The Artists Association of Nantucket offers year-round art education for students of all ages and levels. Our Visual Arts Center on 24 Amelia Drive is home to our greener studios for ceramic sculpture and wheel throwing, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, children’s classes and camps, rental studios, a gallery, and a spacious apartment for artists in residence and visiting artists. We believe that active participation and learning experiences in the arts are essential to building a vibrant community and more compassionate world.

Please contact us with any questions about our programming or signing up.

Elizabeth Congdon, Director of Adult Programming,

Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Youth Programming and Ceramics Department,



Classes, Camps and Workshops for all ages will adhere to Massachusetts guidelines. Each of our three floors have one class running at a time. Each studio will be sanitized between uses. Enrollment is decreased for appropriate social distancing. Staff, teachers, and students of all ages will wear masks and gloves at all times. Students enter our front doors, and exit the back doors.


Private Classes

Private classes are available in most art mediums, year round, for a single student or a group/family, and can be held at our studios or your's, or en plein-air.

Birthday pARTies for Kids 

Our talented teaching artists create an inspiring private party to celebrate your child’s special day. Families provide the decorations, food, beverages, and goody bags. AAN provides professional art instructors, studio, equipment, and all art materials.

Rates begin at $350 for an 90-minute party for up to 10 guests (Ages 2 - 18). Additional people are welcome to join at $35 per person, up to 20 students. Birthday parties are available from September–May and should be booked one month in advance.

Art Parties for Adults

Create an artistic event with your friends and family in Studio 1. We will provide professional instruction and all materials in a media of your choosing, you provide the food and refreshments,. Rates begin at $500 for up to 10 adults for a 2 hour session. Guests can be added at $50 per person, with a total of 12 guests. Art pARTies are available from September–June and should be booked two weeks in advance.


Mentorships can be designed to meet your specific goals to develop your art practice on a one-on-one relationship. Mentors can provide studio visits, critique and feedback, skill building lessons, professional coaching, and so much more. We work to match your needs, finances, and schedule with one of our island artists, to strengthen our arts community of creatives.

Studio Rentals

Group Studios are available for rent year round. Our Printmaking Studio may be rented on a daily basis scheduled around existing AAN classes and workshops. All artists must be AAN members and adhere to our "greener" standards for working and clean-up.

For more information on these options, please contact Maggie Murray.

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