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 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.

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.

 

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

Mixed Media & Abstract = FUN! w/ Michele Booth (Youth Workshop) 4/26

Mixed Media & Abstract = FUN! w/ Michele Booth (Youth Workshop) 4/26

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm

MIXED MEDIA & ABSTRACT = FUN!!
Instructor: Michele Booth
Days: THURSDAYS, 6:00-8;00 PM
Dates:  APRIL 26TH OR MAY 10TH
Cost: $25/class (materials included)
Ages 14 and up

Description:
Enjoy getting messy and discovering the world of mixed media and fun.  We will be working with paint, paper, molding paste and stencils to create a one of a kind piece.
Instructor Bio:
Michele Booth is a mixed media artist living and creating in Barnstable Village.  She has been studying art since she could hold a pencil.  Her ambition and creativity inspired her to have her own store “Simply Scrapbooking”.  At the store she sold scrapbooking products and taught classes.
Michele has also taught at the Life Center, Dance in the Rain and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club.
Her passion is teaching children.  She is always inspired by the child’s uninhibited creativity.  Michele is always taking classes and studying.  She would love to share her knowledge with you!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Getting Creative with Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley 4/26

Getting Creative with Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley 4/26

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Getting Creative with Photoshop
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Thursday, April 26th 6-9 PM
Cost: $55 Members | $75 Non-members
Description:
This class is geared toward students who want to learn some advanced processing techniques with Photoshop including using curves to affect and add color, “painting with color” to enhance landscape images, use of blending modes, selective editing techniques, techniques for enhancing detail and sharpening and more. This class assumes that students have basic familiarity with Photoshop.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 4/2-5/12

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 4/2-5/12

April 27, 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

Photo Fun Walk – Barnstable Village Cultural District 4/27

Photo Fun Walk – Barnstable Village Cultural District 4/27

April 27, 2018 11:00 am

Discover Barnstable Village in a memorable way on this interactive photo walk.  Bring your imagination and see our town through new eyes. Using a one-word theme, experience the village through this ‘lens’.  Guided by photographer Marie Grady Palcic, you will explore for a half hour photo tour. (11:00am-11:30pm) Bring your iphone or favorite camera.  Learn fun facts about the towns history while picking up photography tips.  There is also a tour later in the day in Hyannis HyArts Cultural District (3:00pm-3:30am) meet at the Iyannough sculpture at top of Hyannis Village Green.

 

Location: Barnstable County Courthouse 3195 Main Street Barnstable Village, MA 02630

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor Fridays 4/6-5/11

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor Fridays 4/6-5/11

April 27, 2018 1:01 pm

Open Studio with Model — We are unable to accept online registration | Payment is accepted at CCAC day of drop-in
Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Friday
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

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season 4/27-10/6

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season 4/27-10/6

April 27, 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

April 27: Anthony Amore, “Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists”
May 14: Captain Russell Webster, “The 1999 Search & Recovery of JFK Jr.’s Plane”
May 21: Chris Macort, “The Recent Discoveries of The Whydah”
June 4: Greg Williams, ”‘Jolly’ Jane Toppen: Don’t Drink the Water”
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

April 28 Watercolor-Secrets of Success with Becky Haletky 4/28

April 28 Watercolor-Secrets of Success with Becky Haletky 4/28

April 28, 2018 9:00 am

Secrets of Success in Watercolor
Saturday, April 28
9AM-3:30PM
$125 Members $175Non-Members

Becky will share her 38 years of watercolor painting experience. The class will
learn how to create impactful watercolors, using her unique methods.
Instruction will include drawing techniques, composition and perspective.
Developing your own personal style and originality will be emphasized.
Becky will demonstrate painting techniques: capturing light, color mixing, wet into
wet skies, textures, hard edged realism and how to fix mistakes.
All levels welcome

