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, 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: Hand Building and 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 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.




Hand Building
with Sabrina Kuchta

Day: Thursdays

January 18, 25
February 1

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
            - Cups/bowls
            - Hollow forms
Slab Building III 1/25
            - Planters
Coil Pots 2/1
            - We will explore the coil building technique as it can be applied to both functional ware and sculpture




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: Drawing Studio
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



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: 9:30 - 11:30AM
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

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.





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


MUSIC

        
Featherstone Uke Jam

Days: 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: 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

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.





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/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.
















PRINTMAKING


Explorations in Monoprinting
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Thursdays

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1

Time: 6:00 - 8:30PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $45 per class

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Printmaking Open Studio
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Fridays

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Stamp Carving/ Card Making Workshop
with Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Days: Saturday & Sunday

February 3 & 4

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



TECHNOLOGY



All Things Mac
with Karen Huff

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: 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.



More Winter/Spring Classes coming soon!