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 Quincy granite.  On the front lawn, bronze sculptures of Mercy Otis Warren and James Otis Jr. stand tall.

The Olde Colonial Courthouse, at 3046 Main Street, was the site of a mass protest in September of 1774 that ended British rule of Cape Cod, and helped lead to the withdrawal of all British troops from the Massachusetts colony the next year. 

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 Barnstable Ghost Hunter's Tour; 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 Association

Barnstable Village 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 Center

Cape Cod Art Center

An organization with a mission to promote the creation and appreciation of visual art by providing a supportive environment for education and exhibitions. The CCAC includes a gift shop, two galleries for monthly exhibitions and two studios for classes, demonstrations and workshops in a variety of art media.   Formerly the Cape Cod Art Association.

2018 Season

June 18 - July 15      

70th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition

 June 22 - 6p to 8p (Fri)     Opening Reception

 July 7 - 2p to 6p (Sat)

Birthday Bash

 "One Building, Many Artists" -   a 70 year retrospective

JUNE 18 – JULY 15, 2018

The Cape Cod Art Center (formerly the Cape Cod Art Association) is celebrating its 70th year with a retrospective exhibition of artwork of founding members, past presidents and well known artists who have been connected to CCAC during their career (including Karol Wyckoff, Marieluise Hutchinson and Robert Douglas Hunter).

The exhibition will be presented in both galleries. Entry into the exhibit is by invitation. The Exhibition is free and open to the public

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Friday, JUNE 22, 6pm – 8pm

OPENING RECEPTION - "One Building, Many Artists" - a 70 year Retrospective

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Join the Cape Cod Art Center at the opening reception for “One Building, Many Artists,” a 70th anniversary retrospective exhibition featuring artwork of the center’s founding members, past presidents and well known artists who have been connected to CCAC during their careers. The exhibition will be on view from June 18 to July 15, 2018.

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Birthday Bash!

JULY 7, 2018 from 2pm-6pm

The Cape Cod Art Center just turned 70, and everyone is invited to come celebrate! There’ll be music, refreshments and birthday cake, plus demos in all media and a children's activity. Docents will be on hand to answer questions about the 70-year retrospective exhibition on display in both galleries, One Building, Many Artists.

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The Cape Cod Art Center is located at 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. 

For more information, visit www.capecodartcenter.org or call (508) 362-2909

3480 Route 6A, 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.

 

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.

 

One Town, Seven Villages, Town of Barnstable Cape Cod Chamber Tourism One Sheet

One Town, Seven Villages, Town of Barnstable Cape Cod Chamber Tourism One Sheet

The seven villages of Barnstable have their own unique character and charm. All together they form one strong, proud community that is an integral part of Cape Cod. 

 

Photography Center of Cape Cod

Part of the Cape Cod Art Center, CCAC Photography was created to help photographers develop their skills, share their passion, and to promote a greater appreciation of photographic arts. They offer classes, workshops, exhibits, portfolio reviews, and other activities for photographers of all levels, from beginners to professionals and children, too.

Cape Cod Art Center - Photography is located at 3480 Route 6A (Main Street) in Barnstable.

 

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

One on One MentoringMentor Varies 5/14-6/24

One on One MentoringMentor Varies 5/14-6/24

June 24, 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

Plein Air Painting Group Mondays

Plein Air Painting Group Mondays

June 25, 2018 8:30 am

This spring we will have a schedule of places to meet. There is no instructor –  no fee.  Just bring your paints and have fun.  We plan to meet on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. at the scheduled site. (please visit our website for the weekly locations)  We will be using sites that are in “Plein Air Painting Cape Cod”, a book we published in 2011.
Starting Monday, 5/7

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One MentoringMentor Varies 6/25-8/5

One on One MentoringMentor Varies 6/25-8/5

June 25, 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

Intro to Digital Photographyw/ John Tunney 6/25-7/30

Intro to Digital Photographyw/ John Tunney 6/25-7/30

June 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning June 25th
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

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season Monday evenings thru 10/6

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season Monday evenings thru 10/6

June 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Tales of Cape Cod 2018 Season-Tales’ summer living history series – 20 programs in all this season-4/27-10/6 at 7 PM

June 11: Brenda Collins, “Women of the Civil War: They Changed America for Good”
June 18: Therese Barbo, “The Murder of 1899: The Crime That Changed Cape Cod Forever”
June 25: Paula Peters, “A Critical Story of Pre-Colonial Wampanoag Encounters”
July 9: Vincent Miles, “The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade”
July 16: John Whelan, “I Am Cape Cod: People and Their Stories”
July 23: Barbara Sillery, “The Haunting of Cape Cod”
July 30: Jay Stradal, “All Aboard! Rails to Trails: History of Railroads On Cape Cod”
Aug. 6: Michael Lepage, “Taking My Shot: Re-Enactment of Alexander Hamilton”
Aug. 13: Marty Sandler, “The Letters of JFK”
Aug. 20: Susan Jarek Glidden, “Vampires of New England”
Aug. 27: Ginny Adams, “Barns of New England”
Sept. 10: Eric Hart, “The History of the Cape Cod Cinema”
Sept. 17: Greg Williams, “CSI Fall River: The State of Crime-Scene Investigation in 1892”
Sept. 24: Ken Morton, “Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey”
Oct. 1: Carl Herzog, “Victories & Voyages: The Extraordinary Career of the USS Constitution”
Oct. 6: Casey Sherman, author of “The Finest Hours,” “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” “Boston Strong,” and “Search for the Strangler”

 

Location: Olde Colonial Courthouse Route 6A, Barnstable Village

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Susan Stranz 6/26-7/31

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Susan Stranz 6/26-7/31

June 26, 2018 9:00 am

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Susan Stranz
$120 MEMBER/$140 NON-MEMBER
**Location: Christ Chapel – 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632
Days: Tuesdays, class begins June 26–July 31 **5 WEEKS, NO CLASS ON TUESDAY, JULY 3RD**
Time: 9am-11:30am
This is a class for those who enjoy drawing and have a basic knowledge of drawing fundamentals. Students will learn ways to incorporate new mediums into their drawings. Graphite, colored pencil, clayboard, scratchboard, pen and ink, and watercolor are some of the mediums combined and explored.
Class consists of a combination of guided group lessons using the various mediums as well as individual instruction as needed. Students work on a wide variety of individual projects and receive critique each week. Students are encouraged to keep sketchbooks or journals to help continue growth of their drawing skills and exploration of new materials.
Pre-requisite: “Drawing Fundamentals” class or 5 piece portfolio demonstrating competence in basic drawing skills, including depiction of form, value, and basic perspective.
**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance.  Please do not wear fragrance to class.**

 

Location: Christ Chapel - 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 6/26-7/31

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 6/26-7/31

June 26, 2018 9:30 am

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Begins June 26th
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

Intro to Digital Photography w/ Susan Simon 6/26-7/31

Intro to Digital Photography w/ Susan Simon 6/26-7/31

June 26, 2018 10:00 am

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: Susan Simon
Day: Tuesdays (5 weeks) Beginning June 26th
Time: 10:00am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $135 /Non-Members $150
Location: Cape Cod Art Center
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

NEW! Discover Watercolor w/ Susan Stranz 6/26-7/31

NEW! Discover Watercolor w/ Susan Stranz 6/26-7/31

June 26, 2018 12:30 pm

Discover Watercolors NEW!
**Location: Christ Chapel — 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Price: Members $120/Non-Members $140
Dates: Class begins Tuesday, June 26th – July 31 **5 WEEKS, NO CLASS TUESDAY, JULY 3RD**
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
This is a class designed for those who would like to learn the basics of watercolor as well as those looking to deepen their current skills. 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. Techniques will include wet into wet, dry brush, glazing, and more. Students will work from a variety of subject matter both from life and from photo. Drawing experience helpful.
All levels welcome.
**The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class.**

 

Location: Christ Chapel - 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632

A Conversation About Conservation: The Latest Word on Woodlands & Water of Cape Cod 6/26

A Conversation About Conservation: The Latest Word on Woodlands & Water of Cape Cod 6/26