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

April 28 Blending with iColorama w/ Rita Colantonio 4/28

April 28 Blending with iColorama w/ Rita Colantonio 4/28

April 28, 2018 9:30 am

iColorama 2 – Blending with iColorama
Instructor: Rita Colantonio
Day: Saturday, April 28th
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Cost: Members $75 | Non-Members $95
Blending in iColorama.
This workshop is designed for iPad users who have taken my Intro to iColorama workshop or are familiar with the iColorama app.  iPhone only users who are familiar with this app may also benefit from this workshop. This app can be used with photographs generated from any mobile device, or sent to your mobile device from your computer. Blending and masking in iColorama is unique to the app but is quite rewarding when mastered and can lead to beautiful montages or image composites. Blending can also be used for textures, colors and lighting effects.
This is a hands on class, so please bring your iPad (preferred) with images loaded for editing. An Apple Pencil or stylus would be helpful but not required. Please load iColorama onto your device before arriving.
The app can be purchased at the app store, and while you’re there, please take a look at the reviews. They are glowing!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

CCAC - Fish & Ships through May 13

CCAC - Fish & Ships through May 13

April 28, 2018 5:00 pm

Join us for this wonderful show!
FISH AND SHIPS
Both Galleries
Exhibit and Sale of Juried Artist Member Works
April 16 – May 13

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

ArtWeek MA – Barnstable Harbor / Sandy Neck Art Experience 4/29

ArtWeek MA – Barnstable Harbor / Sandy Neck Art Experience 4/29

April 29, 2018 10:00 am

ArtWeek MA – Barnstable Harbor / Sandy Neck Art Experience
We are participating in ArtWeek MA, which is a statewide festival that is holding events all over the state at variety of places and times. ArtWeek MA is an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Cape Cod Art Center is participating in ArtWeek MA with an outdoor art event which is open to all media. We are offering you the opportunity to create art, paint, draw or photograph while experiencing the beauty of Barnstable Harbor and Sandy Neck from two private properties.
April 29th, 10:00-4:00, (Rain date April 30th – with CCAC approval)
We have access to two private properties – both with a Barnstable Harbor view experience.  One has views of Sandy Neck Village & Lighthouse across the harbor and the other has views of the harbor, marsh and Sandy Neck Beach.
There will be Digital Art demos as well!
Day: Sunday, April 29 10-4 PM
*rain date Monday, April 30th with CCAC approval
Cost: $25 |  Member & Non-Member pricing
Two locations – your choice of either overlooking harbor, marsh and beach or Sandy Neck Village & Lighthouse.
Address and directions will be emailed upon confirmation.
For more information about ArtWeek MA: http://www.artweekma.org/
Featured Photo Credit: Tjasa Owen

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 5/1-31

Kids Summer Progam at the Cape Cod Art Center 5/1-31

May 1 - 31, 2018

The CCAC has several programs geared just for Kids this Month:
May- Mommy and Me! Youth Art Classes w/ Instructor Michele Booth Ages 3-5
May – Youth Art Classes Ages 6-8 w/ Michele Booth
May – Youth Art Classes Ages 9-13 w/ Michele Booth

Please visit our Website for details.

 

 

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Christa Romanosky Fiction Reading at Sturgis Library 5/2

Christa Romanosky Fiction Reading at Sturgis Library 5/2

May 2, 2018 7:15 pm

Christa Romanosky, one of this year’s Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellows, will be reading from her work at Sturgis Library. A question and answer will follow.  Christa will speak about the craft of fiction, the publishing industry, literary journals, and any other creative writing questions you can think of. Come out for a night of literature from one of the most talented young writers writing today!
Free to the public. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Email us at sturgisreference@comcast.net or call 508-362-6636 or online at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/christa-romanosky-fiction-reading/.

Bio: Christa Romanosky is a native of northern Appalachia. She holds an MFA in   poetry from the University of Virginia. She is a 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellow in fiction, and a 2018 Writer-in- Residence at the James Merrill House. Her writing has appeared in Glimmer Train, Missouri Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She currently teaches STEM and creative writing courses to K-4 students through Carnegie Mellon University’s Gelfand Center summer series and other elementary arts programs.
5/2 at 7:15 PM

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Cape Cod Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie 5/3-6 and 10/18-21

Cape Cod Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie 5/3-6 and 10/18-21

May 3, 2018 9:00 am

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape
with Mark Bowie
This workshop is offered in May and October:
May 2018: Thursday, May 3-Sunday, May 6-starting at 6PM Thursday
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

