Harry Martin Heritage Arts Studio Classes

UPDATED 11/20/2023
This page is continually updated as classes are scheduled.
To get specific class info when on this page, click on the red link for the name of the class you are interested in

To register for any class or workshop, email:

Through the Harry Martin Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre pursues arts education outreach by offering classes and workshops at the theatre with respected performers and teachers. This initiative allows the community to discover or reconnect with traditional art forms (music, song, dance, folk, visual and literary arts) and become PARTICIPANTS in our regional arts heritage.

Harry Martin Heritage Arts Studio offerings for Winter 2023/24 will include two levels of fiddle workshops with Cathy Clasper-Torch starting in September. Tir Na Nog Irish Dance will offer three days of non-competitive Irish step dance classes for children and teens with instructor Erika Damiani. Ed Sweeney will offer beginner, continuing beginner and advanced beginner 5-string banjo on Saturdays. We will offer a 3-hour workshop in continuing mountain dulcimer with Aubrey Atwater on Sept. 17. Aubrey will lead Sept., Oct. and Dec workshops in Singing Traditional Folk Songs and she will also teach a clogging workshop AND a beginner whistle workshop on Oct. 29. Kyle Forsthoff will offer continuing beginner and intermediate workshops in bodhran (Irish drum) . We will again offer classes in continuing beginner and intermediate Ukulele with Armand Aromin in the Fall. A session in beginner Irish step dance for adults with Kevin Doyle will be offered on Mondays in October-November. A rhythm bones workshop for beginners & continuing beginners with Dean Robinson will be offered. Look for a two-day workshop in Celtic stone carving on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 with Laura Travis.

If you wish to take any class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864.
Payment via credit card option will be implemented by early Spring 2024.