CERAMICS


Open Pottery Studio
The Open Pottery Studio 
is supervised by 
Nancy Blank, Sabrina Kuchta & Heather Goff

Day: Tuesdays
(Adults only)
Time: 7:30 - 10:30AM

TBA

           Day: Tuesdays
           (Adults only)
           Time: 3:45 - 6:00PM


            TBA

            AND

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced adult supervision)
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  
          
June 7, 14, 21, 28
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

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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

June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24


Fee: $5 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

June 23, 30
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.





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: Saturdays

June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
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.


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.




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.


PAINTING


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.





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 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!



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.




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 14, 15, 16, 17

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.



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 











PASTEL



PASTELS with a PUNCH!!
with Ed Chesnovitch

Friday & Saturday
September 22 & 23

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

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


PRINTMAKING


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 


















More Summer Classes Coming Soon!