Calendar

Jun
2
Tue
2020
Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults
Jun 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.

VW Bugs May 19
Towers May 26
Ocean path June 2
Foreign sky June 9
Flowered door June 16
Apt view June 23
Children and pets June 30

 

Virtual Art Class for Kids-Painting with the Greats
Jun 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for this virtual art class with Jen Burkin. Each class has a different theme inspired by a Great artist.

Tuesday May 12th 4:30                   David Hockney’s – pet portraits
Tuesday May 19th 4:30                   Vincent van Gough’s – trees
Tuesday May 26th 4:30                   Pablo Picasso’s  – bulls

Tuesday June 2nd                              Henri Matisse  –  goldfish
Tuesday June 8th                               Amedeo Modigliani – emotional portraits
Tuesday June 16th                             Frida Kahlo  – symbols
Tuesday June 23rd                             Jasper Johns – flags
Tuesday June 30th                             Herb Ritts  – fashion

Jun
3
Wed
2020
ZOOM- Children’s Beginner’s Painting Class
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

We will begin with the basics, composition, drawing, lights and darks. From there we shall

paint… learning as we go that shadows & light tell us the time of day and the direction of the sunlight. Once painted on our paper, we will begin to see the composition. We will learn that objects in the background are muted in order to make those objects fall back. Objects closer to us have warmer colors. These variations bring weight to the painting, an organization that presents a grounded theme familiar to all but of course with the artist’s particular vision adding a twist. We will learn that it is the artist who decides the story of the painting.

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org for the ZOOM log in to join. Classes will meet 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24.

About the teacher:

Valentine works from her studio in West Tisbury. She paints plein air and in-studio. Her work has been shown in Provincetown, Boston, New York, Malibu, La Jolla and on Martha’s Vineyard at Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown.

Jun
4
Thu
2020
CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 2
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL!
Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 2)
Led by Spencer Thurlow

Starting Thursday, May 7 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email ogately@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11. Free and open to the public!

Jun
5
Fri
2020
In the Poetry Garden: An Online Poetry Workshop
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In the Poetry Garden: An Online Poetry Workshop

Starting Friday, May 8 from 3-5pm, the West Tisbury Library will host “In the Poetry Garden,” a weekly online poetry gathering led by KT Herr. We’ll come together using Zoom for a more-or-less traditionally-structured workshop discussion of each poet’s work, finishing up with a reading by each poet of a finished, favorite poem of their own. This is workshop-style class, geared toward practiced poets with a degree of writing experience. Meets virtually through Zoom on Fridays at 3pm: 5/8, 5/22,  5/29, 6/5 (no class 5/15). Join one, some, or all sessions. Each session will be limited to six participants. Free and open to the public!

Contact KT to register by emailing kt.herr@gmail.com, and please submit a single poem via email at least two days in advance of the workshop (sign up and submit a poem by Wednesday afternoon). KT will email the poems around to each participant, and everyone will have two days to make notes on the poems, keeping in mind the following analogy:

Poems are green, living things. What is the seed from which this poem grew? Where are the moments of blooming, fruiting? What is the structure of the stems supporting these blooms? How might the poet prune and train the foliage toward a more fruitful, more pleasing result? Good writing communities function like a healthy ecosystem; on the basis of exchange. Participants will be expected to give thoughtful feedback as well as receive it.

About the teacher:

KT Herr (she/her/hers) is a poet, songwriter, and grilled cheese enthusiast who grew up in Lancaster, PA and West Tisbury, MA. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is a Jane Cooper Fellow and 2019-2020 Thomas Lux Scholar. Previously, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was board secretary for Write616, poetry editor at The 3288 Review, and host of Electric Poetry on WYCE. While pursuing her graduate degree, KT has served as a Right-to-Write incarcerated writers workshop coordinator, Sunnyside college prep teaching artist, Firefly Podcast co-producer, Lumina Journal reader, member of the SLC Graduate Writing Program Diversity Committee, co-founder of the MFA Community Potluck series, and co-director of the 2020 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart nomination and a 2019 Pabst Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, KT was also named one of four 2018 Featured Women Poets with Punch Drunk Press. She currently works as a publishing intern for Black Lawrence Press, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frontier Poetry (OPEN Prize Finalist), Quarter After Eight, SWWIM, Pilgrimage Magazine, and others.

Jun
6
Sat
2020
Virtual Workshop: art inspired by the Greats with Jen Burkin – for ages 5-12
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for weekly virtual workshops inspired by Great artists! Theme changes for each class.

Saturday May 9th 10:00                  Georgia O’Keeffe’s     –  flowers
Saturday May 16th 10:00                Alice Neel’s    –    self portraits
Saturday May 23rd 10:00                Arthur Doves’    –   landscapes
Saturday May 30th 10:00                Stewart Davis’   –   jazz paintings

Saturday June 6th    10:00               Chip Kidd   –   book jackets
Saturday June 13th   10:00               Jean Michel Basquiat  –   word art
Saturday June20th   10:00               Squeak Carnwath    –  daily life
Saturday June 27     10:00                Richard Diebenkorn   –   geometric landscapes

 

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Online Writers Read
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Writers Read
Led by Niki Patton

On Monday, June 8 at 7pm, the West Tisbury Library will host its monthly “Writers Read” evening online through Zoom. This event, led by Niki Patton, features community members reading short original prose pieces. Both fiction and nonfiction readings are welcome. Each reader is allotted eight minutes to read. Critique to follow reading is optional. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a reader or listener at this event by emailing Niki at gaia1muse@gmail.com.

Jun
9
Tue
2020
Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults
Jun 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.

VW Bugs May 19
Towers May 26
Ocean path June 2
Foreign sky June 9
Flowered door June 16
Apt view June 23
Children and pets June 30

 

Virtual Art Class for Kids-Painting with the Greats
Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for this virtual art class with Jen Burkin. Each class has a different theme inspired by a Great artist.

Tuesday May 12th 4:30                   David Hockney’s – pet portraits
Tuesday May 19th 4:30                   Vincent van Gough’s – trees
Tuesday May 26th 4:30                   Pablo Picasso’s  – bulls

Tuesday June 2nd                              Henri Matisse  –  goldfish
Tuesday June 8th                               Amedeo Modigliani – emotional portraits
Tuesday June 16th                             Frida Kahlo  – symbols
Tuesday June 23rd                             Jasper Johns – flags
Tuesday June 30th                             Herb Ritts  – fashion

Jun
10
Wed
2020
ZOOM- Children’s Beginner’s Painting Class
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

We will begin with the basics, composition, drawing, lights and darks. From there we shall

paint… learning as we go that shadows & light tell us the time of day and the direction of the sunlight. Once painted on our paper, we will begin to see the composition. We will learn that objects in the background are muted in order to make those objects fall back. Objects closer to us have warmer colors. These variations bring weight to the painting, an organization that presents a grounded theme familiar to all but of course with the artist’s particular vision adding a twist. We will learn that it is the artist who decides the story of the painting.

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org for the ZOOM log in to join. Classes will meet 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24.

About the teacher:

Valentine works from her studio in West Tisbury. She paints plein air and in-studio. Her work has been shown in Provincetown, Boston, New York, Malibu, La Jolla and on Martha’s Vineyard at Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown.

Jun
11
Thu
2020
CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 2
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL!
Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 2)
Led by Spencer Thurlow

Starting Thursday, May 7 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email ogately@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11. Free and open to the public!

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Virtual Workshop: art inspired by the Greats with Jen Burkin – for ages 5-12
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for weekly virtual workshops inspired by Great artists! Theme changes for each class.

Saturday May 9th 10:00                  Georgia O’Keeffe’s     –  flowers
Saturday May 16th 10:00                Alice Neel’s    –    self portraits
Saturday May 23rd 10:00                Arthur Doves’    –   landscapes
Saturday May 30th 10:00                Stewart Davis’   –   jazz paintings

Saturday June 6th    10:00               Chip Kidd   –   book jackets
Saturday June 13th   10:00               Jean Michel Basquiat  –   word art
Saturday June20th   10:00               Squeak Carnwath    –  daily life
Saturday June 27     10:00                Richard Diebenkorn   –   geometric landscapes

 

Jun
16
Tue
2020
Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults
Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.

VW Bugs May 19
Towers May 26
Ocean path June 2
Foreign sky June 9
Flowered door June 16
Apt view June 23
Children and pets June 30

 

Virtual Art Class for Kids-Painting with the Greats
Jun 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for this virtual art class with Jen Burkin. Each class has a different theme inspired by a Great artist.

Tuesday May 12th 4:30                   David Hockney’s – pet portraits
Tuesday May 19th 4:30                   Vincent van Gough’s – trees
Tuesday May 26th 4:30                   Pablo Picasso’s  – bulls

Tuesday June 2nd                              Henri Matisse  –  goldfish
Tuesday June 8th                               Amedeo Modigliani – emotional portraits
Tuesday June 16th                             Frida Kahlo  – symbols
Tuesday June 23rd                             Jasper Johns – flags
Tuesday June 30th                             Herb Ritts  – fashion

Jun
17
Wed
2020
ZOOM- Children’s Beginner’s Painting Class
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

We will begin with the basics, composition, drawing, lights and darks. From there we shall

paint… learning as we go that shadows & light tell us the time of day and the direction of the sunlight. Once painted on our paper, we will begin to see the composition. We will learn that objects in the background are muted in order to make those objects fall back. Objects closer to us have warmer colors. These variations bring weight to the painting, an organization that presents a grounded theme familiar to all but of course with the artist’s particular vision adding a twist. We will learn that it is the artist who decides the story of the painting.

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org for the ZOOM log in to join. Classes will meet 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24.

About the teacher:

Valentine works from her studio in West Tisbury. She paints plein air and in-studio. Her work has been shown in Provincetown, Boston, New York, Malibu, La Jolla and on Martha’s Vineyard at Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown.