Courses

2017 Courses Art Inspired by History
Crewel, needlework, Valentine

Private Needlework Classes with Edith Bouriez

Contact the NHA for Pricing and Scheduling

Edith Bouriez, an expert needleworker, is available for private instruction at the 1800 House. Please contact the NHA at 508-228-1894 extension 350 for pricing and scheduling.

Needle Point Sampler

Needlework Gam with Edith Bouriez

Every Wednesday in July & August

Bring your unfinished needlework projects and enjoy the company of fellow switchers in a relaxed and informal settling at the 1800 House! Needlepoint expert Edie Bouriez will be available to guide switchers along the way.

Create a personalized folk-art painting of your home from a photograph with instructors Charles and Jan Munro.

Create a Nantucket-themed needlework pattern designed for intermediate students with instructor Marcia Brown Smith.

Hand-weave a beautiful bracelet in a traditional basket-weaving style with instructor Martha Polachi.

Learn the traditional Japanese art of fish printing with instructor Chris Bonelli.

Hurray for the Red, White and Blue! Fish Printing with instructor Chris Bonelli

Building a pond boat

Youth Pond Boat and Regatta with Mark Sutherland

Four-Day Class July 5 July 6 July 7 July 8

Carve, assemble, and paint a small pond boat to race during a regatta with instructor Mark Sutherland.

Carved Wooden Sperm Whale

Carved Wooden Sperm Whale with Sunny Wood

Two-Day Class July 10 July 11

Carve your own distressed-wood wall hanging of a whale with instructor Sunny Wood.

Learn the ancient art of cutting letters in stone with instructor Michael Updike.

Sailor's Valentine

Basic Sailors Valentine with Sandi Blanda

Three-Day Class July 12 July 13 July 14

Create maritime seashell collages in a handmade box with instructor Sandi Blanda.

Learn the ancient art of carving images in stone with instructor Michael Updike.

Learn how to create gorgeous new shell flowers, butterflies and charming bumble bees with instructor Sandi Blanda

Needlepoint Nantucket Lightship Basket

Needlepoint Nantucket Lightship Basket with Patsy Ernst

Four-Day Class July 18 July 20 July 25 July 27

Make your own Nantucket Lightship Basket in Needlepoint with instructor Patsy Ernst.

Silver Bowl

Historic Silversmithing with Steve Smithers

Three-Day Class July 19 July 20 July 21

Learn advanced silversmithing techniques to make a historic-style bowl with instructor Steve Smithers.

Learn to create the Copperplate Script with instructor Maryanne Grebenstein.

Marbled Paper

Paper Marbling with Miki Lovett

One-Day Class July 31

Design decorative paper patterns using traditional ink-marbling techniques with instructor Miki Lovett.

Hand-weave a beautiful bracelet in a traditional basket-weaving style with instructor Martha Polachi.

Learn the traditional Japanese art of fish-printing with instructor Chris Bonelli.

Learn the techniques to create a basket filled with colorful silk flowers on canvas with instructor Elaine Aidonidis.

A paior of Sailors Valentines

“Floral Rings” Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Three-Day Class August 8 August 9 August 10

Create a historic maritime seashell collage in a handmade cherry box with instructor Suzanne Marie Dietsch.

Sailors Valentine with octopus in the center

“Ocean Treasures” Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Three-Day Class August 14 August 15 August 16

Create a historic maritime seashell collage in a handmade cherry box with instructor Suzanne Marie Dietsch.

Create a scrimshaw ornament with holiday imagery with instructor Lee Ann Papale.

Theorem Painting showing a basket of fruit

Theorem Painting with Karen Graves

Three-Day Class August 23 August 24 August 25

Create a pair of botanical paintings on velvet using stencils with instructor Karen Graves.

Hand carved white Sperm Whale

Hand-Carved Sperm Whale with Bill Sarni

Four-Day Class September 5 September 6 September 7 September 8

Learn traditional carving techniques to create the iconic sperm whale with instructor Bill Sarni.

Handwoven Cottage Biscuit Basket

Cottage Biscuit Basket with Eric Taylor

Two-Day Class September 7 September 8

Learn the traditional art of basket weaving with this beautiful divided basket with instructor Eric Taylor.

Handwoven Trinket Basket

Cottage Trinket Basket with Eric Taylor

One-Day Class September 11

Weave a beautiful small basket with cherry handle and rims with instructor Eric Taylor.

Carved Rocker Shorebird

Hand-Carved Nantucket Rocker Shorebird with Bill Sarni

Four-Day Class September 11 September 12 September 13 September 14

Hand carve and paint a traditional-style decoy with instructor Bill Sarni.