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Watercolor Workshop w/ Larry Folding
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Workshop w/ Larry Folding

Start 9:30 AM sharp.
Composition: Brief explanation of composition and design
Values: Lights and darks and everything in between
Palette: Mixing colors, warms and cool colors, color wheel,
Painting wet into wet: Viscosity of pigments
Painting wet into dry: Transparency and opaqueness
Techniques and tricks

Demonstration by instructor

Brown bag lunch

Students copy the instructors demo painting or paint from their own photos with instructors input.

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Waves and Wildlife Workshop w/ Susan Simon
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Waves and Wildlife Workshop w/ Susan Simon

Capturing motion is something a camera does exceedingly well. With the right settings, we can actually see what our eyes cannot, freezing motion in a fraction of a second or blurring motion to emphasize the passage of time. These techniques are often used to shoot waves and wildlife where shutter speed is key to capture movement. This workshop will begin in the classroom where we will learn techniques to do both and then we will go out to a beach to try our hands at the skills we’ve learned. Please dress in layers as temps will drop and bug spray is encouraged.

Materials:

Bring your camera and tripod (if you have one). Phone cameras are not ideal for this kind of photography

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Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years
Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 5-8

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 25th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Smart Art Ages 9-12
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Art Ages 9-12

Smart Art: Ages 9-12

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 26th

Time: 9am-11am

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes Materials

Description:

This class will focus on famous artists, artistic styles and important periods in art ranging from the Renaissance to Impressionism to Abstraction. Students will learn color theory and painting techniques by observing the works of great masters to help enable them to find their own artistic voice

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Gardens of Cape Cod Photography Workshop w/ Charles Needle-4 day workshop
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Gardens of Cape Cod Photography Workshop w/ Charles Needle-4 day workshop

Late June/early July on Cape Cod is a garden paradise! Some of the most beautiful gardens in America can be found here. Join award-winning California-based flower and garden photographer, Charles Needle, on a tour of several breathtaking public and private gardens on the Cape at the peak of summer growing season.
Charles will guide you through the technical craft of flower and garden photography, and you’ll receive lots of personalized hands-on instruction from him, both in the classroom and in the field. Learn tips and techniques for capturing unique close-ups and intimate garden landscapes. Topics covered will include: Impressionistic flower and garden photography, creative macro, in-camera multiple-exposures, soft-glow montage and creative smartphone photography. There will also be field demos, assignments and supportive group image evaluations.

All skill levels and camera formats welcome, including smartphone cameras. Students should also have basic proficiency in post-capture image editing software, such as Lightroom, Photoshop or Snapseed.

June 26-30, 2019

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Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 8-11

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Thursdays (5 weeks). Class begins June 27th. NO CLASS ON JULY 4TH

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: Members $83 | Non-Members $104. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Discover Barnstable at Bismore Park Welcome Center Mondays and Fridays
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

Discover Barnstable at Bismore Park Welcome Center Mondays and Fridays

Harbor Master Building, Ocean Street, Hyannis, Open daily, May-October
Information includes town services, programs, and resources available to residents and visitors.

*performers/programs subject to change or cancel.   No rain dates. 

 Discover Barnstable Weekly free interactive talks and activities for kids and adults. Learn about the wide range of Town programs and resources available to all.

MONDAYS and FRIDAYS:  4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Schedule below subject to change without advanced notice
JULY: 
Monday, 8:      Clean Water Coalition
Friday, 12:        Pet safety tips & wildlife interactions with Barnstable Animal  Control Officers
Monday, 15:    Hands-on aviation fun with Barnstable Municipal Airport
Friday, 19:        Senior Services
Monday, 22:    Turtle Ranger Talk with Natural Resource Officer, MEA
Friday, 26:        Wildlife Ranger Talk with Natural Resource Officers
Monday, 29:    Parking Management

AUGUST:
Monday, 5:      Meet local artists and create colorful take-aways with ArtsBarnstable
Friday, 9:          Pet safety tips & wildlife interactions with Barnstable Animal  Control Officers 

