Open Pottery Studio
in The Pottery Studio 
is supervised by Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta
is supervised by Frank Creney on Tuesdays

Day: Tuesdays
(Adults only)
Time: 8:30 - 11:00AM

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25
Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced adult supervision)
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26


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

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27


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

June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Location: The 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 7 to teens

Day: Fridays

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

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

Slab construction: Vessel forming processes utilizing stretched and textured slabs
with Jeff Shapiro

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
September 22 &September 23

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM each day
Fee: $300 for the two day workshop
Additional fee for clay and materials.
Please bring snacks, lunch and refreshments so that you can stay energized.
Location: The Pottery Studio

Participants will learn to make vessels from stretched and textured slabs. At the beginning of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to think about vessel forms that can be constructed in this manner. Jeff will demonstrate, and then work with each student to assist them in their projects. Jeff has become a story teller over the years, and the 9 years he spent in Japan have given him an abundant supply of stories. There will also be a simple tea ceremony. ( Participants can bring tea bowls if they have, for critique and discussion)

There will also be time for discussion about the Japanese aesthetic towards beauty. And Jeff will be give a power point presentation about his work.

Please call Featherstone at 508.693.1850 to register 


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September  4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Fee: $15 per meeting
Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio

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: TBA

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

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 Group

with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth


Day: Wednesdays 

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


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 

No registration necessary


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

Two separate workshop sessions:

Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 
            July 9, 10, 11 
Time: 1:30-4:30PM each day

Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 
            August 22, 23, 24 
Time: 1:30-4:30PM each day

Fee: $125 for each three day workshop plus an additional $40 supply fee
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

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 on larger canvases (30x40 or 36x36)) 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.

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, 30x40 canvas; papers) for which there will be a $40.00 supply fee.

For more information about the course, e-mail the instructor at

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

Dates: Thursday & Friday
            September 20 & 21

Time: 1:30 - 4:30PM each day
Fee: $85 for the 2 day workshop plus an additional $25 supply 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.

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 and
To Register please call Featherstone at 508.693.1850


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 the Landscape in Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Day: TBA

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.

Lynn's suggested materials list for watercolor class:
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 best shape. 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
a roll of paper towels or box of tissues.

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



June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27


Day: Fridays

June 1, 8,15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Fee: $50 per class

Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

This class combines demos, techniques and individual instruction to students on how to loosen up. Discover watercolor, 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. 
 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 watercolor 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.

Eva's oil or acrylics 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 or Watercolor Painting
        with John Holladay

        Days: Wednesdays

        June 6, 13, 20, 27
        July 11, 18, 25
        August 1, 8, 15, 22
        September 5, 12, 19, 26

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

        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

Please call Featherstone at 508.693.1850 to register 


Two-Day Pastel Workshop
Color Dynamics with Pastels
with Gigi Horr Liverant

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
June 16 & 17

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $350 for the two day workshop
*OPTIONAL 1 DAY (Saturday) Rate $200
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist, and International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle member, Gigi Liverant, will guide you through a variety of easy exercises to help you discover the most authentic version of your inspiration. Pastels are a medium that begs to be "played with" and Gigi will show you how to implement color dynamics to gain greater impact with the medium. Students will have the opportunity to explore the use of quick studies to focus your artwork toward a more compelling visual expression.

The two-day workshop is geared towards the individual artist's goals and abilities. The first day will include a demonstration and discussions about the pastel medium, followed by examples of the quick studies employed by Gigi in her own work. You will then have the opportunity to explore color dynamics through studies of imagery of your choosing. The second day will provide ample time and guidance to implement your studies to develop your unique painting.
A supply list will be provided

Gigi Horr Liverant Bio
Gigi has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Best in Show at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 2014, the M.H. Hurliman Armstrong Award at the Pastel Society of America 2016,
First Prize Connecticut Women Artists, Best in Show Connecticut Pastel Society, the Andrew Giffuni Memorial Award at the Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition in 2009 and the Diane Bernhardt Gold Medal Award at the PSA Annual Exhibition in 2000. She is an International Association of Pastel Society Master Circle member, a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and a Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society. Liverant has also been awarded important national and regional commissions including the Cow Parades in New York, West Hartford, CT and Boston, MA and murals at multiple private and public locations including the Connecticut Savings Bank. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and INK magazines and is much sought-after teacher and lecturer in the area.

Gigi’s paintings are included in the collection of the Lyman Allyn Museum, Connecticut College, Pfizer, Three Rivers Community-Technical College and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, in addition to numerous private and corporate collections nationally. Liverant exhibits her work at the Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, CT and the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury, MA as well as numerous juried group exhibitions throughout the region. She is a graduate of Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Gigi Liverant lives and works in Colchester, Connecticut.

Please call Featherstone at 508.693.1850 to register 


No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 4:00 - 5:00PM

Fee: $15 per class

Location: Art Barn Conference Room

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.

All Things Mac
with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

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

Location: Art Barn Conference Room

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.

More Summer Classes will be posted shortly!