A historic village with modern twist, there is plenty to do in the Barnstable Village Cultural District, a charming seaside village on the north side of Barnstable. A balance between colonial history and 21st century flair, the district is filled with historical buildings, quaint shops, working artist studios and galleries, locally-owned shops, musical and theater groups, and restaurants. The original county seat, the Greek Revival county courthouse (3195 Main Street) is built of Cape Cod granite.  On the front lawn, bronze sculptures of Mercy Otis Warren and John Otis stand tall.

The district  is steps away from Barnstable Harbor, a spectacular backdrop with its working waterfront and panoramic views of Sandy Neck Beach and Lighthouse. Visitors can learn about the harbor and beaches on an eco-tour or whale watcher tour where spotting whales along with seals and dolphins is always a treat.

Step back in time on a self-guided walking tour of sea captain and patriot homes from the 1600's; meet Smithy, a working blacksmith who will share stories about the inmates at the old jail and U.S. Customs House, now home to the U.S. Coast Guard Heritage Museum. Take a guided nighttime ghost walk through the centuries-old graveyard if you dare, led by storytellers from Tales of Cape Cod; or find your genealogical history with archives dating back to colonial times at Sturgis Library, the oldest library building in the United States. From community theater at Barnstable Comedy Club, outdoor concerts, lectures and gallery tours; chatting with the local potter while he creates right before your eyes, or taking part in one of several festivals. Throughout the year the district provides a full day of arts and cultural attractions, experiences, and memories.

Barnstable Historical Society Museum

Barnstable Historical Society Museum

Located in the heart of historic Barnstable Village, 3087 Main Street, Barnstable

The Museum displays early portraits of local sea captains, maritime memorabilia and several rooms with early memroabilia and collections.

Admission is free.

Off season hours call to schedule an appointment to visit the museum or email :  508-362-2982  or info@barnstablehistory.org

 

Barnstable Village Civic Association

Barnstable Village 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.

 

Barnstable Village Historical Map and self guided walking tour

Barnstable Village Historical Map and self guided walking tour

A self guided walking tour in historic Barnstable Village.

Trace history as you stroll through the self-guided tour, and experience the rich historical heritage of this area on the Old King’s Highway.  Walk from the Barnstable House, just beyond Rendezvous Lane to the Unitarian Church and cemeteries, start at any point on the map and follow in either direction. It traces the evolution of the area, hopefully creating a picture of what life was like here in its early history. 

Free maps are available at Cape Cod Art Association, area Barnstable Village businesses and online.  

 

Cape Cod Art Association and Photography Center of Cape Cod

Cape Cod Art Association and Photography Center of Cape Cod

An organization dedication to promoting the creation and appreciation of visual art and artists.   The CCAA includes a gift shop, two galleries for monthly exhibitions and two studios for classes, demonstrations and workshops in a variety of art media.  

3480 Main St., Barnstable

 

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm is a Certified Organic Farm located along historic Route 6A in Barnstable Village.

The farm specializes in growing organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and native grasses used in land restoration and breed and raise Heritage Breed Pigs for pork. 

 

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Features items and information covering the history of the Life Saving Service as it existed on Cape Cod. Greeting visitors onsite is also the "Village Smithy", part of the Old Jail House, America's oldest wooden jail and museum.

 

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Nature center and trails on Barnstable Harbor.  Year-round and seasonal programs, including kayaking, aquatic exploration cruises, tours of Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands, Barnstable Harbor excursions, and other water-based programming.  Also has a Nature Play Area, butterfly mosaic trail, and bee observation hive. 

 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639.   His tomb stil sits in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family. 

Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop orLathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was among the first settlers of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called "Freedom of Religion"). This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people.

 

Tales of Cape Cod

Tales of Cape Cod

One of the first organizations in the country to preserve oral history, via the tape recording of interviews with old time Cape Codders. Tales of Cape Cod preserves and disseminates Cape Cod's unique history in many ways with special events held throughout the year, historical lectures, and re-enactments.

 

Upcoming events in Barnstable Village

Community Accupuncture at Sturgis Library 10/18

Community Accupuncture at Sturgis Library 10/18

October 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Sturgis Library Presents Community Acupuncture with Diana DiGioia
October 18 4-5:45 PM

There’s plenty of data supporting wider inclusion of alternative modalities such as acupuncture in our health care system.  What’s been lacking in most cases is a way to pay for them.
Licensed Acupuncturist Diana Di Gioia has been an activist in the movement for affordable, community style acupuncture clinics for more than ten years. She’ll discuss her experience in her own clinic, areas in which acupuncture is most effective, and the work being done, both locally and nationally, to broaden access to treatment.  She’ll also give an acupuncture demonstration and answer your questions about acupuncture treatment.

Admission is free, but registration is appreciated. Call the library at 508-362-6636, email sturgislibrary@comcast.net, or register using the form on our website.

 

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

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night w/ Mark Bowie 10/19-22

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night w/ Mark Bowie 10/19-22

October 19, 2017 9:00 am

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night
Instructor: Mark Bowie
Day: October 19-22
Time: Times Vary (starts 10/19 6:00pm, ends 10/22 12noon)
Price: Members $330/ Non-Members $400

With intricate details in the landscape and sky — from the brilliant orange-golds of sunrise to the theatrical colors of sunset, the luminous blues of twilight and the otherworldy light of midnight — the latest digital technologies allow photographers to push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera.  Creative vision and good field craft are also paramount to creating compelling images.  In this power-packed workshop, professional nature photographer Mark Bowie will examine in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to create expressive imagery.  He’ll also share processing techniques to convey the desired effect.
Mark will lead day and night photography field sessions to some of the Cape’s finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, marshes, woods, lighthouses and fishing villages.  During indoor instructional sessions, he’ll explore the beautiful interaction of light and subject that speaks to somewhere deep within us.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

All New England Exhibit and Sale Opening Reception 10/19

All New England Exhibit and Sale Opening Reception 10/19

October 19, 2017 5:00 pm

All New England Exhibit and Sale
October 16th through November 12th
Opening Reception October 19th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
This annual open juried exhibit aims to honor the wonderful and vast
region of New England from the shores of Cape Cod to the mountains of
Vermont. Stop by the Cape Cod Art Association to see this Amazing show.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Art of Landscape Photography: South Shore w/ Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron 10/20-22

Art of Landscape Photography: South Shore w/ Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron 10/20-22

October 20, 2017 9:00 am

Instructors: Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron
Day: Friday-Sunday, October 20-22
Time: Varies
Price: Members $325/Non-Members $375
Location: Hotel 1620, Plymouth Waterfront
Explore the South Shore from Minot Beach in Scituate to Ellisville Harbor in Manomet and find autumn color at it’s peak in cranberry bogs, salt marshes and woodland shores.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 9/22-10/27

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor  9/22-10/27

October 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Open Studio with Model
Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays (No class Black Friday & Dec 22-Jan 5)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in

CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING…. OPEN STUDIO W/ A MODEL WILL BE BACK STARTING SEPTEMBER 8!!!

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 02630

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 9/18-10/27

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 9/18-10/27

October 21, 2017 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
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz


 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA 02630

Oil Painting with a limited palette (Beginner/Intermediate) w/ George Scribner 10/21

Oil Painting with a limited palette (Beginner/Intermediate) w/ George Scribner  10/21

October 21, 2017 9:30 am

Oil Painting with a Limited Palette (for Beginners/Intermediate)
At the Yarmouth-Port Fire House
Instructor: George Scribner
Day: Saturday, October 21
Time: 9:30am-3:3opm
Price: Members $145/Non-Members $165
This is a beginning to intermediate oil painting workshop (OK if you prefer acrylics). Using a basic set of supplies and a limited palette of colors, a simple step by step approach to oil painting will be reviewed… from simple drawing tips to mixing a full range of colors using a limited set of colors.
What will be covered:
  Materials- what you need and don’t need to begin
  What is the center interest to your painting
  Tips for drawing on your canvas
  The power of values- the underlying structure of every good painting
Location:  Yarmouth-port Fire Station (Meeting Room), 340 RT. 6A

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Sturgis Library Pottery and Sale 10/16-10/21

Sturgis Library Pottery and Sale 10/16-10/21

October 21, 2017 10:51 am

We will be holding a pottery and dishware sale the week of Monday, October 16th through Saturday, October 21st, 2017.  Pottery, dishware, and kitchenware of all kinds will be available, including plates, bowls, mugs, vases, glasses, pitchers, casseroles, platters and decorative pieces.  A number of the pieces were made by local potters.
We are accepting donations of gently used or new pottery and dishware through October 14th.  We are particularly interested in handmade pieces.  Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours.  Don’t forget to ask for a donation card to use for tax purposes.  And plan to stop by and shop the week of October 16th!  Everything will be priced to sell, and all proceeds go directly toward enhancing programs and services. 
If you have any questions, call Lucy at 508-362-6636 or email her at sturgislibrary@comcast.net.

