SUMMER 2018 CLASSES

CERAMICS



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

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12

New time: 1:00 - 4:00PM  begins Tuesday, June 19:
June 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

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26

AND

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

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27

AND

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

May 6, 13, 20, 27
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



The Joy of Ceramics
with Debbie Hale

Day: Mondays
July 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 2:30 - 5:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $140 for the four class session
All students must purchase clay for the class. 
A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.

The Joy of Ceramics lies in its endless creative opportunities whether you work on a wheel or do hand building. This offering is a beginner/intermediate class in pottery.

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Hand Building
with Sabrina Kuchta


Day: Thursdays

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14

Time4:00 - 6:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $35 per class

All students must purchase clay for the class. 
A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.

In this Adults only class we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary; this class can be taken as a beginner class or as a supplementary to your already existing knowledge. Each class can be taken on its own or taken as a series.
 

May 3: Planters
            We will construct free standing slab built planters.

May 10: Luminaries
              We will make a home for your candles that will add decoration 
              and ambiance to your room.

May 17: Coil baskets/bowls
              Using a slump mold, you will make either bowls or woven baskets out of coils.

May 24: Spoons and tea cups
              We will make a matching set of tea cup, spoon and saucer for a bit of afternoon tea.

May 31: Plates

June 7: Rattles and Sound Makers

June 14: Creatures

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Hand Building
with Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Wednesdays

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

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: The Pottery Studio
Fee: $35 per class
All students must purchase clay for the class. 
A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.

In this Adults only class we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary; this class can be taken as a beginner class or as a supplementary to your already existing knowledge. Each class can be taken on its own or taken as a series.
 
June 20: Mugs/tumblers

June 27: Folded Bowls

July 11: Coil Bowls

July 18: Slab buit boxes

July 25: Slab built planters

August 1: 3 dimensional frogs

August 8: Tripod mugs

August 15: Boxes made of hollow forms

August 22: Slab serving trays

August 29: Creatures

September 5: Coil Pots

September 12: Coil baskets, woven

September 19: Luminaries

September 26: RattlesPinch Pots 1/18
 
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Friday Ceramics
with Nancy Blank & Sabrina Kuchta
For ages 7 to teens

Day: Fridays

July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17

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.

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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.

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DRAWING


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September  4, 11, 18, 25
    
Time: 9:30AM - 11:30PM
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: Thursdays

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7 (cancelled), 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27


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.

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JEWELRY

Soldering Stackable Rings
with Cecilia Minnehan

Day: Mondays

July: 9, 16, 23, 30
August: 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $80 per class, includes all materials
No previous experience required. Min age 14
*Please see dress code below*

Want to learn how to solder?
Try this 3 hour workshop with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs.
You will be able to complete 1 of these rings in a 3 hour class. The class will repeat every week in July and August so you can take more classes to make more rings.

Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:
Soldering safety and how to light up a torch.
Soldering
Forming a ring
Proper use of a jewelers saw
Setting a stone in a pre-made bezel
Polishing options

*Dress code: For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy for metalsmithing: Closed-toe footwear (no sandals), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. Wear a headband or a hat if your hair can’t be tied back.

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Textured Statement Earrings
with Elysha Roberts

Day: Tuesdays 

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

Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $80
No previous experience required. Minimum age 14.

Class description:
In this beginners metal class students will learn to create their own beautiful pair of statement earrings and more (no torch required!)! This class will cover basic metalsmithing techniques through the use of sawing, cold connections and the application of surface design and textures using basic but fundamental hand tools. Join us in this fun workshop taught by Elysha Roberts, from Elysha Joy Metals and leave with your own finished one-of-a-kind design!

You will learn:
How to pierce, saw, bend and shape sheet metal to fit your design
How to apply texture and pattern using hammers, a rolling mill and metal stamps
How to create unique connections with rivets and jump rings
How to make your own unique ear wires to finish your design
How to file, sand and polish your piece for a professional finish

*It is not required but students are encouraged to bring their own objects to transfer pattern onto metal with the use of the rolling mill! This includes but is not limited to:
Dried leaves/ organic material, lace or textured fabric, paper cut outs, plastic, be creative! The only thing we can’t roll are sandy things and steel!

