Food & Island Living

Our Island’s Geology: A Closer Look with Earth Scientist Doug Cooper (Includes Field Trip) – Class Full

Instructor: Doug Cooper

Take a closer look at our Island’s Geology with Principal Earth Scientist Doug Cooper. You will explore the different phenomena and long-term evolution of Martha’s Vineyard’s atmosphere, surface, and life through a two-hour class your first day and a morning field trip the next day. Students will examine areas on the Island like Katama Plains, the North Shore, Lucy Vincent Beach, and the Clay Cliffs. Space is very limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.

2-day, 6-hour Workshop
Friday, Sept 14, 6-8PM | Saturday, Sept 15, 9-1PM
Location: MVRHS Room 501 and Field Trips
Fee: $120

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Photography Fundamentals

Instructor: Maria Thibodeau

This class is an introduction to the basics of photography. The course will cover everything that the beginning photographer needs to take control of their camera and move beyond the “auto” settings — including exposure, light, composition, and post-processing. It is recommended that students have a DSLR camera with manual controls in order to take full advantage of the class material.Maria Thibodeau is a professional photographer who lives year-round on Martha’s Vineyard and works in a variety of photography contexts, including journalism, event photography, family photography, and studio photography. She regularly photographs a range of community events and portraits of local and not-so-local people for the Vineyard Gazette. Her photos have also been published nationally in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post More work can be seen on her website: www.mariathibodeauphotography.com.

7 Tuesdays, 6:20-7:30PM
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6, 13
MVRHS: 511
Fee: $175

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Exploring Island History with Tom Dresser (Includes Walking Tour Field Trip & Guest Speaker)

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

Take a closer look at our Island’s history with Island author and historian Tom Dresser. This experiential, 4-week course includes three in-class experiences and one field trip, which includes a walking tour of Oak Bluffs, plus an optional site-visit to a key World War II vantage point! In addition, Tom has also invited a guest lecturer to teach part of one class. Students will learn about our Island’s geological formation and the Native American heritage that survives today. Tom will introduce the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War I.  Students will also trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century, and (hopefully) grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.

4 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm (8 hours)
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: MVRHS & One Field Trip TBD
Fee: $150

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Canning & Preserving Tomatoes & Jams

Instructor: Alice Robinson

For canners & preservers of all levels! Bring your fresh tomatoes and berries to class and learn how to preserve them. We will provide the additional materials to help you prepare and process during the class as well as discuss techniques to safely can a variety foods at home. 

2 Tuesdays 6:30- 8:00pm
Oct 9, 16
Location: MVRHS Culinary Arts Kitchen
Fee: $50

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Le Compagnon; Popovers, Croissants, & Baguettes

Instructor: Teri Culletto, The Village Baker

Le Compagnon means “with bread.” This fun, interactive class will teach you methods and techniques to produce excellent yeasted breads like popovers, croissants, and baguettes that will impress your family and friends. Bake savory and sweet breads, learn about various flours, grains and the nutritional values associated with each and kitchen tool tips and tricks! Come and break bread with us!

Teri is a professional baker who appreciates the experience of baking with and for family and friends. She has received her training at Johnson and Wales and the King Arthur Baking School in Norwich, VT.

5 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm (7.5 hours)

October 11, 18, 25 | November 1, 8

MVRHS: Culinary Arts Kitchen

Fee: $189 (Includes materials)

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