Classes & Instruction Events

March 5 - 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 5

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...

Toddler Art Program

Set in a small art room environment with art exploration tables and painting easels. Caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to be present in the art...

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...

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 II

Advance your understanding with our Excel II 3-day course. Explore how to create charts and learn to create mailing lists and labels. Review how to navigate...

Drawing Bootcamp for Artists

This class with Steve Engley is designed for people who have experience or training in drawing or other visual arts. Brave beginners greatly benefit from...

Learning the Basics

This is a 4 week course with Frank Creney designed to get you started - from throwing on the wheel to glazing. All pots will be fired after last class to be...

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 6

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...

Soldering Stackable Rings

Want to learn how to solder? In this 3 hour class with Cecilia Minnehan, from Cecilia Designs you will be able to complete a wearable ring. The class will...

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...

Sign Language Learning & Practice Circle

Facilitated by Lynn Thorp. Meets four winter Wednesdays. This series provides a means for learning, practicing, and experiencing Pidgin Signed English as a...

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 - Intro to Bookkeeping & Quickbooks

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

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 7

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...

Memoir Writing Course

Moira Convey Silva is a mother, writing teacher, community activist and award-winning writer who, for almost ten years has freelanced for national and local...

Open Painting Lab (Long Pose)

These uninstructed painting sessions are a great way to practice your craft and keep your painting skills fresh. The Painting Lab is open to intermediate to...

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.

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...

NAMI Family to Family Class

Free 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals with mental illness that educates on various illnesses, treatment and teaches the knowledge and...

Friday, March 8

Shelter Fundamentals

The American Red Cross is the worldwide leader in sheltering systems. Come learn the basics of how a shelter would be operated in your community.

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 9

Shelter Management Training

The American Red Cross is the leader in sheltering systems. Participants in this all day training will learn operations and management of a community...

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...

Tech Help Drop-In

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

Restorative Yoga & Crystal Meditation Workshop

Group workshop with Jeanie Hay Sternbach, E-RYT. There is magic when people gather with the shared intention of healing. There is power in the act of...

Winter Tree ID: No Leaves, No Problem

Fewer than three dozen types of trees are native to Martha’s Vineyard. Can you identify all of them…in winter? Join PHA Horticulturist/Arborist Ian Jochems...

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...

Adult Crafts

Use zippers and wires to make unique jewelry. For ages 12 and above. Sponsored by The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

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...

Evening Wellness Workshop

With Stacey Forend, health and wellness coach, head of MindBodySpirit with Stacey, and YOTV 200hr yoga teacher. Establishing an evening wellness routine...

Sunday, March 10

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...

Empowered Mamas Live Life on Fire Creative Retreat

Join an intimate group of women for an afternoon of creative nourishment and inspiration. What does matters most to you? Together, we will use conscious...

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 11

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...

March 5 - 11, 2019