Painter John Holladay, in front of an exhibit of his work at Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, will be teaching at Owen Park this coming Tuesday. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Sketchy idea

Artist Diane Nicholls, an expert in recording the natural landscape, will be at Polly Hill Arboretum today, Thursday, July 22, from 1 to 4 pm, teaching drawing techniques that include developing a personal illustrator’s shorthand, and methods for keeping a daily sketch book. This is the last class scheduled this month. The class is $36 for non-members. If you act quickly you may be able to join in. Call Karin Stanley. 508-693-9426

Holladay guide

Painter John Holladay will be at Owen Park, Vineyard Haven 
on Tuesday, July 27, conducting a Martha’s Vineyard Workshops
& Louisa Gould Gallery
painting class. The
 workshop is $125.

Mr. Holladay will guide beginners and experienced painters through the process of plein air painting from 9 to 1 pm, conduct a demonstration and assist students with their paintings. Students must bring their own materals. Any medium is acceptable.

Mr. Holladay is a full time art teacher, who recently won
a National Scholastic Award for teaching excellence, as well as a long-time successful illustrator. His work can be seen at the Artisans Festivals at The Grange Hall in West Tisbury and at Louisa Gould Gallery in West Tisbury.

Register at Louisa Gould Gallery 54 Main St. Vineyard Haven or call 508-693-7373. Meet at Owen Park in Vineyard Haven.
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