June 26, 2018 6:30 pm

Join us for a thought-provoking and engaging interactive dialogue about land conservation and water quality with a distinguished panel of expert guests. Four regional authorities will take questions from the audience in this lively moderated panel discussion that identifies environmental challenges and addresses ecosystem resiliency and sound conservation strategies. Refreshments will be served. Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or fill out the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/land-conservation-panel/

Sponsored by a generous donation from The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Panel Members include:
Zenas “Zee” Crocker Executive Director
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Heather McElroy
Natural Resources Specialist Cape Cod Commission
Mark Robinson
Executive Director of The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
Daniel W. Santos, P.E.
Director of Barnstable Department of Public Works

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

PAINTING: Powerful and Personal w/ Ed Chesnovitch 6/27-8/1

PAINTING: Powerful and Personal w/ Ed Chesnovitch 6/27-8/1

June 27, 2018 1:00 pm

PAINTING: Powerful and Personal                  
(All mediums allowed)
Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks), no class July 4th. Beginning June 27
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: Members $112 /Non-Members $125
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 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, and develop a personal style. Individual attention and group discussions of student work and contemporary painting practices. All mediums welcome. You bring the supplies you want to work in. Any questions, contact Ed at ecart@comcast.net
*Basic understanding of art fundamentals is helpful
Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Beg/Interm. Acrylicsw/ Odin Smith 6/27-8/1

Beg/Interm. Acrylicsw/ Odin Smith 6/27-8/1

June 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks) Beginning June 27, no class July 4th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Price: Members $80/Non-Members $105
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

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniquesw/ Karen Pinard 6/28-8/2

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniquesw/ Karen Pinard 6/28-8/2

June 28, 2018 9:30 am

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques
Instructor: Karen Pinard
Day: Thursdays (6 CLASSES) Begins June 28
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
**$20 material fee (optional)**
(Limited to 6 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: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

One on One Oil Paintingw/ Sean Cassidy 6/28-7/26

One on One Oil Paintingw/ Sean Cassidy 6/28-7/26

June 28, 2018 9:30 am

One on One Painting
Instructor: Sean Cassidy
Day: Thursdays (4 weeks) Class meets June 28, July 5, July 12 and July 26
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $74/Non-Members $94
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

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.)w/ Odin Smith starts 6/29-8/3

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.)w/ Odin Smith starts 6/29-8/3

June 29, 2018 9:30 am

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Fridays (6 weeks) Beginning June 29
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

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 6/1-30

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 6/1-30

June 30, 2018 9:00 am

The CCAC has several Kids Programs this month including:
June 5-26: “Four Artists” Youth Art Class Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
June – “Mommy and Me!” Ages 3-5 w/ Michele Booth
June – Youth Art Classes Ages 14-16 w/ Michele Booth
June – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 7/1-31

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 7/1-31

July 1, 2018 12:00 am

The CCAC has several Kids Programs available in July including:

July – “Mommy and Me!” Ages 3-5 w/ Michele Booth
July 9-13 Youth Photography Shots that POP! (ages 11-16) w/ Susan Simon
July – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
July – Youth Art Classes Ages 14-16 w/ Michele Booth
July 17-20: “Summer Time Studio” Youth Art Class Ages 9-13 w/ Michele Booth

Please visit our website for details

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Birthday Bash at the Cape Cod Art Center 7/7

Birthday Bash at the Cape Cod Art Center 7/7

July 7, 2018 2:00 pm

The Cape Cod Art Center just turned 70, and everyone is invited to come celebrate! There’ll be music, refreshments and birthday cake, plus demos in all media and a children’s activity. Docents will be on hand to answer questions about the 70-year retrospective exhibition on display in both galleries, One Building, Many Artists.