 

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

Barnstable Village self guided walking tour daily

Barnstable Village self guided walking tour daily

October 21, 2017 12:00 pm

A self guided walking tour in historic Barnstable Village.

Trace history as you stroll through the self-guided tour, and experience the rich historical heritage of this area on the Old King’s Highway.  Walk from the Barnstable House, just beyond Rendezvous Lane to the Unitarian Church and cemeteries, start at any point on the map and follow in either direction. It traces the evolution of the area, hopefully creating a picture of what life was like here in its early history.

Free maps are available at Cape Cod Art Association, area Barnstable Village businesses and online.

 

Location: Barnstable Village Rt. 6A

Them Bones: Facing the Dead in Paris and Rome at Sturgis Library 10/24

Them Bones: Facing the Dead in Paris and Rome at Sturgis Library 10/24

October 24, 2017 6:30 pm

Them Bones with Greg Williams
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Them Bones: Facing the Dead in Paris and Rome
Join Library Trustee Greg Williams as he takes us on a dark tour of Paris and Rome just in time for the spooky season.  “Dark” tourism (aka “thanotourism) is the practice of touring sites like graveyards and places associated with death or the dead, like the Catacombs in Paris or the Capuchin Crypt in Rome. Greg has stories to tell and images to share about famous sites around these cities that you may want to visit on your next trip abroad (or maybe you just want to listen from the safety of the Lowell Room at Sturgis Library.)
Admission is free.  Registration is appreciated.
Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or register via email at sturgislibrary@comcast.net.  You may also register online using the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/them-bones-with-greg-williams/ .

 

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

Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll 10/28

Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll 10/28

October 28, 2017 4:30 pm

Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll
Starts at 4:30 PM on the County Courthouse Complex
All are welcome.  The Barnstable Village Association looks forward to enjoying their community, young and old, celebrating their creativity, individuality and community spirit.

 

Location: County Complex Main St.

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop w/ Adria Arch 10/29

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop w/ Adria Arch  10/29

October 29, 2017 10:00 am

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop
Instructor: Adria Arch
Day: Sunday, October 29
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Price: $125
Monoprinting has been around for a long time, and is a well known technique used by Degas, Picasso, and Matisse. Learn the basics of monoprinting (a one of kind print), using acrylic paints on the new, easy to use Gelli Plate, while discovering the qualities of transparent paints, color mixing, and composition. You’ll learn how to print with several colors to create depth and richness, work in a series, and how to make and use your own stencils. Gelli plates and paints provided, students will need a pad of white 11″ x 14″ drawing paper, blue painters’ tape and paper towels.
Gelli Plate Printing Workshop Instructor: Adria Arch Day: Sunday, October 29 Time: 10:00am-3:00pm Price: $125 Monoprinting has been around for a long time, and is a well known technique used by Degas, Picasso, and Matisse. Learn the basics of monoprinting (a one of kind print), using acrylic paints on the new, easy to use Gelli Plate, while discovering the qualities of transparent paints, color mixing, and composition. You’ll learn how to print with several colors to create depth and richness, work in a series, and how to make and use your own stencils. Gelli plates and paints provided, students will need a pad of white 11″ x 14″ drawing paper, blue painters’ tape and paper towels. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12.
Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, Ma.

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 10/30-12/4

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 9:00 am

Watercolor
Instructor: Robert Mesrop
Day: Mondays (6 classes) Beginning October 30th
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 10/30-12/8

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies  10/30-12/8

October 30, 2017 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
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 10/30-12/4

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 9:30 am

One on One Painting
Instructor: Sean Cassidy
Day: Mondays (6 weeks) Beginning October 30th
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 10/30-12/4

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney  10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning October 30th
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

Putting the Fine in Your Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Singer 10/30-12/4

Putting the Fine in Your Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Singer  10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 6:30 pm

Putting the Fine in Fine Art Photography
Instructor: Bob Singer
Day: Mondays (6 classes) Beginning October 30th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Price: Members $150/Non-Members $180
Based on Bob’s highly acclaimed “Putting the Fine into Your Fine Art Photography” presentation, this workshop-style Monday evening class helps you expand your repertoire of digital capture and digital darkroom techniques to more fully realize the image you’ve visualized. This is a true hand-on “you do it” class under Bob’s guidance and instruction so you’ll need your own computer with image editing software to work on your own visualized ideals or images.
This hands-on photography workshop is for immediate and advanced photographers.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 10/31-12/5