Wild Animal Photography-Tips, Tricks and Techniques- John Klingel 5/5

Wild Animal Photography-Tips, Tricks and Techniques- John Klingel 5/5

May 5, 2018 9:00 am

Nature Photography-Wild Animal Photography, Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Instructor: John Klingel
Day: Saturday, May 5
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $80 members / $100 non-members
Workshop will be held in Eastham. Location will be emailed upon registration.
There’s nothing more exciting than capturing a great photograph of a wild animal be it a mountain lion, a fox or a hawk. However, animal photography which is often referred to as nature photography is very challenging. Which camera settings do you use? How fast a shutter speed do you need? What lens do you need? How high should the ISO be? What makes a good composition? How do you deal with bad light? And there’s a lot more involved in taking photos of wild animals. This workshop will provide an overview of what’s involved in the various camera settings, composition, equipment, choosing the right locations and right light, post processing and lots of tips. In addition, John will show a lot of nature photos as examples of how to deal with various situations. Much of the instruction in this session will also apply to action photography such as sports, pet photography, and street photography. After the workshop presentation, participants are invited to practice what they’ve learned by joining John at a photo shoot at Herring Run.
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 Association. 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

Roger McGuinn at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 5/5

Roger McGuinn at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 5/5

May 5, 2018 7:30 pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts and Payomet Performing Arts Center are proud to present Rock’n'Roll Hall-of-Famer Roger McGuinn at the Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable. As the singer and guitarist for the Byrds with hits such as ‘Turn! Turn! Turn, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, ‘Eight Miles High’, and ‘So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’, McGuinn’s chiming guitar would influence generations of musicians.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
At Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA
Ticket prices:
$40-$85
To buy tickets, visit the link below, or call the Payomet Box Office at 508-349-2929.

 

Location: Tilden Arts Center, Iyannough Rd. West Barnstable

DECADES BEFORE BORDEN: THE FALL RIVER SCANDAL OF THE “BAD” MILL GIRL AND THE MINISTER 5/8

DECADES BEFORE BORDEN: THE FALL RIVER SCANDAL OF THE “BAD” MILL GIRL AND THE MINISTER 5/8

May 8, 2018 6:30 pm

Decades before the Borden case, Fall River mill worker Sarah Cornell was found dead. Suicide? Or murder? Her death obsessed the town, and pit its mill owners against the Methodist hierarchy, which backed the suspect: its minister. Public outrage, victim blaming, and even forensic knot-tying. Did the Reverend get away with murder?
Greg Williams will give an interactive presentation dealing with the history, myths, and stories surrounding the first major murder case in Fall River.
Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636. Email: sturgislibrary@comcast.net.

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Mixed Media & Abstract = FUN! w/ Michele Booth (Youth Workshop) 5/10

Mixed Media & Abstract = FUN! w/ Michele Booth (Youth Workshop) 5/10

May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

MIXED MEDIA & ABSTRACT = FUN!!
Instructor: Michele Booth
Days: THURSDAYS, 6:00-8;00 PM
Dates:  APRIL 26TH OR MAY 10TH
Cost: $25/class (materials included)
Ages 14 and up

Description:
Enjoy getting messy and discovering the world of mixed media and fun.  We will be working with paint, paper, molding paste and stencils to create a one of a kind piece.
Instructor Bio:
Michele Booth is a mixed media artist living and creating in Barnstable Village.  She has been studying art since she could hold a pencil.  Her ambition and creativity inspired her to have her own store “Simply Scrapbooking”.  At the store she sold scrapbooking products and taught classes.
Michele has also taught at the Life Center, Dance in the Rain and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club.
Her passion is teaching children.  She is always inspired by the child’s uninhibited creativity.  Michele is always taking classes and studying.  She would love to share her knowledge with you!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Using Luminar with Lightroom and/or Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley 5/10

Using Luminar with Lightroom and/or Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley 5/10

May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Using Luminar with Lightroom and/or Photoshop
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Thursday, May 10th 6-9 PM
Cost: $55 Members | $75 Non-members
Description:
Luminar has become a very popular plug-in for use with Photoshop and Lightroom and it can also be used as a stand-alone program as well. In this class, you will learn how to use Luminar to add many different effects such as rays of sun, golden light, extract detail as well as how to add skies and textures easily and quickly to images. This class is geared towards students who already know how to use Lightroom or Photoshop but want to learn additional processing techniques with this popular software to take their images to the next level.
Instructor Bio:
Betty Wiley is a freelance photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.
Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore. She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands. She has numerous magazine assignments and covers to her credit and is an experienced speaker, instructor and workshop leader and has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