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Introduction to the Art of Enameling
with Lucinda Sheldon

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tue: July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Thu: Aug 2, 9, 23, 30

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee: $80 Fee includes all materials. 

Beginner class-Explore the beauty of enamels from powdered glass to brilliant color. Learn the different metals used in enameling, the different types of enamels and a few of the different techniques.

Each student will complete a sample of a enameling technique and a wearable piece of jewelry.

No previous experience required. Minimum age 14.

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KNITTING

Learn to Knit!
with Rona Newmark

Day: Thursdays 

June 28 & July 5: Cozy Infinity Cowl
July 12 & 19: Ribbed Scarf
July 26 & August 2: Ribbed Hat
August 9 & 16: Rolled Brim Beanie                  

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Art Barn Conference Room
Fee: $35 per for two class project session plus materials fee

In this class we will take our very first steps onto the knitting world. 
ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
We will cover fundamental vocabulary and tools, as well as begin our very first projects.

NOTE: These classes will be taught in pairs. The first class will introduce the project, and the second class will be a follow up class to see how you have progressed on your own.

Cozy Infinity Cowl
    We will learn how to cast on, and using just the “knit” stitch, we will make our own trendy and packable infinity cowl.

Ribbed Scarf
    Building on what we learned with our Infinity Cowl, we will use the “purl” stitch along with the knit stitch to make a comfy and classic ribbed scarf.

Ribbed Hat
    Using our knitting and purling skills, we will make a traditional toque-style ribbed hat.  This hat will require us to learn how to change the shape of our fabric by using a simple “decrease” method while knitting a flat piece that we then seam together. 


Rolled Brim Beanie
    Learn to use circular needles to make a hat "in the round."

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MEMORY SUPPORT


Memory Support Group

with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth



Day: Wednesdays 

May 2, 9,. 16, 23, 30
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 nlangman48@aol.com 

No registration necessary



MIXED MEDIA



    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: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 
            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 robertagross@comcast.net

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    Using Acrylic Paints and Mediums to Create Encaustic Like Paintings
    with Roberta Gross

Days: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
September 12, 13, 14

Time: 1:30 - 4:30PM
Fee: $125 for the three day workshop plus an additional $30 supply fee
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Artists who are interested in creating encaustic-like effects but do not want invest in the wide array of materials and a ventilating system used for encaustics may find using acrylic gels .and mediums a good substitute. We will make our own “beeswax” solutions and explore how these mixtures can help in creating interesting and varied textures, layers and mixed media effects.

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,) for which there will be a $30.00 supply fee.

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

 

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    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 robertagross@comcast.net and

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MUSIC

        
 
Featherstone Uke Jam

Days: Wednesdays

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
Location: The Farmhouse
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


Painting the Landscape in Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Day: Wednesdays
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15

Time: 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Fee: $35 per class
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Working from photographs (or outside, weather permitting), 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.

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.


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

Day: 

Mondays

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

AND

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.


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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 brush 
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 mix the paint
paper towels
a small salt shaker full of salt
a roll of masking tape

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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...

Miscellaneous:
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
matte 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 colors you like



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Preparing for Plein Air
with Liz Taft

Day: Friday, May 18
Time: 4:00 – 5:30PM
Fee: $30
LocationArt Barn Painting Studio

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


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Plein Air A Composition

with Liz Taft


Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

June 22, 23, 24

Time: Friday 4:00 - 5:30PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $200 for the 3 day workshop
LocationArt Barn Painting Studio on Friday & 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. 


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Plein Air B Color

with Liz Taft

Day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

July 13, 14, 15 & 16

Time: Friday 4:00 - 5:30PM, Saturday - Monday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $250 for the 4 day workshop
LocationArt Barn Painting Studio & 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.