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 10/31-12/5

October 31, 2017 9:30 am

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Beginning October 31-December 5
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Watercolors w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

Watercolors w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

October 31, 2017 12:30 pm

Watercolors
Location: Yarmouthport Fire House, 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31-December 5
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168

This is a class designed for those who enjoy exploring all aspects of creating a watercolor painting. Susan will take you through the entire process from beginning with preliminary sketches, compositional decisions, color mixing and selection, to a variety of watercolor techniques. Students will work from a variety of subject matter including botanicals, still life, and landscape. Drawing experience helpful. All levels welcome. **The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class**

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 11/1-12/6

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch  11/1-12/6

November 1, 2017 1:00 pm

Trust the Process!
(All Levels Welcome | For Pastels, Oils and Acrylics)
Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning November 1st (No Class 11/22)
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!!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 11/1-12/06

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith  11/1-12/06

November 1, 2017 6:00 pm

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning November 1st
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 11/1-12/6

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin  11/1-12/6

November 1 - 6, 2017

Experimental Masters
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes) Beginning November 1st (No Class 11/22)
Time: 9:15-12:00Noon
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Pre-Holiday Book Sale November 2- 4 at Sturgis Library

Pre-Holiday Book Sale November 2- 4 at Sturgis Library

November 2, 2017 5:00 pm

The Book Fair will feature books, gift items, and more from two of our favorite local booksellers—Books by the Sea in Centerville and Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich. They will be offering a wide variety of books for adults, young adults, and children, and unique gift items for booklovers young and old. A percentage of every purchase benefits Sturgis Library.
In addition to the Book Fair, our own used Book Shop will be well-stocked, and we will be offering a large variety of holiday and winter books to get you in the mood for the season.
Book Fair schedule:
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm
Early-bird wine and cheese reception and a chance to be the first to shop. Admission to the reception is $10.
Friday, November 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10 am to 4 pm

Admission on Friday and Saturday is free.

 

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

Pre Holiday Book Fair - Sturgis Public Library 11/2-11/3

Pre Holiday Book Fair - Sturgis Public Library  11/2-11/3

November 2, 2017 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our
Pre-Holiday Book Fair this November! 
The Book Fair will feature books, gift items, and more from three of our favorite booksellers—Books by the Sea in Centerville, Isaiah Thomas Books and Prints in Cotuit, and Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich.  They will be offering a wide variety of new, collectible, and antiquarian books for adults, young adults, and children, and unique gift items for booklovers young and old.  A percentage of every purchase benefits Sturgis Library.
In addition to the Book Fair, our own used Book Shop will be well-stocked, including a large variety of holiday and winter books to get you in the mood for the season.
The Book Fair will kick off on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM with an early-bird wine and cheese reception and a chance to be the first to shop.  Admission to the reception is $10.  The Book Fair will continue from 10-5 on Friday, November 3rd and 10-4 on Saturday November 4th.  Admission on Friday and Saturday is free.

 

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

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard 11/3-12/8

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard  11/3-12/8

November 3, 2017 9:30 am

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques
Instructor: Karen Pinard
Day: Fridays (5 classes) Beginning November 3rd (No class 11/24)
Time: 9:30am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $92/Non-Members $116
(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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 11/3-12/8

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor  11/3-12/8

November 3, 2017 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

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 11/3-12/8

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 11/3-12/8

November 3 - 8, 2017

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Fridays (6 weeks) Beginning November 3rd (No class 11/24)
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Click! 2017 Photography Conference 11/4

Click! 2017 Photography Conference 11/4

November 4, 2017 9:00 am

Click! 2017 Photography Conference
with Kathleen Clemons
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 9am – 4pm
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Join us for Click! 2017 featuring fine-art photographer Kathleen Clemons, plus Lisa & Tom Cuchara, Mike Goodman, Andy Howard,  Jurgen Lobert, Arthur Rainville, Bob Singer, John Tunney, Jim Pennypacker, Shiv Verma, David Wells, Betty Wiley and Ron Wilson.
14 instructors, 28 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.

