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Lost and Found: Mixed Media w/ Jackie Reeves
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Lost and Found: Mixed Media w/ Jackie Reeves

Lost and Found: The art of letting go of control and embracing process through drawing, painting and collage
Instructor: Jackie Reeves
Day: Saturday, September 29
Time: 9:30am-3:330pm
Cost: $110 Members |$140 Non-members
Skill Level: Some art experience is required, knowledge of the basics of drawing, and composition.
Class maximum: 12
Description:
The goal of this workshop is to loosen up, experiment and play with drawing marks, painting spills, drips, drags, imprints (etc), and collage. The idea is to let go of control and push your limits allowing the materials to take the lead as you aim to develop a small series of artworks by the end of the day. This could potentially serve as a launching pad to give you new direction in your work.Working from your imagination you will begin by creating abstract marks on paper based on your interpretation of my prompts. By allowing yourself to get lost in the process you will make new discoveries for your studio practice. Following your instincts, you will respond to the imagery unfolding before you and begin the process of editing and shaping by cutting, ripping, masking, glazing and painting.

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Artistic Possibilities w/ Procreate: Creating Digitally on a Mobile Device Workshop w/ Catherine Caddigan
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Artistic Possibilities w/ Procreate: Creating Digitally on a Mobile Device Workshop w/ Catherine Caddigan

 Artistic Possibilities with Procreate: Creating Digitally on a Mobile Device
Instructor: Catherine Caddigan
Day: Saturday, October 13th
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Cape Cod Art Center – 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630
Cost: $110 Members | $140 Non-Members
This workshop requires an iPad, we will be downloading Apps from the App Store. Bring a variety of imagery that you want to work with on your iPad. (You can photograph your material, with your iPad camera or your phone or scan it and transfer it to your iPad in advance of the workshop) Imagery of any kind should work, but background material and textures are helpful.
Procreate is a very powerful standalone drawing App with over 200 brushes, but for our purposes, one can create a work of art in just a few hours. We will start in a tutorial format, with live demonstration of some of the features of Procreate. There will be a slide presentation as well, and time for questions. Some of the techniques we will cover are layering, masking, color adjustment, importing imagery, painting, erasing and blending.
There will be a break for lunch.
From there we will move into our own projects, and experiment with Procreate and some of the ways it can interact with other apps. I hope to be able to give you pointers and share some techniques that I use. We will finish by sharing and talking about the work from the day.
Bio: Catherine Caddigan is an artist who has practiced many forms of photography. She received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in photography and printmaking. Currently she is concentrating on Mobile Art. For the past few years she exhibits works created with mobile devices. She is inspired by collage artists of the 20th century, and strives to express more than a simple capture. Her layering and collage technique is meant to observe culture today, in all its complexity. She feels that the mobile devices of today are a reflection of the information driven culture.

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Uncovering Your Mark with Ann Trainor Domingue
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Uncovering Your Mark with Ann Trainor Domingue

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.

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Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape with Mark Bowie

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape
with Mark Bowie

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 stackingto 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.”

 

Bio:

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer and much sought after public speaker.  His work has been published internationally in books, on calendars and posters, and in advertising media.  His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters and In Stoddard’s Footsteps have become landmark regional publications.  They were followed by The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons.  He is an expert on night photography and has produced two comprehensive e-books on it: The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night, and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example.  He has also produced an e-book on his remarkable Finding November project, his search to find the hidden beauty of this under-appreciated month.  For more on his work, see www.markbowie.com.

 

What To Bring

For questions contact Mark Bowie at mrbowie@earthlink.net

Photo Equipment Suggestions

In addition to all your basic equipment like cameras and lenses, I consider the following items important.  You can learn more about them at the workshop, but I made this checklist as a reminder to bring them if you already own them.  Items essential to this workshop are in bold:

Camera  – and extra camera body if you have one, just in case.

Lenses – Lenses from wide-angle zooms to telephotos will be of use on this workshop.  Also consider bringing your other favorite lenses, including macro and fast super wide-angle lenses in the 14-24mm range, especially for night photography.

Tripod – Light levels are usually too low early in the day and at night to photograph properly without a sturdy tripod.  If you need to purchase one, I can offer recommendations.  Hunt’s Photo often offers discount specials to my students.

Lots of Memory Card Storage.

Camera Battery Charger and Extra Batteries.

Non-abrasive Lens Cleaning Cloth and Wipes.

Polarizing Filter

Neutral Density (ND) Filters, Graduated Neutral Density Filters – To extend exposure times.  I use Tiffen 3- and 6-stop IR neutral density filters.  See www.tiffen.com.  Lee Filters also makes quality filters.  See www.leefilters.com.