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PAPER and BOOK ARTS


Exploring the Tunnel Book
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Wednesday, August 1   


Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury
Fee: $50 (includes all materials)

Prepare for an adventure in tunnel bookbinding as you create the illusion of depth and perspective for a reader. The concept of the tunnel book was in existence in the18th century, inspired by theatrical stage sets. A tunnel book is constructed in such a way that when a reader looks into it, the view is through successive pages to the backcover. The images on each page work together to form a three-dimensional scene that helps to tell a story, to imagine a landscape, or to create a pattern of form and color with depth. What story will your tunnel book tell?

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 Paper Art
Suminagashi and Notan
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Monday, August 20      
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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.


Japanese Paper Art (Day2)
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Tuesday, August 21

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM
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.


Gel Plate Monotypes
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Tuesday, July 17    



Time: 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury
Fee: $75 (plus $15 materials fee)

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. Once you start printing, you won’t be able to stop. 

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.


Big Button Monotype Books
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Wednesday, July 1    


Tuesday, July 31

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury
Fee: $80 (plus $15 materials fee)

Learn to make a pamphlet stitched, big button book using gel printed monotypes as covers and assorted, interesting papers for interior pages. Use your own prints from the previous class or purchase monotype papers at the studio. Make a small hidden pocket book sewn into the Big Button Book. Turn 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.


Expanding the Concertina
with Sandy Bernat

Day: Thursday, July 19    



Time: 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury
Fee: $80 (plus $15 materials fee)

What is a concertina book? It is another name for a folded structure that resembles an accordion. In this class you will learn how to expand the concertina book form both literally and figuratively when you use a simple pamphlet stitch to create multi-book forms which can also extend outward beyond the concertina book. You will use beautiful handmade paper for the hard covers; collage and create interior books using handmade and assorted decorative paper; and add embellishments, images, and text to interior spaces. This book can be beautifully displayed to reveal both the front and back pages, or pages can be turned as in a closed book form. A very unique and cohesive book, this expanded concertina makes a wonderful travel journal or family memory book or special thematic artist book with your own personal vision. 

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.






PAPERMAKING


Paint with Wet Pulp
with Sandy Bernat


Days: 
Wednesday, July 11                                  Wednesday, July 25

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
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.


Seaweed in Paper

with Sandy Bernat

Days/Dates: 
Monday, July 2             


Monday, July 23
Tuesday, August 7
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury
Fee: $85

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.


A Papermaking Sampler
with Sandy Bernat

Days/Dates:      


Thursday, July 5     
Tuesday, July 10

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

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.


Invasive Plant Paper
with Sandy Bernat


Date: Thursday, August 9             



Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury

Fee: $80

Invasive phragmites, perennial grasses, will be the focus for this workshop. Learn the papermaking process from the plant stage to finished paper. You will prepare phragmite fibers working through all steps—cooking, rinsing, and beating fibers into pulp—and, finally, pulling sheets of paper. You will also be have an opportunity to explore other fiber combinations. 

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.


Papermaking Mornings
with Sandy Bernat

Dates: 
Monday, August 13             

Tuesday, August 14
Wednesday, August 15

Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM

Location: Seastone Papers
53 Christiantown Road
West Tisbury

Fee: $50/each session or $140 for all three sessions

Enjoy two hours of paper art making and still have time for a morning beach walk or afternoon swim. This series of three papermaking classes will introduce a new papermaking technique each day exploring paper as art. You will be able to laminate wet pulp to wet pulp, collage natural materials in wet fiber, design a painterly surface with overbeaten pulp paint, and dip into colorfully pigmented vats of pulp. All levels of experience are welcomed— from novice to advanced papermaker. This will be a time to work with new techniques, explore color pigments, and examine surface structure. You may choose to register for the entire session, or sign up for individual classes.

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


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

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
June 16 & 17

Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
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.