 

Location: Cape Cod Art Center, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable

Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel 7/14

Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel 7/14

July 14, 2018 9:00 am

Landscape Photography: How to Create Great Landscape Photographs
Instructor: John Klingel
Day: Saturday, July 14th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
There’s a lot more to landscape photography than pushing the shutter button. All of us have experienced the joy of seeing a fantastic landscape scene, only to discover later that our camera didn’t capture it. This workshop is designed to teach you how to capture the beauty that inspired you.
In this workshop, John Klingel will cover good landscape composition, appropriate camera settings, choice of lenses, achieving good focus, scouting locations, planning (incl. helpful apps), really working a scene, and dealing with bad weather and poor cloud cover. In addition, John will discuss bracketing and HDR, panoramas, black and white landscape photos, and creative landscape photography. There will also be tips about post processing landscape photos and an extra bonus session on sky replacement.
Instructor Bio-
John lives in California during the winter and is a member and past Vice-President of the Marin Photo Club. During about five months of the year, he lives in Eastham in an 1860’s farm house on Town Cove. In past years, he has taught HDR and Focus Stacking for the Cape Cod Art Center. John is an avid nature photographer and has traveled to many locations including Botswana and Borneo and to many locations in the US and Canada including Yellowstone, Basque del Apache, Machias Island, Monterey and the Triple D Ranch in Montana. You don’t have to travel to get great nature photos and one of John’s favorite shots is the “Herring Gull Eating a Herring” that was taken in Brewster. All of the Klingel workshops include handouts of all the presentation information and other reference material.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

The Light Within: Houses in Watercolor after Hopper w/ Wennie Huang July 14

The Light Within: Houses in Watercolor after Hopper w/ Wennie Huang July 14

July 14, 2018 9:30 am

Location: Barnstable area (or Cape Cod Art Center as rain location)
Instructor:  Wennie Huang
Day: Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Based on Edward Hopper’s summer excursions painting in watercolor classic Cape Cod homes, this watercolor workshop will offer step-by-step methods for creating dynamic compositions, structure and perspective, expressive brushstrokes, luminous color, and high contrasts that so distinctively capture the character of light and living on the Cape.
Participants will meet at Cape Cod Art Center and then will carpool to the painting location. Locations will be planned beforehand and will be local, but not local enough for walking. If there is a rainy day, we will utilize the studio at Cape Cod Art Center and photographs will be provided as reference.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Artist Statement Workshop w/ Bob Singer 7/21

Artist Statement Workshop w/ Bob Singer 7/21

July 21, 2018 10:19 am

How to Write a Sales Effective Artist Bio & Statement
Instructor: Bob Singer
Date: Saturday, July 21 8:30AM-12:00PM
$30 Members | $50 Non Members
One of the most important things about selling and exhibiting your artwork is letting your possible buyers know more about you as an artist, your techniques and style, and — equally as important — about your artistic intent with that specific work. All artist members of Cape Cod Art Center are required to have an artist statement on file with the Curators desk. This special once-a-year workshop will benefit artists in every visual arts medium and will help you write a potent, sales-effective statement.  It should also be attached to the back of your artwork for the buyer. Make yours work hard for you. Participants should bring a laptop, tablet or paper and pen.
Instructor Bio: Bob Singer worked as a writer in the advertising and public relations industry and has a multitude of publishing experience.  He is a class and workshop instructor for the Photography Center of Cape Cod and is a Master Artist of Cape Cod Art Center with a high degree of success in gallery and art show sales.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Health and Healing with Tea from the Garden at Sturgis Library 7/31

Health and Healing with Tea from the Garden at Sturgis Library 7/31

July 31, 2018 6:30 pm

Pandora Peoples will discuss how to create your own herbal remedies with common garden herbs in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, back pain, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, slow metabolism, anxiety, digestive and urinary tract disorders. Tea will be served at the event.

FREE to the Public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636 or Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net

Pandora Peoples, is a certified Chartered Herbalist, nutritional guide, spiritual counselor, and shamanic healer in her 16th year of practice. She is the host of “Healing Wisdom”, a weekly talk show on WOMR 92.1- FM in Provincetown. Listen to her Healing Wisdom Podcasts at WOMR.org

Visit our website for more info: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/health-and-healing-with-teas-from-the-garden/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Kids Summer Program at the Cape Cod Art Center 8/1-31

Kids Summer Program at the Cape Cod Art Center 8/1-31

August 1, 2018 12:00 am

The CCAC has several Kids Summer art Programs available in August including:

August – “Mommy and Me!” Ages 3-5 w/ Michele Booth
August 6-10 Youth Photography: Shots that POP! (ages 11-16) W/ Susan Simon
August – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
August – Youth Art Classes Ages 9-13 w/ Michele Booth
August 21-24: “Summer Time Studio” Youth Art Class Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth

Please see our website for details.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Jamie Cat Callan Reading and Signing at Sturgis Library 8/7

Jamie Cat Callan Reading and Signing at Sturgis Library 8/7

August 7, 2018 6:30 pm

Jamie Cat Callan will be reading from her latest book, Parisian Charm School, at Sturgis from 6:30-7:30 PM, followed by a Q and A along with a book signing. Copies of her books will be available for purchase at the event, sponsored and provided by Books By The Sea. There will also be refreshments at the event (Wine).

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email Sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, or fill out the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/jamie-cat-callan-reading-and-book-signing/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Sally Gunning on Writing: Marrying Fact to Fiction at Sturgis Library 8/21

Sally Gunning on Writing: Marrying Fact to Fiction at Sturgis Library 8/21

August 21, 2018 6:30 pm

Sally will be discussing being a writer, her research process, and weaving historical events and characters into her fiction. She will also be reading from her original work. A Q and A and book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase on site provided by Titcombs Books of Sandwich. This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

FREE to the public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net, or online at this link: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/sally-gunning-on-writing/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or understand them) w/ Bob Singer 8/25

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or understand them) w/ Bob Singer 8/25

August 25, 2018 9:00 am

So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or better understand them)
CCAC/Photography Center of Cape Cod’s biennial judging workshop for photographers and painters
Cost: $50
with CCAC Master Artist Bob Singer
9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018
*There is a small amount of pre-workshop prep so advanced registration is required.
Whether you aspire to become a photography judge/commentator or would just like to better understand what makes judges “tick,” this one-of-a-kind, one-day judging workshop will prepare you for the judge’s seat, build your confidence with live, real-time scoring and critiquing experience, and provide you with fresher understanding of what judges think and see. Led by CCAC Master Artist Bob Singer who has been a judge at PSA international salons, NECCC salons, camera clubs, art galleries and magazine competitions for over thirty years, this unique one-day workshop interactively involves you as it polishes your judging skills, understanding and insights.
INSTRUCTOR BIO:
After retiring from a long career in advertising and magazine publishing,  Bob became one of Cape Cod Art Center’s first juried Master Artists in fine art photography and an instructor at Cape Cod Art Center/Photography Center of Cape Cod. His traditional and contemporary images hang in homes and offices across the United States and in Europe. Over the last decade, Bob’s work has hung at the Cahoon Museum of Art, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Osterville Fine Art, Soho Arts, Samuell-Day Gallery, Cape Cod Art Center, Audubon Long Pasture and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuaries, Venice Art Center and Abbacino Galleria in Venice, Florida. His images and articles on digital photography have appeared in and on the covers of national magazines and newspapers, in advertising, annual reports, brochures, video productions and online. He is a recipient of NECCC’s prestigious MNEC appellation, awarded for his achievements in photography and his contributions to photographers in New England.  He is a multi-star exhibitor in PSA International Pictorial and PSA International Nature salons in which he earned hundreds of acceptances and awards including the CCCW Photographic Society of America Nature Division Bronze Medal.  His images have also been accepted and have won awards in the CCAC All Cape Cod, All New England, and National exhibitions as well as other open juried exhibitions. Bob co-founded the Cape Cod Art Center Camera Club, established CCAC’s highly successful series of spring photography seminars featuring world class photographers, and co-created with John Tunney and Roberta Miller the new fall Click photography conference.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Uncovering Your Mark w/ Ann Trainor Domingue October 13

