May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Bartlett's Farm
Stop in at Bartlett’s Farm and BUILD YOUR OWN Terrarium with the help and guidance of our Garden Center Staff. Choose from a wide variety of glass, whimsical air plants, succulents and other accents to … Continue reading "DIY Terrarium Workshop"
May 19 @ 12:55 pm The Dreamland
Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, this double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself … Continue reading "Bolshoi Live: The Carmen Suite Petrushka: Live"
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Using traditional hand-drawn techniques and materials, as well as our digital lab, students will create their own imaginative comic strips. We’ll explore how different panels and shots can be used to make fun and creative … Continue reading "Comics – Ages 10-14 with Nicci Aguiar"
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Chalk pastels are one of the most fun, fast, and forgiving mediums to work with. In this 8 week class Jenna will be sharing her love for pastels and teaching students basic concepts and techniques … Continue reading "Teen Pastels- Ages 14-18 with Jenna Darkow"
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
All levels welcome. Explore the potter’s wheel in this challenging, but fun, class. Taylor will demonstrate all of the basic steps needed to create your own functional vessels on the pottery wheel. Wedging, centering, and … Continue reading "Wheelthrowing with Taylor Cullen"
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Our youngest artists will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting.
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Join us for this interactive new course where students will “visit” different countries and time periods while they study the artists associated. Student’s art will reflect these artists’ technique and style.
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics, while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various water-based art mediums (tempera, watercolor, and acrylics) and art styles ranging from realism, impressionism, pointillism, expressionism through abstract, conceptual and action painting while creating large-scale paintings in this fun class.
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
In this class students will create portfolio quality artists books. Working toward building a body of photographic work, students will learn the basics of photography, editing, and printing contemporary artists books.
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Enjoy the traditional dancing of these spirited young people.  Guaranteed to bring a smile to all!
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Our youngest artists will explore various art media and elementary art fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting.
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Join us for this interactive new course where students will “visit” different countries and time periods while they study the artists associated. Student’s art will reflect these artists’ technique and style.
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics, while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various sculpture and hand-building techniques to create fun and unique pieces of art inspired by art history, nature, and their own imagination.
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Explore the pottery wheel in this fun and messy class! Beginners will explore the basics while more advanced students will explore more challenging techniques.
May 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Students will explore various water-based art mediums (tempera, watercolor, and acrylics) and art styles ranging from realism, impressionism, pointillism, expressionism through abstract, conceptual and action painting while creating large-scale paintings in this fun class.
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
In this class students will create portfolio quality artists books. Working toward building a body of photographic work, students will learn the basics of photography, editing, and printing contemporary artists books.
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm White Heron Theatre
Nantucket Ballet is excited to present Cinderella, directed and choreographed by Michelle Birmingham and featuring Nantucket Ballet youth dancers. The dancers have been working hard to bring to life this classic fairy tale ballet. The … Continue reading "Cinderella"
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm White Heron Theatre
Nantucket Ballet is excited to present Cinderella, directed and choreographed by Michelle Birmingham and featuring Nantucket Ballet youth dancers. The dancers have been working hard to bring to life this classic fairy tale ballet. The … Continue reading "Cinderella"
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm White Heron Theatre
Nantucket Ballet is excited to present Cinderella, directed and choreographed by Michelle Birmingham and featuring Nantucket Ballet youth dancers. The dancers have been working hard to bring to life this classic fairy tale ballet. The … Continue reading "Cinderella"
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm White Heron Theatre
Nantucket Ballet is excited to present Cinderella, directed and choreographed by Michelle Birmingham and featuring Nantucket Ballet youth dancers. The dancers have been working hard to bring to life this classic fairy tale ballet. The … Continue reading "Cinderella"
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Visual Arts Center
Besides a wide range of woodcuts and intaglio prints, you’ll see John’s watercolors, oils, and a few sculptures embedded with photographs and John’s quotable wisdom, curated in our gallery space at the Visual Arts Center. … Continue reading "Folk Tales to Fine Art: A John Lochtefeld Retrospective"
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
All Levels Welcome. In a supportive and open environment, Lenny will allow students to develop new ideas through exploration and a willingness to be playful. Collage, mixed media, drawing and painting may all be explored. … Continue reading "Developing Abstract Imagery with Lenny Moskowitz"
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
This two-day workshop will focus on painting a still life with a personal narrative in mind. By this I mean ?what do YOU like about this still life in front of you? What do YOU … Continue reading "Creating a Personal Still Life w/ Katie Kindilien"
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Most lightship baskets start with a mold, which dictates its shape and size. Join island basket and mold maker Tim Parsons for a demonstration and discussion of the history of molds. This program is free … Continue reading "The Importance of Molds"
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Outdoor painting festival with new wet works hung for sale each day at the AAN Gallery. Quick Paint June 14, 1-3:30 along Washington Street beach. Frank Swift Chase Awards at the June 16 closing reception, … Continue reading "Plein Air Paint Out, Brant Point"
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Join museum staff members Andrea Wulffleff and Allison Levy for a look at early basket maker, Rowland Folger and the early days of lightship baskets. This program is free for museum members. There is a … Continue reading "Rowland Folger"
Jun 17 @ 6:00 am Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery
Tuesday–Sunday, June 11–16 Plein Air Paint Out, Brant Point, June 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Frank Swift Chase Awards and Reception, Sunday, June 17, 6 p.m. Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington … Continue reading "Frank Swift Chase Awards and Reception"
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
From an internal and visual investigation of the land, this class focuses on creating a series of paintings that reflect your journey from landscape looseness to abstraction. Emphasizing a minimalist approach to composition, we will … Continue reading "Landscape to Abstraction"
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Have a collection of lightship baskets but aren’t sure how to display them? Join local interior designer, Melanie Gowen, as she walks you through some of her favorite decorating techniques using these iconic pieces.
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A great time for you and your child to learn and create together! Join the curator of the Mitchell House and create your own version of a sailors’ valentine by decorating a small Shaker-style box … Continue reading "Family Sailors’ Valentines"
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AAN's Visual Arts Center
Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to seascape painting. Discussions and lectures on basic composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance and … Continue reading "Seascapes in Oil with Douglas David"
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm Nantucket Culinary
Join us at Nantucket Culinary as we are proud to host two of the Nantucket Arts Council’s “Arts Celebration” events: French Cuisine and Culture: Berets, Brie and Bordeaux: The Wine & Cheese pre-concert reception held … Continue reading "Arts Celebration! A Fundraiser for the Nantucket Arts Council"
Jul 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Spinning Disks!"
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Artists Association of Nantucket offers two outdoor art shows every summer. A beloved tradition dating back to 1930, the Sidewalk Art Show is the oldest of its kind in the U.S. and is a wonderful … Continue reading "AAN Sidewalk Art Show"
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Hand-weave a beautiful bracelet in a traditional basket-weaving style. No piece of jewelry better represents Nantucket than the Nantucket Basket Bracelet. Students will hand-weave a bracelet in traditional Nantucket Lightship-style basket weaving with reed and … Continue reading "Nantucket Basket Bracelet with Martha Polachi"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
The Nantucket “Crewel Whale” is an NHA exclusive design done on linen twill with DMC cotton and silver thread. This design gives you the choice of stitching the model of interpreting the “Whale” in your … Continue reading "Nantucket Crewel Whale : Master Class with Edith Bouriez"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
The bride’s box was a matrimonial custom given as a gift to hold keepsakes for special occasions. These boxes were beautifully adorned with many different hand painted designs. Students will decorate their own bentwood maple … Continue reading "Stenciled & Painted Bride’s Box with Karen Graves"
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
Create a cup, bowl, or spoon using classic silversmithing tools and techniques. Working with historic tools and techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own hand-hammered silver bowl in the style of 18th-century … Continue reading "Sterling Silver Tableware & Serving Pieces with Steve Smithers"
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
A creative approach to beginning embroidery using primarily cross-stitch with an introduction of other embroidery stitches. Discussion of design and color and ways to enhance your work. This is an exclusive NHA design.
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
A shallow stitched Nantucket basket with wooden base, rim and arched handle features a diminuitive hexagonal berry band tussy drawn closed with a complimentary silk ribbon tie. The stitched basket is lined with a designer … Continue reading "Island Berries du Broderie in Needlework with Marcia Brown"
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Center
This introductory class gives our youngest artists and their caregivers an invitation to explore an array of mixed media in a creative environment. This class is by the week; sign up for one, two, or however … Continue reading "Family Art Class for Ages 2-5"