NISDA TODAY + YESTERDAY
ART CLASSES // EVENTS // LECTURES
What are your favorite NISDA moments?
SCULPTURE AND SANDCASTLE DAY
ANNUALLY AT JETTIES BEACH NANTUCKET
Awards are based on CREATIVITY, CONCEPT and DESIGN. Judges are island professional artists, visiting artists and educators, lecturers, staff and faculty from Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. There is also a PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD!
Exploring the beauty of the Nantucket landscape with a camera. Whether it is film, digital, or your phone, you will learn how to operate your camera with a greater creative control allowing for more expressive capture of the beautiful and unique landscape of Nantucket.
ART IN THE ENVIRONMENT
CREATIVITY AND DESIGN
Explore natural phenomena, including ourselves, memories, cultural rituals, myths, beliefs. Find inspiration in nature’s order, energy, design, structure, pattern, sounds, movement and space. Bring to consciousness lifelong symbols, experiences within a larger framework.
Experience the creative process for yourself and create life giving exciting, nurturing and fun, experiential learning that carries the “DNA” of understanding, universal values, and local and world community. Engage the creative process, expand educational possibilities.
WHEEL + HANDBUILDING
Students will explore deep into the world of clay, inspired by clay works from around the world, the natural world of NISDA’s Seaview Farm, and their own imaginations! We will introduce and explore handbuilding coil, slab and pinching and wheel throwing techniques as well as surface design and glazing.
PAINTING + DRAWING
CLASS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
This class will introduce students to working on the 2-D surface through a wide variety of mediums. Students will investigate composition, color, texture, and mark-making, and explore materials ranging from charcoal and graphite to ink and watercolor.
ON MEADOW ART PAVILION
Come join us on our meadow trellis and in our barn studios as we explore the natural world at Seaview Farm and cultures from around the world through joyful art making. Children will explore creativity and the artistic process through playful experimentation infused with movement, music and storytelling.
Enjoy the good, old-fashioned fun as we present special guest artists and projects that bring children and their loved ones (parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and babes in arms…) together to make art across the generations.