The Town of Barnstable recognizes the importance of arts and culture as part of any economic revitalization, and continues to establish Hyannis as a regional center for creative and performing arts.

Prior to recently establishing The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Barnstable first introduced the Hyannis Harbor Shanties and Harbor Your Arts (HyA) program in the summer of 2005 as a key component of the downtown Hyannis revitalization initiative to support the creative economy and foster economic growth. The shanties are a welcome addition to Hyannis Harbor. The artist shanties provide a unique, affordable harbor-front location for our local artists to create and sell their work. The program has been well received by Cape residents, visitors and the arts and culture community.

In 2006 the program expanded to include the performing arts, providing free family entertainment at Aselton Park, a beautiful waterfront location on the Harbor, near the artist shanties.

Be sure to take a stroll along the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Walkway to the Sea. The Town has actively pursued and initiated the installation of various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis. For example, currently, visitors to Hyannis harbor can enjoy the seasonal public art installation, Buoyed Coasts, which consists of 50 lobster buoys mounted on 12’-19’ poles in ornamental grass beds. The buoys frame the harbor and create a display of color, light and kinetic motion drawing activity and attention to Aselton Park. Buoyed Coasts was awarded the Honor Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.

The Town’s visual arts program has continued to expand over the years, including a campus of town-owned properties at the corner of Pearl and South Streets in Hyannis. In 2007 the Town acquired two run down properties on Pearl Street and converted them to artist live and work space. From this humble beginning, a campus of buildings that provide living, work and gallery space has been developed as part of the Shirley Blair Flynn Center for the Creative Arts. The campus includes the historic Guyer Barn, Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery.  The town's first artist-in-residence  at 46 Pearl housed Sarah for many years.  Sarah's unique sense of space was fundamental to the beginning roots of the HyArts Campus. Sarah's studio is now at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth. While at 46 Pearl, 2007-April, 2016:  Sarah Holl’s ArtSpace.   Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front, where the popular HyArts Shanties are open throughout the summer, offering artists and artisans space to create and sell their work.

The Town offers an "artwork on loan" program for local artists to temporarily display their work on the meeting room walls in the Selectman’s Conference Room and the Town Hall Hearing Room. The pieces are for display only-artwork may not be sold on Town property. Information on the artist is provided for those wishing to obtain further details. For more information on the program emailmelissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

Those visiting and using the meeting rooms will now find an inviting and culturally rich environment. This program provides an opportunity for our local artists to benefit from this exposure to so many who pass through town hall every day. Spreading the love of art one wall at a time-it’s a wonderful opportunity to see local art! Arts and culture programming is one component of our overall economic strategy.

Tides

Tides

Tides is a 9 foot inspirational  clay sculpture by potter Steven Kemp, cast from the sand patterns of Cape Cod's coastal waters. Read more from the artist (.pdf) located on the HyArts Campus on the corner of Pearl and South Street.  Pearl Street plays an important role as part of the Town-owned properties on the arts campus at the corner of South and Pearl, a unique artist live / work space developed by the Town of Barnstable which also includes the Guyer Barn.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce gifted this pubic art to the Town of Barnstable.  Tides was installed in June of 2015.

 

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown Hyannis!

 

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

An artist collective featuring new artists each week.

Located on the corner of Pearl and Main Street, Hyannis.

Open daily June 23-August 20, 2017  11:00am to 8:00pm

 

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Cape Cod  singer songwriters add to the local vibe at the HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, Ocean Street this season!

Listen to a variety of musicians while browsing at the shanties.  Bring a blanket or beach chair and stay awhile--take in the view and relax and hear and see some Cape Cod talent!

Live Lunch Fridays,  every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm ; and Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm, 

 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

FREE concerts all family friendly. Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song-no rain dates. Performances are subject to change without notice.
This list features free concerts at Aselton Park Hyannis.  
Thanks to Fred Clayton for producing the Tuesday concerts in July/August; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank for the July Friday night series; and Love Live Local and Love Listen Local for the August Friday night series.

 

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club has stellar performances by students and community cast members. The Drama Club performs a year-round schedule and upwards of an unprecedented 50 nights (and afternoons) of entertainment.  

 

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

What is the Barnstable Performing Arts Center?
Cape Cod’s 1400-seat premier concert hall Is located inside Barnstable High School at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601. Every seat in the hall has a great view!
It is frequently used by the Cape Symphony as well as the Barnstable High School Drama Club.

How do I get there?
Take Route 6 on Cape Cod to exit 6, then Route 132 towards Hyannis. Take a right at the third set of traffic lights onto Phinney’s Lane. Proceed 1.5 miles to traffic light. Take a steep left onto Route 28. Bear right at the fork onto West Main Street. At traffic light go straight. The Barnstable High School campus will be on your left. The Performing Arts Center entrance is located to the far right of the building complex as you face it from West Main Street. 

Where can I park?
Ample free parking is available on three sides of the building.

Is there seating for wheelchairs?
Handicapped spaces for wheelchairs are available in three sections in the performance hall, sections B, C, and E. 

 

Barnstable Municipal Airport

Barnstable Municipal Airport

See two light beacons on display from the airports old FAA tower and take a look at a small historical display in the conference room with artifacts from the Boardman-Polando family.  
​A life size mannequin sports a flight suit from Crocker Snow and look at a copy of the 1929  book about "the flying santa".  It is the story of the pilot that delivers Christmas gifts to children living in lighthouses.  

 

Barnstable Senior Center

Barnstable Senior Center

The Barnstable Senior Center is a place of many opportunities, where services support positive aging and a high quality of life for seniors, where educational, recreational & fitness programs enrich the lives of elders & the community. A wide variety of arts and cultural programs; classes; workshops are offered for the 50 plus community.

For Calendar listings

https://www.townofbarnstable.us/WebTrac/wbwsc/SeniorServices.wsc/wb0330.html?wbsi=93ca10e4-ced9-c8bc-e511-b3661a33b52c     

 

Business Improvement District (BID)

Business Improvement District (BID)

The mission of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is to promote the community and economic development of the Main Street, Hyannis district as a desirable place to live, work, invest, and visit.  

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Museum

Cape Cod Baseball League Museum

If you are into memorabilia the "dugout" at the Cape Cod Baseball League Museum is for you-celebrating the history of the Cape Cod Baseball League. 
Formerly located on Main Street Hyannis, the museum has plans to re-locate to Independence Park, Hyannis sometime in 2018.

 

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Using innovative teaching approaches the college offers a range of experiences for learned skills and employability. Explore a broad range of media, enjoy performances in the Tilden Arts Center with emerging actors, actresses, playwrights, and more!

 

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Preserving the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are famous through our exhibitions, the objects in our collection, public events and educational programs, we strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy Cape Cod's maritime culture.

Current exhibits include:

  • Cape Cod’s Largest Scrimshaw Exhibit
  • Catboats to Clipper Ships: Boatbuilding on Cape Cod
  • Marine Fine Art Exhibit
 

Cape Cod Melody Tent

Cape Cod Melody Tent

With the Cape's rich history in summer musical theater and Broadway connections dating from the early 1930s, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, once called the Hyannis Music Circus, is now the seasonal stage to major national stars of music and comedy, as well as musical and theatrical special events.

 

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.
From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music.
The Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Once you’ve been, you’ll want to go again! 

 

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Each of our village associations support our year round and part time residents, playing a vital role in enhancing the best interests of the community;  fostering and promoting local businesses represent the interests of citizens on matters that affect neighborhoods, citizens and quality of life in the villages.

 

Guyer Barn

Guyer Barn

The barn is open various hours, year round. You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops. 250 South Street, Hyannis.

HYARTS CAMPUS:
GUYER BARN
250 South Street Hyannis, MA  02601
www.artsbarnstable.com
This restored 1865 barn showcases artists in a variety of genres.  It serves as a community art space with year round exhibits, art classes/workshops and demonstrations.  The Barn is an important part on the campus of town owned buildings-the HyArts Campus which includes artist housing and work studios/gallery on the corner of Pearl and South Streets.  Artist studios/gallery are open to the public year round. 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE-THEATER at Guyer Barn:

July-August

New Classics Theater Company www.newclassicscompany.org

The theater company presents a summer of original theater and weekly Improv Comedy Shows.
Get ready for four main stage productions, 24 hour play festival, staged readings, teen improve workshops and improve nights every Friday.  Find the full schedule at www.newclassicscompany.org

GALLERY ARTRIO:

Gallery Artrio specializes in original fine art by award-winning and nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists of note.  Media includes oil, pastel, encaustics, hand-blown glass from local artists, and beautiful hand wrought jewelry.  The gallery hosts openings throughout the summer including plein air painting as part of Cape Cod Hydrangea festival and artist receptions.  The annual Gallery Soiree is held in September each year. Find listing of events and artists on line at galleryartrio.com

 

Guyer Barn proposal and use of space form

 

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce serves to foster, enhance and promote a healthy business climate in the greater Hyannis area and the Town of Barnstable.

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor. Stroll the boardwalk and visit artists, even have a picnic in the park! There is no fee to browse but if you enjoy fine handmade local arts and crafts or giving them as gifts, it's a terrific place to shop. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants at the harbor and many more right along Main Street.

For more information on participating artists this season, click here.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the program for the following year, click here.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season opens Friday, May 5, 2017!

Weekends (including Memorial Day), Friday-Sunday:  Friday, May 5 through June 11, 2017

Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 8:00 pm:     Monday, June 12 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 6:00pm:      Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) through Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 2017

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Participate in the 2018 artist shanty season at Hyannis Harbor.

 

Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus

The Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus located at the corner of Pearl and South Streets features artist live and work space, studios and a community art space.  The campus features the historic Guyer Barn, artist-in-residence Sarah Holl ArtSpace, Gallery Artio and Bass River Pottery.

Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front.

 

Hyannis Public Library

Hyannis Public Library

Home to the Verizon Language and Literacy Center

 

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

A major center of activity, the HYCC is a full service, year round community center that features state-of-the-art accessible facilities for a variety of recreational programs and special events, competitive sports organizations, after-school activities and opportunities for the community at large to foster educational excellence and physical growth across all generations. The center includes twin NHL size rinks, a 12,500 sq ft wood floor gymnasium, skate park and walking track. Residents and visitors can attend theater on ice events, antique and home shows, nature expo, dance and yoga classes; the programs and activies are non-stop!

 

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, Hyannis.  
The Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.  The museum features photographic, video and oral history exhibits.  

Admission includes entry to Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.  508-790-3077.

 

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

A spot for quiet contemplation and remembrance. A place to sit, reflect, take in the beauty of the ocean.

 

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Kennedy Legacy Trail

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family. At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories & history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map the sites can be downloaded from the website.  They are also available at the JFK Museum on Main Street.

 

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

A tranquil place to reflect on all those who serviced and/or lost their lives during the Korean War.

Veteran's Memorial Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

 

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Kate Deciccio, 2014
spray paint, plyw
Four piece mural on the stage sheds spotlighting five community members who embody the Cape Cod spirit by honoring a handful of folks who embody the unique, hard-working, creative, fun-loving nature of Cape Cod culture.

Community Spotlight:  A portrait series

This mural spotlights five community members, who embody the unique, hard-working, creative & fun loving nature of the Cape Cod culture.  Artist Kate DeCiccio captured the essence of community locals; these portraits reflect the artist’s dedication to painting people with an attention to how they see themselves within their community.  The mural is on display May through October as a backdrop to the stage at Asleton Park. Those featured include:

Sarah Swain, singer and songwriter, mother of three, gallery owner and president of a non-profit organization helping those on the Cape dealing with cancer, started in honor and memory of her mother.   Brandon and Justin Madison, twin brother commercial lobster fisherman whose shirts display their captains Bro Cote and Pete Brown. Brandon & Justin were adamant that they wanted to include Bro & Pete in the portrait because the Sea Captains have been tantamount in teaching them the trade and cultivating a passion for the incredibly hard work at sea.   Tim Friary, father of three and owner and master farmer at Cape Cod Organic farms, one of the first organic farms on the Cape.  He shares seasonal fruits & veggies all over the Cape and even raises pigs for organic meat. Here, Tim is featured with some of his delectable strawberries.Arlene Johnson, mother, grandmother and lifelong educator, avid birder and gardener, who at over 80 years old, still walks with her husband to a popular ice cream shop to have iced coffee and  a treat at the ice cream counter every day. Arlene taught for many years and now volunteers at a local nursery school.   

