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Summer 2010

gallery shows • classes • music • lectures • poetry readings

Featherstone Center for the Arts


The Arts are Alive at Featherstone

Message from the Executive Director


Wishing you an artistic and creative summer!

The Arts are still Alive at Featherstone summer 2010 and as we anticipate our 15th
anniversary in 2011.
We offer many exciting arts experiences – new gallery show themes, entertaining
Musical Mondays, enticing Tuesday Flea & Fine Arts Markets, fascinating and informative
Wednesday evening lecture series, a poetry reading series the third Thursday of each
month and of course, a myriad of art classes to stimulate and encourage your creativity.
Of special note:
u You can find all of our classes in our summer brochure or on our Featherstone
website that is interactive and has a new look. Classes and events are easy to find.
Just click on the topic you are looking for.
u Visit our seven circuit labyrinth for a meditative healing arts journey.
u Our annual fundraiser – By the Sea, by the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea: Featherstone
at Farm Neck on Monday, July 12.
u On Saturday, July 24 Featherstone Center for the Arts and Hospice will offer an
opportunity for you to purchase any work of art for $100 and to support Vineyard artists
who will be displaying their art on the campus. Hospice will provide refreshments you
won’t want to miss.
u On Sunday, August 29 we will have a special opening event of our Potters Bowl.
Vineyard ceramic artists have been asked to create ten ceramic bowls. We are asking
you to purchase a bowl for $25 in which you will place soup and/or salad. Breads and
desserts will be provided. It is our hope that you will be helping us purchase a new kiln
for our very active Pottery Studio.
Your membership and your support of our programs help keep the arts alive at
Featherstone.
Please join us!
Francine Kelly
Executive Director

Cover painting “Kiss, Kiss, Hug, Hug” by John Holladay. To see more of John’s art,
please visit his website at: www.johnholladayart.com

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table of contents
Director’s Message.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2010 Gallery Shows .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Dawn M. Greely Memorial Garden.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sculpture Garden.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Featherstone Labyrinth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Musical Mondays.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Wednesday Lecture Series.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Summer Poetry Series.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Rana DiOrio, A Special Featherstone Family Event.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
ArtFarm Presents.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2010 Summer Art Camp for Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-22
Art Every Day for Children.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25
Abstract Art.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-30
Art Camp for Adults.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ceramics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Collage.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Drawing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Felting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Flower Arranging.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
French.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Jewelry Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-38
Monotype Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Movement Arts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Music.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Painting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-44
Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47
Quilting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Sculpture.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Stencil Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Technology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Video Arts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Brief History of Featherstone Center for the Arts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Board of Directors, Officers and Advisors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Campus Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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2010 Virginia Weston besse gallery shows
The Virginia Weston Besse gallery is open daily
from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Opening receptions usually
take place the first day of each show, which is
usually a Sunday, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

May 30 - June 9
Second Time Around: Acrylic Paintings by Patricia Carlet

June 13 - June 23
New Art Now: John Robert Hill, Darcie Lee Hanaway
and Chioke Morais

June 27 - July 14
The Art of Black & White Photography
Guest Curator: Debra Gaines

July 18 - 28
The Art of Glass
Guest Curator: Jeri Dantzig

August 1 - 11
The Art of Wampum
Guest Curator: Joan LeLacheur

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2010 Virginia Weston besse gallery shows
August 15 - 25
The Art of Quilts
Guest Curator: Pamela Flam

August 29 - September 8
The Art of the Ceramic Bowl
Guest Curator: Washington Ledesma
Potters Bowl - Special Opening Event Under the Summer Tent

September 12 - 22
The Art of Metal Sculpture
Guest Curator: Tony Holand

September 26 - October 6
The Art Invitational
Guest Curators: Nancy Kingsley & Richard Limber

October 8 - 10
7th Annual Art of Chocolate Festival
Friday, October 8, Preview Party from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

October 17 - November 14
The Art of Fall Colors
November 19 - December 19
8th Annual Holiday Show
Friday, November 19
Donors and Members Preview Party from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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By the Sea, By the Sea,
by the Beautiful Sea
July 12 at Farm Neck

by Virginia Weston Besse

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $100 per person


Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres
& raw bar

Silent Auction
featuring “out of this world”
water experiences and
surprise raffles
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Dawn M. Greeley Memorial Garden

dawn greeley memorial garden & sculpture garden


Dawn Greeley taught Color Theory here at Featherstone. Her classes were loved as much as
she was. Her vigor and her love of color permeated her life, her clothing, her classes and her
enthusiasm for Featherstone’s mission. Knowing that her time with us was limited, she planned
a garden to be established here to be used as a meditative and creative space. With the help
of Dawn’s friend, Marcia Smilack, who gave us Dawn’s directions for her garden and after
studying Dawn’s notes and her garden at her home, landscaper Justen Ahren designed a garden
tribute to Dawn. Numerous donors and Dawn’s family made the garden possible. The garden
was dedicated on May 24, 2009.

Sculpture Garden
At any time during the year visitors to our campus can view sculpture created by local artists.
We invite you to enjoy  –  and purchase – art created by our Vineyard sculptors. To date our
featured artists are James Masek, Jay Lagemann, Tom Carberry, Scott Campbell and William
O’Callaghan. Join us as we celebrate Vineyard sculptors!

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This seven circuit Cretan labyrinth
featherstone labyrinth
was dedicated on August 12,
2007. It is a gift to the Vineyard
from Claudia Miller, Justen Ahren,
Debbie and Dave Brown and the
Board of Directors and staff of
Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Our labyrinth is maintained yearly
by Justen Ahren.
The labyrinth is a sacred space
and a metaphor for the journey
of life. It is an archetype, a
divine imprint and considered an
ancient symbol that relates to wholeness; combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral.
The labyrinth, some say, is over 4000 years old, transcending geographic, cultural and religious
boundaries, reflecting scared geometry. Sacred geometry is an ancient science and a key to
understanding the way the universe is designed. It is “map” of the step by step movement that
Spirit makes as it moves from pure energy into matter to create the physical world as we know
it. It is these repeating geometric patterns, like the spiral, that are the basic building blocks of
our physical bodies, the plants, solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe.
Archaeologists have found this symbol in carvings, drawings, on clay tablets, coins,
stonewalls and as earthwork. We all know the famous Greek Myth of the Minotaur
locked inside the labyrinth, symbolizing the slaying of our own darkest inner fears. Our
simple seven-circuit labyrinth showed up during the Bronze Age in Europe, the Middle
East and parts of Asia. In Native American culture it is called the Medicine Wheel; the
Celts described it as the Never Ending Circle. The Tree of Life in the teachings of Mystical
Judaism is related to this pattern. The more complex 11 circuit labyrinth can be seen at the
cathedral in Chartres, France where it was laid in 1201 A.D. All labyrinths have one path
which winds in a circuitous way to the center.
The labyrinth is a “right brain” task, it involves intuition, creativity and imagery; all
wonderful attributes of the female aspects of life. A labyrinth is not a maze. The maze
is like a puzzle – to be solved. With a maze, many choices must be made and an active
mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center. With a labyrinth there is only
one choice to be made – that is the choice to enter. A more passive, receptive mindset is
needed. The labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and
back into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. The choice is whether
or not to walk a spiritual path.
When walking the labyrinth choose your attitude. Make it serious, prayerful or playful.
Make music or sing, pray out loud, walk alone or in a crowd. Be and stay in the moment.
Notice the sky, listen to sounds and pay attention to your own experience.

FOCUS: Become quiet and centered. Release your worries and concerns.
EXPERIENCE: Open your heart. At the center receive and gain Clarity.
EXIT: Acknowledge the end with a bow or Amen or Ho.

Visit the Labyrinth any time you wish. It is always available.

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musical mondays
Musical
Mondays
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Outdoor Stage
$7 for adults or $5 with Our Island Club Card

June 28 Jon Zeeman & Friends:


jazz, funk, blues guitar

July 5 Jemima James & Special Guests

July 12 Tristan Israel, Nancy Jephcote & Paul Thurlow:


folk, country, blues and original tunes

July 19 Christine Box McLean with Special Guests


acoustic trio: eclectic mix of music from
the 50s to today

July 26 Johnny Hoy & The Blue Fish

August 2 Kevin Keady: folk and Americana

August 9 Mike Benjamin Band: rootsy Americana music

August 16 The Grateful Dread: reggae


(6:00-7:30 pm)

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featherstone Flea & fine arts market

Featherstone Flea by Nancy Kingsley


5th Annual Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Market
Tuesdays, from June 22 to August 31, 2010 • 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
30 Featherstone Lane, Off Barnes Road
1/4 mile north of the four way stop

Oak Bluffs • Free Parking! • 508.693.1850


www.featherstoneart.org

The Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Market will begin, Tuesday, June 22.
We will continue to have the “flea” every Tuesday
through August 31, unless it is raining.

Fine Art • Folk Art • Photography • Pottery


Sculpture • Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

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Wednesday Lecture Series

wednesday lecture series


7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Virginia Weston Besse Gallery

July 28
Michael Zide: “Discovering Your Visual Voice”
Lessons in Developing More Dynamic Photographs

August 11
“Martha’s Vineyard Now and Zen”
Alan Brigish and Susan Klein

August 18
“The Campbells in New Mexico with Georgia O’Keefe”
Malcolm & Jeanne Campbell
O’Keefe 1930: view from studio at
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

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summer poetry readings

Summer Poetry Readings


Featherstone Center for the Arts is proud to present the Featherstone
Summer Poetry Series.
Featherstone, in coordination with the Martha’s Vineyard Writers
Residency, offers a poetry series for the summer months at
Featherstone. The series will feature Island and visiting poets to read
the third Thursday of each month. Readings are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
with a suggested contribution of $5.
The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency was established in 2007 to
give writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir and play writing, a
place in which to create or complete new works. Co-directors of the
Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency, Justen Ahren and Fan Ogilvie,
both poets, invite off-Island writers to Martha’s Vineyard to foster a
larger writing community. Each October, eight writers of various genres
convene to form a community of peers. Residencies last from two
weeks to one month. Please visit www.writersresidency.com for more
information.