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PRINTMAKING


Exploring Printmaking for Adults
with Allison Doherty

DaysMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dates:  July 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30

             August 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20


Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Fee: $50 per class, plus $15 materials fee

Location: Printmaking Studio

These one day studio 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 gain an overview 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.  A studio fee provides materials and printing inks.  Paper is available for purchase or bring your own.  Bring a lunch or snack.

Please call Featherstone at 508-693-1850 to register 


Open Printmaking Studio
with Allison Doherty

Days: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Dates: August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Time: 1:00 - 4:00PM
Fee: $10 per hour, plus $15 materials fee

Location: Printmaking Studio

Non-instructional time to create on your own in the Printmaking Studio.

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SOUND SERIES

Pop Up Experiential Sound Series

Dates: August 2, 9, 23 and 30

All evenings begin at 7 pm, please come and settle in early

We are surrounded by sound, we are sound and everything around us is vibrational and emits frequencies. The Experiential Sound Series offers you a different experience in listening versus watching and hearing. These are not performances, but experiences to participate in and deepen your listening and experiencing abilities. Programs range from a Soundwalk with Composer Dean Rosenthal, an evening of flutes from varied cultures and times noticing how they affect you differently, an evening of meditative piano to a Sound Bath with a variety of vibrational healing instruments. Learn how sound can become a tool in your life and change your relationship to listening.

These are not performances, but opportunities to immerse yourself, so bring mats or blankets and pillows to make your self comfortable on the floor, maybe something to cover your eyes. (*Except for the Soundwalk).

Aug. 2 - Dean Rosenthal

Composer Dean Rosenthal will lead a group on a soundwalk through the grounds of the Featherstone campus. Together, participants will discover unique listening posts along a path and hear the area in a new way, focusing on the particular and special sounds of the Featherstone campus. An introduction to the walk will be provided when the group meets.

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer of contemporary and experimental music, field recordings, digital pastiche, sound collage, and installations; performer, writer on music, and theorist; his instrumental music has been described as "thorny" and "modernist" (The New Yorker). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe. His writings have been published in The Open Space Magazine, The Ear Reader, and other prominent contemporary publications. Most recently he has worked closely with Guggenheim Fellow David Parker's dance company The Bang Group, utilizing contemporary dance to express his instrumental music. Since 2012, he has made his home on Martha's Vineyard, where he composed his ongoing international performance piece Stones/Water/Time/Breath. In 2016 this piece was given a 10 city, 3 country performance as part of the international Make Music Day festival, inaugurating an annual event that celebrated its’ third year in 2018. Learn more at www.deanrosenthal.org.

 August 9 -- Jan Hulka, Ed Merck and Carole Vandal

Come experience three wind players Jan Julka on a selction of bamboo flutes and fujara, Ed Merck playing historic recorders called sweet flutes in Europe normally for playing Western classical music from the 12th thru mid-18th century and Carole Vandal playing Native American Flute. Feel where the distinctive sounds take you on their own, noticing what is different from instrument to instrument. Further journeying when the sounds play off one another.

Jan Hulka, originally from the Czech Republic, is passionate about being a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in CranioSacral Therapy and other healing arts. His other passion is playing many varied styles of bamboo flutes from Kiowa Native, Shakuhachi, Arabian, Egyptian, from meditation flutes to penny whistles. The most unique sound comes from Fujara, his homeland’s traditional instrument. 

Ed Merck, author of “Sailing the Mystery,” and numerous articles for PBS’s “Next Avenue,” has been a full-time resident of the Vineyard since 2013. Prior to that he worked in Higher Education as a chief financial officer and software entrepreneur. Ed is a certified yoga teacher, Reiki Master, on-island meditation teacher, and performing musician.

Carole Vandal is a native Islander, member of the Wampanoag Tribe, Native American flute player/musician and poet who lives in Aquinnah.