Monday, 12:   Town Clerk

Friday, 16:Fun and games with staff from the Recreation Department
Monday, 19::200 Main Street Showcase
Friday, 23:Clean Water Coalition

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Creative Flower Photography w/ John Klingel
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Flower Photography w/ John Klingel

Location: Workshop will be held off-site in Eastham. Address will be emailed by instructor

Description:

This workshop will cover a wide variety of techniques designed to capture the beautiful colors, textures, lines, and curves of flowers and will cover in-camera as well as post-processing techniques. In-camera discussion and demos will include selective focus, focus stacking, multiple exposures, close-up and macro photos, camera movement, shooting through materials, slow shutter speeds, and other techniques. Post-processing demos will include focus stacking, texture blending, creating painterly effects, creating blur and movement with software, processing multiple exposures, and other techniques. Both in-camera and post-processing will include coverage of how to create painterly flower photographs. We’ll also spend time on composition, using a Lensbaby, extension tubes, lenses, and other equipment, and creating portable backgrounds for in-garden photography. I’ll be using and discussing various software packages and plug-ins including Lightroom, Photoshop, NIK Color Efex, Topaz Impressions, Texture Effects and others. This workshop will be entirely in the classroom but participants should bring camera equipment as there may be time to photograph flowers in my garden.

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Landscapes for Life: Native Plants and the Nature Connection in Our Gardens
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Landscapes for Life: Native Plants and the Nature Connection in Our Gardens

Did you know your landscape plays an important role in the health of Cape Cod? How we choose to manage our own piece of the Cape makes a difference. Learn why and get some helpful tips on how you can be a better steward of your corner of the world. Presented by Kristin Andres, Director of Education and Outreach at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/on-native-plants-with-apcc/

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Creative Coastal Photography w John Tunney 2 day workshop
Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Coastal Photography w John Tunney 2 day workshop

Come learn the art of creative fine-art photography while exploring the beaches, dunes and harbors of the Lower and Outer Cape and the Cape Cod National Seashore. In this workshop, photographer John Tunney will take you to some of the Cape’s most beautiful locations and give you ideas on how to “see” a scene, discover its creative potential and produce a creative and expressive fine-art image. We’ll go on field shoots in the mornings and late afternoon into evening, plus one night shoot for the Milky Way (weather depending), and have midday classroom sessions for editing and reviewing pictures.

Who’s it for:
Anyone with basic understanding of camera controls and Lightroom and/or Photoshop or the equivalent software.

What you’ll learn:
– How to create impressionistic images using long exposures, camera
motion, depth of field and multiple exposures
– The creative use of wide angle and telephoto lenses
– How to see and use the elements of design in composing your images
– Low-light photography tips
– Processing tips to fine-tune your compositions for better control of light and color, added expressiveness, dimensionality and finish.

What to bring:
DSLR or mirrorless equivalent
Wide angle and telephoto lens
Neutral density filter – 8-10 stop (optional, but recommended)
Polarizing filter (optional, but recommended)
Sturdy tripod
Remote shutter release
Flashlight
PhotoPills App (optional)
Computer loaded with Lightroom, Photoshop or equivalent software.

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Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel

Location: Off-site held in Eastham. Instructor will email you the address

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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Becoming More Skilled in Digital Photography Workshop w/ John Klingel
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Becoming More Skilled in Digital Photography Workshop w/ John Klingel

Location: Offsite in Eastham (Location will be emailed by instructor)

If you have a digital camera and you’re interested in improving your photographic skills and knowledge, this workshop offers an overview of various areas you need to learn more about. If you want to do more than point-and-shoot with a digital camera, you need to learn about various aspects of digital cameras and the techniques used to take a good photo. The primary objective of this seminar is to show you all the various aspects of digital photography that you will eventually need to learn to master if you’re interested in improving your skills. This seminar is for people who don’t use manual settings, don’t shoot in RAW, don’t understand depth of field, don’t understand basic composition and don’t use software to post process their photos. And it’s also a good introduction to digital for people who have always used film.

We’ll start with the camera and talk about some of the important features of digital cameras that many people don’t use but should. Topics will include: An explanation of why cameras don’t see what the eye sees. Why shooting in RAW is important. Why you need to use manual settings to achieve proper exposure and understanding depth of field. What white balance and ISO settings to use and why the quality of light is more important than the quantity of light. You’ll also learn how to read a histogram and why it plays so important a part in producing good photographs.

I’ll also discuss some of the basic aspects of composition along with what’s involved with shooting back-lit objects, motion, bright objects, macros, and other difficult shooting situations. Most shots, even by professionals, can be improved significantly with post-processing. We’ll go through many of the adjustments you can make in post-processing. The focus here will be on giving you an understanding of what you can easily do in post-processing and how to develop skills in this area. And we’ll review various software packages that are available for post-processing .

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Watercolor in the Garden w/ Wennie Huang - two day workshop
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor in the Garden w/ Wennie Huang - two day workshop

Day: Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm, each day
Cost: Members $85 | Non-Members $95

In this two-day workshop, participants will magnify garden flora to capture the shifting hues of summer light on leaves and petals, and discover the luminous effects of watercolor paints, a favorite portable color medium of plein air artists, such as the Impressionists. Each session will begin with a focused demonstration followed by individual guidance throughout the session while participants explore various techniques and visual approaches for translating their observations with this versatile and expressive, and sometimes unpredictable and surprising medium. Workshops will be conducted outside, weather-permitting.
In case of rain, flowers from the garden will be taken indoors.
For all levels.

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The Nature of Cape Cod w/ John Tunney
Sep
6
to Sep 8

The Nature of Cape Cod w/ John Tunney

Location: Orleans based (location will be emailed by instructor)

Join us for a special workshop photographing the natural beauty and wildlife of Cape Cod, including whales, seals, shorebirds and more. Instructor John Tunney will guide you from dawn to dusk through some of Cape Cod’s most scenic and fertile shooting grounds. Exploring the Lower and Outer Cape on land and water we’ll photograph unspoiled beaches, marshes and landscapes rich with coastal flora and fauna. The workshop includes a whale watch tour to photograph whales and other sea life, and a private boat tour through one of the Cape’s most scenic bays to photograph seals, birds and coastal scenes. Along the way you’ll learn techniques and tips for using your camera and lenses, composition and editing that will help take your images to a new level. The workshop also includes critiques and brief technical sessions with information about Cape Cod’s landscape and wildlife.

This workshop always sells out so book early!

What You’ll Photograph:
Beaches, birds, seals, whales, dunes, boats, harbors and marshes

What You’ll Learn:
Tips and techniques for nature, landscape and wildlife photography, and editing with Lightroom and Photoshop

What to Bring:
– Lenses: A range of wide angle to telephoto. Bring a macro if you have one
– Extra memory cards
– Extra battery and battery charger
– Tripod (It’s optional during the day, but you’ll need it for evening shoots)
– Remote shutter release (optional. your self-timer can be used instead)
Filters – Recommended, but not required: polarizer, UV and a neutral density filter or filters for long exposures
– Flashlight
– Bug spray
– Clothing – Typical summer stuff. Think layers. It will probably be warm to hot in the daytime and little cooler in the evening and early morning. Bring a poncho or other rain gear. A hat comes in handy.
– Footwear: Sneakers or sandals should be fine for most locations. A pair of duck shoes could be useful, too. We’ll often be near water, so there’s a good chance your feet may get wet.
– Laptop loaded with Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, or your editor of choice
– Flash drive
– 10 +/- -pictures from home. These can be a combination of good, bad and
ugly. We learn from mistakes – our own and those made by others – so don’t be shy.

The cost includes the workshop, whale watch and chartered harbor cruise. Meals and lodging are not included.

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Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal
Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal

Open to all levels

Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting waterfalls. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

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Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley
Oct
6
to Oct 10

Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley

Join us for a special 5-day/4-night workshop on the beautiful coast of Maine as we photograph Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island. The workshop includes lodging for four nights and all meals (except one lunch and dinner in Bar Harbor) and a lobster dinner (alternatives available).

We’ll be based at the Schoodic Institute near Schoodic Point. Known as the quiet side of Acadia, the Schoodic Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast – from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic at Schoodic Point. Seaside villages such as Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea feature scenes of classic downeast Maine – fishing boats, lobster traps, working docks and more. On Mount Desert Island, we’ll explore picturesque locales such as Bar
Harbor, the Acadia coast, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, as well as places off the beaten track.

Most days will begin with a sunrise and morning shoot, then break and free time around lunch, editing classroom lessons, discussion and reviews in the afternoon, and a late afternoon/early evening shoot.
We’ll also have an optional night shoot. The weather, sun, moon and tides will guide our itinerary.

With two instructors and a limit of 12 students, you’ll have plenty of time for personalized instruction. John and Betty will offer tips and techniques in the field and classroom to help you get the most out of
your workshop and develop your skills. Instruction includes:
– Classic and creative landscape photography
– Long exposure and camera movement
– Depth of field
– Night photography
– Use of filters
– Processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and other programs.

What’s Included:
– Four nights lodging at the Schoodic Institute. All participants will have their own private bedroom in a shared apartment. Accommodations include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.
– All meals except one lunch and one dinner in Bar Harbor.
– Instruction with two experienced teachers and a low student:teacher ratio

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Cape Cod Landscapes:  The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Cape Cod Landscapes: The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie

Photographically, what makes Cape Cod landscapes so special, is how light interacts with this convergence of land and sea. Learning to see the possibilities and then translate them into images can elevate our picture-taking from the commonplace to the artistic. Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop to explore the Cape from pre-dawn to deep night, visiting some of its finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages. He’ll cover in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to creative images with feeling, that come from the heart.



We will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. We’ll also photograph the moody blues of twilight and the Cape’s magnificent night sky. The landscape, so varied and photogenic in daylight, becomes ever-more mysterious and enchanting at night. Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.

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CLICK!  2019 Photography Conference
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

CLICK! 2019 Photography Conference

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Saturday, November 2nd, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA

Join us for Click! 2019 featuring Charles Needle (keynote), Rad Drew, Rita Colantonio, Lisa & Tom Cuchara,  John Hames, Andy Howard, John Klingel, Steve Koppel, Jurgen Lobert, Bob Singer, John Tunney and Sherri VandenAkker.

HIGHLIGHTS

– 13 instructors and 30 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.

– Bring your camera! Hands-on shooting ops with dancers, live models and more!

– Morning keynote: Charles Needle, “Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light” Details

– Print competition: Bring up to two pictures to enter into the print competition. The category is “Open” – anything goes.  Click here for the rules and prizes.

– REGISTER Early to Win! The first 100 people to register will be entered into a drawing for the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet – a $350 value!

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:45 KEYNOTE & COFFEE
Mindful Photography: Seeing in a Different Light / Charles Needle Details Details

10:00-11:00 SESSION 1
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew  Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details
Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing / John Tunney Details
Better Bird Photography / Sherri Vandanaker  Details
Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection / Lisa & Tom Cuchara Details

11:15-12:15 SESSION 2
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Create a Digital Painting Using iColorama App / Rita Colantonio Details

BREAK 12:15-2:00 Lunch, Photo Ops and Mini Sessions

12:45-1:15 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lifes Details
12:45-1:15 ON1: An Adobe Alternative  / John Tunney Details

1:30-2:00 Photo Ops: Irish Dancers, Live Models and Still Lives Details
1:30-2:00 The Science of Optics / Andrew Martin, Tamron USA Details