Dates for the summer poetry


readings are:
June 17: Well-known Vineyard Poets

July 15: Alice Kosiemba of Falmouth,


Director of Calliope Society for Poets

August 17: Judith Tannenbaum


and Richard Michaelson

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RANA DIORIO

a special featherstone family event


A SPECIAL FEATHERSTONE FAMILY EVENT
Saturday, July 10
Time and place to be announced.

Rana DiOrio will be the featured


author at a book signing and art
adventure to unite our families. Come
and discover What Does it Mean to be
Global? her award winning book
published in 2009 and her recently
acclaimed book What Does it Mean
to be Green?
Rana DiOrio’s books are published by
Little Pickle Press. Little Pickle Press is a
21st Century children’s media publisher
dedicated to helping parents and
educators cultivate conscious,
responsible little people by inspiring our
readers to help children in need, celebrate diversity, and protect the environment.
Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American
family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western
access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology
minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding
perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted
in so many valid ways.
“I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and
observe more than I talk,” she explains. “As a result, I think I’m better able to respect
and appreciate diversity.” Rana’s inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be
Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance,
on so many levels, to her children.
Rana has written her way through life – as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker,
a private equity investor, and now as
an author of children’s picture books.
Her interests include practicing yoga,
reading non-fiction, dreaming,
effecting positive change, and, of
course, being global. She lives in
Belvedere, California with her
husband and their three Little
Pickles. They visit Martha’s Vineyard
each summer.
Rana DiOrio’s next book, What Does
it Mean to be Present? will be released
in the fall of 2010.

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art farm presents
ArtFarm presents:
Pig Pen Theatre Company
Dates TBA throughout July
Outdoor Stage
at Featherstone Center for the Arts
PigPen creates atmospheric theatrical fables with a unique blend of shadow puppetry, group
movement, live music, and very clever lighting effects. Formed at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
in 2008, PigPen has since performed in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Martha’s Vineyard. See a show
and it’s sure to tickle the eye and goose the heart!
*This production is presented in conjunction with Island Theatre Workshop

ArtFarm and
Actor’s Shakespeare
Project present:

An Evening
with Othello
Tuesday, August 10 &
Wednesday, August 11
From 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor Stage at
Featherstone Center
for the Arts
Please join ArtFarm in welcoming the theatre company voted “Best of Boston” by the Boston
Pheonix for 2009 and 2010, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, for two nights of performances of selected
scenes from their critically acclaimed production of “Othello”. Actors Jason Bowen (Othello), Ken
Chesseman (Iago), Brooke Hardman (Desdemona) and Paula Langton (Emilia) will perform key
passages of the bard’s beloved tragedy on Featherstone’s outdoor stage. The performances will be
accompanied by conversations led by Actor’s Shakespeare Project’s artistic staff and special guest
speakers about the relevance of this play in today’s society and what we can learn from it as we
look to the future.
ArtFarm represents the next generation of arts on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. By employing
models of sustainability and collaboration, we aim to provide a fertile environment for artists to
create, perform, teach, and work within our community.
The Actors’ Shakespeare Project believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times.
Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices,
bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences and neighborhoods. We do this through creative
projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces
in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people,
strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.

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2010 Summer Art Camp

summer arts programs for children


at Featherstone Center for the Arts
Dates & times: Our camps are held weekly from July 5 through the week of August 9. Each
camp will run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be some
repetition of subjects covered from week to week. Teachers will attempt to offer enrichment for
those participants who are repeating camp week experiences.
Children should bring a mid-morning snack each day to camp.
Cost: Featherstone’s summer art camp program is $350 per week.
Registration: If you have not already done so, please call Featherstone at 508-693-1850
to pre-register your camper. Camper’s name, parent’s name, address, phone and e-mail are
required for pre-registration.
Complete and mail or fax in the enclosed registration form with your payment. Payment in full
is required prior to the start of camp.

Registration is not complete until Featherstone has received a recent and current
physician signed immunization record stating that your child has the following
immunizations. This must be received before the camp begins. The Oak Bluffs
Health Department may refuse a child without the immunization record.

Immunizations Required by Massachusetts for Camp Enrollment for those under 18 years of age:
MMR: 1st dose = 12 months or older
Measles: 2nd dose = grades K-12 or age equivalent
Polio: 3 doses IPV or OPV, or 4 doses mix IPV/OPV
Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis*:
4 doses DTaP/DPT/DT or 3 doses of Td (persons 7 years or older needing additional
vaccines to comply with above,Td is to be used)
*Booster dose of Td

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Magic Garden Summer Camp
summer arts programs for children
“Opening doors, opening minds” with Lani Carney
Senior Assistants are Bethany deBettencourt and Kaija Nivela
Junior Assistant is Charlotte Potter
Magic Garden Summer Camp highlights the process of painting. Classes are created in ways
that are interactive, engaging and exciting. The process is the beauty for the young artist, not
the outcome. Children should bring a mid-morning snack each day to camp.
You will meet other Island families and those from afar, enjoy children-friendly walks in nature
and create work in a peaceful, relaxing studio environment. Art illustrator quality materials
are utilized for watercolor, pastel, sketching with charcoal and Lyra watercolor pencils, collage,
flower petals, sunflower art, silk and sand painting, copper, wood, clay sculpture and mosaics.
Miss Lani founded and teaches our Magic Garden Summer Camp and year-round art classes for
children at Featherstone. Her philosophy is to be “in touch” with our pre-school age children
and youth as they participate in these activities in order that enjoyment is fostered.
A positive and nurturing climate is established because of the lovely quality of families we paint
with and because we are present, we make time to talk individually with each child and interact
respectfully with all children; each child is guided in positive peer interactions and behavior
management strategies.
A natural and beautiful “order” is the result. “Mirroring” behavior that is warm and joyful
characterizes Miss Lani’s teaching expertise. She believes our program is located in a place
of rural Island dignity, like none other. It carries physical embodiments of the past, but also
maintains in its very air a rare serenity – an other worldliness.

Miss Lani Carney teaches the Magic Garden Summer Camp. In addition,
Miss Lani is the founder and teacher of Featherstone’s young children’s
Pre-School Arts Program during the week and on weekends
during the school year.
Bethany deBettencourt has just graduated from New Hampshire School
of Art. This will be Bethany’s third year serving as a camp assistant in the
Magic Garden Summer Camp.
Kaija Nivela has assisted Miss Lani for two years in the Magic Garden
Summer Camp. Kaija also serves during the school year in the Pre-School Arts
Program as a school year assistant.
Charlotte Potter grew up participating in Miss Lani’s art classes. Charlotte
is a school year assistant and will work this summer as a junior assistant.
The fact that Magic Garden is fully reserved is remarkable during
these economic times and we are humbled and grateful for the support
of parents – grandparents and townspeople!
Thank you!
Lani Carney and her assistants, Bethany deBetttencourt,
Kaija Nivela and Charlotte Potter

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Meet the Masters

summer arts programs for children


With Cecilia von Buseck
Camp Assistant is Sabrina Kuchta
New!
Ages 7 - 10 years

We will explore the inspiration, styles and special techniques of great artists – usually an artist
a day. In a fun way, participants will learn how different artists use color, light, texture, shapes
and composition and how they can use their own “eye” to make art. Participants will create
their own masterpieces in the manner of well known artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh,
Matisse, Louise Nevelson, Monet, Jackson Pollack, Alexander Calder, Picasso, Rosa Bonheur,
Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Mondrian, Degas, Chagall, Seurat, Renoir, Michelangelo Cezanne,
Thomas Hart Benton, Leonardo daVinci, Andy Warhol, Dali, M.C. Esher, Keith Haring, Frida
Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Hokusai and others along the themes of landscapes, collage, sculpture and
mobiles... Campers will experience many fun activities which relate to the artists and their
styles such as the food and cultures of the artists. For example – as the youngsters explore
the artistic style of Monet, they might paint flowers at the Featherstone flower garden while
sampling croissants and French cheeses or if they were studying Michelangelo they may lie on
the floor and paint on the underside of a low table to mimic the artist’s challenge to paint the
Sistine Chapel.
We will usually feature at least five artists each week and we will make an attempt to feature
different artists on different weeks so that passionate young artists can discover different artists
if they should choose multiple weeks of Meet the Masters camp.
If they don’t already know these artists, your children will recognize the works of these famous
artists and be able to replicate their styles and techniques along with their own personal
touches.

Cecilia von Buseck is a recent art history graduate of University of California, Berkley.
She has a wealth of knowledge of the arts and is excited to share it with our young
campers.

Sabrina Kuchta will serve as camp assistant. Sabrina is a third year art student at
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and has taken painting classes at Old Sculpin Gallery
in Edgartown and here at Featherstone for many years. Last year, Sabrina was a summer
camp assistant here at Featherstone for the teen summer camp.

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Photography Exploration Camp
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With Karen Gourley Lehman
Camp Assistant is Courtney Minnehan New!
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Ages 11 - and older

Weeks of July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9


(*The Photography Camp will begin the week of July 12)
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This fun, exciting and educational fine-art oriented Photography Exploration Camp will expose
students to a myriad of photography techniques and processes, from traditional to digital, often
combining the two. Children will work with traditional 35mm single lens reflex cameras and
make prints in the darkroom. They will also make images with the pinhole, Holga, and digital
summer arts programs

single lens reflex cameras and a scanner. Images will be on display throughout the week, with
continuous positive feedback and discussion. The Elements and Principles of art as described in
the Massachusetts Frameworks (the Massachusetts Department of Education Arts Curriculum)
will be introduced and utilized as children begin to understand and articulate the elements of a
successful photographic image.
Other projects and techniques will include making photograms, kallitype prints (an alternative
process to traditional silver printing,) and inverting paper negatives to make positive images.
Tuesdays will be a dedicated Field Trip day, where parents will drop off students in Ocean Park
in Oak Bluffs generating a volume of images with different cameras, culminating with visiting a
photo studio/gallery.
On Fridays, there will be an exhibit, where students will leave with a varied portfolio of images
and a newfound love for photography.
The following is a suggested supply list. If campers have these items, please bring them. If you
do not have them, they will be provided by the instructor. A 35mm SLR camera, a digital camera
and a flash drive to store digital images. Students who have a laptop will be encouraged to
bring it in on one or two days. If the laptop has Adobe Photoshop that would be great.

