CERAMICS


Open Pottery Studio

the Open Pottery Studio 
is supervised by Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced adult supervision)
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27

AND

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

July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28

AND

Day: Sundays

(Adults only)
Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24


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.


No registration necessary


Friday Ceramics
with Sabrina Kuchta
For ages 8 to teens

Day: Fridays

July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class

Come play in clay! 
Please note: Wonderful objects will be created but they will need to be fired which takes an additional week.




FINDING THE BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION
with Akira Stake

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
September 15, 16, 17

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $500 for three day workshop and materials
Location: The NEW* 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.

Program


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

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DRAWING


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      
Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $13 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




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

Day: Thursdays

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17

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



Learning How to Draw - Drawing Class

(Beginner to Intermediate)
with Paul Lazes

Day: Thursdays

June 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: The Gallery
Fee: $30 per class

Rendering Drawing Class to understand and execute a realistic image. Learn the components of rendering an image to as high a quality as you like. You start with a sketch and bring as much detail to the image as desired. We utilize a completely unique approach to rendering. If you can sign your name and read the phone book, you can draw !!

Materials: HB pencils, 15 sheets of 8 x 10 Standard White Paper


ENCAUSTICS


Encaustics: Painting with Wax
with Roberta Gross

Sessions 1: July 21 & 22
Session 2: August 11 & 12
Sessions 3: 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.





FELTING


Wet Felting
with Christa Fischer


Day: Thursday, July 27
Time: 4:00 - 7:00PM
Location: The New Pottery Studio, Studio #2
Fee: $50 per class, includes $5 material fee

Learn to felt around a resist. Create a small pouch for jewelry, shells or other small items or use it as special wrapping for a small gift or a special note. Students can create a rustic pouch with island grown wool or fancier product with merino wool. This is a learning pouch. You can go on to create larger pouches or even a bag on your own.

Max. 6 students, for ages 12 and up, children 10/11 years old welcome with a parent.
All materials provided


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MIXED MEDIA             

BYOP 
(bring your own piece)
with Anne-Marie Eddy

Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $40

Bring a small piece of furniture to work on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Waxes.


          Chalk Paint 101
with Anne-Marie Eddy

            July 13
            August 10

            Time: 6:00 -8:30PM
            Location: The Pebble
            Fee: $55 per class

Are you looking to update your furniture to mix and blend with your new style? Sign up today for one of our Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshops and learn a variety of techniques to help you accomplish your look! 6 different techniques taught including smooth finish, distressed finish, 2-color distressing and more. A fun, relaxed class that will have you feeling confident to take on your furniture. 

PAINTING


                  Making Sense of Watercolor

                  with Lynn Hoeft


                      Day: Saturdays
                            
                      June: 3, 10

                      Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
                      Location: The Pebble 
                      Fee: $50 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.

If you have any watercolor supplies, please bring with you to class ...... materials needed include paints, brushes, paper, support board (masonite or drawing board), palette, water container, paper towel or tissues.

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Watercolor Plein Air Landscape Workshop
with Lynn Hoeft

Dates:
July 15 & 16 from 1 to 4 pm each day
August 5 & 6 from 1 to 4 pm each day

Location: The Pebble
Fee: $100 for the two day workshop


We will paint the beautiful grounds of Featherstone Farm and address some of the challenges and rewards of painting outside. Wind, bugs, and onlookers can be distractions, but painting directly from nature will challenge you to capture the quickly shifting effects that light has on the landscape. The sketches produced during this workshop could serve as a model for a more formal painting at some later date.




Painting the Landscape in Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Day: Mondays 

July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $35 per class


Working primarily from photographs, we will concentrate first on painting skies: how to paint dramatic skies and get the luminous atmospheric effects of rain and mist. Next will be a focus on water: both still and moving water in rivers, oceans and lakes. Finally, we’ll examine how to paint trees and foliage in the landscape, including how to make realistic greens. In the final 2 classes, we’ll put it all together to paint complete landscapes.
 All levels welcome.


Covering the Essentials of Watercolor 
with Eva Cincotta

Day: Mondays 

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble

Mastering the technique of watercolor is unpredictable and challenging. Students will be guided through the creative process to find their self expression.  Bring photos of the subject you would like to paint. Through demos, lectures and critiques, we will work toward resolving still life, landscape or previous paintings

Eva's materials list includes:

Quality watercolors are permanent and surpass student grade or sets used in grade school. Whether you choose tube or pan sets, have a minimum of 9-12 color selection. Brushes-(need 3 or 4) 2" flat, #12 round, #8 round.  Better to buy a couple of good brushes than a full set of cheap brushes.  Paper should be 140 lb. sheets or pads, and Board- Paper should be attached to a light weight board with masking tape or clips.



Approaching Painting (painting in oil or acrylic)
with Eva Cincotta

Day: Fridays

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble

This class combines demos, techniques and individual instruction to students on how to loosen up.  Discover oil and acrylic painting approaches that lead to more quick, loose and vibrant works.  Using observational practice as a launching point, we'll simplify the process, learn how to create fresh, deliberate marks and break out of our comfort zone. 

Eva's materials list includes:

Paints, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Pale, large tube While, 4 to 6 brushes-(from 1/2" to 2") , palette, (painting medium for oils and turp or brush cleaner), paper towels, painting boards or canvas.



Acrylic Painting or Watercolor Painting
with John Holladay

Days: Wednesdays

July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: The Pebble
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

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!




Preparing for Plein Air 
with Liz Taft

Day: Friday, May 19

Time: 4:00 - 6:00PM
Fee: $30
Location: The Pebble

This class will focus on preparing you for en plain air workshops scheduled this Summer.



Plein Air A Composition
with Liz Taft

Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

June 9, 10, 11

Time: Friday 3:00 - 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fee: $200 for the 3 day workshop
Location: On Location

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 Saturday & Sunday.
In case of rain, we’ll meet at Featherstone.

Please contact Liz  at liztaft@vineyard.net if you have questions about materials or how to prepare for the workshop.



Plein Air B Color 
with Liz Taft

Day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

July 7, 8, 9 & 10

Time: Friday 3:00 - 5:00PM, Saturday - Monday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $250 for the 4 day workshop
Location: On Location

Plein Air A is required to take Plein Air B

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’ll work on location and learn to break down what we see into large blocks of color. Sunday afternoon we’ll return to The Pebble to share our work. 

Bring lunch Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
In case of rain, we’ll meet at Featherstone.

Please contact Liz  at liztaft@vineyard.net if you have questions about materials or how to prepare for the workshop.




Fundamentals of Abstract Painting
with Carolyn Evans

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

June 27, 28 & 29

Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $150 for the three day workshop plus an additional $50 materials fee

In teaching the fundamentals of abstract painting, I intend to share my thoughts about the process of painting from beginning a work to the exploration of possibilities until the painting is a complete idea.  To complete a painting there are certain standards that I believe are most important.  

We will explore:

Composition and its importance
The Use of color and its importance
Methods of painting with oil paint
Discuss Abstraction and editing

Artists are asked to bring a lunch/snack 

I have often said that painting is an act of playful exploration and a desperate need to find the meaning of my past, present, and future.  The memories of fishing in Louisiana, discovering the coast of New England, having a home of my own, and reflecting on my childhood conflicts made my paintings autobiographical in a subconscious way. The sculptures were different in that their form and formality took precedence and add a sense of playfulness to my subject.

I have always loved making things with my hands, making something out of nothing, and inviting my audience to investigate my paintings and sculptures, as one would dissect a poem. 
My recent paintings are mostly absent of my personal past and, instead, consider geometry, atmosphere, color, and rhythm above all. They are universal to the whims of imagination and closely related to discovery in the same way that jazz from notes progresses into a cognitive understanding.

Experience is still the best teacher and in my 69 years of learning, I continue to explore what is unknown to me as a work discloses itself in the act of my making it.

