FALL 2018 CLASSES

CERAMICS



Open Pottery Studio 
is supervised by Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta on Wednesdays, Thursday and Sundays 
Tuesday are supervised by Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 8:30 - 11:00AM

AND

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced 
adult supervision)

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

AND

Day: Thursdays
(Adults only)

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM

AND

Day: Sundays 
(Adults only)

Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM
Fee: $7.50 per hour, $25 per bag of clay, 
$ Glazing & Firing fee determined by piece size and quantity
Location: 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.


Free After School Ceramics for Teens
with Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta

Day: TBA
Time: 2:00 to 5:00PM
Location: The NEW Pottery Studio

No registration necessary


Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
with Frank Creney

Day: TBA
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Fee: $140 per session (4 classes @ $35 per 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.


Ceramic Exploration for children ages 7 & older
With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Saturdays
TBA
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The NEW Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class
 
In this class, we will explore various techniques in handbuilding and wheel throwing. From decorative planters to dragons to mugs, students will learn and experiment with multiple techniques in construction and decoration of functional and sculptural pieces.

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: 
Children under eight will not be permitted to use the ceramic wheels. No exceptions.

All artwork will be bisque fired after each class. 



DRAWING




Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays
      
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 
With Lizzy Schule
(Beginner to Intermediate)
 
Day: TBA
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.



MEMORY SUPPORT




Memory Support Group
with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth

Day: Wednesdays 

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 

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY



MUSIC

        

Featherstone Uke Jam

Days: Wednesdays

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!

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY

PAINTING



Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting
with John Holladay

Days: Wednesdays
TBA
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)

Paint:
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

Miscellaneous:
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...

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:
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:
red
yellow
green - hookers green if available
purple
thalo blue
burnt umber or burnt sienna
and any other color you like


Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting 
with John Holladay

Days: Saturdays
TBA
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)

Paint:
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
Miscellaneous:
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...

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:
a basic acrylic set will work!
matt medium paint: a big tube of white and blackor 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 siennaand any other color you like


Painting the Landscape with Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Days: TBA

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.

MATERIALS LIST      
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.

 
     
Brushes: 
     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). 


      
Plus: 
     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.




TECHNOLOGY



All Things Mac
with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

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

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.