 

Map of the Seven Villages

Map of the Seven Villages

This map includes all seven villages, downtown Hyannis, Main Street Barnstable Village, and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.

 

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

An historical walk along Pleasant Street starting from the Hyannis Transportation Center ...follow to the harbor front and ferries.  
Pleasant Street was often referred to as Sea Captains Row.  This map shares some of the history along the street.

 

New Classics Company

New Classics Company

The New Classics Company is a live theatre production company established in the summer of 2013.  Since that time they have become a staple in the Hyannis Community, bringing to light full-length plays, movie screenings, improv comedy shows and workshops, stage readings, and many other free events.

The New Classics Company takes up residence in the Guyer Barn each Spring , Summer and Fall for special programming.  In fact, each Friday night, head to the Guyer Barn for Improv night.  Check out their website for schedule.

 

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand

Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 13, 2017 5-7PM - pre show entertainment begins at 1 PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

Walkway to the Sea

Walkway to the Sea

In the heart of Hyannis HyArts Cultural District you can stroll along the Walkway -to-the-Sea which takes visitors from Hyannis Harbor to the Village Green and Hyannis Main Street to enjoy the shops, restaurants and even old time carousel!  In the District there are various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis.

A few hundred yards off Main Street is the grandeur of the ocean, the source of so much of Cape Cod's past and present prosperity.  The wave-patterned brick path winds from Main Street at the Village Green all the way down to Bismore Park on Ocean St. and the Hyannis Harbor.

At Aselton Park (corner of South and Ocean Streets) are colorful art installations of lobste buoys. (April-November).  Aselton Park hosts free musical and theatrical performances during the summer months.  Enjoy the view, soft grass and space to sit and reflect.  Past Aselto, the walkway ends at Bismore Park where you will see and the famous Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties.  Juried artists and artisans rent these seaside studios as both work space and selling arenas.  (May-October)

 

Upcoming events in Arts

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents"Studio Series"at Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/13

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents

December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

December 13

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

Weds., December 13, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

A Snowman & Christmas Tree -Holiday Earrings 12/14

A Snowman & Christmas Tree -Holiday Earrings 12/14

December 14, 2017 1:30 pm

RSVP-Free
Make a pair of festive glass holiday earrings with Pat McKinney of the Cape Regency Recreation Department. These adorable pieces of jewelry make a lovely gift or an addition to that holiday ensemble. Space is limited. Reserve soon.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Travel through the eyes of artist Betsy Payne Cook! through January 15

Travel through the eyes of artist Betsy Payne Cook! through January 15

December 15, 2017 12:46 pm

The “Art on Loan” program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.  Pastel plein air painter, Betsy Payne Cook, is exhibiting a selection of her travelogue paintings in both the Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room on the 2nd floor in Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.

About the exhibit:  Betsy is an avid plein air painter and travels with her pastel supplies allowing her to paint on location when opportunities present themselves.  She also takes many photographs to use as reference for continuing her painting adventure when she returns home. Betsy lived in Wales, Great Britain for nine years, returning to the states in 1994.  The paintings in her series bridge the places she has visited on both sides of the Atlantic. Her paintings are a reminder of the times she has stood in the dunes of Cape Cod or on the side of a mountain in Vermont, admired the vista of the Welsh coastline, or the harbors of St Ives England.

The works of Betsy Payne Cook on display at Barnstable Town Hall
Town Hall Hearing Room   and Selectman’s Conference Room
now through January 15th, 2018

 

Location: Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main St., Hyannis

Cape Cod Art Association Shop Local Exhibit and Sale 11/13-12/23

Cape Cod Art Association Shop Local Exhibit and Sale  11/13-12/23

December 16, 2017 9:00 am

Shop Local Exhibit and Sale at the Cape Cod Art Association will be on display from 11/13/2017 to 12/20/2017. Shopping local helps keep Cape Cod a vibrant artistic community and the hub of creative talent. The will be many different items for sale including: paintings, Jewelry, photographs, prints and other fine art crafts, as well as, small works. There will be a 20% sale on Saturday, November 25th from 9am to 4pm.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

"An Artist's Voyage" at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum through 12/23/17

December 16, 2017 10:00 am

For the first time on Cape Cod, view the award winning and internationally acclaimed artist John Stobart’s 19 original paintings and 12 framed prints of historically accurate views of maritime life in the great age of sail! This $2M collection is an extraordinarily rare example of fine draftsmanship and atmospheric perspective, seldom seen today beyond the recognized historic masters of painting.  Mr. Stobart’s Plein-Air works show nuanced light and spontaneity with broad brush strokes and chiaroscuro effect. This is a rare opportunity for the general public and art connoisseurs to view this caliber of paintings in a world class fine art gallery on Cape Cod, let alone a major museum anywhere in the world.
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Admission Prices
Adults (18+): $6.00
Students (9-17) & Seniors: $5.00
Children 8 & Under: Free

 

Location: 135 South St, Hyannis, MA

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum 11/22-12/23

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum  11/22-12/23

December 16, 2017 11:02 am

Fifth Annual Small Works Show
November 22 – December 23
Opening Reception and Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 1from 5:30 to 7:00pm

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Christmas Shorts at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/7-23

Christmas Shorts at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/7-23

December 16, 2017 7:30 pm

December 7-23
Come to the Black Box Theater for some Christmas fun in December! We will be presenting Christmas Shorts, five merry little comedies by Matt Hoverman, directed by Melinda Gallant.
A celebrated Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, playwright Matt Hoverman brings an evening of hilarious short holiday comedies to the stage. Christmas Shorts offers five original plays that humorously comment on holiday themes: family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and elves. An outstanding Christmas collection!
Going Home
Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time… but when Cheryl decides at the last minute she can’t resist the siren call of her dysfunctional family, it’s all Greg can do to keep her from Going Home.
The Student
A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time.
The Christmas Witch
Two dudes find their relationship challenged when an ex-girlfriend with a penchant for breaking hearts and feasting on human flesh shows up one holiday eve… Can even the bond that unites two male roomies withstand the coming of… THE CHRISTMAS WITCH?!
Xmas Cards
Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?
Nativity
Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning.
Christmas Shorts
in the Black Box Theater
December 7-23, 2017
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; 2:00pm Sun
Tickets $18, $15 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Irish Christmas Traditions: Ancient, Pagan, Christian 12/18