Artist Statement
March 2017 



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Working Large: Creating strong, personal abstract paintings
with Roberta Gross

Sessions 1: July 13, 14, 15 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Session 2: August 2, 3, 4 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Time: 1:30 - 4:30PM
Location: 
Fee: $125 for the 3 day workshop plus an additional $35 materials fee*

Modern and contemporary artists often paint in larger formats by combining multiple panels or using oversized papers, wood panels or canvas.  In this workshop, we will work both in multiple panels and larger papers (30x36).  We will explore techniques that facilitate creating larger works (using larger brushes, large scrapers, under paintings, graphite line work, mixing flow release with acrylic paints, working with large gestures, using tinted gessoes, using a limited palette, using a bold palette, working with strong composition elements, and using strong shapes as an element of the painting).

During the class, you will receive a handout containing the curriculum and extensive examples from modern and contemporary artists- Sam Gilliam, Paul Jenkins, Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, Maxine Masterfield, Friedel Dzubas, etc. The variety of approaches exhibited by these painters demonstrates the open-ended approaches to painting in a large format.
* Provided Supplies and Materials Fee: The instructor will supply the materials (acrylic brushes (big and small),  heavy and fluid acrylic paints; watercolor and other papers; black and white gessoes; modeling paste; gels; collage materials, texture making tools, etc.) for which there will be a $35.00 supply fee.

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












PAPER and BOOK ARTS


Gelatin Printed Monotypes
with Sandy Bernat

Monday, June 19
Monday, September 11

Time: 9:30-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $55 (includes all materials)

Warning: this printing process is highly addictive! Using a gelli-plate—you will layer opaque and transparent color, play with textures and stenciled patterns, and print without a press using unusual tools to create beautiful one-of-a-kind monotypes. You will have a chance to experiment making monotypes—drawn or painted on a plate—onto a variety of papers: textured, smooth, waxed, and colored. You will discover what you can do with a brayer to create patterns. And you will undoubtedly fall in love with your cleaning paper! Monotypes are inherently unique because only one or two impressions may be pulled before the paint is used up.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Monotype Books
with Sandy Bernat

Tuesday, July 20
Tuesday, September 12

Time: 9:30-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $55

Using the monotype prints from the previous session, make 2 or 3 embellished, stitched books. Focus on making books using your gel-plate prints as covers and/or interior pages. Additional blank papers for interior pages will be supplied. Add big button closures and/or beads for embellishments. Turn your lovely printed monotypes into unique books in one session. Great for your photos, sketches, written thoughts and gift giving.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.


Exploring Japanese Paper Art: Day 1
with Sandy Bernat

Monday, June 26
Monday, July 31

Time: 9:00-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $65 plus $10 materials fee

Suminagashi

Join us in the mindfulness practice of suminagashi—a Japanese form of paper marbling. It’s very much about the senses, about combining nature, yourself and art all in one. Suminagashi, literally means “floating ink.” The process involves dropping special inks onto still water. The inks can be allowed to swirl on their own as they meet with the gentle undulations of the water itself or can be manipulated into whirly patterns with a thin tip or with a gentle breath. The ink is picked up by laying the paper on top of the finished floating ink design. We will use a variety of paper surfaces, textured and smooth, and paper types including kozo paper to lift our designs.

Notan
We will experiment with the Japanese art form, Notan, to create compositions of shape and background using positive and negative space. Notan, which means light-dark balance—think of the Yin Yang symbol—is a guiding principle of Eastern art and design. The use of positive space (items that take up space) and negative space (empty space) makes a wonderful metaphor for life–what we bring in, where we let it take up room, and the opposite of one thing in the place of another.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, 
a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. 
For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 
508-693-5786.




Exploring Japanese Paper Art: Day 2
with Sandy Bernat

Tuesday, June 27
Tuesday, August 1

Time: 9:00-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $65 plus $10 materials fee

Orizomegami

Orizomegami is a centuries old technique of resist dyeing by folding, twisting, or crumpling kozo and other papers, binding and then dyeing them. Each method of binding or compressing the paper will result in very different patterns. You will practice a variety of intricate folds, and explore how different papers are receptive to inks and dyes, often with results reminiscent of stained glass windows. Orizomegami has a life of its own; each paper is completely unique and often a surprise when you unfold it and the pattern is revealed.

