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.

2018 Season

June 18 - July 15      

70th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition

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

 July 7 - 2p to 6p (Sat)

Birthday Bash

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

JUNE 18 – JULY 15, 2018

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

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

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Friday, JUNE 22, 6pm – 8pm

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

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

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

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Birthday Bash!

JULY 7, 2018 from 2pm-6pm

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

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

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

3480 Route 6A, Barnstable

 

Cape Cod Organic Farm

Cape Cod Organic Farm

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

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

 

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

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

 

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

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

 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

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

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

 

Map of the Seven Villages

Map of the Seven Villages

This map includes all seven villages, downtown Hyannis, Main Street Barnstable Village, and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.

 

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

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

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

 

Photography Center of Cape Cod

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

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

 

Tales of Cape Cod

Tales of Cape Cod

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

 

Upcoming events in Barnstable Village

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

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 31, 2018 9:00 am

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

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

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, 2018 9:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

Painting with Alcohol Inks w/ Mary Wojciechowski June 2

Painting with Alcohol Inks w/ Mary Wojciechowski June 2

June 2, 2018 9:30 am

Painting with Alcohol Inks
Saturday, June 2
9:30-AM-3:30PM
$110 Members/$125 Non Members (cost includes a $15 Material Fee)
Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo.
The vibrant colors of this ink intermingle creating unique textural effects, often leading to unexpected results.
Working with alcohol inks offers opportunities to approach painting more intuitively and expressively with a sense of creative playfulness.
The six-hour workshop (with a break for lunch) will begin with an introduction to alcohol ink as a painting medium and a demonstration in techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks.  The remaining time will be used for personal exploration with time to complete many paintings on Yupo.  The workshop will end with a critique allowing participants to share their paintings and to discuss what they have discovered.
All materials will be included.  *It would be advisable to bring a paint shirt or apron to protect clothing.  There will be protective gloves provided.

** Materials needed to participate in this class will be provided**

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Plein Air Painting Group Mondays

Plein Air Painting Group Mondays

June 4, 2018 8:30 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

Marine Reefs Wet on Wet (Watercolor) Workshop w/ Evelyn Bernal June 9

Marine Reefs Wet on Wet (Watercolor) Workshop w/ Evelyn Bernal  June 9

June 9, 2018 9:30 am

Marine Reefs Wet on Wet (Watercolor) Workshop – FULL! Please call 508-362-2909 for waitlist.
Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
Day: Saturday, June 9th
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $95 member / $125 non-member
This class is designed to learn how to paint a reef by using spray bottle and free flowing colors.
Materials:
2 Sheets of paper
Masking fluid, and old brush to apply it
Pencil and eraser
I suggest the use of natural sponge.
Fabriano cold press, 140 lb. works best.
Bring indigo Windsor Newton, along with your regular colors.
Bring pictures of marine reefs /tropical fish/sea turtles
Artist Bio:
As far as I can remember color has fascinated and affected me deeply. This may be because I have been exposed to its vibrancy since a very early age. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where explosions of color happen everywhere you look under the intense Caribbean light.
Flowers were my first inspiration, not only because their wonderful colors but also for their symbolic appeal.  They carry the promise of life. I also love to paint forests, waterfalls and landscapes, they express nature’s mysteries and it is their quiet sacredness that I try to capture in my paintings.  When I visit unspoiled places, I embrace the visual as well as the spiritual and it is my hope that I can transmit their power and magical energy through my work. I have lived over 40 years in the US.  It is my pleasure to call New England my home.-Evelyn Bernal

 

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

Art in the Village at the Cape Cod Art Center 6/23-24

Art in the Village at the Cape Cod Art Center 6/23-24

June 23, 2018 12:44 pm

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!
6/23 and 24, 2018
9 am to 4 pm

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

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

July 14, 2018 9:30 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Artist Statement Workshop w/ Bob Singer 7/21

Artist Statement Workshop w/ Bob Singer 7/21

July 21, 2018 10:19 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

Uncovering Your Mark w/ Ann Trainor Domingue October 13

Uncovering Your Mark w/ Ann Trainor Domingue October 13

October 13, 2018 1:00 pm

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

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

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

October 18, 2018 9:00 am

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

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA