CERAMICS



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

        
Day: Tuesdays

        
Time: 8:30 - 11:00AM

        January 9, 16, 23, 30
        February 6, 13, 20, 27
        March 6,13, 20, 27
        April 3, 10, 17, 24
        May 1, 8, 15, 22

        AND

Day: Wednesdays
(Children welcome with experienced 
adult supervision)

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  
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

AND

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

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

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


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

Location
: The NEW Pottery Studio

This is a non-instructional time for those familiar with ceramics to work on their own in the Pottery Studio.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who will supervise the children's clay activity on Wednesdays.

No registration necessary




Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
with Frank Creney

Day: Tuesdays
         
Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30

Session 2: February 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 3: March 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 4: April 3, 10, 17, 24

Session 5: May 1, 8, 15, 22


Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM

Fee: $140 per session (4 classes @ $35 per class). Must take all four classes in each session.

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

Location: Pottery Studio

In these 4-week sessions each month 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.


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Hand Building
with Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Thursdays

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

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 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.
 
Pinch Pots 1/18
         
Slab Building III - Planters 1/25
  
Coil Pots 2/1

Slab Cups/Mugs 2/8

Pinch Pots 2/15

Slab Vases 2/22

Coil Bowls 3/1

Bird Houses/Fairy Houses 3/8

Wind Chimes 3/15

Creatures 3/22

You will learn how to manipulate hollow forms into whatever creature         you can imagine.


Fairy/Bird houses 3/29

We will make a house for the little creatures in your life!


Boxes 4/5

                We will use slabs to construct keep sake boxes


GLAZING! 4/12

                Have questions about glazing? Bring your bisque ware and your                 

                questions, and we will go over a variety of techniques and need to know 

                info for that last, but ever important, step in finishing your pieces! 

                **** NOTE: Bisque ware is not required but encouraged!


Vases 4/19

                We will use slabs to construct vases.


Folded slab bowls 4/26

                We will experiment with cutting and folding slabs to make bowls.


Planters 5/3

                We will construct free standing slab built planters.


Luminaries 5/10

                We will make a home for your candles that will add decoration and 

                ambiance to your room.


Coil baskets/bowls 5/17

            Using a slump mold, you will make either bowls or woven baskets out of 

            coils.


Spoons and tea cups 5/24

            We will make a matching set of tea cup, spoon and saucer for a bit of 

            afternoon tea.


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NEW!
Ceramics

with Debbie Hale

        Day: Thursdays

        March 8, 15, 22, 29

        Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
        Fee: $140 for the four class session
        A bag of clay is an additional $25.

        
FUN on the wheel for beginners and intermediate level potters.

        
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
        Or call  508-693-1850




Ceramic Exploration
With Nancy Blank and Sabrina Kuchta
For children ages 7 & older

Day: Saturdays

January 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The NEW Pottery Studio
Fee: $30 per class
 
In this class, we will explore various techniques in handbuilding and wheel throwing. From decorative planters to dragons to mugs, students will learn and experiment with multiple techniques in construction and decoration of functional and sculptural pieces.

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Children under eight will not be permitted to use the ceramic wheels. No exceptions.

All artwork will be bisque fired after each class. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Or call  508-693-1850



DRAWING


Cartooning/Figure Drawing
with Dan Cooney
(Beginner to Intermediate)

Day: Mondays

January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26

Time: 3:30 - 6:30PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $45 per class OR $200 for the 5 class series 

This class offers an introduction to the principles and drawing mechanics of visual narrative to develop your own characters, cartoons and comic books. Topics covered on the styles and techniques of comic book illustration and storytelling using penciling, inking and lettering followed by with a demonstration and handouts on the subject.

This workshop welcomes beginners and all skill levels interested in improving their writing and drawing for storytelling. 

Drawing Mechanics:
Expressive Characters
Anatomy 
Perspective
Settings/Environments

Storytelling Principles:
Page Layouts
Composition/Scenes
Framing panels
Timing
Pacing
Word balloons
Plot Development

Materials:
Drawing Pencils and paper

Bio
Cooney received his BFA in Illustration/Cartooning from The School of Visual Arts in 1998. A 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Grand Prize for Pulsar Entertainment's Indie Comic Book Creator Contest for his graphic novel, The Tommy Gun Dolls, 1920s crime fiction drama. Author for the BEST-SELLING WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FIGURE DRAWING FOR COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS by BARRON'S educational books. Cooney, a California native, now resides in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Registration Closed.


Tom Maley Life Drawing

Day: Tuesdays

January 9,16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
      
Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio
Fee: $15 per meeting

This group met for many years at the home of Tom Maley and now they meet at Featherstone for two hours each Tuesday morning. New participants are welcome. 
This is a figure drawing session, open to the public. There is no instruction. 
Participants paint or draw as they wish. 

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY


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

Day: Thursdays

January 4(Cancelled), 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22

New Session:
April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28


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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Long Pose Figure Drawing Group
with Nancy Danielson

                Day:
 Thursdays

                February 1, 8, 15, 22
                April 26
                May 3, 10, 17, 24 

                Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
                Location: Art Barn Drawing Studio
                Fee: $15 per meeting

                
This is a non-instructional group with the focus being a long poses and using clothed                             models. Please bring your own supplies.
                For additional information, please contact Nancy Danielson at hqd320@gmail.com

                
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY


FLORAL


    NEW!
    Flower Power
    with Kim Cutler 


Day: Saturday
May 19

Time: 10:30 - 11:30AM
Fee: $15 per person

"Flora Rewind," an illustrated talk by Kim Cutler

A discussion outlining how floral designers use the same elements of art in their arrangements as fine artists (line, color texture etc.) Illustrations will be from flower shows but mostly Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum.

Click here to see photos from the Worcester Museum's 2017 Flora in Winter event, as seen on right.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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    NEW!
    A Flower Arranging Demonstration 
    with Kim Cutler and Sarah Ribeiro

Day: Saturday
May 19

Time: 2:00 – 4:00PM
Fee: $35 per person

Worcester Art Museum's Flora in Winter chairs Kim Cutler and Sarah Ribeiro hope to bring flower power from Worcester, MA to the Vineyard. Using tried and true techniques and giving away a few design secrets, they will create eight live floral arrangements while you watch. Four of the designs will be focused on dramatic but simple techniques, and four will be more complex and trendy. All the designs will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration for guests to take home. Questions will be encouraged.

Kim and Sarah have been friends for 35 years and share many interests. Both are potters, both have been docents at the Worcester Art Museum, and both are active gardeners and flower arrangers. They enter every flower show they can and their work has been found in the MFA, Tower Hill, Worcester Art Museum, and Boston, Providence and Newport flower shows. Both have won blue ribbons and specialty awards for their designs at these venues. In addition, this year they were humbled to receive the Barbara Spaulding Cramer Award for Floral Design Education from the Garden Club of America.

Click here to see photos from the Worcester Museum's 2017 Flora in Winter event.

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MEMORY SUPPORT


Memory Support Group
with Nancy Langman and Victoria Haeselbarth

Day: Wednesdays 

January 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 - 11:00AM & 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

            NEW!
        Art and Astrology
        with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

        Day: Thursdays

        April, 5, 12

        Time: 2:00 - 5:00PM
        Fee: $45 per class or $240 for the six week session
        Location: Printmaking Studio
 
        Art is a wonderful way to explore anything and Astrology has lots to explore! In this 
class 
        we will let the symbology of the star signs inspire creation and introduce a new point of view.                Various art making media and techniques will be used and a playful 
attitude is encouraged! 
        Come see what you can see, in more ways than one!
        
         Or call 508-693-1850

        NEW!
       Making Mixed Media Cards and other stuff
        with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

        Day: Thursdays

        April 19, 26
        May 3, 10

        Time: 2:00 - 5:00PM
        Fee: $45 per class or $240 for the six week session
        Location: Printmaking Studio
 
        Mmmmmm.....Mixed Media....so many luscious inks, paints, pastels and colored pencils to use             with hand carved (by you!) rubber stamps, found textures, masks, stencils, collage, etc. People             love to get real mail, especially when it is a hand made card! This class is relaxing and inspiring.         It's an exploration of all kinds of materials and you never know what might happen with this                playful, user friendly process. It's good stuff for artists at any level of development. Come and                see what happens! Like my friend Edie Yoder once said, "Within are things we don't know we                 know. Certain images draw forth these mysteries." 
        
         Or call 508-693-1850

NEW!
Stamp Carving/ Card Making Workshop
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Saturday & Sunday

April 7 & 8

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $50 for the weekend workshop or $35 for one day

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Or call 508-693-1850


MUSIC

        
Featherstone Uke Jam

        
Days: Sundays

        
January 28
        February 4, 11, 18

        
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM
        
Location: The Pebble
        
Fee: Free

        AND

Days: Wednesdays

        
                  February 28
         March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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


NEW!
Introduction to the Ukulele
with Andy Herr

April 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 5:30 - 6:30PM
Location: The Pebble
Fee: $50 for the four class series

Learn to play the ukulele with musician and teacher Andy Herr.

CALL FEATHERSTONE TO REGISTER 508-693-1850



PAINTING

Acrylic or Watercolor Painting
with John Holladay

        Day: Saturdays

        March 10, 24, 31
        April 7, 14, 21, 28
        May 5, 12, 19, 26

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

        We have everyone from beginners to professionals in these classes. Come with a drawing         or photograph that you would like to paint. Don't be afraid, join us as we perfect our painting         techniques.
        

        CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
        Or call 508-693-1850 

Watercolor Materials:

Brushes: - small handles are for watercolor
a big flat brush
a medium
a small watercolor brush

watercolor paper:
Arches 140 lb sheets or pad (the cheaper the paper, the poorer the results)

Paint:
a beginner's set of watercolor paints

if you are buying the tubes separate, John suggests:
prussian blue
winsor red
cadmium yellow
and the rest is up to you

a palette to put the paint in
paper towels
a small salt shaker full of salt
a roll of masking tape

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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...

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!
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



Still Life
with Liz Taft

Days: Mondays

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12

Time: 12:00 - 3:00PM
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio
Fee: $270 for the 6 class session. Students must take all 6 classes.
Students should bring a bag lunch and drink.






NEW!
Still Life Drop In

Day: Mondays


March 5, 12, 19, 26

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

Time: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

Fee: $15


Non-instructional painting opportunity.

Bring your favorite things to paint and join in with others to create 

the still life composition for the afternoon.
We stop in the middle for lunch and talk about art. So bring lunch!





Painting the Landscape with Watercolor
with Lynn Hoeft

Days: Wednesdays

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

Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Fee: $35 per class
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Working from photographs, 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.

MATERIALS LIST

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 easiest shape to work with. 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). 



Plus:
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 and a roll of paper towels or box of tissues.

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    NEW!
    Palette Knife Painting Workshop
    with Donna Thomas

Saturday, April 28
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Fee: $125
Location: Art Barn Painting Studio
Please bring snacks, lunch and refreshments so that you can stay energized.

Enjoy the freedom of the palette knife by applying luxurious oil paint on a chosen surface. Students will learn palette knife techniques using personal source materials such as flowers, simple still life objects or photo references. Different application techniques including cutting an edge, scraping and layering paint will be explored. Beginning with a simple drawing with paint, darks are laid in followed by mid-tones and, finally, the lights. Finishing touches with the knife and/or a brush will be applied for highlights and edge work. Color palettes may range from bold to neutrals depending on personal taste. Fine art principles will be reinforced including composition and design, balance, color harmony, value and contrast, with “keeping it loose” as the main focus. One-on-one interaction is of utmost importance and critiquing will take place throughout the day on an individual basis. The workshop will close with a time of gathering together to view the work as a group and to share various highlights of the experience.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR PALETTE KNIFE INTENSIVE

Supply suggestions:
Larger painting surface (canvas or panel) – 12 x 12 or larger, up to 30 x 30

Oil palette:
I want you to use the colors you like to use. You may want to bring large tubes of student grade paints that are a warm and cool of each primary:

Cadmium Red Medium/Alizarin Crimson
Cobalt Blue Hue/Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow Medium/Raw Umber
White (large size)
Any color that you particularly love that is not easily mixed – turquoise, magenta
I typically use only three colors to do a painting.
GAMSOL
Glass jar cleaner
Several brushes for initial sketch and polish at the end
Large disposable or rigid palette – Plexiglas 18 x 24 from Home Depot or Lowe’s works great
Paper Towels and box of Kleenex
Photo or still life references

Variety of palette knives - the type of palette knife should be trowel with a 45-degree angle. This shape gives you the most flexibility with the knife and makes the application easier. Straight knives with no angle are very difficult to use.

Students will learn several approaches to palette knife painting applications by applying fairly large amounts of paint to the canvas surface. Painting fundamentals will be stressed throughout the session.

**Donna Thomas studied drawing and painting at the University of Georgia in the early seventies. She has owned two galleries, exhibited work in numerous galleries in the Atlanta area and opened an art school in Atlanta (The Art School in Sandy Springs) in 2005. She has taught in Georgia, North Carolina, and Washington state. Donna has judged several art shows in Georgia and NYC and has co-authored a book, “A Studio Guide to Creating Encaustic Art”. She strongly feels that creating art is a very personal, emotional and exciting journey and that painting for oneself is the essence of true creativity
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PRINTMAKING


Beginning Printmaking
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Thursdays

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5,12,19, 26

Time: 6:00 - 8:30PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $45 per class (includes all materials)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Or call 508-693-1850


Printmaking Open Studio
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Fridays

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6,13, 20, 27


Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $10 per hour plus the cost of paper

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Or call 508-693-1850


NEW!
Stamp Carving/ Card Making Workshop
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Saturday & Sunday

April 7 & 8

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $50 for the weekend workshop or $35 for one day

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Or call 508-693-1850


TECHNOLOGY



All Things Mac
with Karen Huff

Day: Wednesdays

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

Time: 5:00 - 6:00PM
Fee: $15 per class
Location: The Farmhouse Gallery

Do you have a small or large question about your Apple device... be it iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac laptop? 
Bring in your devices and ask questions about syncing 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.
         
        Please call 508-693-1850