Momigami
Noted for its strength, momigami paper has a leather like surface that is both durable and pliable. Momigami papers have been used as a book binding paper, kamiko (clothing), wallets, purses, and wrappings. The process involves crumpling, rubbing, and stretching kozo paper onto which a paste, such as konnyaku is applied, then wrinkling and kneading the paper and allowing it to dry, or repeating the process.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Japanese Bookbinding
with Sandy Bernat

Wednesday, June 28
Wednesday, August 2

Time: 9:00-12:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $60

You will learn the four traditional sewing patterns used in Japanese bindings and discuss some contemporary variations. You will complete one book in the traditional Japanese style four-hole binding. Combined with the previous classes in Japanese decorative papers, you can create your own sample book. Otherwise, handmade papers for your book will be available for sale.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Journal Keeping Seminar
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Sundays

July 16, July 30
August 13

Time: 9:00-11:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $35 per class

Want to share tips, techniques, and strategies using mixed media in your journal keeping? Do you like to doodle, collage, sketch, paint, and write your thoughts in a book? Would you like to keep a travel journal, an inspiration journal, nature journal, a record of your observations, a sample book of your projects or ideas, a dream journal, memoir snapshots, a poetry journal, a daily log? This informal, two hour, Sunday morning gathering may be just what you are looking for. We will share what we know; articulate what we'd like to try; and explore visual journaling through a demonstration and discussions. Demos may include painted pages, paste papers, found poetry, pamphlet stitching, simple printing, borders, image transfers, playing with text, zentangles, and more. Various media materials will be available for you to use. Bring your own journal—any size, any type—or purchase a special one from the studio. And just to keep the artistic energies flowing, tea and light breakfast fare will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.



PAPER MAKING


Summer Begins—Papermaking 
with Sandy Bernat

Wednesday, June 21
Time: 10:00-1:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $70

Summer arrives at Seastone Papers studio with six vats of colorful cotton/abaca pulp and/or local plant fibers waiting for you to dip, stencil, laminate, collage, and simply create many decorative papers with wet fiber. One vat of "surprise" pulp will be a summer treat; perhaps denim pulp from old blue jeans, garden flower petals floating in the pulp, or seaweed to attach to the surface of a newly formed sheet.

A brief introduction to the basic steps in the papermaking process will include preparing pulp, followed by the fun of pulling and couching fresh sheets of paper varying in size and shape. Learn to use some great painting "tools" used by papermakers such as turkey basters, and squeeze bottles of pigmented pulp paint.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





A Papermaking Sampler
with Sandy Bernat

Monday, July 3
Time: 9:30-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $70

This beginners' class introduces pulling and decorating sheets of pulp for paper. Six vats of various pigmented and/or natural fibers will be available for you to dip, stencil, laminate, collage, and experience many ways to create decorative papers with wet fiber. One vat of "surprise" pulp which may be denim, iridescent mica, seaweed, or floral inclusions will be available. A brief introduction to the basic steps in the papermaking process will include preparing pulp, then pulling and couching fresh sheets of paper varying in size and shape, followed by a hands-on exploration using tools such as shaped moulds, turkey basters, and prepared bottles of pulp "paint." Discussions include papermaker's tools and the history of hand papermaking.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.




Seaweed in Paper
with Sandy Bernat

Wednesday, July 5
Monday, July 17
Tuesday, August 8

Time: 9:00-1:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $85 per class

This popular workshop begins with a trip to the beach to gather selected seaweed from Vineyard waters. After sorting and cleaning, the seaweed will become an inclusion in pigmented pulp or used directly for surface design. Pulp painting techniques will be explored to create realistic or abstract scenes with seaweed.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





High Shrinkage Papermaking
with Sandy Bernat

Monday, July 10
Time: 9:00-1:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $85

Highly beaten abaca (banana leaf) fibers have the propensity for shrinkage and translucency which can be used to create interesting papers. By embedding materials such as string, wire, grasses and other natural materials between sheets of abaca and allowing the sheets to air dry, some interesting and often surprising results occur. Additionally, wet sheets of abaca can be rolled, pinched, pleated, or woven to produce unexpected papers. Beginning as two-dimensional sheets of paper, a third dimension can evolve as the sheets dry and shrink.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





High Shrinkage Sculptural Papermaking
with Sandy Bernat

Tuesday, July 11
Time: 10:00-3:00
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $100

Learn to work with the unique properties of highly beaten abaca fibers which will shrink to create strong sculptural vessels. You will learn to pull and couch wet sheets of abaca pulp and drape them over interesting and exotic shapes and armatures that you have created or found. You will experiment with fiber manipulation as you roll, pinch, fold, and poke wet fiber to achieve dramatic effects as the fiber dries. Previous papermaking experience is not necessary.


Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.





Paint with Wet Pulp
with Sandy Bernat

Thursday, August 10
Time: 9:30-12:30
Location: Seastone Papers, 53 Christiantown Road, West Tisbury
Fee: $75

We will experiment with interesting ways to work with wet fiber for surface decoration and image making. Dip into colorfully pigmented vats of pulp, explore stenciling techniques, collage materials into wet fiber, and design a painterly surface using overbeaten pulp paint. Supplies are provided, but remember to wear comfortable shoes with good treads. All levels of experience are welcomed—from beginning to advanced papermaker.

Co-sponsored by Seastone Papers, a fully equipped hand papermaking and book arts studio in West Tisbury. For studio photos and directions, visit http://www.seastonepapers.com or call 508-693-5786.


PASTEL



PASTELS with a PUNCH!!
with Ed Chesnovitch

Friday & Saturday
September 22 & 23

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $250 for the two day workshop
Location: The Pebble

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.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
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


Suggested supply list 

PASTELS
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, BUT VERY HELPFUL
PAPER
**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
ruler
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

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PRINTMAKING



Exploring Printmaking 
with Allison Doherty

Days:  Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

June 28, 30
July 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
August 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $50 per class

These one day classes will introduce new practices to those who want to try something new, or can be taken to reinvigorate a previously learned skill that may have gotten rusty over time.  Explore techniques such as linoleum block printing; dry-point etching; monotype; collography; working with stencils (pochoir); additive, subtractive and mixed-media processes.  Ink options include both water-based and oil-based.  Take multiple classes over the course of several days to cover most of these techniques.  The instructor will tailor these classes to individual interests and needs.  The studio is devoted solely to printmaking and offers several press beds for both the experienced and the inexperienced printmaker.  

Bio:  Allison Doherty has been teaching drawing, painting, and printmaking for almost 30 years, the last 26 of which have been at a Quaker school on Long Island.  Originally from upstate NY, she has owned a house in West Tisbury for more than 20 years, where she maintains a studio.  Her work can be viewed at www.allisondoherty.com







Intensive Printmaking Workshops 
with Allison Doherty

Days:  Mondays and Tuesdays

June 26 & 27
July 10 & 11
July 17 & 18
July 24 & 25
July 31 & August 1
August 7 & 8 
August 14 & 15
August21 & 22

Time:  9:00AM - 2:00PM
Location:  Printmaking Studio
Fee:  $100 per two-day workshop

An hour longer than the one-day classes, these two-day workshops are for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in printmaking.  Designed for those with some previous printmaking experience, please come with ideas/sketches to commence/finish a personal project.  The instructor will tailor these workshops to individual interests. 

Bio:  Allison Doherty has been teaching drawing, painting, and printmaking for almost 30 years, the last 26 of which have been at a Quaker school on Long Island.  Originally from upstate NY, she has owned a house in West Tisbury for more than 20 years, where she maintains a studio.  Her work can be viewed at www.allisondoherty.com




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: The Pebble

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 




TECHNOLOGY


No Fear Beginner's iPad Class



with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 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 summer vacation 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.

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All Things Mac


with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 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.

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More Summer Classes Coming Soon!