Irish Christmas Traditions: Ancient, Pagan, Christian 12/18

December 18, 2017 10:00 am

Mon. Dec. 18, 10-11 a.m. RSVP-Free
Sean Murphy will provide a seasonal and wondrous journey that will explore some of the most widely practiced traditions surrounding an Irish Christmas. He will use some internet images and video to make the event entertaining and informative. Though of course, every family will have their own traditions and will celebrate the festive season in their own way. Perhaps participants that join may be willing to share some of the memories and stories they have of family traditions around Christmas.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Wine and Holiday Singalong at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/20

Wine and Holiday Singalong at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/20

December 20, 2017 6:00 pm

December 20, 6:00pm

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.
December’s Wine & Music features a Holiday singalong featuring our own David Kuehn on piano!  Please join us for what has become a lovely annual tradition.
Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.
Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Shop Local Exhibit and Sale 11/13-12/20 Daily

Shop Local Exhibit and Sale 11/13-12/20 Daily

December 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shop Local Exhibit and Sale at the Cape Cod Art Association will be on display from 11/13/2017 to 12/20/2017   9-4. Shopping local helps keep Cape Cod a vibrant artistic community and the hub of creative talent. The will be many different items for sale including: Paintings, Jewlery, Photographs, prints and other fine art crafts, as well as, small works.
Open daily through 12/20/2017

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Travel through the eyes of artist Betsy Payne Cook! through January 15

Travel through the eyes of artist Betsy Payne Cook! through January 15

December 22, 2017 12:53 pm

The “Art on Loan” program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.  Pastel plein air painter, Betsy Payne Cook, is exhibiting a selection of her travelogue paintings in both the Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room on the 2nd floor in Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.

About the exhibit:  Betsy is an avid plein air painter and travels with her pastel supplies allowing her to paint on location when opportunities present themselves.  She also takes many photographs to use as reference for continuing her painting adventure when she returns home. Betsy lived in Wales, Great Britain for nine years, returning to the states in 1994.  The paintings in her series bridge the places she has visited on both sides of the Atlantic. Her paintings are a reminder of the times she has stood in the dunes of Cape Cod or on the side of a mountain in Vermont, admired the vista of the Welsh coastline, or the harbors of St Ives England.

The works of Betsy Payne Cook on display at Barnstable Town Hall
Town Hall Hearing Room   and Selectman’s Conference Room
now through January 15th, 2018

 

Location: Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main St., Hyannis

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

January 1, 2018 11:32 am

Start your year off with a celebration! We’ll be joined by special guests legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Jimmy Webb, Piano/Vocals
Ashley Campbell, Vocals
Party with us on New Year’s Day and start your year off with a celebration! Jung-Ho and the Cape Symphony musicians bring their lighter side to this popular annual event — complete with balloons, confetti, and our own brand of fun!
We’re extremely proud to announce the appearance of legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb, known for super hits like “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” Jimmy’s musical partnership with Glen Campbell will be highlighted by Glen’s gifted daughter, Ashley.  She’ll help Jimmy present the songs that made her father a superstar, like “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get To Phoenix,” and “Galveston.”  Don’t miss this rare event with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
The New Year’s Day Café
1:30-2:45
Arrive early and purchase fine pastries & coffee. And, while you’re there, write down your New Year’s Resolution. We might even share it with the audience!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 1/8-2/12

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 1/8-2/12

January 8, 2018 9:00 am

Watercolor class
Instructor: Robert Mesrop
Day: Mondays (6 classes) Beginning January 8
Time: 9:00am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
This class will explore the coordination of the mental with the physical processes in developing a painting, and how this helps to create a freer, more spontaneous approach to your watercolor. Intermediate to advanced students.
Materials List-
Paper: Arches 140lb. cold press 22×30 (Will be cut in half or quarters.)
Brushes: A good quality round no. 12 sable or synthetic (not squirrel hair.) Same quality no. 5 or 6 round plus a no. 1 rigger brush. Also a 1 inch flat Aquarelle or equivalent. Plus any other watercolor brushes you may have.
Paints: Artist quality tube watercolors. Winsor Newtown, Holbien, DaVinci, Grumbacher, or equivalent;
Colors: Lemon Yellow
Cad. Yellow
Cad. Orange
Burnt Sienna
Alizarin crimson
Ultra marine blue
Cerulean or Manganese blue
Cad. red
Paynes gray or Indigo Blue
Indian red or Light red
Phalo blue, green shade
Good to have:
Quandicrone GoldYellow Gold
Palette: John Pike type palette or porcelain “butchers tray”
Painting Board: 18×24 in. Homesote (will talk about this in class)
Miscellaneous: HB pencil, kneaded eraser, facial tissues, masking tape, sponge and that credit card you should have gotten rid of long a go.
Also, if you use the homsote board, you will need a staple gun.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 1/8-2/16

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 1/8-2/16

January 8, 2018 9:00 am

One on One Mentoring
Mentor: your choice from the list below
Price: $75/Hr
Excellent mentors in painting, drawing and photography in our new One on One program who are available to work with ONLY YOU. Whatever you need….advice on a career path, fixing a work gone awry, critiquing your work, offering you sound advice.
There is an hourly fee so you can control the amount of time with the expert—but an hour goes a long way when it is only you asking the questions.
Day, time and place arranged between you and your Mentor
MENTORS-

  Photography
  John Tunney
  Tom Bollinger

  Digital Art
  Rita Colantonio
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Travel Club Talk: Secrets of Highclere Castle 1/8

Travel Club Talk: Secrets of Highclere Castle 1/8

January 8, 2018 10:00 am

Mon. Jan. 8, 10-11 a.m. SVP-Free
This documentary steps inside one of Britain’s best-known manor houses.  It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of DOWNTON ABBEY, but England’s Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell.  Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England.  See how all of the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling “below stairs.”  Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend their $1 million in annual upkeep funds and what life in a fairytale castle is like today.  FREE, Please RSVP to attend - Monday, January 8 at 10 AM

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 1/8-2/16

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 1/8-2/16

January 8, 2018 1:00 pm

Open Studio with Model
Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays (No class Oct. 20, Nov. 24 & Dec 22-Jan 5)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in
OPEN STUDIO W/ A MODEL IS BACK!!
Hone your drawing skills in a fun, no-stress setting with other art enthusiasts. A strong background in drawing is the key to successful paintings and the only way to achieve that is through practice, practice, and more practice! All mediums are welcome to attend and work with their own materials to observe the human figure and draw/paint a model.  No Instructors.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 1/8-2/5

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 1/8-2/5

January 8, 2018 6:00 pm

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning January 8
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Price: $135 Members/$150 Non-Members
The class is designed for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to use their digital camera and make better photographs.
We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how to use shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field to craft your pictures. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.

