Jul 24 @ 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 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Nantucket High School Auditorium
A professional dancer will lead a youth master ballet class. FREE for Ages 5+ Registration and two years of dance experience required. To register, call 508-228-1110 x.107
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered the quintessential composer of the Baroque era, and one of the most important composers of classical music in general. His music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalog … Continue reading "Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer"
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket High School Auditorium
A professional dancer will lead a youth master ballet class. FREE for Ages 5+ Registration and two years of dance experience required. To register, call 508-228-1110 x.107
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Writers of all genres–memoir, poetry, short story, drama–are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions.  No fee
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Salt Water Fuel Cell Car is the smallest, cheapest, and the first car to be powered by salt water. Environmentally safe, non-toxic and clean. Children will learn about this new form of clean energy, … Continue reading "STEM for Kids: Salt Water Fuel Cell Car"
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Knitting and crocheting is a textual art form with a broad array of styles and techniques. The Nantucket Atheneum hosts a knitting and crocheting group year round. This circle of needlery comrades continues the ancient … Continue reading "Knitting and Crocheting Circle"
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Sailor’s Valentine Learn to recreate these souvenirs of the Caribbean favored by Nantucket whalemen during the nineteenth century. Participants will be provided with a beautifully handcrafted mahogany box and a variety of colored shells. All … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Sandi Blanda"
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Mark Carapezza teaches adults and teens how to create an original magic routine using patter, presentation, forces, and misdirections. There will be three sessions: July 25: Cards Aug. 1: Sponge Balls Aug. 8: Impromptu Household … Continue reading "Workshop: Magic Mark’s Art Of Harmless Misdirection"
Jul 25 @ 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 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about microscopes in the Research Center! Learn to focus, create slides, and explore the tiny world around you! If you’re curious about the hidden microscopic world, this is a great introduction! You are welcome … Continue reading "Microscope Mayhem"
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Sailor’s Valentine Learn to recreate these souvenirs of the Caribbean favored by Nantucket whalemen during the nineteenth century. Participants will be provided with a beautifully handcrafted mahogany box and a variety of colored shells. All … Continue reading "Sailors Valentine with Sandi Blanda"
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Tired of unicorns? How about a Narwhal! Bring home a narwhal friend made from a mason jar, sculpey clay, and paint. All tools and materials will be supplied. No experience necessary. FREE for teens in … Continue reading "Makerspace for Teens – Narwhal Mason Jar"
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm 1800 House
This two day program teaches the basics of bronze casting through making small basswood forms with minimal undercuts for sand casting. Techniques reviewed: pattern making, sand casting, pouring bronze, polishing, patina and finishing. All tools … Continue reading "Introduction to Bronze Casting with Doug Borkman"
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm 1800 House
If you have ever admired the precision of this beautiful work don’t miss this opportunity to work with Nantucket’s Miniature Basket Maker! Learn to make the staves, weave and finish this mini beauty. Previous basket … Continue reading "Miniature Nantucket Basket with Nap Plank"
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 1800 House
This seminar is designed to let you choose the project you would from Patsy’s collection of classes she has taught at the 1800 House. Choose a project from the wide range of popular patterns for … Continue reading "Needlepoint Seminar with Patsy Ernst"
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Popular kids craft program returns! Kids ages 7 – 14 can spend the morning making colorful, woven, bangle bracelets or a woven kaleidoscope lighthouse. No previous weaving experience necessary. Please make sure to sign up … Continue reading "Youth Weaving Workshop"
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 'Sconset Market
Member Price $15. Price adjusted at check out. Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. … Continue reading "Beach Discovery Field Trips"
Jul 30 @ 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 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Class instructor Janie Hobson Dupont offers a beginner class on how to use your iPhone. Class is limited to 12 people and registration is required.
Jul 30 @ 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 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties Beach
Members $65 Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Free yoga class with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young for yogis in grades 6-12. No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 15 students. This is an after hours program, please use the … Continue reading "Yoga for Teens"
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Bartlett's Farm
Learn what to plant for our island’s microclimate and get expert advice about your existing plantings at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is considered the quintessential composer of the Baroque era, and one of the most important composers of classical music in general. His music lives on today thanks to his amazing catalog … Continue reading "Music Appreciation Class: Introduction to Bach with Mollie Glazer"
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Writers of all genres–memoir, poetry, short story, drama–are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions.  No fee
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Peter Panchy leads a discussion about misogyny, both in history and in present day. Panchy will present an overview and lead a discussion with participants. Panchy taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 … Continue reading "Class & Discussion: Peter Panchy, Misogyny and Topics in US Society Today"
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Knitting and crocheting is a textual art form with a broad array of styles and techniques. The Nantucket Atheneum hosts a knitting and crocheting group year round. This circle of needlery comrades continues the ancient … Continue reading "Knitting and Crocheting Circle"
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Mark Carapezza teaches adults and teens how to create an original magic routine using patter, presentation, forces, and misdirections. There will be three sessions: July 25: Cards Aug. 1: Sponge Balls Aug. 8: Impromptu Household … Continue reading "Workshop: Magic Mark’s Art Of Harmless Misdirection"
Aug 1 @ 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"
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, … Continue reading "LVA – Beginner English Class"
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates. … Continue reading "LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class"
Aug 2 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
For children 4-8 years of age: Art and Science program with teacher Melanie Hajjar . Free admission. Program limited to the first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before start of … Continue reading "Cosmic Creations: Edible Science"
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Curious about opera? Greta Feeney, who performs, studies and teaches voice and opera, breaks down all you need to know about this fascinating and venerated musical art. Feeney separates the works by time period, discussing … Continue reading "Class: Greta Feeney, ‘Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Opera But Were Afraid To Ask’"
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Make a purse from an old book! We will use fabric, glue, and a discarded hardcover book to make a stylish purse. All tools and materials will be supplied. No experience necessary. FREE for teens … Continue reading "Makerspace for Teens – Book Purse"
Aug 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Come learn from a master! Scott is a three-time Grammy winning producer with Rounder Records. Learn the basics and how to play one complete blues song. A student-grade harmonica will be provided to each participant … Continue reading "Harpin’ the Blues: Harmonica Workshop with Scott Billington"
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Beginner’s yoga class for children grades 1-5, with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young. Free and open to the public. Limited to first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before program begins.
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join the ukulele craze that is sweeping the nation with this fun introduction to ukulele class for teens and adults. In this one hour, participants will learn: the parts of the ukulele, how to tune … Continue reading "Introduction to Ukulele with Johnette Downing"
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 1800 House
Use historic images and words on waterslide decals to create one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces. Ceramics are then fired in a kiln, making them food and dishwasher safe. This is the prefect gift, but you’ll have to … Continue reading "Historic Ceramic Transferware with Mary Emery Lacoursiere"
Aug 5 @ 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- August with Martha Polachi"
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Popular kids craft program returns! Kids ages 7 – 14 can spend the morning making colorful, woven, bangle bracelets or a woven kaleidoscope lighthouse. No previous weaving experience necessary. Please make sure to sign up … Continue reading "Youth Weaving Workshop"
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 'Sconset Market
Member Price $15. Price adjusted at check out. Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Join us to learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along the beach. … Continue reading "Beach Discovery Field Trips"
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1800 House
Elegant simplicity describes the Shaker design. This workshop is designed for new students who will make a nest of 6 boxes and returning students who can make the traditional nest or a set of Crown … Continue reading "Shaker Box Workshop with Eric Pintar"
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Janie Hobson Dupont shows participants how to take better photos using their iPhone and iPad. Janie covers close-up techniques using HDR photography, using the grid tool, burst mode, focus techniques, portrait mode, composition and editing. … Continue reading "Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, iPhone Photography"
Aug 6 @ 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"
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties Beach
Members $65 Join us at Jetties Beach as we  experience the beautiful marine life of Nantucket’s waters!  Our guides will teach you proper snorkeling techniques and animal handling skills.  They will point out and share … Continue reading "Family Snorkeling"
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Teen Improv with Jasper Young Work on your public speaking and hone your skills at thinking on your toes. Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere for fun improv and theater games. We will make … Continue reading "Teen Improv"
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Free yoga class with certified yoga instructor Brittany Young for yogis in grades 6-12. No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 15 students. This is an after hours program, please use the … Continue reading "Yoga for Teens"