 

Location: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/4

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal   11/4

November 4, 2017 9:30 am

Wet into Wet (watercolor)
Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
Day: Saturday, November 4
Time: 9:30-3:30
Price: Members $95/Non-Members $125
Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting flowers. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/04

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/04

November 4 - 24, 2017

Wet into Wet (watercolor)
Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
Day: Saturday, November 4
Time: 9:30-3:30
Price: Members $95/Non-Members $125
Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting flowers. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/7

Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/7

November 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Photoshop: Masks & Layers
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Tuesday, November 7
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Price: Members $70/Non-members $90
Understanding layers and masks in Photoshop
Layers and masks are powerful tools in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and can really be described as the heart and soul in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  This evening workshop is designed to demystify layers and masks in Photoshop and Elements and you will see the many ways that these tools can be used in your editing workflow.  Layers and masks are really quite simple to use.
This will be a hands-on class where you will bring your own laptop and work on sample images, step-by-step.  The goal is for you to leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to use layers and masks.  A handout will be provided to workshop attendees.
This class is geared toward those who have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (versions that support the use of layers).  Students should have some familiarity with either program although proficiency is not required.  This is not a computer class however and students will need to know how to access files and navigate the computer.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

November 14 Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/14

November 14 Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley  11/14

November 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Photoshop: Masks & Layers
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Price: Members $70/Non-members $90

Understanding layers and masks in Photoshop

Layers and masks are powerful tools in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and can really be described as the heart and soul in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  This evening workshop is designed to demystify layers and masks in Photoshop and Elements and you will see the many ways that these tools can be used in your editing workflow.  Layers and masks are really quite simple to use.

This will be a hands-on class where you will bring your own laptop and work on sample images, step-by-step.  The goal is for you to leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to use layers and masks.  A handout will be provided to workshop attendees.

This class is geared toward those who have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (versions that support the use of layers).  Students should have some familiarity with either program although proficiency is not required.  This is not a computer class however and students will need to know how to access files and navigate the computer.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements w/ Betty Wiley 11/18

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements w/ Betty Wiley 11/18

November 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements
(and Plug-ins such as Perfect Layers from On-One and Luminar from MacPhun)
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $70 Member/$90 Non Member
In this class, Betty will show you how to replace bland, boring, colorless skies focusing on using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements.  The techniques that Betty will demonstrate in this session are relatively easy and fast and create a believable look.  This is a popular class that Betty has taught to many groups and organizations.  Learn how to jazz up your images by replacing those ugly, bland boring skies easily and quickly!
This class will be focused on techniques using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements however Betty will also demonstrate other ways to replace skies using plug-ins such as Perfect Layers from On-One and Luminar from MacPhun software.  Perfect layers and Luminar are great alternatives if students do not own or use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
This is a hands-on class because we believe everyone learns best by practicing and doing instead of simply watching a presentation.  Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.  Basic computer skills are required and students should be able to find and access files on their own computers.  Since this class is primarily geared toward techniques using Photoshop/Elements, students should be familiar with using this software although proficiency is not required to take this class.

We will provide sample images for students to work on during class.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Life after NIK/Google– Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others) w/ Betty Wiley 12/2

Life after NIK/Google– Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others) w/ Betty Wiley 12/2

December 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Life After Nik/Google – Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others)
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Saturday, December 2
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Price: $70 Member/$90 Non Member
This class will be focused on using Luminar (by MacPhun Software which is a great alternative to the popular plug-in Google/NIK plug-in suite used by many photographers.  As many of you know, Google recently announced that they would discontinue further support of the Google (formerly NIK) plugin software suite. Luminar is a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a standalone image editor. This means that there are lots of ways you can use this software in your editing workflow.
Luminar is very easy to use and comes with presets for quick editing and you can change the effects for the exact look you want.  In this class, you will learn how to add Luminar to your Lightroom and Photoshop workflow and how to use Luminar in place of Nik/Google’s Color Efex Pro filters. There are a wide variety of presets that you can apply to create quick looks or add finishing touches. You can even use it in lieu of Photoshop if you are a Lightroom-only user. Luminar was initially only a Mac product but a Windows version (currently beta) was just released. Betty will show you how the Luminar interface works and how she uses the many filters, presets, and features to give her images extra pop or a special look.  You can quickly create an Orton effect, add a golden hour look to your images, extract details, create a grunge or dreamy look in seconds plus much more!
This is a hands-on class because we believe everyone learns best by practicing and doing instead of simply watching a presentation.  Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Prerequisites:  basic computer skills are required and students should know how to find and access files on their own computers.  Luminar should be installed and running as there won’t be time during class to install the software.  Please see the link below to download the software.  Note that a trial version is available.

https://macphun.com/luminar

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Barnstable Village Christmas Stroll 12/6

Barnstable Village Christmas Stroll 12/6

December 6, 2017 6:00 pm

The village stroll is the perfect time to enjoy festivities with family.
6-8 PM

 

Location: Main St., Barnstable