HDR Photography with John Klingel 5/12

HDR Photography with John Klingel 5/12

May 12, 2018 9:00 am

HDR Photography
Instructor: John Klingel
Day: Saturday, May 12
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Price: Members $80/Non-Members $100
A camera can only record about six stops of light compared to the eye which can see 13 to 20 stops. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography allows a digital camera to photograph up to about 14 stops by taking a series of photos and combining them.
In this hands-on workshop, students will explore how HDR opens up a range of new opportunities for photographers, while learning how to shoot the series of exposures needed for processing. Students will gain an understanding of how to use and read a histogram, one of the keys to successful HDR.
Session includes shooting and how to process HDR photos, as well as a review of the major software applications such as Photoshop CS5, Photomatix 4.0 and NIK HDR Pro. In addition to reviewing the global adjustments, we’ll look at doing local adjustments with Photoshop CS5 masking techniques and NIK HDR Pro control point adjustments. At the end of the sessions, you’ll know how to shoot and process HDR and you’ll have a good understanding of the pros and cons of the various software packages.
Prerequisite-
Intro photography class, or similar experience; familiarity with your camera functions; some experience with Photoshop, Lightroom or other editing program.
(Held offsite in Eastham. Instructor will email you location upon registration.)

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Lightroom Refresher Class w/ Betty Wiley 5/12

Lightroom Refresher Class w/ Betty Wiley 5/12

May 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Lightroom Refresher Class
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Saturday, May 12
Time: 1pm-5pm
Cost: Members $75 | $95 Non-Members
Description:
This class is geared towards students who have previously taken the Intro to Lightroom Class through Cape Cod Art Center or elsewhere or those who know how to use Lightroom, but need a refresher on how to import and process images using Lightroom as well as using the other features that Lightroom offers. This class is not for those who have never used Lightroom before – students who have never used Lightroom are encouraged to take the Intro to Lightroom class. We will spend the first portion of class reviewing how to import and add images to Lightroom’s catalog and how to best organize images and folders and how to stay organized from within Lightroom. We will also cover image management within Lightroom including how to find images, how to move folders and images and how to export your images out of Lightroom for use on the web, social media etc.
Instructor Bio:
Betty Wiley is a freelance photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.
Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore.  She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands.  She has numerous magazine assignments and covers to her credit and is an experienced speaker, instructor and workshop leader and has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Family Funktafest! at Sturgis Library 5/12

Family Funktafest! at Sturgis Library 5/12

May 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Sturgis Library invites you to get your funk on at Family Funktafest, Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM.  There will be funktastic music by the fabulous Funktapuss!  Food and beverages!  Dancing!  Games!  Silent auction!

Only $10 for adults and teens.  Children under 10 are free!  Purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

This is a rain or shine event.  In the case of rain, we will move indoors.

To purchase tickets, call 508-362-6636, email sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, of visit our website at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/family-funktafest/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

The Art of Landscape Photography Workshop Falmouth to Bourne w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Berger 5/18-20

The Art of Landscape Photography Workshop Falmouth to Bourne w/ Ronald Wilson & Bob Berger 5/18-20

