Adult and Teen Classes

Artists travel to the Vineyard from all points of the planet to be inspired by the islands exquisite natural beauty and divine light. Download Class Registration Form  We are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of classes for experienced and aspiring artists. The gallery’s experienced teaching staff is comprised of a wide range of talented professional artists versatile many mediums. If you’re interested in registering for a painting or drawing class, please download the form for the classes you are interested in. And don’t hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.

2017 Classes for Adults

Pastel Painting with Lowely Finnerty

Every Wednesday through August, 2 – 4 pm

Classes being offered privately by request this year.

Ages 17+

This class will introduce the beginner* to the luminous medium of soft pastels. We will learn about a variety of pastels (soft to hard, pan pastels, and their applicators, pastel pencils) and how they can each be used to maximize successful paintings. Also covered will be the variety of surfaces which can be painted upon, including your own underpainted surfaces. And, finally, how to care for your painting after completion–i.e. ways to frame.

Working with a still life and/or landscape photograph attendees will do a series of specific exercises which will address theories of composition, color and value as they relate to the medium.

If possible but not required, students are asked to please bring an apron (or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy), an old towel to put beneath your easel yo protect pastels from breaking to bits should they be dropped, a medium to large sketch pad (newsprint is fine) and two Prismacolor markers (light and dark gray) which can be purchased at Educomp in Vineyard Haven or DaRosa’s in Oak Bluffs. In addition to this please bring an iPhone or an iPad.

* Intermediate and advanced pastel artists are also welcome with the understanding that the class is geared towards the beginner.