Uncovering Your Mark w/ Ann Trainor Domingue October 13

October 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Uncovering Your Mark
Instructor: Ann Trainor Domingue
Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $85 Members | $105 Non-member
Description:
Each of us has a unique set of life experiences and interests. In this workshop you’ll uncover ‘your marks’ –and learn through a practical fun process–ways to incorporate them into your artwork. The ‘Uncovering Your Mark’ workshop will help you generate ideas and more importantly how to use them to enrich your art–uncovering the most ‘authentic’ you as you continue on your lifelong art journey.
This workshop is a hands-on class where students will make personal discoveries through thoughtful inquiries and then apply the info through small scale sketching exercises and preliminary color play. Class is focused on generating ideas rather than finished artworks. Your approach can be realistic, semi-abstract, abstract or anything in between and beyond.
All levels welcome. At any point in your art journey.
Supplies: Note–Simpler is better. Pencil
  Sketchbook—mixed media sketchbook—for dry and wet media. Recommended Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook 9×9 or 9×12
https://www.dickblick.com/products/bee-paper-aquabee-super-deluxe-sketchbook/
simple watercolor or gouache setup—6 colors or so.
watercolor pencils—any colors
colored pencils–any colors
watercolor brushes
small rinse container
paper towels—not roll, 10 sheets or so
Sharpie fine point marker
masking tape
kneadable eraser
any art tool you ‘love’ to use
Artist Bio:
www.anntrainordomingue.com
Ann is a native New Englander born in Fall River, Massachusetts, lived in Barrington, Rhode Island and now resides in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Her work is always inspired by the New England landscape and reflects on many aspects differently through combinations of forms, figures, color and textures. Her previous career includes 30+ years in the marketing/advertising field as a graphic designer, brand manager, art director and illustrator.
Ann’s teaching experience includes leading art classes for the Currier Art Center in Manchester, NH; presenting on master artists for the Currier Museum of Art community education programs; and teaching independent classes in drawing, watercolor, sketching, mixed media, artist development workshops; and mentoring artists.
Copley Artist in the Copley Society of Art in Boston
Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society
Member New Hampshire Art Association, past board member
Rhode Island College BA art studio/painting
Ann’s artwork can be found in galleries in New England– Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA; Camden Falls Gallery, Camden, ME; Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME; Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Cape Cod Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie10/18-21

Cape Cod Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie10/18-21

October 18, 2018 9:00 am

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape
with Mark Bowie
This workshop is offered in October:
October 2018: Thursday, Oct 18-Sunday, Oct 21- starting at 6:30PM Thursday
Cost: Members $330 Non-Members $400
Program Description
It all starts with the light… and the Cape has a special quality of light.  Here it interacts with the convergence of land and sea, the salty atmosphere, a variety of coastal environments and distinctive subject matter, all of which make this place unique.  In this brand new workshop, we’ll explore Cape light from pre-dawn to deep night, to experience the essence of this place and craft meaningful images — images with feeling, that come from the heart.
Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop on the innovative techniques he uses for taking extraordinary landscape imagery.  He will lead day and night photography field sessions to some of the Cape’s finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages.  Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.  Indoor instructional sessions will be held at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable.  Mark will explore the beautiful interaction of light and subject that speaks to somewhere deep within us.  He’ll also offer strategies, tips and techniques for the field and the digital darkroom on:
  The quality, direction and color of light
  Reading weather and shooting the light
  The interaction of light and subject matter
  Shooting at sunrise, sunset, twilight and at night
  Photographing the night landscape in relation to the celestial skies
  Seeing from different vantage points
  Designing and fine-tuning powerful compositions using the principles of visual flow, dynamic tension, balance, leading lines, shapes and patterns
  Using exposure to control mood and atmosphere
  Determining exposure at night
  Achieving critical focus-day and night
  Using Live View
  Working creatively with your full suite of lenses
  Varying shutter speed for artistic effect
  Targeting color and tonal palettes
  The artistry of long exposures
  Creating expressionistic abstracts
  Shooting multiple exposures — layer masks, HDR’s, panoramas, star trails and time-lapse sequences — and blending them with state-of-the-art software
  Focus stacking to maximize depth of field
  Processing images for maximum impact
Informative and inspiring, this workshop is geared for both amateur and advanced photographers who want to take their landscape imagery to new levels.  Join Mark to explore the wonders of Cape Cod light.  “Find the light and shoot what’s in it.”

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA