and Tuesdays
September 4th and 5th
September 11th and 12th
September 18th and 19th
September 25th and 26th
October 2nd and 3rd

Extra Studio time available on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00PM

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Fee: $75 for Adults, $35 for high school age or younger)
Materials Fee: $10.00
Location: Featherstone's Old Pottery Studio

Build forms or figures complete, with chosen pose. Each pose must have at least part of the form on the base. 
Scott will assist students by gluing their wired pose to wooden blocks and present lessons on sculptures in public spaces. 

When wire figures are attached to bases, students may begin carefully wrapping the wire with plaster gauze pieces dipped in water. The plaster stage may take multiple class periods, especially if students are working carefully to create smooth, tightly wrapped pieces.

As students finish wrapping their sculptures, they may mix a custom color of acrylic paint to seal the plaster. Advise students to cover all the tiny crevices and turn the sculpture often to check for missed spots.
Class will run for 4 weeks and have open studio for more work-time and finishing applications.
Cost $75.00  per student - four week course and studio time, $10 fee for materials. All ages welcome. 



All Things Mac
with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

September 6, 13, 20, no 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25 

Time: 5:00 - 6:00PM
Fee: $15 per class
Location: The Farmhouse Gallery

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? 
Bring in your devices and ask questions about syncing 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.

More Fall Classes 2017
Coming soon!