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.

 

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.

 

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

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

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

December 16, 2017 9:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

December 22, 2017 9:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 8, 2018 9:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 8, 2018 9:00 am

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

  Photography
  John Tunney
  Tom Bollinger

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 8, 2018 1:00 pm

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 8, 2018 6:00 pm

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 9, 2018 9:00 am

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

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

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

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

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

January 9, 2018 9:30 am

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 9, 2018 12:30 pm

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 9, 2018 1:00 pm

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 9, 2018 6:00 pm

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 10, 2018 9:15 am

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 10, 2018 10:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 10, 2018 1:00 pm

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


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

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 10, 2018 6:00 pm

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


Materials-

(Acrylic Paint colors)

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

(Other Materials)

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

Misc. Supplies-

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 11, 2018 9:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 11, 2018 6:00 pm

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 12, 2018 9:30 am

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

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

(Other Materials)

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

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 12, 2018 9:30 am

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

**$20 material fee (optional)**

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

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

January 13, 2018 9:30 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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 6:00 pm

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

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

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

January 27, 2018 1:30 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

February 2 - 4, 2018

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

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA