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Program and performance dates and times are subject to change or cancel without notice.

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January 2018 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voices of Poetry: The Big Muddy at Sturgis Library 1/23

Voices of Poetry: The Big Muddy at Sturgis Library 1/23

January 23, 2018

Sturgis Library is pleased to host an evening of great poetry & music on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive (& other more recent conflicts).

This FREE poetry & music event will feature a trio of exceptional poets: Doug Anderson, Howie Faerstein & Eric Wasileski. We will also have music by Black Whydah Trio (comprised of John Best, Jean Alitz Sagara & Ellen Watters Sullivan), who will perform the World Premiere of John Best’s composition, based on the poem/prose piece The War Prayer by Mark Twain, with narration by poet/poetry organizer Neil Silberblatt.

 

Location: Sturgis Library at 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Acrylic Art for the Beginner with Sue Carey 1/25

Acrylic Art for the Beginner with Sue Carey  1/25

January 25, 2018

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

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