May 18, 2018 9:00 am

The Art of Landscape Photography Workshop
Field Locations: Falmouth to Bourne
Dates: May 18-20 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Meeting Location: Seacrest Hotel, Falmouth www.seacrestbeachhotel.com
Limit 12 | All levels welcome
From a lighthouse at Nobska Point in Woods Hole to Monk’s Cove in Little Bay, the towns of Falmouth and Bourne on Buzzards Bay have an abundance of sites from The Knob to Spohr Garden, from Ashumet Holly Sanctuary to Bourne Farm, from Red Brook Pond to Beebe Woods.
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see” Henri David Thoreau
The art of seeing is an active process of observing the world around us with deliberate thoughtfulness. In photography it’s what you do with what you see that counts. Subject matter provides the build blocks while composition acts like the glue holding it all together. and light sets the stage for capturing a moment capable of conveying a sense of being there.
The workshop begins on Friday evening with an orientation and power point presentation on “The Art of Landscape Photography” covering the aesthetics of photography and technical aspects of camera functions. The workshop features approximately 10 hours in the field with 3-hour sessions beginning each day in the predawn and in the afternoons until twilight. Ronald has an intimate knowledge of these regions and designs an itinerary based on habitat, tides and weather. Walking distances will vary from roadside vantage points to moderate trail hikes.
Complimenting the field experience will be 6 – 8 hours of classroom time where we will meet each day for an open dialogue covering subjects from capture to post processing – Lightroom and Photoshop. The digital age has considerably enhanced our ability to teach. Individual instruction, viewing images and group critiques to evaluate results is done in an environment that seeks to help you build confidence in your creative and technical skills and become a better photographer.
Bio
R o n a l d W i l s o n
The award-winning nature photographer Ronald Wilson has devoted decades to photographing the New England landscape from Land’s End in Provincetown at the tip of the cape to the eastern most point in Maine at West Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec.
“What keeps me going is knowing that the world of light and shadow will always be new with things not seen before, waiting to be discovered”.
With a background in art ( BFA- Massachusetts of Art), he has always sought to bring the sensibility of a painter to his work. Recently, his photography was chosen by the Cape Cod National Seashore for exhibit in the Salt Pond Visitors Center as part of their “Perspective Series” presenting work that captures the essence of Cape Cod.
His dramatic landscape images have been widely exhibited in one person and group shows and many of his images have been featured on the cover of Cape Cod Life magazine. He is a gallery artist in the South Shore Art Center and the Plymouth Art Center. His studio/gallery in Plymouth.  www.rwilsonphoto.com
Bio:
Bob Bergeron after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Photography, became a staff instructor at the Winona School of Professional Photography in Indiana. In 1984 he opened Tri Color Imaging Lab in New Bedford which has served photographers in 50 states for 30 years with traditional, optical, hybrid and digital output. www.tricolorlab.com
Since 2013 Ronald Wilson and Bob Bergeron have led the Art of Landscape Photography Workshop with Cape Cod Art Center.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

May 19-20 Learn Portrait Sculpture w/ Neil Grant 5/19-20

May 19-20 Learn Portrait Sculpture w/ Neil Grant 5/19-20

May 19, 2018 10:00 am

Learn Portrait Sculpture
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
10:00AM – 4:30PM with lunch break
$225 Members/$255 Non-Members (includes $30 Material Fee for model fees and clay)

The ability to sculpt a realistic head in clay allows the artist to capture the essence or likeness of someone they admire or love in a three-dimensional form.
This class is for beginner and intermediate level students who want to learn how to create realistic portraits in clay.  Instructor Neil Grant teaches a step by step method that demystifies the process for sculpting a head.
Using a model and other materials as reference, students will learn how to look at a person, simplify what they are seeing and sculpt a realistic likeness.  At each stage of the process, Neil will explain the theory, give a demonstration of the technique, and then work one on one with each student as they create their sculpture.  The aim of the workshop is to give students a method they can take away with them and use to make portrait sculptures in the future.

*Stands and tools will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own preferred tools if they have them.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Shipboard Photography/Whaling Adventure w/ Tom Bollinger 5/28-9/24

