Workshops

New workshops are coming to the NHA’s Decorative Arts Studio held this summer at historic property, Greater Light.

The Monaghan sisters turned this barn into their home and studio in the 1930’s and began decades of artistic exploration at the property with gatherings of artists of all disciplines.  The house and grounds are the perfect setting to continue artistic pursuits that are in keeping with the Monaghan tradition. Join us and get your creative juices going, and learn something new this summer.

Workshop offerings will continue to be added so keep checking back. If you have any questions please contact decarts@nha.org.

NHA members receive a discount on workshops, along with many other benefits.  If you’re not a member, become a member now so you don’t miss out on anything!

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The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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