Winter Classes 2017

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

January 17, 24, 31
          February 7, 14, 21, 28
          March 7, 14, 21, 28
          April 4, 11, 18, 25
          May 2, 9, 16, 23

          AND

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

            January 17, 24, 31
            February 7, 14, 21, 28
            March 7, 14, 21, 28
            April 4, 11, 18, 25
            May 2, 9, 16

            AND

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced adult supervision)
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  
            January 18, 25
            February 1, 8, 15, 22
            March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
            April 5, 12, 19, 26
            May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  

AND

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

January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25

AND

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

January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28


Fee: $5 per hour, $25 per bag of clay, $ Glazing & Firing fee determined by piece size and quantity
Location: 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



Ceramics Seminar: The Alchemy of Clay and Fire
with Robert Jewett

 Day: Mondays

 February 20, 27
 March 6, 13, 20, 27
 April 3, 10

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Pottery Studio    
Fee: $250 for the eight class series in addition to the purchase of clay

The natural forces of the spinning potter's wheel spontaneously shapes clay through the artist's hands into open vessels. There is no struggle against the centrifugal force, rather a desire to give oneself over to the craft. Potters through out he ages have found a sense of ease and comfort in making utilitarian and beautiful bowls. This class is designed to help students master the techniques of making bowls for ever day use. The goal is to become comfortable working on the potter's wheel and to develop one's personal creative voice. The class meets Monday evenings from 6 to 8PM with an open studio Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8PM.

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Ceramics Seminar: The Alchemy of Porcelain and Fire

with Robert Jewett

 Day: Mondays

 February 20, 27
 March 6, 13, 20, 27
 April 3, 10

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
          Location: Pottery Studio    
          Fee: $250 for the eight class series in addition to the purchase of clay

Porcelain is a rarefied clay that has captured the imagination of Emperors and Queens. Many potters have a love-hate relationship with porcelain because it is intrinsically so beautiful, and yet unforgiving in its tolerance for being shaped. This class will explore Grolleg Porcelain, a blended English clay that s excellent for making thin, translucent pots. We will also explore a number of different celadons and shino glazes that are applied to finish the pots.  to become comfortable working on the potter's wheel and to develop one's personal creative voice. The class meets Monday evenings from 6 to 8PM with an open studio Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8PM.

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Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
with Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays
          
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21,28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
 April 4, 11, 18, 25
          May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

          Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
          Fee: $30 per class. A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25
          Location: Pottery Studio
          In these classes you will learn wheel throwing techniques to make everyday items for your kitchen: 
          mugs, bowls and plates. You can also complement your ceramic items with attributes from your 
          favorite animal! Scraffito and wax resist methods will be shown to make something you can use everyday.




Saturday  Ceramics for children ages 8-teens

with Nancy Blank


Day: Saturdays

January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Pottery Studio    
Fee: $20 per class

A series of pottery experiences, glazing and firing





DRAWING




Beginning Drawing
with Nancy Blank


Day: Mondays

February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27

 Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
                                            Location: The Gallery
                                            Fee: $35 per class

Nancy will accept all levels of expertise from beginners on. There is individual help with all the elements and principles of design and drawing. This is a class to work in more depth with the drawing elements of line, shape, proportion, value, texture, composition and color. We will be working on finding a creative and individual answer to artistic problems.

Click here to register                                
               
                    


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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 


 
Rendering Drawing Class

(Beginner to Intermediate)
with Paul Lazes

Day: Thursdays

April 20, 27
May 4(In the Gallery), 11, 18(In the Gallery), 25

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: The Pebble
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





Figurative Drawing/Painting Class 

(Beginner to Intermediate)
With Lizzy Schule


Day: Saturday

February: 11, 18, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25
April: 1, 8, 15

Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $30 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.

Please note: Students must begin at the outset of the semester and attend all classes, or as many as possible. This course covers many techniques, so attendance is important.


** Lizzy Schule received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2015.  She holds a BA in Painting and Literature from Bennington College.  While studying, Lizzy earned a variety of academic awards and exhibited in both group and solo shows.  Through her portraits and landscapes, she explores ideas of femininity, identity, intimacy, and environment.  Lizzy lives on Martha’s Vineyard where she is currently working on a series of landscape paintings.





MEMORY SUPPORT





Memory Support Group
with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth

Day: Wednesdays 

 January 4, 11, 18, 25
 February 1, 8, 15, 22
 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
 April 5, 12, 19, 26
 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  

                                           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

Refabulous comes to Featherstone!


 

Altered Books
with Anne-Marie Eddy

Date: Friday, February 17 and Friday, March 17
Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $40 per class

Give books new life filled with creative expression! Turn old books into personalized works of art with Altered Books Workshop. Altered books bring together a variety of mixed media and paper-crafting techniques including collage, journaling, rubber stamping, embellishing and scrap-booking. The creative possibilities are endless - go where your imagination takes you!




*Drop In Studio - Altered Books

Day
: Fridays

March: 31


Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $20 per class

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Chalk Paint 101
with Anne-Marie Eddy

Date: Saturday February 18
Time: 4:00 - 7:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $55

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. 




        Chalk Paint 102 (stencil, decoupage & gold gilding on furniture)
        with Anne-Marie Eddy

          Date: Thursday, May 4
          Time: 6:00 - 8:30PM
          Location: The Pebble
          Fee: $55





Iron Orchid Designs (IOD) Workshop

with Anne-Marie Eddy

Date: Sunday, March 19
Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $45

Decor Stamps, Decor Transfers, Decor Moulds. IOD is the new, hot team of 2 sisters who have developed these fun and easy tools for enhancing furniture, walls, fabric, jewelry and food. Learn how to use their fabulous new line so you can add it to your projects. Take home a great project we do together in the workshop. 
Please see the IOD website for ideas: www.ironorchiddesigns.com.


Click here to register



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

Date: Thursday, April 6
Thursday, May 18
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.






MUSIC




        
Featherstone Uke Jam

      Days: Wednesdays

       January 4, 11, 18, 25
       February 1, 8, 15, 22
       March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
       April 5, 12, 19, 26
       May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  

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



Word + Image 
with Lynn Hoeft


Day: Monday

January 23

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $35 

Begin with words and learn how to develop an image from those words. We’ll look at and think about examples ranging from medieval illuminated manuscripts to graffiti to comics to book covers.

Bring your written words to class (a phrase, a poem, the passage from a book, the fragments of a song…) and we’ll look for the essence of the text, whether it is your own or borrowed from someone else, and translate it into visual terms.

Work in your medium of choice: we will have watercolors, acrylics, pencils and collage materials available, but feel free to bring any other materials you think you’d like to use.






Plein Air Still Life
with Liz Taft

Day: Mondays

January 16, 23
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3

Time: 12:00 - 3:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $40 per class

Please pack a lunch for this oil painting still life class. Half an hour of class will be dedicated to talking ART while enjoying your lunch then the class will shift into painting.





Focus on Still Life

with Leslie Baker


 Days: Thursdays

  January 26
  February 2, 9, 16, 23
  March 2

 Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $50 per class

This 6 week class in oil painting will focus on the fundamentals of still life painting. Areas covered will include: choosing subjects, setting up, lighting, blocking in, compositional issues, color theory, seeing value in color while painting simple forms including reflective surfaces. Students should bring oil painting supplies, an assortment of small panels or canvases ( 5x7, 10x10, for example) and a small flexible desk lamp with extension cord.

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Making Sense of Watercolor

with Lynn Hoeft


Day: Saturdays

February: 4, 11
March: 4, 11
April: 1, 8
May: 6, 13
         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.




 
Figurative Drawing/Painting Class 

(Beginner to Intermediate)
With Lizzy Schule


Day: Saturday

February: 11, 18, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25
April: 1, 8, 15

Time: 1:00 - 3:00PM
          Location: The Pebble
          Fee: $30 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.

Please note: Students must begin at the outset of the semester and attend all classes, or as many as possible. This course covers many techniques, so attendance is important.


** 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.





PHOTOGRAPHY




Digital Tutorials 

with David Welch 


Two hour sessions are $50
By appointment only.

Please call Featherstone 508-693-1850 to arrange convenient time.





TAPESTRY



Tapestry for Continuing Students: Intermediate and Advanced

with Julia Mitchell

Day: Mondays

March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Location: The Gallery
         Fee: $35 per class

Tapestry is the most expressive and individual of all forms of weaving. Continuing students receive instruction according to their respective levels, including designing for tapestry, advanced techniques, finishing, and installation of a finished piece. Students are encouraged to work on their projects at home during the week. Students supply their own looms, yarns and tools, and those of Featherstone. Students supply drawing and note pads, pencils (colored and graphite), eraser, scissors, ruler, photos and other printed material, tape, colored paper, interesting objects, etc. for preliminary design purposes.




Tapestry for Beginning Students 

with Julia Mitchell


Day: Tuesdays

Session I:
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11

Session II:
                                           April 18, 25
                                           May 2, 9, 16, 23

                                           Time: 10:00AM- 12:00PM
          Location: The Gallery
          Fee: $200 for each six class session plus a $10 start-up material fee

Beginning weavers will learn how to weave a sampler, incorporating the basics of tapestry including techniques, choice of appropriate materials, and design considerations. History of the medium and current trends will be discussed as time allows. Frame looms and yarns are provided for the duration of the class, and students who wish to continue may purchase the looms at cost from Featherstone.

Students are asked to bring paper and pens/pencils for note taking and drawing, scissors, a dinner fork or tapestry beater, a ruler, and any materials and images that they find inspiring and would like to share with the class.

Please note: New students must begin at the outset of the semester and attend all classes, or as many as possible. This course covers many techniques, so attendance is important.





TECHNOLOGY





No Fear Beginner's iPad Class
with Karen Huff


Day: Wednesdays

February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

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 the summer 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

February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

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.