Bring to class your camera, manual and 5-10 pictures on a flash drive.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Drawing & Painting from Nature w/ Susan Stranz 1/9-2/13

Drawing & Painting from Nature w/ Susan Stranz 1/9-2/13

January 9, 2018 9:00 am

Drawing & Painting from Nature
Location: Held off-site at the Yarmouthport Firehouse. 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Beginning January 9
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168
This class will focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting things found in nature. Subject matter will include shells, botanical subjects, and more. Drawings will be done in graphite and then translated into watercolor. Students will learn how to make a subject look three- dimensional by using form, line and value. A variety of background techniques and color choices to best support the subject will be discussed and demonstrated. Compositional and design choices will be explored.
For those with a looser painting style, having a solid understanding of the subject will allow you to depict it with fewer strokes, but show accurate form. For those who are looking for realism, this will show you how to accomplish that as well.
This class is suitable for all levels. Some drawing experience helpful. All levels are welcome.

**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class.**

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 1/9-2/13

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 1/9-2/13

January 9, 2018 9:30 am

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) January 9th
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
This course will begin with a review of materials and basic watercolor techniques and end with the successful completion of paintings done on the spot. Direct watercolor painting, wet on wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, knowledge of color, value and composition will also be addressed.
Materials-
Get a palette (John Pike or similar, with lid or cover) (I use a palette that has wells on the side/three bigger wells that I mix the colors on and then just cover it with box tape)
  some watercolor paper (140 lb. Arches, Cold press 22×30 3 sheets)
  brushes – round #10, Flat 1” or ¾”
  Tube watercolors, Winsor & Newton has great colors. (Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Cadmium Orange)  Those colors make every other color.  If you want to add on later . . .add Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Magenta, and Cobalt Blue.
  Sketch book
  Foam core board, 24×36 (if you don’t find this or get it, let me know, I’ll bring something from home)
  Masking tape
  Paper towels and plastic containers for water (I use peanut butter jars . . . again, if you don’t have something, tell me and I’ll bring some from home)
  Soft pencil, kneaded eraser

If you have trouble finding something . . let me know.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Expressive Drawing/Painting/Mixed Media (All Levels) w/ Mary Moquin 1/9-2/13

Expressive Drawing/Painting/Mixed Media (All Levels) w/ Mary Moquin 1/9-2/13

January 9, 2018 12:30 pm

Expressive Drawing/Painting/Mixed Media (All Levels)
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Beginning January 9
Times: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
How can you use your materials and your marks to express emotion? Learn how to push your image making to say more with your art than replicating what it looks like!  Take what you discover and use it in your future work.
Beginner students will be encouraged to stick to drawing materials like pencil, conte crayon and charcoal (but you are not limited). More advanced students can jump into paint and mixed media.  The emphasis will be placed on attempting to communicate different emotional qualities on the same random object of your choosing. More details will be provided once you sign up, or feel free to email me with questions. Call 508-362-2909 to request email.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Sophisticatedly Simple B&W Printmaking w/ Tom Bollinger 1/9-30

Sophisticatedly Simple B&W Printmaking w/ Tom Bollinger 1/9-30

January 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Sophisticatedly Simple B&W Printmaking
Instructor: Tom Bollinger
Day: Tuesdays (4 classes) Beginning January 9
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Price: Members $220/Non-Members $230 (Includes $45 material fee)

An Introduction to 21st Century Black and White Fine Art Lightroom Printing … 
Keeping it Simple is the name of the game! With an introduction to basic elements of black and white fine art printing,  Learn a simple yet sophisticated approach to creating powerful black and white images. Using easy to follow techniques and concepts to create strong monochromatic images. Students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to create and build a powerful black and white portfolio.
Creating satisfying and consistent prints with digital technology involves much more than just hitting the print button. This hands-on 4-week course covers the fundamentals of Lightroom image editing, including RAW conversion, localized adjustments, color to black-and-white conversions, plugins as well as printer profile management, & driver settings.
The hands on workshop classes are assignment based as well as working with existing image collections. Students will need a laptop, a basic knowledge of Lightroom and a few plugins to participate in the class.  All participants will finish with three 8 x 10 images in 16 x 20 fine art mats suitable for framing and gallery display.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Scarf and Coaster Stamp Design 1/9

Scarf and Coaster Stamp Design 1/9

January 9, 2018 2:00 pm

Tue. Jan. 9, 2-4 p.m. Fee-$10 plus $5 materials paid to instructor
Scarves are a beautiful accent to any outfit and you can never have too many!  In this class, Katri Mullaly of Sisukat Designs, will teach you how to design and create your own, unique scarf that is very stylish and completely washable.  An added bonus to this class is designing and creating drink coasters with marbled tile and rubber stamps. This class is limited to 15 people and registration is required.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Acrylic Painting with Ann 1/9-2/20

Acrylic Painting with Ann 1/9-2/20

January 9, 2018 4:00 pm

Tue. Jan. 9-Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m. Fee-$60
Interested in learning how to paint? This fun class with instructor Ann DesRoches will be an opportunity to build a painting from composition, color mixing and technique. Each week will be new so come and learn to paint in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Supplies will be provided for at $15 per person paid to the instructor.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Intro to Photoshop w/ John Tunney 1/9-30

Intro to Photoshop w/ John Tunney 1/9-30

January 9, 2018 6:00 pm

Intro to Photoshop
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Tuesdays (4 classes) Beginning January 9th
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Members $125/Non-Members $140
Learn the essential tools and techniques needed to edit your photos and make them look their best. The class will cover selection tools, tonal adjustments (brightness/contrast, levels, shadow/highlights, etc.), cropping, cloning, touch up techniques, layers and workflow. We will also explore image alteration and manipulation and and some of the more creative functions that can help generate new ideas and take your work to a new level. It is strongly recommended that you bring a laptop loaded with either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Materials-
A laptop pre-loaded with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and basic computer skills. Bring 1-3 unedited images in jpeg or RAW format.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 1/10-2/14

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 1/10-2/14

January 10, 2018 9:15 am

Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes) Beginning January 10
Time: 9:15-12:30pm
Price:Sold Out!
You have the basic skills, you can paint what something “looks” like with relative ease, but now it’s time to expand your artistic vocabulary and that comes through experimentation. We often fall into patterns of working and develop limiting beliefs of what painting is “supposed to be”. I will challenge those beliefs and ask you questions to help you figure out that direction your work wants to go in. All mediums are welcome and there is also a press so print-making techniques can be explored and incorporated.
Materials-

  Bring 5 paintings to the first class that you feel are consistent with your work: 2 of these should be pieces that you feel have problems but have potential that you would like to explore further.
  Additional materials will be discussed during the first class but will include the following: sheets of gessoed paper or canvas NOT stretched to a specific size. Gessoed paper or canvas can be taped to a board to work on. It is important that the shape is not predetermined so that we can experiment more freely with composition.
  Bring painting/drawing supplies, oil, acrylic, pastels. Those using oils should bring liquin or a similar glazing medium a transparent burnt umber and raw sienna for glazing- Acrylic artists should bring gloss medium varnish, a gel medium and an optional matt medium varnish. Pastelists should consider working in mixed media with acrylic/oil or watercolor.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Digital Photography w/ Susan Simon 1/10-2/7

Intro to Digital Photography w/ Susan Simon 1/10-2/7

January 10, 2018 10:00 am

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: Susan Simon
Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks) Beginning January 10
Time: 10:00am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $135 /Non-Members $150
Photography is painting with light.  This class will cover the keys to improving your digital photography skills and getting comfortable with your camera’s controls.  We’ll cover the basics of the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) and discuss how to adjust each for different shooting situations and to create different artistic effects. We’ll review some principals of good composition as they relate to photography and some basics of post processing in the computer.  Classes will include some photo assignments and critique sessions focused on how to improve your pictures during and after capture.
Materials-
Needed for class: a digital camera, preferably a DSLR, and a flash drive with 5-10 pictures on it.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 1/10-2/14

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 1/10-2/14

January 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Trust the Process!
(All Levels Welcome | For Pastels, Oils and Acrylics)
Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning January 10
Time: 1:00-3:30pm
Price: Members $125/Non-Members $140


Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting.  This class, for Pastels, Oils or Acrylics will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach, get creative and trust the process!!
Materials-
(Pastels) Bring a full box of soft pastels. Do not bring oil pastels! Or bring Oils or Acrylics
  As many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank. Color range and values are more important than size of sticks. Let me know if your new to pastel, so I can email you some inexpensive starter set suggestions to purchase.
  Hard Pastels – NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, BUT VERY HELPFUL
(Paper) Sanded pastel paper –
  to start off I recomend using Uart 400 or 500 grade… which is available at Woodruff’s in Mashpee Commons. Mention my class to get 10% off any art supplies
(Other Materials)

  Sketch pad, Graphite pencil (4B or 6B,)
  Black sharpie
  Ruler
  1 sheet of foamcore for your “backing board” to work on an inexpensive 1” flat wash brush
  Old towel or sheet for under your easel
  Container for water
  Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%
(YOUR OWN photographs)
Select images that have nice BIG simple shapes with strong light and shadow.
  Bring as many as you’d like and we can go thru them to find some great
  compositions.

Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 1/10-2/14

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 1/10-2/14

January 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning January 10
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Price: Members $96/Non-Members $126
Find out why acrylic is the hottest trend in making art. Become familiar with the techniques of this exciting medium. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Learn to use these expressive mediums to bring light and life to your paintings, and most importantly, bring sense of self to your work.


Materials-

(Acrylic Paint colors)

  Titanium White
  Cadmium Yellow
  Cadmium Orange Light
  Cadmium Red Deep
  Ultramarine Blue
  Phthalo Blue (green shade)
  Phthalo Green (blue shade)
  Burnt Sienna
  Dioxazine Purple

(Other Materials)

  Primed Canvas or primed Masonite Board
  Medium Grade Acrylic or Oil Paint Brushes, # 2, #6, #8, #10, #12 to start
  *(A.C. Moore and Michaels have good inexpensive brushes. Do not buy the lowest quality brushes. They fall apart in your painting.)
  Palette- I use an inexpensive “Glad” plastic covered casserole container, approximately 9” X 12” (Grocery store) with an 8” X 11” “Miracle Sponge” (A.C. Moore)
  Pallette Paper or Parchment Paper (Grocery store) cut to size

Misc. Supplies-

  Scissors
  Pencil
  Paper Towels
  Container for water
  Several of your own photos (no magazine cuttings!) to use for reference, or objects for still life

The object here is to put together good, mid-grade supplies at a minimal cost.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 1/11-2/15

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 1/11-2/15

January 11, 2018 9:30 am

One on One Painting
Instructor: Sean Cassidy
Day: Thursdays (6 weeks) Beginning January 11
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
This course is for the beginner or the advanced beginner. Students will be asked to work from still life and from photographic reference of their choice. The goal is to understand how “to see” the world in a new way and learn to express that through the medium of oil painting. Sean will give individual instruction to you as he walks around to critique your work and give individual attention.

Materials-
The class will start with a basic palette to help you understand color mixing. As we progress you may add to your palette. Note: It is important to have your photographic reference for the first class, so we can talk about how you will use that reference and/or if you may need additional photo reference to help your work.

Oil paints: White, black, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium or crimson red medium, emerald green, or hookers green, burnt sienna, burnt umber, and raw sienna.

Mediums: Odorless paint thinner, Optional – Liqiun medium. Bring a can/jar to transport used mediums.

Canvas: One small (8×10 or 9 x12) canvas for the first still life exercise. One medium size painting surfaces of your choice (16″x20″ or any other medium size canvas).

Brushes for oils: #1 round, #3 or #4 round, and #6 or #8 flat.

Palette: plastic or aluminum tray, or tear off Paper palette pad.

Miscellaneous: Jar or can for your paint thinner, pencils, erasers, rags, paper (sketch pad), portfolio or box for transporting wet paintings.

Photograph: Bring in various quality photographs of subjects you wish to paint. Also you may bring in a picture of an artist you would like to create a study from.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Lightroom (Classic CC) w/ Betty Wiley1/11-2/15

Intro to Lightroom (Classic CC) w/ Betty Wiley1/11-2/15

January 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Intro to Lightroom (Classic CC)
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Thursdays (6 classes) Beginning January 11
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This is a 6 week introductory course on using Lightroom Classic CC. Over the 6 week period, students will learn how to import and organize images in Lightroom Classic CC as well as how to develop images and use the other features in this popular editing program.  This course is ideal for beginners through intermediate users or those who want a refresher on how to use the software.
Because we all learn by doing, students are encouraged to bring laptops to class (note that students will need to be familiar with how to use a computer and be able to navigate to folders on their hard drive).  Students will need to have a fairly recent version of Lightroom (preferably Lightroom CLassic CC, although any version after 5.0 is ok) installed and running on their computers. This class will be hands-on and will be focused on the features in Lightroom Clssic CC; however most of the course material will also be applicable to Lightroom Version 5 and 6.
During this course, the student will also learn tips and tricks for keeping their Lightroom catalogs organized so images can be found quickly and easily as well as how to optimize images to their fullest potential.
Overview of class schedule and summary of the topics that will be covered each week:
Week 1: Lightroom Classic CC overview and introduction to the library module.
Week 2: Library module: importing images into Lightroom Classic CC, adding images to the Lightroom catalog, file structure and organization, selecting images for editing, and keywording.
Week 3: Develop module: developing images using the features available in Lightroom Classic CC as well as using presets and collections
Week 4: Map and Book modules
Week 5: Slideshow and print modules
Week 6: Putting it all together…course review of Lightroom Classic CC from start to finish and course wrap-up.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 1/12-2/16

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 1/12-2/16

January 12, 2018 9:30 am

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Fridays (6 weeks) Beginning January 12
Time: 9:30-12:00Noon
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work.
Materials-
(Acrylic Paint colors)

  Titanium White
  Cadmium Yellow
  Cadmium Orange Light
  Cadmium Red Deep
  Ultramarine Blue
  Phthalo Blue (green shade)
  Phthalo Green (blue shade)
  Burnt Sienna
  Dioxazine Purple

(Other Materials)

  Primed Canvas or primed Masonite Board
  Medium Grade Acrylic or Oil Paint Brushes, # 2, #6, #8, #10, #12 to start
  *(A.C. Moore and Michaels have good inexpensive brushes. Do not buy the lowest quality brushes. They fall apart in your painting.)
  Palette- I use an inexpensive “Glad” plastic covered casserole container, approximately 9” X 12” (Grocery store) with an 8” X 11” “Miracle Sponge” (A.C. Moore)
  Pallette Paper or Parchment Paper (Grocery store) cut to size
Misc. Supplies-

  Scissors
  Pencil
  Paper Towels
  Container for water
  Several of your own photos (no magazine cuttings!) to use for reference, or objects for still life

The object here is to put together good, mid-grade supplies at a minimal cost.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard 1/12-2/9

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard 1/12-2/9

January 12, 2018 9:30 am

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques
Instructor: Karen Pinard
Day: Fridays (5 classes) Beginning January 12
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $92/Non-Members $116

**$20 material fee (optional)**

(Limited to 8 students)
This course is designed for students interested in learning the methods, various techniques, and materials associated with watercolor. Each week will feature different aspects of this medium. Color theory and basic methods will be reviewed in the first class.
Materials-
  There are no Material Fees. Instructor will have paper and paint available at discounted/bulk pricing. Winsor Newton paint bulk purchased discounted as well.
  Using coupons at AC Moore and Michael’s works, but best pricing is online at Jerry’s Artarama, Dick Blick, or CHeap Joes.
Paint:
  Warm and cool of the basic primaries in Professional Grades. Instructor uses Winsor Newton
  Winsor yellow or Lemon yellow
  Cadium yellow pale or Cadium yellow
  Permanent rose
  Cadium red
  Cerulean blue
  Ultra-marine blue
  Raw sienna

  Paper:
  Using the best materials is part of the successful journey in watercolor
  Cold press 140lb weight- can be purchased as single sheets, or in blocks. Instructor will have sheets available at discount (bulk) pricing for those students bringing their own supplies.

  Other:
  2 clear containers for water
  3 brushes- (round #5 or #6, round #10 or #12, a 1″ flat)
  Viva paper towels
  Pencil
  Kneaded eraser
  Palette
  notebook for ckass notes and sketching
  Support for watercolor paper
  Blue painter’s tape

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Photography II w/ John Tunney 1/13-2/17

Photography II w/ John Tunney 1/13-2/17

January 13, 2018 9:30 am

Photography II
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Saturdays (5 classes) Beginning January 13 (No class Feb. 3)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This class is for anyone who has taken the Introduction to Photography Class or has similar experience. We’ll delve more deeply into some of the topics covered in the Intro Class, such as the use of depth of field and shutter speed as compositional tools, light and lighting, and composition and the art of seeing. We’ll have shooting time in each class to practice different types of photography, including still life, portrait, landscape and close-up photography. Each week will also include a critique session to review homework assignments. The goal is to help you take your photography to the next level and get you consistently shooting high quality images. You should have experience using your DSLR camera and able to do some basic image editing (Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom is preferred, but editors such as iPhoto, Picassa, etc. are fine).

