Classes & Instruction Events

March 17 - 23, 2019

Sunday, March 17

Printmaking Workshops

Come explore printmaking at Featherstone with Fae Kontje-Gibbs during these two day weekend workshops, suitable for beginner to advanced artists. Our studio...

Sourdough Mixing, Proofing & Shaping

Nina Levin revisits us leading the 2nd workshop, mixing, proofing and shaping those sourdough loaves.

Community Dreamwork Circle

Facilitated by Jennie Isbell Shinn. Gather 'round in this once-monthly circle to explore the wisdom of our nighttime dreams. Be part of a community of Island...

Mindfulness Meditation

This series will be much more than just sitting in silence, annoyed and confused as to whether you are meditating or not. Jackson Van Raan will lead guided...

Journal You

Group journaling promotes unique personal experiences in coexistence with others. It is a way to tune in and meet yourself where you are, while being...

Ballroom Dance

Come learn how to dance. All are welcome.

Monday, March 18

Ace MV: Class B Commercial Drivers License

Each student will receive 20 hours of training, which will take place over a 5-day period. This 20-hour program will be broken into 4-hour sessions per day....

Yoga

A Slow Flow Yoga Class suited for every body. Connecting breath and movement with music to enhance the practice. This class is designed to meet you where you...

Preschool Art Program

Featherstone's Preschool Art Series is a weekly art class designed to provide preschoolers a creative environment where they are encouraged to discover and...

Still Life

Monitored by Liz Taft, this non instructional class is set up to be a bit like Plein Air - a limited time to work and to capture the light of the day. Liz...

Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

With Kanta Lipsky. We will explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies’ ability to maintain good balance.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Throwing Pots

This intermediate/advanced class with Frank Creney is for those who can already throw on the wheel but want to learn new shapes and how to work larger. Each...

Tuesday, March 19

Mindfulness Meditation

We are a meditation study group that uses guided meditation, silence and participant sharing to explore the principles and practices of mindfulness. All...

Tom Maley Life Drawing

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....

Adult Community Dance Class

Move and groove with The Yard. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance...

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Dust off your slow cooker and learn the easy way to prepare world cuisine. This month's crockpot recipe is the classic Chicken Blanquette, a chicken stew as...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Ace MV: Excel I for Beginners

Hands-on course gives you a solid understanding of Excel. Learn to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and...

Earring Party

Round up some girlfriends and head on over to Stefanie Wolf's jewelry studio for an evening of jewelry-making, engaging chit chat, shopping and wine. Design...

Learning Fly Tying Techniques

With Cooper Gilkes from Coop's Bait & Tackle Shop and head chair of our MV R&G Club Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch & Release Tournament. Seats are open to first...

Wednesday, March 20

Art Therapy: Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Classical Music is for You!

Weekly class led by David Rhoderick. This is a beginner series devoted to the appreciation of classical music — no previous knowledge required, just a desire...

Art Therapy: Memory Support Group

The ongoing memory support group is a weekly group serving those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and wishing to find a supportive environment to...

Solder & Bezel Set a Sea Glass Pendant

In one 3 hour class with Cecilia Minnehan you will create and complete a beautiful custom pendant. Bring your own sea glass or pick from our collection (if...

Art Explorers

As Featherstone art explorers, children will be encouraged to not only observe the world around them, but also have the freedom to create and color their own...

Chair Yoga Class

This gentle yoga practice while seated will include movement, breath training and meditation. All levels of experience are welcome. Taught by veteran yoga...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Conscious Cooking on a Budget

Join Oyster MV and IGI food educator Gabrielle Chronister for a 4-part cooking workshop featuring wallet-friendly, plant-based and eco-conscious tricks for...

Hand Building

​​In this adults-only class with Sabrina Kuchta we will discuss and experiment with hand building techniques. No prior experience in ceramics is necessary;...

Ace MV: Accounting - Quickbooks, PC Version

This hands-on, entry-level course uses a sample company file created by Intuit. Students will learn tangible skills: (1) Basic Accounting Terminology and...

Featherstone Uke Jam

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs. Just bring your uke, or...

Thursday, March 21

Bezel Making - Intermediate Soldering

This intermediate/advanced class with Cecilia Minnehan is for those who already know how to solder but want to learn different ways to make a bezel and how...

AARP Tax Aid Program

Volunteers, certified and trained under the AARP Tax Aide Program, will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers, with special...

Drawing Group

Drawing can be a deeply relaxing activity. Participants will practice enjoying the process and trusting their own vision. We will be exploring and acquiring...

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Constellation Earrings

Make your own version of these starry, night sky earrings with Elysha Roberts from Elysha Joy Metals.

Art Party: Tote that Tee [Shirt]

Don’t know what to do with all those giveaway logo shirts? Anna Marie’s got your back. Learn how to upcycle and walk away with a spiffy new tote. No need to...

Build Your Own Brand Workshop

Topics are different each week. March 7: Defining Your Brand March 14: Marketing Your Brand March 21: Building Web Content and Presence March 28: Social...

Ace MV: Cake Decorating

Learn how to pipe frosting like a pro. Borders, stars, shells, rosettes and basket-weave. Take home the tricks of the trade, along with your own decorated...

Friday, March 22

Tai Chi & Tea

Qi Gong and Yang-style Taijiquan with Diane Crane. All skill levels are welcome.

Friday Afternoon French

A facilitated lesson using the Mango Language program. We’ll do one chapter a week for a total of 10 weeks. Beginner level course.

Tech Help: Computers, eBooks & Social Media

I.T./Reference Librarian will be on hand to help with tech questions. Please bring your laptop, phone, or tablet that you need help with and any passwords...

Saturday, March 23

Ace MV: ServSafe Food Handling Recertification

Get recertified to serve food. This one-day, 4-hour recertification workshop is convenient for those with busy schedules. Successful completion of this...

Fruit Tree Pruning

Part one of this two-part fruit tree pruning class will cover basic fruit tree anatomy as well as tree shape and structure planning. Participants will learn...

Meditation Retreat

Practicing the Bodhi Path. Meditation Retreat with instructions and guided practice.

Insight Meditation

Insight meditation is a simple, yet profound meditation practice that has the ability to transform how we experience the world. Through the cultivation of...

Self-Care Saturday

Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body's movement, with everything flowing through the hips....

Tech Help Drop-In

Our Technology Librarian can (maybe) help with your device. Call to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

Regenerative Backyard Gardening Workshop

Winter is the perfect time to dream about (and plan for) a garden that nourishes people, wildlife, and the planet. Learn how to use regenerative gardening...

SOLD OUT - Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting From the Hip

Students from the Island elementary schools have written a story together. We now have the challenge of making it into a movie. Kids ages 6 to 10 will work...

Wire Work Fundamentals

In this two hour class, taught by Sarah K Young of Vineyard Sky Bead Design you’ll learn some simple wire working techniques. Turn your beach finds - sea...

MVICW Writing Series: Writing Workshop

John Howard, fiction writer and assistant director of MVICW will be coming to the Island and giving a special writing workshop.

Face Yoga

Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally...

Family Qigonog: For Health & Wellness

Gather with loved ones of all ages for an opportunity to cultivate self healing capacity, harmonize body, mind, heart and spirit energetics and deepen family...

Filmmaking Workshop: Filming on the Fly

Join a crew of professionals from New York for fast-paced moviemaking. We will write a script, shoot, and perform in a short film inspired by a story that...

March 17 - 23, 2019