2:15-3:15 SESSION 3
Impressionistic Photography / Charles Needle Details
Crafting Mobile Images with Apps for iPhone and Android / Rad Drew Details
Pushing the Limits With Lightroom’s Tools / Bob Singer Details
Sherri Vandanaker / Better Bird Photography Details
Lisa & Tom Cuchara / Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection Details
Street Photography / John Hames Details

3:30-4:30 SESSION 4
Creative Macro Photography / Charles Needle Details
Creating Artistic Images with Topaz  / Rad Drew Details
Self Expression Through Imagery / Steve Koppel Details
Intro to Night Photography / Jurgen Lobert Details
Thinking in Black & White / Andy Howard Details
Wildlife  Photography: Tips, Tricks & Techniques / John Klingel Details
Navigating Your Art Through Social Media / Rita Colantonio Details

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Color Grading and Shaping Light in Photoshop: Learn my Processing Secrets w/ Betty Wiley
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Color Grading and Shaping Light in Photoshop: Learn my Processing Secrets w/ Betty Wiley

In this class students will use a variety of techniques for color grading and adding/shaping light in Photoshop. Students will learn how to work with color and light in Photoshop using levels, curves, brushes, various adjustment layers, color fills, blend modes, and more. These techniques will allow you to add color casts and/or enhance color to images to make sunsets and sunrises really “pop” as well as apply various color looks that are very popular on social media these days. I will show you how to use different filters and adjustment layers. These techniques are a great way to enhance images and build Photoshop skills in the process. I’m looking forward to sharing my processing secrets with you and how I work with color and light and Photoshop to achieve various effects. You will be amazed at all the techniques and tools you will learn in this class. I will supply images for the class exercises on a thumb drive for students to use.

Please note this is not an “intro to Photoshop” class and that students will need to have some basic Photoshop knowledge as a prerequisite for taking this class. Students will need to know how to navigate the program, open files and understand layers and have familiarity with basic tools however proficiency is not required. In addition students will need to have basic computer skills and have a laptop that’s in good working condition as this is a hands-on class and students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

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Mixed Media Drawing w/ Ann Guiliani
May
16
1:00 PM13:00

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Ann Guiliani

Mixed Media Drawing
Instructor:
 Ann Guiliani

Days: Thursdays (6 weeks), class begins May 16, 2019

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: $110 Members | $140 Non-Members

Description:

Maybe you are not sure about drawing or feel that you can’t draw a straight line. Or maybe you are interested in learning a completely new way to approach drawing or maybe you are stuck in the quagmire of depending on one media and afraid to use your drawing skills with a different media.

This course is for the rank beginner as well as the advanced student. You will receive the basics in drawing with sighting skills, perspective and shading and composition, but you will also have the opportunity to explore different media…even with brush and ink as a drawing tool. There is an aesthetic to Drawing that is worthy to explore and will also enhance your own Art Appreciation.

There is no limitation on the media you use. Even collage. The choice is yours. We will explore a wide range of approaches to drawing. “There is No One Way to Draw”

We will also explore a wide range of subjects from still life, to landscape and the human figure.

You will also learn how to draw from observation as well as using photo references.

DRAWING IS THE PERSONAL AND MOST DIRECT PATHWAY TO EXPRESSION. My job as an instructor is to introduce this multi-faceted approach to drawing that actually frees you up so you can dis­cover that you really can draw.

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One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy
May
16
9:30 AM09:30

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy

One on One Painting

Instructor: Sean Cassidy

Day: Thursdays (6 weeks) Class begins May 16
Time
: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

 This course is for the beginner or the advanced beginner. Students will be asked to work from still life and from photographic reference of their choice. The goal is to understand how “to see” the world in a new way and learn to express that through the medium of oil painting. Sean will give individual instruction to you as he walks around to critique your work and give individual attention.

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Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics w/ Odin Smith
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics w/ Odin Smith

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics
Instructor
: Odin Smith

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Class begins May 15th, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Price: Members $96 | Non-Members $126

 Find out why acrylic is the hottest trend in making art. Become familiar with the techniques of this exciting medium. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Learn to use these expressive mediums to bring light and life to your paintings, and most importantly, bring sense of self to your work.

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Painting with Pure Pigment:  Pastels 101 w/ Eileen Casey
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Painting with Pure Pigment: Pastels 101 w/ Eileen Casey

Painting with Pure Pigment – Pastels 101

Instructor: Eileen Casey

Day: Wednesdays -5 classes. Begins May 15. NO CLASS 6/5/19

Time: 6pm-8pm

Cost: $80 Members | $105 Non-Members

Description:

Find your own artistic voice and become a pastel painter!

Learn pastel basics about available materials, including various hard and soft pastels, sanded and prepared surfaces, as well as pastel painting techniques. There will be a focus on drawing, design and composition, using value studies and quick color exercises. Enjoy the process of working with pastels with one-on-one support.

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The Accidential Masterpiece w/ Ed Chesnovitch
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Accidential Masterpiece w/ Ed Chesnovitch

The Accidental Masterpiece
Instructor:
 Ed Chesnovitch

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks), class begins May 15th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: $135 Members | $150 Non-Members

Description:

Striving for perfection leads to paralysis! Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting. Give yourself permission to play! This class will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore shapes, edges, patterns of light and dark, positive and negative space, bold vs. neutral color, underpainting techniques, and fearless mark making to push your paintings further. Learn to simplify your approach, and develop a personal style where happy accidents are welcome! Individual attention and group discussions of student work and contemporary painting practices. ALL MEDIUMS, and mixed media welcome. You bring the supplies you want to work with. Any questions, contact Ed at ecart@comcast.net

*Not a beginner’s class

Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything!

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A Walk on the Wild Side-Watercolor w/ Ellen Duarte
May
15
12:15 PM12:15

A Walk on the Wild Side-Watercolor w/ Ellen Duarte

A Walk on the Wild Side – Watercolor

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins May 15th 
Time:
 12:15pm-2:45pm

Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $140

Almost everywhere you go on Cape Cod wildflowers can be found. Most are familiar, but do you know what they are? Learn to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to help you identify them. Study more about them through sketching in the field and studio. Use your studies to render your favorites in watercolor.

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Wild About Flowers - Mixed Media with Ellen Duarte
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Wild About Flowers - Mixed Media with Ellen Duarte

Wild about Flowers – Mixed Media

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins May 15th 
Time:
 9am-11:30am

Cost: Members $110 | Non-Members $140

Discover the many wildflowers around us on Cape Cod. How many do you know? Learn to use Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to identify the plants you don’t know. Sketch in the field and in the studio to further your understanding of local plants. Choose your favorites to illustrate using a variety of media.

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Creating a Custom Watermark or Logo in Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Creating a Custom Watermark or Logo in Photoshop w/ Betty Wiley


In this class students will learn how to create their own unique watermark or logo in Photoshop. While there are companies that will create a watermark logo for you, the problem is that they all look very similar so this is an opportunity for students to learn how to create their own and save some money in the process. We will create a number of different water marks that can be used in a number of different ways and I will show you some creative ideas to make your watermark even more unique. Students will learn how to work with the text as well as how to shape and work text to create artistic and creative looks. Once the watermarks are created I will show you how they can be applied to your images in Photoshop as well as in lightroom. In addition I will also show you how to create and add your own signature if desired.
Design skills are not necessary for this class however students should possess basic skills in Photoshop such as knowing how to open files, navigate the program, have some familiarity with the tools and know how to create layers. In addition students should possess basic computer skills and have a laptop that is in good working condition that they can bring to class as this is a hands-on workshop.
With water marks that they can use on their own images and skills that they can use to further create additional watermarks on their own. Students will need to have a fairly recent version of Photoshop installed on their laptops, such as Photoshop 2016 or higher.
I’ve been asked to teach this many times so if you have been wanting to learn how to design and create your own signature look with a unique watermark that is different from the rest,, now is your chance! Hope you can join me for this fun class!