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Valentine Treasure Box or Tray Decoupage Workshop 1/18 and 1/25

Valentine Treasure Box or Tray Decoupage Workshop 1/18 and 1/25

January 18, 2018 10:00 am

Thu. Jan 18 & 25, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Registration Required-Free
Bring a box (i.e. cigar box, wine box, unfinished box or wooden tray from craft store), photos, keys, odd pieces of jewelry, buttons, charms, scrabble pieces, old valentine cards, beloved recipes…anything heart or love related. Susan Fernald from Home Instead Senior Care will guide students to create and be inspired. She will have examples for inspiration for any beginner or experienced “decoupagers”.  Limited to 12 so sign up early. Students must be able to attend BOTH workshops.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony 1/20 and 1/21 2018

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony  1/20 and 1/21 2018

January 20, 2018 11:35 am

Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn, the father of the symphony. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
“Haydn created all our music, he gave one symphony after another to the world.” Johannes Brahms, 1896
Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn so much, he kept a bust of the great master in his bedroom. Haydn was known as the father of the symphony – plus, he helped invent the string quartet. Cape Symphony’s star string principals will present the Haydn string quartet nicknamed “The Sunrise.”  A century later, Brahms wrote “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” in tribute to the admired composer.  Brahms is known for creating extraordinarily passionate melodies and intricate rhythms such as those you’ll hear in his Symphony No. 3. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.
Saturday 01/20/18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday 01/21/18 at 3:00 pm

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Repurpose Old Jewelry, Create a New Design 1/23

Repurpose Old Jewelry, Create a New Design 1/23

January 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Tue. Dec.12, 2-3:30 p.m. Fee-$10
Tue. Jan 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Fee-$10
Give new life your old jewelry!  Everyone has that secret stash of jewelry that is old, broken, or just plain not your style, but you just can’t part with it. Why not re-purpose it and make something wonderful from its parts for yourself, or as a gift for someone else! Bring in any old jewelry and Instructor Kim Rumberger will help you repair and redesign pieces using new stringing materials and other embellishments. Learn new techniques that you can use in the future. A materials fee will be charge by the instructor.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Acrylic Art for the Beginner with Sue Carey 1/25

Acrylic Art for the Beginner with Sue Carey  1/25

January 25, 2018 10:00 am

Thu. Jan. 25-Mar. 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee-$60
Thu. Jan. 25-Mar. 1, 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Fee-$60

This step-by-step class in acrylics is designed for the beginner and those who need a refresher. The instructor will create a painting with the class, guiding each person in each stroke as you move forward to completing an original piece of artwork you will bring home at the end of the class.
Instructor is Susan Carey.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Re-Touching with Photoshop w/ John Tunney 1/27/2018

Re-Touching with Photoshop w/ John Tunney 1/27/2018

January 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Re-Touching with Photoshop
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Saturday, January 27
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Price: Members $70/Non-Members $90

Photoshop is the most powerful and useful editing tool available to optimize your photographs. In this afternoon hands-on workshop you will learn to use Photoshop’s rich assortment of editing tools to correct problem images and give your landscapes, scenics and portraits a new level of finish. You’ll learn techniques to remove sensor dust, power lines, lens flare and other distractions; move people, skies and other elements; add “pop”  and dimension and more.

Who should take this workshop?
Lightroom users who want to add Photoshop or Elements to their tool kit. Photoshop and Elements users who want to deepen their understanding and of Photoshop.

What to Bring?
A laptop already loaded with Photoshop or Elements (the latest versions are recommended).

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Cape Cod Winterscapes w/ John Tunney 2/2-4 2018

Cape Cod Winterscapes w/ John Tunney 2/2-4 2018

February 2 - 4, 2018

Cape Cod Winterscapes
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Friday-Sunday, February 2-4

Time: Varies
Price: Members $225/Non-Members $275
Workshop begins at 6:00pm on Friday, February 3 with a short classroom session.
Winter on Cape Cod is a unique time with special photo opportunities. The tourists and part time residents are gone. Many businesses are closed. Beaches, harbors and streets are empty. In this unique workshop, we will explore Cape Cod’s winterscapes–everything from the natural beauty of the beaches and marshes to shuttered business and deserted harbors and streets. We’ll also take advantage of the shorter day-light hours to experiment with low light photography, shooting some scenes at twilight and beyond.Along the way we’ll work on winter shooting tips, how to improve your eye by “seeing” a scene, low light photography and editing techniques to get your pictures looking their best.
We’ll begin Friday evening at 6PM with some pizza and a short classroom session. We then start early on Saturday morning and keep going until evening.  There will be a classroom and critique break midday. Sunday will begin early with shooting until about noon and then a critique and wrap-up in the afternoon. Classroom sessions will include editing tips with Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom. The sessions will be held at the Cape Cod Art Association on Main Street, Barnstable Village.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

February 17, 2018 11:41 am

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor  
LaKisha Jones, Vocals
Anne Runolfsson, Vocals
Rob Evan, Vocals

Stars of Broadway join us for a high-energy evening of hits from rock- and pop-inspired musicals.  You’ll hear your favorite songs from such popular shows as Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Rent, Jersey Boys, and Phantom of the Opera.  These talented singers have appeared on the Broadway stage in Phantom, The Color Purple, and Jekyll and Hyde, among others, and recorded critically acclaimed albums as solo artists and, in Rob Evan’s case, as part of the multi-platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You’ll hum “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” soar with “Defying Gravity,” and have the time of your life with “Dancing Queen”!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Masterpiece 4 - Impressions of Don Quixote with The Cape Cod Symphony 4/7 and 4/8

Masterpiece 4 - Impressions of Don Quixote with The Cape Cod Symphony 4/7 and 4/8

April 7, 2018 11:45 am

Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Zuill Bailey, Cello
Philip Lima, Baritone

One of the most whimsical and charming figures of all time, Don Quixote is an ordinary man who imagines he’s a brave knight battling giants and winning fair maidens.  He inspired many artists through the centuries, including three very different interpretations featured in this show. Joining us will be the passionate and dynamic 2017 GRAMMY-winning cellist Zuill Bailey, representing Don Quixote in a tone poem by Richard Strauss. You’ll also hear Telemann’s “Don Quixote Suite,” a Baroque take on the story.  Dramatic baritone Philip Lima will perform the role of Don Quixote in Ravel’s song cycle “Don Quixote to Dulcinea,” singing of his love for his perfect lady, praying for her to be blessed, and ending with a boisterous drinking song.  Come dream impossible dreams with us!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street, Hyannis