Graduated Neutral Density Filters – Primarily for daytime use.  I use Singh-Ray 2-stop soft and 3-stop hard-edge graduated filters.  See www.singh-ray.com/grndgrads.html.

Shutter Release ­­– You can use a locking cable release, a wireless remote, or the camera’s self-timer (usually good only for exposures up to 30 seconds).  Shutter releases are available for specific camera models, from simple units that only trip the shutter, to more advanced units that allow the photographer to program exposure time, count down the exposure, shoot multiple exposures and timed intervals. These are available from photo retailers, including Hunts Photo and Video.  I use a wireless remote shutter release, the hahnel Giga T Pro II, about $99.

Intervalometer – For time-lapse photography.  If you are a Canon shooter, consider the Canon TC-80N3 Remote timer, or an equivalent. See

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/164271-REG/Canon_2477A002_Timer_Remote_Controller_TC_80N3.html.

 

Here’s a less expensive alternative, but identical in structure and function: http://www.amazon.com/Cowboystudio-Timer-Remote-Control-Shutter/dp/B003PFYKGW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1378831815&sr=8-6&keywords=canon+remote+timer.

 

 

Many Nikons have a built-in intervalometer, or you can use the Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord, about $190.  See http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?ProductID=27032&mfg=Nikon&show=yes.  My hahnel Giga T Pro II remote has the same features for about half the price.

Flashlights &/or Headlamp – preferably with a red light, or cover with a red filter to prevent stray light from distracting others during night photography sessions.  Bring both small and large lights for light painting.  Bring other light sources, like LED’s or glow sticks, for painting with wild colors.

Rain/snow Cover – For camera and lens protection.  An inexpensive plastic shower cap works well in many instances.

Heat wraps – placed around the lens barrel to inhibit condensation.  I use Therma-Care heat wraps and similar brands.  About $5 for a box of 3.

Small towel, cloth or gaffer’s tape for covering the viewfinder to prevent light leak during long exposures.  Most cameras come with a viewfinder cover, but they’re often inconvenient to use.

Battery-powered Alarm Clock/Watch

Cell Phone.

 

Computer Equipment Suggestions

Laptop Computer – I highly recommend bringing your own laptop computer for downloading, processing and viewing your images.

Processing Software – Good choices include Adobe Lightroom, Elements, and Photoshop. We use Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan, about $10/month.  Free 30-day trials of these programs are available from Adobe.

To create time-lapse movies you may also want the following software:

  1. Lightroom. A free trial version is available at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_lightroom

 

  1. QuickTime Pro: $29.99. Available at: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/extending/
  2. LRTimelapse: The free down load will allow you to load up to 400 images: http://lrtimelapse.com/download/.This software is particularly good at reducing flicker.

Back-up device – Such as an external hard drive.

Clothing & Outdoor Gear Suggestions

Warm Clothing – It is preferable to dress in warm layers for field trips as temperatures can change significantly and quickly.  Night can be very chilly at this time of year.

Warm Jacket or Coat.

Fleece Underlayer/Wool Sweater – Can be added or removed as the temperature falls or rises.

Rain Jacket & Pants – For wind as well as rain protection.

Warm Gloves/Mittens, Hat, and Hiking Boots or Sneakers.  Several pairs of warm, moisture-wicking socks.  Two pair of footwear is wise, in case one gets wet.  Sandals or muck boots are great for getting in the ocean and streams.

Hand Warmers.  Foot warmers.

Dress for the indoor sessions will be casual.

Other Suggestions

Water bottle.

Energy bars or other snacks.

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Fiction Writing Class
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fiction Writing Class

Fiction Writing Class at Sturgis Library: Wednesdays September 12th-Dec 12th.

6:00 to 7:30PM

Funded by a generous grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Sturgis Library will be hosting an intro to fiction writing class Wednesday nights from Sept 12th through Dec 12th, 6 to 7:30 PM (except the first Wednesday of each month). Classes will cover character creation, plotting, genre, language, regionalism, setting, and publication. In addition to workshops, visiting authors will give readings from their work. Preregistration is required. Limited openings. FREE . Call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net. Adults and young adults welcome. Reading Materials will be provided.

Corey Farrenkopf (the teacher) is the Adult Services Librarian at Sturgis Library. He received a BA and M.Ed from UMASS Amherst focusing on creative writing and education. His fiction has appeared in JMWW, Blue Earth Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Gravel, and elsewhere. He is represented by Marie Lamba of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.

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Image Editing in Procreate App w/ Barbara Braman
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Image Editing in Procreate App w/ Barbara Braman

Image Editing in Procreate App

Instructor: Barbara Braman

Day: Saturday, September 8th

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: Members $70 | $Non-Members $90



Description:

This workshop is for digital artists who wants to additional control over their image creation. Procreate is a full service app for your iPad or your iPhone known for its amazing depth as a painting app, however drawing skills are not necessary at all!

This workshop will focus on using Procreate and its ability to create layers and masks. We will use layers to adjust collage effects, we will use layer masks and explore their versatility. We will learn how to select, resize and move parts of your images, how to tweak colors, use blending modes and add other effects. Even if you don’t think you cannot draw at all, I will show you how to use the paintbrush to create textures and add definition to your images

This is an intermediate workshop and for iOS only. Some experience with digital editing using apps such as Snapseed or iColorama is necessary to get the most out of the workshop.

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Intro to iPhone Photography w/ Lisa Jo Rudy
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Intro to iPhone Photography w/ Lisa Jo Rudy

Intro to iPhone Photography

Instructor: Lisa Jo Rudy

Day: Saturday, August 25

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: Members $70 | Non-Members $90



Description:

You’ve taken a hundred great photos on your iPhone. Now what? Learn how to use your iPhone’s native camera tools as well as some versatile apps to turn your snapshots into works of art, including Facetune and BeCasso. Then discover some of the ways you can store, share, and print your masterpieces.

Included:
• photography options on your iPhone
• how to use editing tools that are built into your iPhone to crop, straighten, brighten, and filter your photos
• how to download and use popular apps to create “perfect” selfies and artistic effects
• how to use Google photos to store and organize your photos
• how to share, access, and print your photos

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So You Want To Be a Judge/Commentator (or understand them) with Bob Singer
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

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

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.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Marketing Your Art with Roberta Miller
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Marketing Your Art with Roberta Miller

Roberta Miller, Cape Cod Art Center’s Executive Director, will talk about how to successfully market your art through different platforms including social media, art shows, galleries and restaurants. Join us on Wednesday, August 22nd from 12pm-1pm at Cape Cod Art Center. No admission and all are welcome, bring your lunch and your questions! Registration is not required but encouraged. Please call 508-362-2909.

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Sally Gunning on Writing
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sally Gunning on Writing

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

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

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Painting in iColorama with Rita Colantonio
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Painting in iColorama with Rita Colantonio

 Painting in iColorama
Instructor: Rita Colantonio
Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Members $70 | Non-Members $90
Description:
This workshop will focus on brushing techniques and painting styles in iColorama–a versatile app for creating digital art, using simple watercolor or painting presets or choosing your own brushes to apply paint to a photograph or a blank canvas.
This is a hands on class, so please bring your iPad with images loaded for editing. An Apple Pencil or stylus would be helpful but not required. Please load iColorama on your iPad prior to arriving.
*Note: Some basic experience with iColorama is required for this workshop. This course is designed for iPad users, however, if you use an iPhone only and are experienced with iColorama on your iPhone you may benefit from this workshop. The iColorama app can be purchased at the app store, and while you’re there, please take a look at the reviews. They are glowing!

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iColorama Basics w/ Rita Colantonio
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

iColorama Basics w/ Rita Colantonio

iColorama Basics


Instructor: Rita Colantonio
Day: Saturday, August 11

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Price: Members $70 | Non-Members $90

This workshop offers some basic workflows for iColorama. iColorama is a popular mobile art app for Apple mobile devices. A powerful app with a full range of tools, artists and photographers use iColorama to edit photos, create digital montages, and create artwork from scratch.

In this workshop, you will learn how to adjust photos for color, tone, and clarity. You will learn how to blend images together and add textures, as well as how to make changes selectively to specific parts of your image.

This is a hands on class, so please bring your iPad (preferred) or iPhone with some images for editing. An Apple Pencil or stylus would be helpful but is not required. Please download iColorama before the workshop. It is available in the Apple App Store. Check out the glowing reviews for more information on the scope of this terrific app!

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Monotype/Painterly Print Workshop with Joyce Zavorskas
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Monotype/Painterly Print Workshop with Joyce Zavorskas

Monotype/Painterly Print
Instructor: Joyce Zavorskas
Dates: August 10-11, Friday & Saturday (optional third day, Sunday August 12, 9am-3pm)
Time:  9am-3pm
Cost: $245 Members | $275 Non-members (includes the $25 materials fee). Additional third day $110 Members | $125 Non-members
*Workshop can not be purchased as Sunday only
Location: Zavorskas Studio, Orleans (exact address will be emailed separately upon registration).
Description:
Monotypes are paintings on smooth acrylic plates transferred to paper once only. Artists ranging from Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Ross Moffett, and more recently Joan Snyder and Michael Mazur have used the monotype medium to express a more spontaneous and evocative range of drawing, painting and printmaking combinations.
Students will make painterly spontaneous images on acrylic plates using small rubber brayers, brushes, Oil Bars, or stencils, and oil base etching ink. Dampened 100% rag paper placed on top of the inked plate, and passed through the press with gentle pressure, results in a unique impression that is intimately and permanently bonded with the fibers of the paper. Overprinting and contemporary experimental approaches with larger rollers produce magical surprises. The glistening layers of radiant ink create truly unique images with depth, mystery, memory and delight. Demonstrations each day will help to develop individual explorations. Beginner to advanced students are welcome. Clean-up will be with baby oil, Gamsol or or Simple Green.

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Making Masks w/ Barbara Braman
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Making Masks w/ Barbara Braman

 Making Masks

Instructor: Barbara Braman

Day: Saturday, August 4th

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: Members $70 | Non-Members $90



Description:

What is a mask? In digital art, a mask is a tool to let you do something to a part of the image but not the whole. 



What sort of something? Anything. You can change the exposure in a dark area of the image. You can smooth only the skin. You can make part of the image black and white. You can blur the background.



You can ADD things to an image. You can add a texture to the background. You can add an object. You can REMOVE or REPLACE things from an image. 



We are going to focus on making masks in two apps: iColorama and Procreate. I will also show you a simple way to cut out objects from photos that is useful for composite images. Different apps work in different ways, and different masking techniques work better for certain types of jobs. After you are comfortable with basic masking, we will explore some more advanced masking techniques.



*This is an intermediate level class. Some experience with creating mobile digital art, using any app, is necessary.

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CCAC Kids Summer Programs August
Aug
1
to Aug 31

CCAC Kids Summer Programs August

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.

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Health and Healing with Teas from the Garden
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Health and Healing with Teas from the Garden

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

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

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

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

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Expressive Photo Editing with Snapseed w/ Barbara Braman
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Expressive Photo Editing with Snapseed w/ Barbara Braman

Expressive Photo Editing with Snapseed

Instructor: Barbara Braman

Day: Saturday, July 28

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: Members $70 | Non-Members $90

Description:

Wondering how you can edit your smartphone photos to be more expressive? Or maybe you want to edit your photos to create and straighten the horizon, highlight your subject, or create mood? Snapseed is the app for you. It is super easy to learn and you can use it for complex creative images. It is the “little black dress” of apps. Whether you just want to adjust the color or exposure on a landscape photo, tweak the colors on a multi-layered digital collage or drawing or use it to create a fantastical digital collage, Snapseed has the tools.

This workshop goes well beyond basic editing. We will start simply and then explore how to use the more advanced features, as well as how to use the app in creative ways. For photographers with smartphones capable of taking RAW images, we will discuss how to get the most out of Snapseed’s RAW editing function.
 

All that you need for this class is a smartphone, the app Snapseed, and a sense of adventure!

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Creating Digital Art with the App Procreate: Lecture w/ Catherine Caddigan
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Creating Digital Art with the App Procreate: Lecture w/ Catherine Caddigan

Creating Digital Art with the App Procreate – Lecture
Instructor: Catherine Caddigan
Location: Cape Cod Art Center – 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630
Day: Friday, October 12th
Time: 7pm-8pm
Cost: $25
Description:
We will look at the various ways to enhance, alter, collage and draw with our existing imagery using the App Procreate, which is an excellent stand alone App, but works well in tandem with other Apps. Some of the techniques we will cover are layering, color adjustment, importing imagery, masking, painting, erasing and blending. The result can be a finished work of art, or be printed and worked back into with any media. The lecture will be conducted as a live tutorial interspersed with text slides, which you will be able to take home. Procreate is a very powerful standalone drawing App with over 200 brushes, but for our purposes, we will cover some of the more basic features.

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Artist Statement Workshop with Bob Singer
Jul
21
8:30 AM08:30

Artist Statement Workshop with Bob Singer

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.

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CCAC Kids Summer Program July
Jul
1
to Jul 31

CCAC Kids Summer Program July

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

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Mixed Media Drawing with Susan Stranz
Jun
26
to Jul 30

Mixed Media Drawing with Susan Stranz

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

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Intro to Digital Photography with John Tunney
Jun
25
to Jul 30

Intro to Digital Photography with John Tunney

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning June 25th
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Price: $135 Members/$150 Non-Members
The class is designed for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to use their digital camera and make better photographs.
We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how to use shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field to craft your pictures. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.
Bring to class your camera, manual and 5-10 pictures on a flash drive.

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One on One Mentoring
Jun
25
to Aug 5

One on One Mentoring

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

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Creative Post Processing with John Klingel
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Post Processing with John Klingel

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.

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Open Studio with Model No Instructor Fridays
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio with Model No Instructor Fridays

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.

Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Friday
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in

We are unable to accept online registration | Payment is accepted at CCAC day of drop-in

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