August 16 -- Tuning Fork Symphonic Stroll

Move through a world of vibrational sound from Biosonic tuning forks, stopping to listen, listening between points of sounds and discovering what happens when you move closer to one frequency versus another. Valerie Sonnenthal and volunteers will spread over an area of the Featherstone campus. Come and enjoy!


August 23 -- David Stanwood 

David Stanwood will offer a meditative evening of Random Tones: Open Strings on piano.Feel what happens when you allow the meditative ministrations of David Stanwood calm your entire being.

David Stanwood lives in Lambert's Cove, West Tisbury and has been the Island’s own piano tuner since 1979. As a pianist he performs and records in his own improvisational and meditative piano style. He also enjoys collaborating in multi media presentations with musicians, dancers, poets, and visual artists. Learn more at www.stanwoodpiano.com.


August 30 -- Valerie Sonnenthal 

Valerie Sonnenthal will offer a Restorative Sound Bath using a variety of vibrational healing instruments.

Valerie Sonnenthal had her first Sound Healing experience in San Miguel de Allende, came home, bought a monochord by Feeltone and has never looked back. She received a Sound Practitioner Certifaction from the NYC's Open Center's Sound Music Institute, and has studied with Biosonics tuning fork creator John Beaulieu,  monochord with Martina Glaser-Boehme of Feeltone, Sylvia Nakkach, and many other inspiring sound lovers. She offers Restorative Sound Baths for the public at Peaked Hill Studio, at Windemere Nursing and Rehab Center, and Camp Jabberwocky besides Sound events, ceremonies and individual treatment. Learn more at www.peakedhillstudio.com.

Please call Featherstone at 508-693-1850 to register.


TECHNOLOGY


All Things Mac / Technology Made Simple
with Karen Huff


Day: Wednesdays

June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 4:00 - 5:30PM
Fee: $20 per class

Location: Art Barn Conference Room

Bring in your questions about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop... 
You can ask mostly anything about your new/old device - Can it be updated? What is iCloud? What if it says the iCloud is full? What's the best way to backup my computer/phone/ipad?

Come in and we can answer most of these questions, and some you haven't thought of!

Registration is suggested, drop ins welcome. Call 508.693.1850 to register 

WRITING


Your Pictures as Poetry: Writing from Your Photo Stream 
with Kelly Dumar

        

Days: Thursdays
July 26
August 2, 9, 16

Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM
Location: The Farmhouse
Fee: $125 for the four class series

The photos we save and the photos we take show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, stories and experiences that bring meaning into our lives. In this workshop, we’ll write creatively from personal photos that arrest our attention and unpack why they do. Writing stories from photos allows us to approach our pictures as works of art – no matter the quality of the photo, we can approach them with an artist’s perception and awareness of powerful hidden meanings and revelations worthy of development into creative prose and poetry. Writing from photos allows us to express the truth of what we feel - and know - and haven’t said, as we capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image. Each participant will bring, weekly, 1-3 photos to explore, as we shape images into poetry and prose that reveal personalities, identity, relationships, conflicts, and universal truth and beauty. Participants may choose to bring photos specifically relating to current or prospective projects in poetry or prose. 


Kelly DuMar is a poet and playwright who teaches creative writing workshops across the US, including The Mass. Poetry Festival, The International Women’s Writing Guild, The Power of Words Conference, the Our Voices Festival and Playback Theatre North America Conference. Her poems are published in many literary magazines, including “The Bellevue Review,” “Corium,” “Cape Cod Review,” “Storm Cellar,” “Crab Fat,” and “Tupelo Quarterly,” and she’s author of two poetry and prose chapbooks, “All These Cures,” published by Lit House Press, and “Tree of the Apple,” published by Two of Cups Press. Her award winning plays have been produced around the US and Canada, and are published by dramatic publishers. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 12th year, and she founded the Farm Pond Writer’s Collective, now in its third year. She serves on the board & faculty of The International Women’s Writing Guild.
Learn more at kellydumar.com.

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More Summer Classes will be posted shortly!