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Watercolor with Julie Blanchard
May
14
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor with Julie Blanchard

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Begins May 14,  2019
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

 This course will begin with a review of materials and basic watercolor techniques and end with the successful completion of paintings done on the spot. Direct watercolor painting, wet on wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, knowledge of color, value and composition will also be addressed.

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Printmaking Play! w/ Eileen Casey
May
14
9:15 AM09:15

Printmaking Play! w/ Eileen Casey

Printmaking Play!
Instructor:
 Eileen Casey

Days: Tuesdays (5 classes) – Class begins May 14th. NO CLASS ON JUNE 4TH

Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

Cost: Members $100 | Non Members $125 OR $25 drop-in rate per class (please pay office day of drop-in)

Description: 

Creative fun with what can be the most painterly or most graphic printmaking techniques… monoprints and monotypes, with and without a printing press! The surprising results may be works of art in themselves, or inspirational underpaintings for other media.

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Abstract Painting with Melissa Morris
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Abstract Painting with Melissa Morris

Day: Mondays – Begins May 13th. 5 classes. No class on May 27th. Closed for Memorial Day
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150

Location: Cape Cod Art Center

 In this class students will develop a visual language,  work in series, hone in on individual styles and personal point of views. Demonstrations and techniques will be given on how to manipulate the properties of paint via color mixing, using mixed medias, and composing dynamic imagery.

Beginners to advanced students welcome.

Depending on your particular style and or ideas about what you would like to paint and what materials you would like to play with -will determine how much and what type of supplies you’ll need. I’ve listed a small suggested list of materials HOWEVER a notebook is all you need for the first class.

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Embrace the Practice:  Daily Painting Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy

This one-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques Lisa Daria Kennedy uses to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint (or oils) students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. She will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value, and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making, and personal voice. Lastly, we will discuss practical strategies for painting every day (or almost every day).

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Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel

Location: Held off-site in Eastham. Location will be emailed by instructor

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.

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Open Studio with a model-no Instructor Every Friday
May
10
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio with a model-no Instructor Every Friday

Open Studio with Model — Payment is accepted at CCAC day of drop-in

Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays 
Time: 
1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in – no registration. Please pay at office upon arrival.

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, no registration, just show up!

*Models are usually clothed, occasionally models do pose nude.

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Fluid Art:  Acrylic Paint Pouring w/ Joyce Groemmer
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Fluid Art: Acrylic Paint Pouring w/ Joyce Groemmer

Interested in abstract painting, but don’t know where to start? Acrylic pouring is a fun way to loosen up and create beautiful paintings in a short period of time. Fluid art dates back to the 19th century but gained public recognition with American abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollack. Today, fluid acrylic pouring artists use new mediums and a wide variety of techniques to achieve intriguing effects and textures. The process is a delicate balance of planning, surprise and manipulation.

In this workshop, Joyce will provide an overview of fluid painting mediums, recipes and paint mixing. She will show examples of paintings created using different pouring techniques, and then demonstrate three techniques. With Joyce’s guidance, students will try each of these on their own, completing at least three 8×10 paintings to take home

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Cape Cod Landscapes:  The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie
May
2
to May 5

Cape Cod Landscapes: The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie

Photographically, what makes Cape Cod landscapes so special, is how light interacts with this convergence of land and sea. Learning to see the possibilities and then translate them into images can elevate our picture-taking from the commonplace to the artistic. Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop to explore the Cape from pre-dawn to deep night, visiting some of its finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages. He’ll cover in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to creative images with feeling, that come from the heart.

We will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. We’ll also photograph the moody blues of twilight and the Cape’s magnificent night sky. The landscape, so varied and photogenic in daylight, becomes ever-more mysterious and enchanting at night. Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.

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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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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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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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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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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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