Shipboard Photography/Whaling Adventure w/ Tom Bollinger 5/28-9/24

May 28, 2018 8:30 am

Shipboard Photography/Whaling Adventure Workshop
*Click on magnifying glass in picture gallery to experience the full size image of the beautiful sea life
Instructor: Tom Bollinger
A One Day workshop (please pick from the following dates)  a weather date may be available later in week.
Price: Members $175/Non-Members $195
**Price includes the whale watch and a two-hour pre-shoot workshop & camera review. (6-8 Hours)**
Limited to six attendees per whale workshop and adventure.
Being onboard a boat and experiencing close-up encounters with whales is very special. These majestic mammals often venture quite close to the boat. It can, however, be quite difficult to capture behaviors with your camera. This exciting new workshop is designed so that you will acquire all the skills necessary to capture great shots of whales. Tom will not only present some group sessions, he will also help each participant individually as needed, to make sure their cameras are set up correctly and that they are ‘up-to-speed’ with their photographic techniques. Once everyone is set up, while onboard Tom will problem solve & coach the participants, to make sure they are ready for when the whales start to appear and getting well-composed images with proper exposure and focus using techniques keyed upon in the morning workshop.
The workshop starts at Cape Cod Art Center in West Barnstable and then will continue onboard the Hyannis Whale Watcher (Barnstable) which will transport you to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for an unforgettable encounter with the whales. Any whale sightings in the vicinity are closely monitored and the Captain will get as close as is legally allowed to the whales. Often, the whales will swim right up to, and under, the vessel itself. The photographic workshop is geared towards various skill levels and Tom is very patient with participants. Questions are very welcome! Following the workshop, Tom has an edit and print lab/workshop/ class on Thursday afternoons at The Art Center. a wonderful opportunity to play with your whale images and make some gallery worthy prints.
The morning pre-shoot seminar introducing photographic techniques and tips for successful shipboard photography in diverse maritime conditions such as shooting while in motion, low and bright light, back-lighting, understanding how to overcome diverse weather conditions and turn it into an advantage. Tom will also take the time to help make sure all your settings are adjusted correctly for the afternoon shoot.
Topics Covered Include:

  -Composition Recommended Aperture
  -Recommended Shutter Speeds and ISO
  -Focal Points and Focus Styles
  -Metering
  -Exposure Compensation (for Aperture Priority)
  -Lighting
  -Continuous Shooting
  -Whale Behavior
  -And Much More…
Equipment and supplies:

  -A 35mm camera or a compact digital camera with a range of focal lengths ranging from medium wide to telephoto are   recommended
  -Optional accessories and info dependent upon weather will be provided upon reserving space
  -A hat, sunscreen and a favorite beverage and snack recommended
  -Please bring along your camera manual to help facilitate the learning process
Dates/Times:
May 28th 8:30 a.m workshop 11:00 am Sailing
June 11th 7:30 a.m workshop 10:00 am Sailing
June 18th 9:30 a.m workshop 12:00 pm Sailing
July 2nd 8:00 a.m workshop 10:30 am Sailing
July 9th 10:00 a.m workshop 1:3o pm Sailing
July 16th 8:30 a.m workshop 11:00 am Sailing
July 23rd 11:00 a.m workshop 2:00 p.m Sailing
July 30th 12:30 p.m workshop 3:30 p.m Sailing
August 13th 10:30 a.m workshop 2:00 p.m Sailing
August 20th 10:30 a.m workshop 2:00 p.m Sailing
August 27th 10:30 a.m workshop 2:00 p.m Sailing
September 3rd 8:00 a.m workshop 10:30 am Sailing
September 10th 8:30 a.m workshop 11:00 am Sailing
September 17th 8:30 a.m workshop 11:00 am Sailing
September 24th 8:30 a.m workshop 11:00 am Sailing
Instructor Bio & Website: www.thomasbollinger.com
Thomas Bollinger has spent most of his adult life documenting sea life in one form or another. Working on platforms of all shapes and sizes including Research Vessels, Steamships, America’s Cup Racers, Dugout Canoes, Schooners, Transparent Kayaks, Jet Boats, Fishing Vessels, Military Craft, and Submersibles. Tom has spent well over a thousand days at sea as a professional photographer on projects ranging from wildlife documentaries to scientific research platforms, advertising assignments, environmental projects, privately funded adventures, travel & tourism, and wildlife outreach & encounters.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Sturgis Library Open Mic Hosted by Cape Cod Poetry Review's John Bonanni 5/29

Sturgis Library Open Mic Hosted by Cape Cod Poetry Review's John Bonanni 5/29

May 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Are you a Poet, Musician, Fiction Writer, Stand-Up Comic, or anything else that might require a microphone to perform? If so, then join us for a night of entertainment at Sturgis Library! Audience members are always appreciated! Come hang out. Free to the public!

For early sign up, please send an Email to SturgisReference@Comcast.net or call 508-362-6636.

Visit our website event at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/open-mic/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Edit & Print Workshop w/ Tom Bollinger 5/31-8/30

Edit & Print Workshop w/ Tom Bollinger 5/31-8/30

May 31, 2018 1:00 pm

Cape Cod Art Center Edit & Print Lab Photography Workshops
Instructor: Thomas Bollinger
Class Dates: Various dates, May – September 2018
May 31st, June 14th, June 28th, July 5th, July 12th, July,19th, July 26th, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd, August 30th.
Class Hours: 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m ( 4 hours )
Cost: $60 per class OR **$200 for 4 classes
**please email curator@capecodartcenter.org or call the office at 508-362-2909 with your multiple date selections
Limit 12 participants
Description:
The most productive experience with my formal photographic studies was not graduate level color theory or advanced lighting with master fashion photographers. It was a little summer class in The West Village of New York City in the early 1980’s for high school kids… Our instructor taught us the basics then turned us loose on the city. We would meet once a week and she would circle the best images on our contact sheets, give us a little art direction towards improvement, send us into the darkroom to make a few prints, then send us back out into the streets to make better images based on our own developing strengths & styles.
So these are the core elements of the workshop… If you understand digital photo basics, have a laptop or tablet for editing in Lightroom, and have the desire to become a better photographer/photo editor this is a great workshop for creative growth and development. There is no better subject matter than a summer day or night on Cape Cod.
This course is designed to be both a one-day editing/printing module or as an ongoing workshop for edit skills, portfolio building, printing and creative development. $60.00 per class or 4 classes for 200.00 this includes 3: 8x 10 prints per class and an opportunity to print additional images up to 24 inches for a nominal lab fee. Limited to 12 attendees per class. This is a perfect accompaniment to any photographic or digital media workshop taken at the Art Center or independently.
What to bring: A laptop or tablet with Adobe Lightroom images will be edited using Lightroom and electronically transferred to a large format printer for printing.
Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of laptop or tablet and basic camera and Lightroom skills.  A one-on-one mentorship is available with Tom if assistance is needed to make it to the basic level.
About the instructor: See Thomas Bollinger’s Bio and Portfolio at www.BollingerArts.com

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Cape Cod at Night: The Milky Way Moon & More w/ John Tunney 6/1-6/3

Cape Cod at Night: The Milky Way Moon & More w/ John Tunney 6/1-6/3

June 1, 2018 5:30 pm

Cape Cod at Night: The Milky Way Moon & More
Instructor: John Tunney
Dates: June 1-3
Cost Member: $265 | Non-member $295
Learn to photograph the Milky Way, moon and moonlit landscapes of the Outer and Lower Cape.
The workshop begins early Friday evening at 5:30pm with introductions, a pizza supper and a class on shooting and processing night photos.  Later, we’ll head out to shoot sunset at a nearby beach and continue shooting through twilight. Later we’ll photograph the Milky Way and moon rise. Expect to be until sometime between 11 and 12.
Saturday we’ll meet again at 5:30 to review pictures, address issues that came up during the shoot, and have supper.. We’ll head out for a sunset shoot and then shoot the Milky Way and moonrise, wrapping up around 12:30.
Sunday we’ll gather late morning for a bring-your-own brunch, editing and picture review, wrapping up at about 1 pm.
What to bring:
DSLR or mirrorless equivalent
Wide angle lens – at least f4, f2.8 or faster preferred)
Sturdy tripod
Remote shutter release
Flashlight
PhotoPills App (optional)
Computer loaded with Lightroom, Photoshop or equivalent software.
Pizza and salad are included for the first night. Students are responsible for other meals. For transportation, you can use your own car or car pool with others.
*Lower Cape to Outer Cape based–Location will be emailed upon registration.
Instructor Bio:
John is a frequent exhibitor in Northeast art shows, participating in 20-25 events a year. He has had solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography and in several Cape Cod galleries. He has also exhibited in numerous juried group shows. Currently, his work can be seen at Saltworks Fine Art in Orleans, Harvest Gallery & Wine Bar in Dennis and Gallery 52, Rye, NY. In addition to exhibiting, John teaches photography classes and workshops. He is a juried artist member of Cape Cod Art Center and the Artisans’ Guild of Cape Cod.

 

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 1 - 30, 2018

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

Intro to Photoshop Workshop w/ John Tunney 6/9-10

Intro to Photoshop Workshop w/ John Tunney 6/9-10

June 9, 2018 9:30 am

Intro to Photoshop
Instructor: John Tunney
Days: Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Members $95 /Non-Members $125
Description:
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 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.
Instructor Bio www.jtunney.com
John Tunney is an award-winning photographer and instructor and author of The Four Seasons of Cape Cod. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, his work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in many ads, brochures and websites.  He has led workshops on Cape Cod, Iceland and elsewhere. A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Center, he helped create and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World At Sturgis Library 6/12

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World  At Sturgis Library 6/12

June 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Japan and Its Prints in the Floating World At Sturgis Library Tuesday June 12 @ 6:30 pm
Japanese print enthusiast Tom Silver explores the origin and development of Japanese prints during the Edo era (1600-1867). The first rudimentary prints focused on courtesans and kabuki actors, with the genre ultimately developing into the sophisticated art form admired by the likes of Monet and van Gogh. This lecture encompasses many of the most familiar names in Japanese prints - including Utamaro, Hokusai, and Hiroshige. We will look at early period prints and then focus on masterpieces by each of these artists. At the conclusion of the lecture there will be a display of Japanese crafts from the last two centuries.
Free to the public. Application is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or visit http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/japan-and-its-prints-in-the-floating-world/

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Backyard Birds and Birding Tour at Sturgis Library 6/20

Backyard Birds and Birding Tour at Sturgis Library 6/20

June 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Search for the signs and sounds of the season! Join Wild Care’s Executive Director of the Barnstable Land Trust Stephanie Ellis for an informative program about the breeding habits of some of our beloved backyard wildlife. Learn “what to do if” you find orphaned birds and mammals, and tips for co-existing with our wild neighbors. Then join Stephanie on a guided walk in search of active nests, signs of courtship, identification of avian breeding songs and more. Stephanie has worked closely with wildlife for many years through her critical wildlife rehabilitation work, giving her an intimate look into the secret lives of animals. Gain a new perspective on the natural history and behaviors of wildlife with this special presentation and walk. Walk limited to 12 attendees. The walk will take place on the 21st, not the same day as the talk.


Registration is required for the walk and appreciated for the talk. Call 508-362-6636, email sturgisreference@comcast.net, or fill out the form on our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/backyard-birds-with-barnstable-land-trust/.

 

Location: Sturgis Library 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel 6/23

Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel 6/23

June 23, 2018 9:00 am

Creative Post Processing: Turning Photos Into Masterpieces
Instructor: John Klingel
(Off-site. Located in Eastham. Instructor will email you address)
Day: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Price: Members $110 /Non-Members $140
Digital photography gives us an opportunity to take relatively normal photos and turn them in to masterpieces. In this workshop, we’ll go beyond normal post processing and look at creative post processing.
We’ll start by looking at post processing in general. We’ll first discuss corrections that might be needed to improve composition. The next goal will be to help you understand how to look at a photo to determine what needs to be done. One of the basic objectives is to determine where you want the viewer’s eye to go. So we’ll discuss how to direct the viewer’s eye. And as often there are distracting elements pulling the viewer’s eye where you don’t want it, we’ll discuss ways of removing elements or reducing their intensity.
Then we’ll review a number of tools that you can use in creative post processing and demo how these tools can be used to maximize a photograph’s potential. These tools will include Photoshop, Lightroom as well as, a number of plug-ins and pre-sets, including NIK, DxO Optics Pro, Topaz, On-One and others. You’ll be amazed at how much punch and “wow factor” you can add to your photographs. While most of the discussion will center on post processing color, the workshop will also cover B&W conversion and combining B&W with selective color.
This session is designed to stimulate your creativity and help you create photos that have that “wow” factor.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Art in the Village 2018-June 23-24

Art in the Village 2018-June 23-24

June 23, 2018 10:00 am

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 23 & 24
10:00AM-4:00PM
RAIN OR SHINE
Celebrating its sixteenth year in historic Barnstable Village!

Kick off the summer art show season with Cape Cod Art Center’s annual Art in the Village festival. Featuring artists original works of art and handmade goods, family fun, live music, auction items and more!

Free parking is always available.

 

Location: Route 6A, Barnstable Village

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

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

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

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

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

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