Karen Gourley Lehman is the acclaimed photography teacher at Marblehead High


School. Karen has been an educator since 1986 at several colleges and she is now in her
tenth year teaching photography and graphic design to high school students.

Courtney Minnehan is a student at MVRHS, an ardent painter and jeweler who has just
completed her photography unit at the high school with Mr. Chris Baer.

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Video Arts Camp

summer
side heaedr
With Patrick Phillips and Jane Loutzenhiser New!
Ages 12 - and older

The Featherstone/Vineyard Voice Video Arts program offers youth an education in video arts.
Each week participants learn to create video stories from their points of view.
We will focus on two kinds of video stories — imaginative, artistic video creations and journal-

arts right
istic video stories.
The video segments created by students will be combined to form the Youth Voice Show: an
Arts and Ideas Video Magazine to be shown on the Featherstone site (featherstoneart.org),
the Vineyard Voice website (vineyardvoice.org) and on the Martha’s Vineyard public television
channel, MVTV.

programs for children


Campers do not need to have any prior experience with video.
Each participant will learn how to shoot and edit video as well as create broadcasts and live
video streams on the internet.
All equipment will be provided by Featherstone and Vineyard Voice. We have cameras, tripods
microphones, a great Mac video editing lab and a broadcast studio. If you have your own video
camera feel free to bring it along — Mini DV cameras and Flip cameras are best.
The week-long camps can be extended to two weeks or more.
All campers will receive DVDs of their work.

Featherstone Center for the Arts has forged a strong


partnership with Vineyard Voice. Vineyard Voice uses the web
to teach kids, to help people share ideas and art and to build
social and economic vitality through a community-focused online
magazine. Young people are our future storytellers. We provide
the knowhow to help tap kids’ astounding abilities to grab a
camera and edit video to tell a story. Vineyardvoice.org is a public
access online magazine. We curate quarterly “issues” drawn from
the fertile community that is Martha’s Vineyard. Our reason for
being is to help us share our stories.

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Art Adventures for children ages 3-8
summer arts programs for children
with Miss Lani Carney
In order to serve all children desiring more opportunity, Miss Lani has added four
classes – two Saturday morning classes and two Wednesday afternoon classes.
The curricula developed for our Children’s Americana, Henry Rousseau and the focus of A Bug’s
Eye View shows how we enjoy approaches that include cross disciplinary links to art, literature,
nature and expressions of wisdom (concern for endangered species ) as we engage children
about making art. We provide opportunity. Miss Lani’s art education is empowering children
to own their ideas, develop their voices and to listen and delight in the ideas of others.

Children’s Americana Celebration


for children ages 3-8
Miss Lani Carney
Date: Saturday, July 3 New!
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $45
Location: Children’s Studio
Young American children and friends unite for an adventure to celebrate the wonder of nature
in America. Our theme suggests our year long focus – to widen the minds of humanity for as
nature lovers and young artists we notice things small and significant. Children tell us that
taking care of nature is something our HeARTs ask us to do! The abuse of the natural world
must STOP.
Today we will create a mural using Red, White and Blue colors. We are going to “color our
world” and share our grass roots ideas honoring the wonder of nature. Many Featherstone
children and Miss Lani participate in Jane Goodall’s youth program: Roots & Shoots. We will
share ideas and paint our thoughts. Guess what? We will relax, create and sip watermelon ice
cream smoothies, too. Proud to be an American. You bet we are.

Dropping in on Henri Rousseau I & II


for children ages 3-8
New!
Miss Lani Carney
Class I Class II
Date: Wednesday, July 21 Date: Saturday, July 31
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Children’s Studio
Today we will listen to vibrant rain forest sounds accompanied by music. Readings from a
wonderful book that Bob and Wendy Weir have written about Rousseau will be shared! Prints
will be created using ink for foliage. Animal images will be sketched in colorful inks as well and
then we will hand color our prints, cut out our animals and mount them to our foliage prints
using a foam 3D – O’s. Bet someone will draw a tiger or two. Rousseau’s jungle for tigers and
wild creatures is a focus for 3 classes this summer… for our love of animals is right lively here!
To complete our art making today rich, large pastel animals will be created and an interesting
“wash” will be utilized and when dry – we will scratch out our designs that hidden underneath!

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A Bug’s Eye View for children ages 3-8

summer arts programs for children


Miss Lani Carney
Date: Wednesday, August 4
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $45
New!
Location: Children’s Studio
We will closely look at our children’s studio garden that is outside our windows. Sitting in the
garden we will look carefully at Henri Rousseau’s painting and plan to discuss different greens,
over lapping, drawing plants from life. The focus will include not only types of plants, but
shapes and patterns of leaves. Up Close - we will notice the carrots and radishes that grow
underground – the roots are fun to draw. Above ground – the foliage and veggies will inspire a
crowded garden painting. Rousseau’s art making will inspire us and we will discuss differences
and similarities of our work and his art making. Additionally – bugs and earthworms will be
added to the garden and to our paintings! We think they make our garden full of delights and
adventure. Plan to brainstorm about all things worms do underground!

Punk Pen Pals for children ages 11-14


Emmeline Brown

New!
Date: Wednesday, June 16 or Wednesday, June 23
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $30
Location: Lower Barn Studio
Design all kinds of creative stationery using alternative and traditional printmaking techniques,
collage, and other fun and funky paper arts. By the end of class you’ll have a handful of artsy
envelopes, great paper to write letters on AND small paper artworks to send to your favorite
people all around the world!
Class supplies provided: Paper (thick and thin), ink, paint, glue, clippings, colored pencils, markers, etc.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Please bring in fun and funky magazine clippings, post-
cards, paper, and photos that you don’t mind cutting up and reusing.

Reincarnated Art for children ages 11-14


Emmeline Brown
Date: Thursday, June 17 or Thursday, June 24
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New!
Fee: $30
Location: Lower Barn Studio
Using recycled materials we will create functional pieces of art that can be used everyday. Turn
your trash into treasure in the best possible way- ART! We will be creating mostly sculptural
pieces but your 2-D talent will be great in adding design elements to your 3-D creations.
Class supplies provided: Recyclables and craft materials. Mostly magazines, newspaper, glue, paint, etc.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: We could always use more magazines and newspaper!

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Watercolor for children ages 9-teens
summer arts programs for children
Carolyn Daniele
Dates: Please choose one of the following dates: Thursday July 8;
Thursday July 22; or Thursday August 5
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: The Studio
Let your inner artist shine. Bring a willingness to have fun with a magical art medium.
Many students have won prizes with their paintings from this class at the Fair.
Pre-registration required. Supplies will be provided.

Collage & Collographs for ages 10 and older


Carolyn Daniele
Date: Friday July 9
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $35
Location: The Studio
Carolyn will teach collage, collographs and the system of placement. It is great fun!

Art Every Day


for children ages 7-12
Emmeline Brown, Sabrina Kuchta – Daily Art Instructors
Nancy Blank – Ceramics Instructor
Enjoy an arts experience every week day – rain or shine – in the Lower Barn Studio.
We will offer a three hour art class from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. each week day beginning
June 14 through the week of August 23. The cost for each three hour art class will be $45.
Please register at least one day in advance.
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Lower Barn Studio, except Fridays in the Pottery Studio

Monday, June 14: rubbings, trace monotypes, Styrofoam prints,


Art of the senses: Taking a closer look at stamp making, and fish prints.
things found in nature we will draw detailed Thursday, June 17:
macro masterpieces on a large scale, as well
En plein air, abstract, and pointillist projects:
as learn how to draw without relaying on
Painting outside, painting abstractly
your sense of sight.
and using alternative tools we will paint
Tuesday, June 15: paintings without paintbrushes and without
Paper Art: 3-D paper sculpture, simple books, brushstrokes!
paper mobiles, and collage. Friday, June 18:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.
Wednesday, June 16:
Untraditional printmaking: Tape transfers,

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summer arts programs for children
Monday, June 21:
Pigment in the Bouquet: Using flowers as our
muse we will create colorful drawings with a
variety of materials.
Tuesday, June 22:
Recycled Art Projects: Using recycled
materials to create masterpieces and artist
books.
Wednesday, June 23:
Paper Lanterns and Book Projects: Using
decorative papers and simple sewing skills
create sewn lanterns and books in many
different styles including: Japanese stab
binding, accordion, pop up, and mini artist
journals.
Thursday, June 24:
Industrial art: Wire contour sculptures,
aluminum and copper embossing, lanterns,
frames, and decorative mirrors.
Friday, June 25: Monday, July 5:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio. Art of the senses: Taking a closer look at
things found in nature we will draw detailed
macro masterpieces on a large scale, as well
Monday, June 28: as learn how to draw without relying on your
Polymer clay projects: Make beads, earrings, sense of sight.
charms, and create unique one of a kind Tuesday, July 6:
pieces of wearable art, or all sorts of creepy
Paper Art: 3-D paper sculpture, simple books,
crawlies.
paper mobiles, and collage.
Tuesday, June 29:
Wednesday, July 7:
Banners: Using Buddhist prayers flags and
Untraditional printmaking: Tape transfers,
the cut paper Mexican dia de los muertos
rubbings, trace monotypes, Styrofoam prints,
banners as inspiration to celebrate anything
stamp making, and fish prints.
and everything!
Thursday, July 8:
Wednesday, June 30:
En plein air, abstract, and pointillist projects:
Art in the yard: All things from and inspired
Painting outside, painting abstractly
by nature. Site-specific art installations made
and using alternative tools we will paint
on the Featherstone campus; inspired by the
paintings without paintbrushes and without
artist Andy Goldsworthy, and treasure maps!
brushstrokes!
Thursday, July 1:
Friday, July 9:
Fiber projects: Weaving natural and synthetic
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.
fibers into beautiful tapestries, baskets, etc.
Friday, July 2:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.

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summer arts programs for children
Monday, July 12:
Pigment in the Bouquet: Using flowers as our
muse we will create colorful drawings with a
variety of materials.
Tuesday, July 13:
Recycled art projects: Using recycled materials
to create masterpieces and artist books.
Wednesday, July 14:
Paper lanterns and books: Using decorative
papers and simple sewing skills create sewn
lanterns and books in many different styles
including: Japanese stab binding, accordion,
pop up, and mini artist journals.
Thursday, July 15:
Industrial art: Wire contour sculptures,
aluminum and copper embossing, lanterns, macro masterpieces on a large scale, as well
frames, and decorative mirrors. as learn how to draw without relaying on
your sense of sight.
Friday, July 16:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio. Tuesday, July 27:
Paper Art: 3-D paper sculpture, simple books,
paper mobiles, and collage.
Monday, July 19:
Wednesday, July 28:
Polymer clay projects: Make beads, earrings,
Untraditional printmaking: Tape transfers,
charms, and create unique one of a kind
rubbings, trace monotypes, Styrofoam prints,
pieces of wearable art, or all sorts of creepy
stamp making, and fish prints.
crawlies.
Tuesday, July 20: Thursday, July 29:
En plein air, abstract, and pointillist projects:
Banners: Using Buddhist prayers flags and
Painting outside, painting abstractly
the cut paper Mexican dia de los muertos
and using alternative tools we will paint
banners as inspiration to celebrate anything
paintings without paintbrushes and without
and everything!
brushstrokes!
Wednesday, July 21:
Friday, July 30:
Art in the yard: All things from and inspired
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.
by nature. Site-specific art installations made
on the Featherstone campus; inspired by the
artist Andy Goldsworthy, and treasure maps!
Monday, August 2:
Thursday, July 22: Pigment in the Bouquet: Using flowers as our
Fiber projects: Weaving natural and synthetic muse we will create colorful drawings with a
fibers into beautiful tapestries, baskets, etc. variety of materials.
Friday, July 23: Tuesday, August 3:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio. Recycled art projects: Using recycled materials
to create masterpieces and artist books.

Monday, July 26: Wednesday, August 4:


Paper lanterns and books: Using decorative
Art of the senses: Taking a closer look at
papers and simple sewing skills create sewn
things found in nature we will draw detailed

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lanterns and books in many different styles Thursday, August 19:

summer arts programs for children


including: Japanese stab binding, accordion, Untraditional printmaking: Tape transfers,
pop up, and mini artist journals. rubbings, trace monotypes, Styrofoam prints,
Thursday, August 5: stamp making, and fish prints.
Industrial art: Wire contour sculptures, Friday, August 20:
aluminum and copper embossing, lanterns, Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.
frames, and decorative mirrors.
Friday, August 6:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio. Monday, August 23:
Banners: Using Buddhist prayers flags and
the cut paper Mexican dia de los muertos
Monday, August 9: banners as inspiration to celebrate anything
and everything!
Polymer clay projects: Make beads, earrings,
charms, and create unique one of a kind Tuesday, August 24:
pieces of wearable art, or all sorts of creepy Recycled art projects: Using recycled materials
crawlies. to create masterpieces and artist books.
Tuesday, August 10: Wednesday, August 25:
Banners: Using Buddhist prayers flags and En plein air, abstract, and pointillist projects:
the cut paper Mexican dia de los muertos Painting outside, painting abstractly
banners as inspiration to celebrate anything and using alternative tools we will paint
and everything! paintings without paintbrushes and without
Wednesday, August 11: brushstrokes!
Art in the yard: All things from and inspired Thursday, August 26:
by nature. Site-specific art installations made Art in the yard: All things from and inspired
on the Featherstone campus; inspired by the by nature. Site-specific art installations made
artist Andy Goldsworthy, and treasure maps! on the Featherstone campus; inspired by the
Thursday, August 12: artist Andy Goldsworthy, and treasure maps!
Fiber projects: Weaving natural and synthetic Friday, August 27:
fibers into beautiful tapestries, baskets, etc. Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.
Friday, August 13:
Ceramic Projects in the Pottery Studio.

Monday, August 16:


Art of the senses: Taking a closer look at
things found in nature we will draw detailed
macro masterpieces on a large scale, as well
as learn how to draw without relaying on
your sense of sight.
Tuesday, August 17:
Paper Art: 3-D paper sculpture, simple books,
paper mobiles, and collage.
Wednesday, August 18
(Illumination Night):
Lanterns: Aluminum and copper embossed
lanterns as well as hand sewn paper lanterns.

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abstract art
summer arts programs for adults

one day workshops


Printing, Stamping and Mixed Media: Creative Ways
to Personalize Your Art
Roberta Gross
Date: Saturday, May 22 OR Date: Friday, June 4
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $10 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
In this session, we will briefly explore printing, stamping and texture creating techniques that
do not require a printing press.
Participants will leave this workshop with personal prints, samples of the tools for creating
stamps, sample printing papers and other materials which can be used to create texture plates
for printing papers.

Making Paste Papers for Use in Collage and Other Art Work
Roberta Gross
Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
Making paste papers is an old art dating back to the early days of book making. Patterns can
be drawn from prehistoric days, other cultures and free hand from the imagination. Using
various tools, such as shapers, scrapers, sticks and other pointed implements, students will
create repeating patterns and designs. These papers may be used in collage, book making,
printing, and mixed media paintings. We will explore some project ideas using paste papers.

Tactile Art: Creative Mixed Media and Texture Techniques


Roberta Gross
Date: Saturday, July 17 OR Date: Saturday, August 7
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee Fee: $50 plus an additional fee
of $15 for materials of $15 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio Location: The Studio
There are unlimited ways to make your art more tactile or 3 dimensional when you use natural
materials and acrylic gels and pastes along with other texture creating resources such as resists,
modeling paste, gesso, sand, fabrics including old shirts, muslin, burlap and papers. In addition
to using these materials, we will explore how texture is created by embedding grids, applying
sand, papers, mesh bags, etc. We will also explore how stamping, applying saran wrap, wax
paper, and alcohol adds dimension.
This class is for anyone willing to try new techniques, regardless of your painting style or experience.
Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.
Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional
$20.00 fee.

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Gestural Art/Abstract Expressionism

Abstract art
Roberta Gross
Date: Monday, July 19 OR Date: Saturday, August 14
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
Grab a large paintbrush, large papers- both traditional and nontraditional- and let the paint
flow in an intuitive, gestural manner. Add splatters and drips to convey your inner energy and
rhythms. In other paintings, add large color fields, write into them with sticks dipped in ink or
liquid acrylic and continue expressing yourself. Place some structure on these paintings using
texture, lines, the grid or other formats. There is no wrong way!
Bring your own big and small brushes and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints. Note: If the
instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ use, there will be an additional $10.00 fee.

Printing, Stamping and Mixed Media: Creative Ways to


Personalize Your Art
Roberta Gross
Date: Saturday, July 31 OR Date: Monday, August 30
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
In these sessions, we will explore printing; stamping and texture creating techniques that do
not require previous drawing or printing experience, costly materials or a printing press. Any-
one who paints, draws, writes letters, sends cards, keeps a diary or journal will find new ways
of expression from the various “tools” we will explore.
Participants will leave this workshop with personal prints, samples of the tools we used in class, and
extensive handouts. With all this, you will be able to continue with confidence to apply these stamping,
printing and texture techniques in your own work.

Figure Painting at The Yard


Roberta Gross
Date: Wednesday, August 11
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $50
Location: The Yard, Off Middle Road, Chilmark (508-645-9662)
The dancer has been a traditional subject of painters and drawers both representational and
abstract. Using short and longer poses by various performers at the Yard in Chilmark, painters
can explore the human figure, motion and rhythm. We will explore using charcoal, pastel and
acrylic paints to capture poses, which can generate materials for more extensive paintings
approach.
Bring your own charcoal and favorite 3-4 soft pastel colors or oil pastels. Bring paper you may want to
use. Bring 5 tubes of paint- black, white, red, yellow and blue. Brushes-some big and small; containers
for water; and palette (bring freezer paper and a hard surface and you can make your own palettes);
Ivory soap, paper towels and a plastic bag for clean up. Note: If the instructor provides the supplies,
there will be a $20.00 supply fee.

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abstract art
abstract art

two day workshop


Creating Customized Collage Papers for Mixed Media Artwork
Roberta Gross
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, May 26-27 OR Date: Thursday & Friday, June 17-18
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $100 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
Create unique papers for mixed media work or for elements in your painting. There are end-
less possibilities for textured and colorful papers that reflect your personality and interests.
Marbling, embossing, brayering, adding paints including iridescent acrylic paints and stamping
papers will create a unique paper treasure trove with which to compose your artwork. Papers
included: brayer papers; crystalline papers; encased material papers; marbled papers; embossed
and cast papers; and stamped papers.

three day workshops


Using Composition Formats and Elements to Create Strong,
Personal Abstract Paintings
Roberta Gross
Date: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, June 7, 8 & 10
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
This class acquaints you with basic composition designs and basic elements of painting that
provide you the structure you need to communicate your ideas while creating strong and
personal abstract paintings. We will explore various composition formats such as the grid,
cruciform, high and low horizons, L shape, S shape and strata. Using your color preferences
with an emphasis on a simplified palette (to encourage color mixing skills), combined with the
exploration of the basic elements and principles of painting (form, texture, rhythm, harmony,
etc), this course will provide simple but sure fire techniques to get you started on your
composition. We will concentrate on exploring ways to develop the painting, particularly at
that stage when you feel lost in the process.

Using Acrylic Paint and Mediums to Create Encaustic Like Paintings


and Revitalize “Tired “ or Unfinished Paintings
Roberta Gross
Date: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 21-23
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
Artists who are interested in creating encaustic-like effects but do not want to invest in the wide
array of materials and ventilating systems used for encaustics may find using acrylic gels a viable
substitute. We will explore how these gel mixtures can create interesting and varied textures,
layering and mixed media effects. This exploration will also involve working on composition skills
which are useful in starting a painting and important in finishing works in progress.

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Line as the Key Element of the Abstract Painting

Abstract art
Roberta Gross
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 7-9
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
In these classes, we will explore how lines can be used to create order, energy, focus, emphasis,
emotions, contours, and/or be the subject of the painting. In particular, we will use lines to
create a sense of distortion and exaggeration; open and closed spaces; geometric focus; drips,
pours and splatters as the dynamic lines of a composition; and calligraphy (whether based on
real or made-up scripts) as the subject and format. Each day we also will explore various line-
creating tools (large mural type brushes vs. the liner brushes; needle nosed bottles, comb-like
instruments; splatter; gels and modeling paste) and see how these different tools affect the
emotional impact of the painting.
Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.
Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional
$20.00 fee.

Asian Influence in Abstract Art


Roberta Gross
Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, OR Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday,
July 12-14 August 16-18
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
American Abstract Expressionism reflects aspects of East Asian arts in the use of gestural
methods; restriction of color range; calligraphic imagery; highly asymmetrical compositions
often with large empty spaces; atmospheric or flat fields of color; rapid and aggressive
brushwork; the acceptance of accidental effects; and the notion of art as self-revelatory act. In
this class, we will explore these elements while creating several large paintings.
Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.
Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional
$20.00 fee.

Abstract Landscape
Roberta Gross
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, July 21-23
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
The Vineyard landscapes suggest abstract shapes at every turn, whether large rock formations,
the patterns created by the sea and wind in the sand; the silhouette of sail boats’ masts against
the sky and hills; the empty spaces between tree branches; or seaweed left along the shore.
Abstract landscapes can be created by acrylic pours; oil transferred drawings on acrylic or
water color washes (a widely method used by Paul Klee); bold line patterns in heavily textured
grounds; collages; saran wrap pressed into pools of color; or tissue paper collaged over a tangle
of lines drawn into a monochromatic ground.
Bring your own acrylic brushes (big and small) and black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints.
Note: If the instructor supplies her brushes and paint for students’ daily use, there will be an additional
$20.00 fee.

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Using Composition Formats and Elements to Create Strong,
abstract art
Personal Abstract Paintings
Roberta Gross
Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 27-29
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $15 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
This class acquaints you with basic composition designs and basic elements of painting that
provide you the structure you need to communicate your ideas while creating strong and
personal abstract paintings. We will explore various composition formats such as the grid,
cruciform, high and low horizons, L shape, S shape and strata. Using your color preferences
with an emphasis on a simplified palette (to encourage color mixing skills), combined with the
exploration of the basic elements and principles of painting (form, texture, rhythm, harmony,
etc), this course will provide simple but sure fire techniques to get you started on your
composition. We will concentrate on exploring ways to develop the painting, particularly at
that stage when you feel lost in the process.
Bring 3 items that interest you—it can be even stuff you pick up from the ground. These items will be
used to create “starts” and “jump starts” for your paintings.
Bring your own brushes, particularly some big brushes. You can get some 2-3 inch inexpensive gesso
brushes at the hardware store. (Don’t bring watercolor brushes—synthetic brushes work best.) Also, bring
acrylic paints you like—include blues, reds, yellow, black and white. You can bring your own canvases—
work at least as large as watercolor paper (20x32). The instructor will provide canvases at cost.
Note: If the instructor supplies your daily brushes and paint, there will be an additional $20.00 fee.

Using Pastels to Create Abstract Paintings


Roberta Gross
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 25-27
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 plus an additional fee of $20 for materials
Location: The Pebble Studio
Explore your playful and experimental side using soft pastels and charcoal. These classes are
for anyone - the novice or more experienced artist- who wants to stimulate his/ her creative
and expressive approaches to using this medium. Whether your interest is in abstract or more
representational painting, these classes will help you as you develop your unique style and
approach.
Starting with soft charcoal and dark charkole black and white “painting”, we will proceed to
add limited soft pastel color(s), to create different lines, shapes and values. The artists’ “paint
brushes” include a variety of erasers (the triangle eraser is a mighty tool), the chamois, brushes
and stumps. A still life provides the starting point for the initial line and shape making activity
in creating the abstract composition. We will also touch on how to use prepared colored tissue
papers and acrylic paint to rescue those “failed compositions” which have some interesting line
and color areas and make them exciting abstract paintings.
Bring your own charcoal and favorite 3-4 soft pastel colors (not oil pastels). Note: If the instructor sup-
plies the daily pastels and charcoal also, there will be an additional $10.00 fee.

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art camp for adults
ART CAMP FOR ADULTS
Art Camp for Adults
Nancy Blank
Day: Tuesdays

July 6 - relief painting


July 13 - collage
July 20 - acrylic painting
July 27 - wire sculpture
August 3 - collage
August 10 - color drawing w/colored pencils & pastels
August 17 - mixed media
August 24 - plaster sculpture

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Fee: $30 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio

These class offerings are for anyone who has always wanted to have the opportunity to
experience the arts as their children might do in their art camp experiences. Each evening
will focus on some fun art medium.

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ceramics
ceramics

Open Pottery Studio


The Open Pottery Studio is supervised by Nancy Blank and Carl Mueller
Day: Wednesdays Day: Thursdays
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 7, 14, 21, 28 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 4, 11, 18, 25 August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 per hour
$25 per bag of clay
$10 Glazing & Firing fee
Location: Pottery Studio
Work on your own in the Pottery Studio. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheelthrowing
Frank Folts, Jr.
Day: Mondays
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class. A bag of clay is an additional cost of $25.
Location: Pottery Studio
Learn wheel throwing from a master potter on Monday evenings. Frank’s students say the
experience will become addictive. Please pre-register so that you can be sure to have access to
a wheel in the pottery studio.

Complete All Around Clay Workshop


Washington Ledesma
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
June 14, 16, 17, 18 July 26, 28, 29, 30
June 21, 23, 24, 25 August 9, 11, 12, 13
July 5, 7, 8, 9 August 16, 18, 19, 20
July 12, 14, 15, 16 August 23, 25, 26, 27
July 19, 21, 22, 23
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $200 for the four day workshop. A bag of clay is $25.
Location: Pottery Studio
Learn all about ceramics in this four day clay intensive workshop. Experience the satisfaction of
making your own pots, bowls, mugs and other functional ceramic ware. You will learn about
decorating and embellishing your pieces and firing them in non-traditional ways. Techniques
include: handbuild, pinch, coil and slab construction as well as surface decoration. You will
also work and throw on the potter’s wheel.

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collage

collage
Basic Beeswax Collage Workshop
Elena De La Ville
Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 plus additional $15 supplies fee
due to the instructor
Location: The Pebble Studio
Learn how to create a collage entirely with
beeswax - no other glues or adhesives are neces-
sary! You will discover and practice techniques
including layering, transparency and wax stamp-
ing. Supplies will be provided for basic collages,
but feel free to bring your favorite images and
ephemera as well to personalize your art. Any
images you bring should be on regular computer
paper or Xerox. The thinner the better, (reduce and enlarge these to have choice in scale).
Glossy photos will not work well with this process, but fabric, stencils and small 3-D objects
work great!
Elena De La Ville is a Mixed Media artist working with Photography, Encaustic and Collage. She
studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Venezuela; Textile Design at the Chelsea School of Art in
London and Photography at the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited at the Museo
de Arte Contemporaneo, Venezuela; Danforth Museum of Art in Massachusetts; Shaw Cramer and
Dragonfly Galleries on Martha’s Vineyard. She is an Instructor at: Ringling College of Art; Continuing
Studies and Special Programs, Long Boat Key Center for the Arts, St Petersburg Art Center and Art
Center Manatee. www.edelaville.com

Beeswax Collage Workshop Supply list:


Clayboard or hardboard panels, oil paints and brushes, heat gun or hairdryer (I have found the heat
gun works better), images on paper,(Thinner is better!), copies of your photographs, crayons, scissors,
paper towels, iron, old book page, X-acto knife and newspapers.

The Art of Collage


Sheila Fane
Dates: Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm both days
Fee: $75
Location: The Studio
Collage derives from the French word “to paste,” and that is what we will do as we create
works using all kinds of papers, 2-dimensional objects, and other materials. This is a very
spontaneous way of making images and designs. You will work with color, shape and texture,
along with ready-made images such as photos, computer or magazine pictures and ads to
create your original artwork. Please bring a sharp scissors and any papers, pictures and items
that you may wish to use in your projects.

Sheila M. Fane, an artist and art educator, works in a variety of media and exhibits her
work locally and in the New York City area.

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drawing
drawing

Drawing
Nancy Blank
Day: Monday
July 5 – contour August 2 – basic light and shadow
July 12 – sketch August 9 – light and shadow
July 19 – proportion – foreshortening August 16 – contrast
July 26 – composition August 23 – composition
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $35 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio
Nancy Blank has taught college level drawing for many years. Her students will have a work-
ing knowledge of drawing techniques which will be invaluable in many art media. 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 beworking
on finding a creative and individual answer to artistic problems. You may take one class or the
whole series.
Materials the student should provide: a large newsprint pad and a #6 drawing pencil.

Tom Maley Life Drawing Group


Day: Tuesday
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $13 per meeting
Location: The Pebble
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. Call Anne Gallagher for details
at 508-693-9566.

Firehouse Figure Drawing Group


Day: Wednesday
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 4, 11, 18, 25
July 7, 14, 21, 28 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: Determined by the group
Location: The Studio
This group met for years at Firehouse Gallery and now meets at Featherstone. 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. Call Tom Carberry for details at 508-693-3651.

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felting

felting
Feltmaking: Needle Felting
Christa Fischer
Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 plus $5 materials fee
Location: Lower Barn Studio
Needle felting is popping up all over in the form of kits, classes, and diy crafts books. In this
class participants will explore using a special felting needle and wool roving to create a small
3-d sculpture and/or to make a flat design. Learn a fun new craft , extend your knowledge and
gain confidence to tackle those diy projects you’ve been wanting to do.
This class is appropriate for teens and adults.

FLOWER ARRANGING

flower arranging
Flower Power
Else Membreno
Day: Saturday
Dates: Please choose your two hour
workshop from the following dates:

June 26
July 17
August 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio
Bring your favorite flowers, wild flowers
or flowers from the Farmer’s Market and
Else Membreno will show you how to best
arrange them into an informal bouquet or
a centerpiece. She will show what flowers
work best for different containers. If you
have a favorite knife or scissors that you
use for flower cutting or if you have other
flower arranging materials such as a frog, bring it along. There will be an additional mate-
rial charge if we provide the flowers… and besides it is much more fun if you bring your own
favorites flowers for the arranging. Else provides the beautiful flower arrangements for our
Featherstone gallery openings.

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FRENCH
french

Françoise’s Essential French Language Tourist Kit


Françoise Duffau
Day: Thursday
Dates: Please choose your 3 1/2 hour workshop from the following dates:

July 8
July 22
August 5
August 19
Time: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $50 for one 3 1/2 hour workshop
Location:

 Media Center
This Interactive and fun workshop will help you to manage in typical tourist situations. You
will 
understand better the French culture and the cultural interactions.

 You will learn through
various methods, using audio, dialogues, visual aids, authentic material (Paris’ maps, etc….),
role-playing and fun exercises.
 The topics will include “the hello” words, how to find your
way, 
dealing with various situations: taxis, airport, subway, train, hotel, restaurant, cafe,
shopping, phone, health services…

This workshop is addressed to beginners, intermediates,
and also more 
advanced students who would like to review French practical 
language interac-
tions.


Francoise will be glad to respond to requests and needs for 
additional instruction. 
She could be avail-
able either in MV through Featherstone or privately, and also in Paris with her long distance learning
program, where she calls her students at no cost, through Skype, e-mail or during your visit in Paris.
http://francoiseduffau.com

jewelry making New!


jewelry making

Beading 101
ElisaBeth Chaunce
Date: Friday, August 6
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $15 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio
Students will be introduced to several exciting and easy
beading techniques as well as a few advanced. Some techniques
you will learn in the class are: Peyote stitch, Free Form, Piggy Back and Chandelier Earrings.
Students will bring 2 different tubes of seed beads to class.

Spiral Wire Bracelets


ElisaBeth Chaunce
Date: Wednesday, July 7 OR Date: Friday, July 23
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $30 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio
For teens ages 16 and older as well as adults. Students will learn how to craft beautiful spiral
sterling silver bracelets with pearl, beads and copper embellishments.

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Fabulous Fibulas

jewelry making
ElisaBeth Chaunce
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
OR
Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 plus an additional $20 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio
For teens age 14 and over as well as adults. Fibulas: Primarily found during the Greek and
Roman Period, pins used to fasten garments and also worn as decorative elements. They can be
beautifully simple or extremely ornate.  Each student will have the opportunity to make 3 fibula
pins.

The Knotted Pearl


ElisaBeth Chaunce
Date: Sunday, June 27 OR
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 17
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 plus an additional $15 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio
For teens ages 16 and older as well as adults. Students will learn to knot between pearls or
semi-precious stone beads strung on silk-cord.  This is a classic time-honored technique that any
designer, whether they be amateur or professional, would surely want to add to her repertoire.
Depending on the length of each student’s necklace, and how quickly students learn the knot-
ting technique, projects may or may not be completed by the end of class.
Students will bring a strand a pearls or semiprecious beads.

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Workshop


ElisaBeth Chaunce
Date: Tuesday, July 27 & Wednesday, July 28
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $100 plus an additional $40 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio.
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a combination of silver (gold or
platinum) suspended in a clay body substance made of water and
binders. When PMC is fired, the clay body is burned off, leaving
only a reduced version of the piece in silver. We will be using
PMC3 which is the strongest of the PMCs. Students will learn how
to craft silver PMC3 into original pieces of adornment. 
Many processes and techniques will be taught.  Instructions on
how to fire PMC3 at home will be gone over as well as finishing
and polishing the final pieces. 

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Fused Glass Pendants
jewelry makimng
ElisaBeth Chaunce
2 Day
op!
Date & Time: Tuesday July 27 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Worksh
Wednesday July 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 plus an additional $20 materials fee
Location: Barn Studio

Students will learn how to cut, stack, tack and fuse colored and dichroic glass. The glass will
then be fired in a kiln to create a beautiful cabochon. Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple
micro-layers of metal oxides that give the glass dichroic optical properties. During the 2nd class,
students will learn how to grind a channel on the outside of their fused glass creation and wire
wrap it into a truly unique pendant.

MONOTYPE PRINTING
Printmaking
Sheila Fane
Dates: Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee: $75
Location: The Barn Studio
Printmaking is a process for producing multiple copies of an artwork. These images, or “prints” can
be exactly the same or can change with each printing. Lino, wood and vinyl blocks can be carved
from drawings, designs and visual references. Learn the processes from start to finish by printing
these blocks/plates by hand onto various papers.  Bring any printmaking tools you already own.

Sheila  M. Fane, an artist and art educator works in a variety of media and exhibits her work
locally and in the New York City area.
monotype printing

Monotype Printing
Nick Thayer
Day: Monday
July 12, 19, 26 New!
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: Barn Studio
Monotype is the truly ‘painterly’ print medium, and is one of the only print techniques which
requires no special tools to allow you to expand your imagination to unlimited possibilities. It
is an exciting printmaking medium which involves painting, drawing and printmaking, where
‘one-of-a-kind’ images are developed using a variety of traditional, contemporary and innova-
tive approaches. This creative process involves simple printmaking techniques that can merge
drawing, painting and printmaking into rich and exciting works of art, yet the process does
not require extensive drawing skills. After printing, the images can be an art work in their own
right, or can be reworked to completion using various types of media.
Student needs to provide a variety of watercolor brushes, 3 brushes size 12, size 8, size 4 (a smaller
brush if you like). Several sheets of any Rag printmaking paper and a few cotton rags.

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MOVEMENT ARTS

movement arts
Hula Hoop Workout
Keren Tonnesen
Day: Monday OR Day: Wednesday
June 7, 14, 21, 28 June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 5, 12, 19, 26 July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 9:00 - 10 :00 a.m. Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $15 per class or $50 for four classes
Location: Under the Summer Tent (rain or shine)
The Art of Hooping - hooping is a surprisingly efficient workout for the whole body. In this class
you’ll learn to get a workout that you can do in just 10-20 minutes and gain benefit. As a bonus
this inspires the brain to build new neuropathways as we engage our kinesthetic sense. What
that means is that we FEEL the hoop. No thinking! Using the right side of our brains, as in the
creative arts.

Hoop Groop presents Hula Hoop Workout for fun and fitness. Hoop Dance and AB
FLAB REHAB for all levels. HOOPS PROVIDED. Wear light layers of clothing and no
belts.

Instructor Keren Tonnesen has been teaching hooping for 2 years now and has some
pretty unique ways to make it all simple and fun.

Outdoor Yoga
Justen Walker

New!
Day: Wednesday OR Day: Friday
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 7, 14, 21, 28 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 4, 11, 18, 25 August 6.13, 20
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $15 per class
Location: Outdoor Stage
Yoga is for everyone; it is what you make it. We are all on our own journeys and must listen
to our own hearts and bodies. A well-rounded practice suited for beginners and intermediate
participants - classes provide a flow of postures to help stretch and strengthen your body and
mind and include a short walking or seated meditation.
Drop in or pre-register. Please bring your own mat.

Justen Walker took her first yoga class at age 14 and has practiced with teachers in a variety
of styles. Now fifteen years later and a certified yoga instructor, she enjoys sharing her own
style of yoga with others. Justen wants to help others find the peace and happiness that yoga
can bring. Yoga is what you make it; we are all on our own journeys and must listen to our
own hearts and bodies.

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MUSIC
music

Beginning/Intermediate Piano
Charles Blank
Instructor Charles Blank holds a M.Mus. from
Indiana University. Contact Charles Blank
at his studio, 140 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs,
(508-693-1186) to schedule lessons.

Accepted: Beginners through


intermediate; teens through adults.
Required: Access to piano or touch
sensitive keyboard.

Fee: $25 for 45 minute private lesson


$30 for 60 minute private lesson

Learn to play from a Fake Book


Charles Blank
Required: At least one year of piano
lessons or ability to read music,access to a piano or keyboard.
Fee: $100
Four sixty minute private lesson sessions. Gives you easy access to hundreds of songs. For teens and
adults.

PAINTING
painting

Acrylic or Water Based Oil Painting


John Holladay
Day: Monday
July 5 - flowers August 2 - stonewalls
July 12 - lighthouses August 9 - seashores/marshes/sand
July 19 - water/oceans August 16 - barns/buildings
July 26 - boats
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio
Learn acrylic and water based oil techniques from a master painter who will offer a different
focus for each session. John suggests that if you come with a drawing already to paint, you will
get a lot more work done during the class.
Basic acrylic or water based oil set is required. You may pick up John’s list of suggested materials in the
Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.

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Introduction to Airbrush Painting

painting
Jack Greene
Day: Tuesday
July 6, 20
August 3, 17, 31
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: The Studio
The first class will be about using the airbrush, types of airbrushes, compressors, free hand
spray techniques and masking methods. In the classes that follow, we will develop more
complex images in color.
Class supplies provided: 2 Airbrushes with compressor and other tools.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Arches 90lb hot press paper 22”x 30”, blue masking tape,
#11 Xacto knife, frisket paper, black ink.

Mural Workshop
Jack Greene
Day: Friday New!
July 2, 9, 16
August 13, 20, 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Under the Summer Tent/Lower Barn Studio
Class description: Pre-class. Think about ideas for subject matter/theme for the mural, which
can be a simple landscape, the ocean (boats, fishing, etc.), abstraction, or other imagery. If
you have photos of your ideas, bring them. This will help move the process along. At the first
class we will discuss and decide which theme we will use. We will begin the drawings and the
overall composition. A full-scale drawing of the mural will be made and transferred to the mural
surface by the pounce method. We will then begin painting the mural, with further discussions
about colors and textures. Mural painting is a collaborative effort by all who participate. All are
welcome to this class with or without experience.
Class supplies provided: wall, paper for pouncing, paint.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Paper, pencils, brushes, small jars with lids (for colors).

Pastel Painting Workshop


Ellen McCluskey
Day: Wednesday
July 28
August 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $80
Location: Under the summer tent
Learn the art of pastel painting from a master. Ellen is one of the Vineyard’s foremost pastel
painters. You will learn Ellen’s pastel techniques and secrets as you create your own vineyard
masterpiece. Ellen’s demonstrations will amaze and inspire you.
You may pick up Ellen’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or
faxed to you.

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Plein Air with Oils
painting
Kenneth Vincent
Day: Saturday New!
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: Under the Summer Tent
The goal in this class will be to introduce the student to plein air painting with oils and to
investigate color theory; value and the important relationships of color to value; design and
composition, for example breaking up your painting into foreground, middle ground and
background. Additionally, Kenneth will share his experience on the realities of the landscape, its
challenges and tips on how to successfully create a cohesive painting outdoors.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Portable easel, oil paints, turpeniod, oil medium, rags, and
at least six assorted brushes, and canvas and/or canvas board.

Plein Air with Acrylics


Kenneth Vincent
Day: Saturday
July 10, 17, 24, 31 New!
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 per class
Location: Under the Summer Tent
The goal in this class will be to introduce the student to plein air painting with acrylic paints
and to investigate color theory; value and the important relationships of color to value; design
and composition, for example breaking up your painting into foreground, middle ground and
background. Additionally, Kenneth will share his experience on the realities of the landscape,
its challenges and tips on how to successfully create a cohesive painting outdoors.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Portable easel, acrylic paints, water and water cup for
brushes, rags and at least six assorted brushes and canvas and/or canvas board.

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Watercolor: Indoor Watercolor

painting
John Holladay
Day: Wednesday
June 30 - flowers
July 7 - lighthouses
July 14 - water/oceans
July 21 - boats
July 28 - stonewalls
August 4 - seashores/marshes/sand
August 11 - trees/meadows/landscapes
August 18 - barns/buildings
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per class
Location: The Pebble Studio
Learn watercolor techniques from a master painter who will offer a different focus for each
session. John suggests that if you come with a drawing already to paint, you will get a lot more
work done during the class.
Basic watercolors are required. You may pick up John’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone
office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.

Watercolor for Cowards 101


Carolyn Daniele
Day: Monday
June 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
July 5, 12, 19, 26 Fee: $50 per class
August 2, 9, 16, 23 Location: The Pebble Studio
Watercolor for Cowards 101 is for the absolute beginner or those of you who have tried it but
tremble at the site of a brush. If you’ve heard that watercolors are too difficult and that you
can’t fix mistakes… you are in for a surprise! If you take the four series program, you will bring
home a finished painting suitable for matting and framing. You will learn brush handling, the
magic of the flow and texture making. In a relaxed atmosphere, you will rediscover your inner
artist.
You may pick up Carolyn’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or
faxed to you. Carolyn will have a “borrow box” of scissors, rulers, pens and brushes, but it is recom-
mended that you bring your own.
Carolyn received her BFA from the University of Hawaii and is a certified Water Color Teacher. She
teaches classes on the Vineyard in the summer and in Sarasota in the winter.

Watercolor for Cowards 201


Carolyn Daniele
Day: Wednesday
June 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Fee: $50 per class
August 4, 11, 18, 25 Location: The Studio
For those with an understanding of the basics of watercolor or who have completed Watercolor
for Cowards 101. You may pick up Carolyn’s list of suggested materials in the Featherstone
office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.

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painting

Head of the Pond by Priscilla Levesque


Watercolor Workshop
Priscilla Levesque
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – July 21, 22 & 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $125 for the three day workshop
Location: Under the Summer Tent
Weather permitting, this workshop will be held outdoors on the grounds of Featherstone.
Priscilla will demonstrate how to choose a subject, do a small value sketch and paint a
landscape from observation. Instruction will focus on how to interpret the scene with a few
basic shapes. Each day will end with a brief critique, which usually stimulates lively discussion.
Viewfinders will be provided by Featherstone. You may pick up Priscilla’s list of suggested materials in
the Featherstone office or it can be e-mailed or faxed to you.

Zen Painting

New!
Andy Kay
Dates: Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $275 ($50 Materials fee included.)
Location: Under the Summer Tent on Friday, The Pebble Studio on Saturday & Sunday
An introduction to the materials, technique and philosophy of Asian Brushwork, encouraging
expression, self-realization and creativity. The workshop begins on Day 1 with an introduction
of materials, an introduction to the Tao of Painting and making ink. Day 2, work on painting
lines, painting circles, posture, breathing and ch’i ; learn how to paint bamboo. Day 3 is about
free expression. Andy Kay explains the relationship between ink and ch’i, such as: life breath;
vital spirit; being in touch; a sensitive, focused feeling; and the life force going through you that
is connected with the universal life force. Ch’i is already going into the ink when you make ink.
Some people call it “Ch’i-charged ink”. It is charged when you think of it’s potential. Spend three
days focusing on your ch’i, your posture, and your breath and let your creativity and ink flow.
Andy Kay’s sensitivity to cultural differences and his curiosity concerning Eastern philosophies
prompted him to begin the study of the classic Chinese approach to painting and philosophy
in 1968. It was the beginning of his long association with the late calligraphy and ink painting
master, Ho Tit-Wah. Andy Kay has exhibited and sold his paintings and calligraphy in galleries
throughout the United States. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Los
Angeles, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Cincinnati and Honolulu.

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photography
PHOTOGRAPHY
Open Darkroom Studio
Samuel Hiser
Day: Monday
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $10/hour without assistance; $25/hour with instruction
Location: Barn Studio
This is a chance to work on your own or with instruction in the darkroom. You supply film,
printing paper and negative storage sleeves. We supply the chemistry and equipment for your
use.

Digital Photography
Individual Camera Tutorial
Kathy Rose
Day: Tuesday
Choose a Tuesday between June 1 and August 31 to schedule your private instruction with our premier
photographer.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Time available: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 for a two hour tutorial
Location: Media Center
A one-on-one hands-on session tutorial is a must for persons with new digital cameras or a
camera which you have not used much because it seems too complex. Instead of pouring over
a poorly written guide book, we will go through the menu, functions, quick buttons and mode
options to make your photos more your own and better technically.
Bring your camera, connections, battery and charger and laptop computer if you have one.

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Digital Photography Continuum
photogrpaphy
Katherine Rose
Day: Thursday
Session 1: July 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 2: August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Media Center
Fee: $200 per session
Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, this class will take you to the next level
in digital photography.
Develop a workflow for dealing with image storage, organization, filing, changing formats and
resolutions. Any issues students have with their digital cameras will be worked out also. We
will crop, retouch images and prepare them for printing, making books, movies, calendars, or
cards. With the software available today you can easily create all of these end products with
simple or complex programs, i.e. Adobe Photoshop Elements, Picasa (free download), iPhoto,
PhotoshopCS, and Photo Studio.
Bring your digital camera with or without extra lenses, your laptop computer - Mac or PC, and a photo
program in your computer such as mentioned above. You can download a program during the class.

Instructor Kathy Rose has taught at three Universities after attending the Rhode Island School of
Design where she studied with Harry Callahan (who is having a large show at the Boston Fine
Arts, which we can field trip to if students are interested.) She was a professional dye transfer
printer for a New York/London firm and printed photos for publications, books, etc. Kathy was
also the garden photographer for the Boston Globe for over 12 years and has had shows on the
Vineyard, in Vermont, and in Detroit over the past 30 years.

Foundations in Photography Seminar


David Welch
Dates: Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18 New!
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $200 plus $75 lab fee
Location: Barn Studio
Through a 5 day intensive program of lectures, demonstrations, project-oriented shooting excur-
sions and a final group critique, the serious amateur photographer is encouraged to incorporate
strong fundamental techniques and concepts from the history of art and photography toward
making enduring work.
The seminar is platform independent: participants can pursue either the digital or analog path
where students with common tools and objectives can concentrate together in Featherstone’s
darkroom or in its digital print facilities.
Instructor David Welch is an MFA candidate in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design
concentrating on photographic history, theory and large format photography.

David’s passions are photography and travel. On his lengthy sojourns to Latin America, Europe,
Indonesia, and Morocco, he has enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities and immersions in local
cultures, all the while capturing nature’s beauty and the human condition with his camera. From
the rugged steeps of Patagonia to the crumbling kasbahs of Morocco, David has always had his
camera ready to document with an art-inspired photojournalist’s eye and an intrepid spirit.

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“Holga Heaven”

photography
Samuel Hiser
Dates: Monday, July 5 - Friday,
July 9
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. each day
Fee: $175 plus $50 lab fee
Location: Barn Studio
For teens to adults. Students gain
a fun, hands-on introduction to
the craft and art of medium format
film photography and darkroom
process.
Featherstone provides each stu-
dent with a plastic Holga camera

Samuel Hiser
and one roll per week of Kodak
Tri-X 120 rollfilm. Students shoot
on their own time, photographing
freely or pursuing concepts dis-
cussed in the darkroom including composition, multiple exposure, overlapping frames, exposure
& contrast controls, visualization and more.
Chemistry and equipment is provided; the lab fee covers the cost of film, printing paper and negative
storage sleeves.
The course culminates in an exhibit of students’ gelatin silver prints at Featherstone’s Pebble Studio
Gallery on July 10 & 11. Class work will also be posted on VineyardVoice.org.

Instructor Samuel Hiser is an award-winning Vineyard photographer. His work has appeared in
The Vineyard Gazette and work in progress is featured at www.hiserfotograf.com.

PHOTOSHOP: Digital Imaging Workshop


Katherine Rose
Day: Wednesday
Session 1: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2: August 4, 11, 18, 25
New!
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Media Center
Fee: $200 per session
An interactive workshop using basic
and intermediate techniques in
order to create better digital images.
Apply filters and effects, manipulate
settings and work with layers and
overlays. Learn new techniques in
editing and work flow, cropping,
changing resolution, curves, and
contrast. Take your photos from the
snapshot stage to building a real
portfolio and prepweb.

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QUILTING
quilting

Make A Quilt Week (get ready for the Featherstone Quilt show!)
Pam Flam
Date: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Fee: $150 for the 5 day workshop
New!
Location: The Pebble Studio
Using the Whacky 9 Patch pattern, we’ll make a nap sized quilt and go over finishing
techniques. The pattern looks complicated BUT it is actually very simple, easy, fun and versatile.
Basic sewing machine skills and a sewing machine ( but we can round one up if need be), rotary cutter,
mat, rulers, pins ( the basic sewing and quilting essentials). Will email supply list for fabrics etc. closer to
class.

Pam Flam is a painter who has been quilting for 30 years, for the last 8 years quilting has been her
main creative focus.

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SCULPTURE

sculpture
Wall Sculpture
Jack Greene
Day: Friday
July 9, 23
August 6, 20
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Lower Barn Studio
We will work with plasticene clay to develop an image. Come with your own idea for the first
class or work with one of the following suggestions: abstract forms, portrait, plant form or sea
shells. Simple clay tools will be used. Once your piece is made, we will make a mold for shell
casting in plaster, the final cast piece can have a patina added or can be painted with color. In
class, we will discuss materials available for mold making and casting.
Class supplies provided: Tools, clay backing board, plasticine clay, plaster, mold release.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Additional optional materials and supplies will be discussed
in class.

Soapstone Carving
Jack Greene
Day: Friday
July 2, 16, 30
August 13, 27
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: Lower Barn Studio
Soapstone is a soft carving stone which can be worked with* rasps, knives, files, and
sandpaper. Soapstone is provided for the class. Ideas you bring to the class will jump start the
process, but suggestions are animals, figures, whales, abstract forms, etc. Time is spent in class
finding what will comfortably fit in the stone before you start to carve. Maximize your image to
the stone. There will be some tools in class, but it’s best to have your own.
Class supplies provided: Soapstone, some tools.
Class supplies the student needs to provide: Images you might like to carve, some tools (see above*),
two-strap paper dust masks (paint store).

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STENCIL
stencil

The Art of Stencil Making


Jack Greene
Day: Tuesday New!
July 13, 27
August 10, 24
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 per class
Location: The Studio
Stenciling has evolved over the centuries in many countries. It is used on furniture, fabric, walls
and in paintings. It can be developed into a catalogue of forms to be used in diverse ways. It
can be simple one or two color pieces or complex multiple stencils made to make one image.
We will further discuss the art of stencil in class.
The class will begin by making stencil paper, developing a pattern or image and finally pouncing colors
with a stencil brush or spraying with an airbrush.
Class supplies provided: Acrylic artist colors
Class supplies the student needs to provide: #11 Xacto knife, manila, a cutting mat or chip board, 140lb
Arches hot press paper 22”x 30”.

TECHNOLOGY
technology

Introduction to the iMac Computer


Karen Huff
Day: Monday and Tuesday New!
June 7,8;
June 14,15 July 5,6
June 21,22 July 19,20
June 28,29 July 26,27

Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Fee: $60 per session (2-day session)
Location: Media Center
Are you one of those who feel that technology is passing you by? Are you interested in learning
what a Mac computer can do? Are you thinking of switching from a PC to a Mac but don’t
know if you can learn a new way of getting around on the Mac? If one or more of these applies,
then this course is for you! We will start with the basics: exploring the Mac desktop, using the
internet with Safari, looking at some of the programs that come with a Mac, like iPhoto and
iTunes. We can also look at customizing the desktop if you bring your own computer. Curious
about Macs? Come take a look…
Bring your own Mac laptop or use one of four iMac desktops.

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VIDEO ARTS

video arts
Video Arts Individual Tutorial
Patrick Phillips New!
Day: Wednesday
Choose a Wednesday between July 7 and August 25 to schedule your two hour
individual tutorial
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 for a two hour individual tutorial
Location: Media Center
Video Editing for Creative Video Work and Video Storytelling
Individual Tutorial in Video Editing
Mac, Final Cut
Patrick Phillips is offering individual video editing tutorials for creative/imaginative work and
for video storytelling. Individual workshops will focus on both the technology used in acquiring,
transferring and storing video as well as the techniques in developing your creative work or
story. We will use video, still images and sound to compose all work — whether imaginative or
journalistic.
Participants must have a camera (Mini DV, SD, or Flip) and will be instructed in Final Cut. No prior
experience required. Familiarity with a Mac is helpful.

Patrick Phillips is the executive director of Vineyardvoice.org, an online arts and ideas journal and
Vineyard Community Media. He has taught digital arts classes for 15 years. He was instrumental
in starting the Continuing Education program for computers and design at RISD. He has also
been a radio correspondent in the Philippines, a college English teacher, has had gallery shows
of his photography and has published a book of poetry.

Private Video Arts Lessons


Patrick Phillips
Dates and times: Flexible
Fee: $45/hour with 2 hour minimum
An individual consultation with the teacher is requested to determine the scope of
your project/instruction and the length of your workshop.
Please schedule with Patrick Phillips at patrick@vineyardvoice.org

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A Brief History of
Featherstone Center for the Arts
• Meetinghouse for the Arts was formed as a not-for-profit arts organization in 1980 to
promote the arts and develop community through the arts.
• Early functions were held in Wintertide at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven
• In the 1990’s Meetinghouse began to look for a new and more permanent home.
• Two of its board members were artists – Mary Stevens and Virginia Besse.
• For many years Featherstone Farm had been a horse farm owned and operated by the
Bannerman family. Many Vineyard families took horseback riding lessons here.
• The owners in the 1990’s - Mary Stevens and her husband Bill were considering selling
their 24 acre horse farm. Mary wanted her farm to become an art center- not a condo
development.
• Virginia Besse convinced her husband Arthur to donate the majority of the funds to
purchase six and a half acres of Featherstone Farm. There were other donors who
helped raise the $300,000 to purchase land for an arts center.
• In August 1996 The MV Land Bank purchased eighteen acres which they lease to
farmers – hence the cow pasture in the front and garden plots in the back and through
which they provide public walking trails.
• In August 1996 Meetinghouse for the Arts purchased the six and half acres which had
the six buildings of the horse farm.
• Meetinghouse for the Arts had to rehabilitate the land and the buildings and reclaim
them from horse buildings to an art center.
• Earliest exhibits were held in the horse barn stalls in 1995 and 1996
• The horse barn became the photography lab, monoprinting and weaving studio.
• The brood mare barn became the pottery studio.
• The lower barn became the studio for woodworking and stained glass.
• The Studio was Mary’s studio on top and her daughter’s pottery studio below. Her
daughter Sherry had built the outdoor kiln.
• The farmhouse became the gallery, library and computer lab.
• The very smallest building - The Pebble - was once a beauty shoppe that was torn down
and rebuilt as an artist-in-residence facility and is now used as additional classroom
and auxiliary exhibit space.
• In 2002 the Meetinghouse for the Arts officially became Featherstone Center for the
Arts. After all, it is on Featherstone Farm…
• For many years Peggy Pinney served as the Executive Director and Chair of the Board
and led the task of creating the land and buildings into an art center.
• In 2003 Francine Kelly became the first paid Executive Director and has grown the
programming and visibility of the center.
• Teaching artists are paid by the hours they teach.
• Featherstone is supported by income from classes, gallery sales, grants, fundraisers and
private donations.
• The center is governed by an active board which developed new by-laws, term limits
and clearer, more precise governance guidelines in October 2007.
• The board meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month.
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Board of Directors and Advisors
November 2009 – November 2010

It is the board of Directors and Advisors who steer Featherstone forward


during its 14 years on this pastoral campus location
at the top of the hill in Oak Bluffs.

Honorary Board Members:


Virginia Weston Besse (deceased March 8, 2008) and her husband, Arthur,
made it possible for the original organization of Meetinghouse for the Arts
to purchase six and half acres of Featherstone Farm in August 1996

Michael Kidder steered Featherstone Center for the Arts through its
transition to a paid Executive Director in 2003

Officers:

President: Secretary/Clerk:
Marcia Randol Margaret (Margo) Wright

Vice President: Treasurer:


Andrea Quigley Harvey John Beth

Board: Advisors: Consultants:


Chris Baer Holly Alaimo Scott Campbell – Ceramics
Marston Clough Helen Bowring David Durst – Visual Arts
Elizabeth Cornell Donald Brown Alvin Eisenman – Architecture
Andrea Dubroff Jeanne Campbell Ray Kellman – Photography
Gail Farrish Malcolm Campbell Ray Munro – Theatre
Charles H. Harff Paula Catanese Gerry Yukevich, M.D. –
Nancy Kingsley Jill Coyle Writing, Theatre,
Jean McCarthy Suki diBraganca Camp Medical Policy
Patsy McCornack Samuel Feldman
Meg Mercier Anne Gallagher
Nancy Morris Kappi Getsinger
Bruce Slater Anne Grandin
Mary Sullivan Judith Hannan
Denys Wortman Olga Hirshhorn
Lillian Kellman
Lynne Kenney
Bruce MacNelly
Judy McConnell
Chrissy Minnich
Fan Ogilvie
Creighton Reed
Robin Schletter
Ruth Stein
Max Stern
Elizabeth Waldbridge
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place. Refunds are given only for classes cancelled by Featherstone. Programs are posted on our
website at featherstoneart.org. Contact us by email at: featherstone@featherstoneart.org.

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education and creative nourishment.