I am very excited to start the 46th year of Castle Hill with so much happening and with so much excitement! Over a year ago we purchased beautiful Edgewood Farm, and this winter we have spent time renovating and making important “green” updates and improvements to the three historic buildings. For the first time in our history we will be able to offer housing to students who are taking workshops, and follow us this Spring as we roll-out our new Artist-In-Residency Program!

We have an incredible line-up of faculty this year with Lesley Dill, Alison Saar, Laylah Ali, Melissa Meyer and Warren Seelig as our Honored Chairs, and we are honoring a local writer as our 2017 Woody English Distinguished Artist & Writers Chair: William Mann. His new book The War of the Roosevelts is receiving a huge amount of attention and acclaim! William will give a public lecture and teach a workshop this August.

The other exciting news is that we are bringing the “Farm” back to Edgewood Farm. We will be offering permaculture workshops, a lavender workshop, a new “community garden” and two lectures by renowned gardener C.L. Fornari. She will speak about "Growing Vegetables on Cape Cod" and "The Cocktail Hour Garden" which will take place in the gardens and, of course, with cocktails!

Please come and be part of the Castle Hill community; we welcome all, from 6 to 96 years old (and beyond!). We are diverse, we are professional, we are creative, and we are fun! 

With warm regards, 


Cherie Mittenthal
Executive Artistic Director