Spring Classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

09 Apr Spring Classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is offering a wide spectrum of classes across the visual arts. Take a look.

To register, visit the cultural center. Click here.

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with Mary Jane Xenakis
Thursday, April 13
10am-1pm
$30 per person
The ancient art of Quilling, also known as paper filigree, uses narrow strips of paper which are rolled, shaped and then glued together to form designs. Our April Flowers workshop students will learn how to make the basic shapes paper filigree circles, marquis, tear drops and open swirls and then glue to a given flower pattern to make the flowers shown in the kit they will receive in class. Students will receive all materials needed to complete items in a kit. This kit is available to students for a small fee between $10-$15. Please note, if you wear glasses for reading,
please bring them.
with Odin Smith
Friday, April 21
6-8:30pm
$50 per person
TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits?! Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! Bring your own wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course) and enjoy our hand passed, delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by YOU, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home
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with Cecilia Rossey
FridaySunday
April 28-30
9am-3pm
$305 per person
 
Explore the myriad possibilities involved in the process of a hand-pulled print. Monotype, a painterly process, involves painting or drawing on a substrate, (plexiglass,) choosing a compatible printmaking paper, and, after registering the plate and paper, rolling it through the press to create a unique work of art.
During this workshop we will explore modifying the inks for best results, registration, additive and subtractive techniques, and the use of stencils and layering.  While we will be using AKUA intaglio inks, we will also experience combining them with dry pigments (already mixed with binder) to enhance and build colors of your choice.  While using a limited palette, we’ll explore mixing paints to achieve one’s personal palette and discuss color theory applied to printmaking.  This is a non-toxic environment thus no solvents will be used in this workshop. Price includes $30 materials fee.
with Odin Smith
Tuesdays, beginning May 2
5 weeks
10am-noon
$175 per person
Join Odin in her studio for a series of sessions of 4 week classes devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills.  In the May session, we will be trying something fun and challenging!  Students will be asked to find the work of a master artist that they admire and then using their own reference material, work that artist’s style of painting into their own idea.  You may choose to first duplicate the master’s painting to get the feel of the technique or you may jump right in and try the master’s style in their own piece right away.  The decision is yours.  This experience proves to be a great exercise in helping students stretch to find their own style while testing out the styles of other artists.  You may want to try several different artist’s styles.  These classes will help artists to become more confident in their own skills and bring a sense of self and creativity to their own work. Taking risks will be encouraged! Must be on an intermediate to advanced level, and have their own supplies. This class meets in Odin’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing
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with Kim Rumberger

Thursday, May 4

5:30-9pm
$40/$35 members
Just in time for Mother’s Day – here is your chance to craft a gorgeous, priceless, gift of fine silver from precious metal clay for yourself, or a special Mom in your life. Make a charm, a pendant, earrings or even a good luck trinket.  The possibilities are endless with Metal Clay. You will complete a project in one class.  All tools are supplied, and clay (and certain other materials, if needed) can be purchased from the instructor at the time of the class. This class meets in the Photo Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
with Kim Rumberger
Thursday, May 11
5:30-9pm
$35/$30 members
Beautiful beaded, flameless, wax pillar candles are really fun to make and great to use. Safe and pretty, they make awesome gifts (Mother’s Day is just around the corner).  Or,  just use them for for soft light on your shelf or patio table. Raid your stash of beads, or choose from Kim’s huge bead collection to decorate yours. Battery-operated candles work great and last forever!  Wire and beads are included, and candles will be available to purchase from Kim at the class.  Feel free to bring any beads that you might have if you wish to use them. This class meets in the Photo Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing
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with Odin Smith
Friday, May 12
6-8:30pm
$50 per person
TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirits?! Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! Bring your own wine or beer (if you are 21 and up of course) and enjoy our hand passed, delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by YOU, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin will guide you step by step through the painting, at the end of the night you will have created you very own masterpiece to take home!
with Lance Walker
Sundays, beginning May 14
5 weeks
no class on 5/28
6-8pm
$125 per person
Learn the “construct” of the seascape in oils by Lance Walker.  This lesson will cover all aspects of the construction of a painting through a series of studies.  All levels. This class meets in Lance’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
with Craig Caldwell
Mondays, beginning May 15
5 weeks
no class on 5/29
6-8pm
$125/$105 members
This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience.
with Roberta Silbret

Tuesdays, beginning May 16

4 weeks
10am-noon
$150 per person
Roberta’s rapid painting methods are about spontaneous watercolors on a variety of subject matter. She teaches a new visual language characterized by looseness, leaving the student more playful and in a freer, more relaxed state of mind. Roberta Silbret, art therapist, has 30 years of experience as an art educator. All supplies are provided
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with Craig Caldwell
Tuesdays, beginning May 16
6 weeks
6-8pm
$150/$125 members
 
This class will focus on the simple elements of landscape painting using color, form, and edges to create depth, light and structure in a landscape painting. We will work from simple photos and learn the difference between copying photographs and creating a painting. Our goal will be to finish a landscape painting from one of the photos supplied in class or from your own. Previous painting and drawing experience is recommended. We will work in oil or acrylic and learn the best materials to use for both.
with Jamin Eldredge
Tuesdays, beginning May 16
6 weeks
6-9pm
$245 per person
 
This 6-week course will give you the foundation of throwing on the wheel.  We will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary that goes along with it, and begin to talk about the two firing processes that clay goes through. During this class students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware.  Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class. The class will be broken down into these categories; wedging, how to use the potters wheel, centering, first pull, compression, shaping, ribbing, cutting off, throwing on a bat, throwing off the hump, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, grinding, and lots of fun!!!!! Beginners and refreshers are welcome.
with Julia Cumes

Tuesdays, beginning May 16

6 weeks
6-8pm
$140 per person
If you’ve always wanted to learn photography but don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Julia Cumes’ basic photography class introduces inexperienced photographers to their cameras and to the technical and creative skills photography requires. Through a combination of slide shows and demonstrations, participants will learn the basics of camera operation and imaging software to produce competent digital photographs. Subjects covered will include aperture, iso, shutter speed, focal length, composition and post-production image toning. Assignments will offer participants the opportunity to explore their cameras and practice the techniques and approaches they learn during the workshop sessions. Access to a digital SLR camera and computer are required.
with Holly Heaslip
Wednesdays, beginning May 17
5 weeks
no class on 6/14
9:30am-12:30pm
$205 per person
A beginning exploration of throwing on the wheel and hand building basics. Have fun learning about this magic material called clay. Create bowls, cups, boxes, vases and more. Plenty of hands on time along with demonstrations and individualized instruction. The goal of this class is to gain a solid foundation from which to take off in this multifaceted craft. All tools, materials and firing are provided for this class. Beginners and refreshers are welcome. This class meets in the pottery studio in the lower level of the Education Wing
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with Betsy Payne Cook
Wednesdays, beginning May 17
6 weeks
2-4:30pm
$175/$150 members
This is an ideal class for artists who paint with pastels and would like to expand their use of this versatile medium.  It is also suitable for beginners as lessons can accommodate artists who would like to explore painting with pastels. Pastel paint provides so are so many possibilities: using it dry, altering it to a wet medium, combining it with other mediums. And the choices of pastel sticks and surfaces just keeps growing! Each class will begin with an introductory lesson and allow for plenty of easel time with individual feedback. Instruction will include pastel techniques with hard and soft pastels, underpaintings techniques and the principles of composition & color. We will use different surfaces for painting; pastel papers, sanded papers and sanded boards.  Some class favorites such as Canson pastel paper and sanded boards such as Sennelier LaCarte, Art Spectrum, UArt and Pastelmat. We will work from photos, still life set-ups and enjoy some time outdoors if the weather permits! Join this class and have some fun painting with pastels!
with Lance Walker
Wednesdays, beginning May 17
5 weeks
6-8pm
$125 per person
Learn the “construct” of the landscape in oils by Lance Walker.  This lesson will cover all aspects of the construction of a painting through a series of studies.  All levels. This class meets in Lance’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing
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with Avis Kaeselau
Wednesday, May 17
6-9pm
$30 per person
This workshop will focus on enhancing your colorings by shading, highlighting, embellishing, and pointillism. These techniques are easily learned and will bring your picture to a new level of intensity and texture. You will have the opportunity to try different tools and use unusual strokes that promise to create stunning results!
with Holly Heaslip
Thursdays, beginning May 18
5 weeks
no class on 6/15
9:30am-12:30pm
$205 per person
Hand building, it’s a personal choice. The potter’s wheel for some, is the only way to make pottery. Hand building is one of the most basic and earliest techniques for transforming clay into useful objects. In this class we will learn coil, slab and pinch methods to make everyday functional ware for the table, home and garden. Using these three methods alone or in combination opens up a wealth of possibilities. This class meets in the Pottery Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing
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with Julia Cumes
Thursdays, beginning May 18
7 weeks
6-8pm
$165 per person
Learn to expand your photographic vision and style and push yourself to a new level of creativity through a hands-on photography class. Julia Cumes’ “Group Shoot and Critique Class” will  offer photographers and photography enthusiasts experience photographing on location with the guidance of a professional photographer. The seven week course will begin with a review session during which we’ll go over basic photographic techniques and elements of composition in preparation for our first group shoot. During the weeks that follow, there will be three group shoots at various beautiful locations on the Cape with follow-up critique sessions the following week. The on-location shoots will include a focus on landscapes, portraits (we will  have a model for at least one shoot), abstract images, detail shots/inanimate subjects like plants, boats etc. and silhouettes. Participants should have some experience in photography and access to a DSLR camera (and computer); however, all are welcome from beginners to professionals.
with Aline Ordman
Friday & Saturday
May 19 & 20, 2017
9am-4pm
$280 per person
Aline will teach a two-day workshop in oil painting…plein air if the weather cooperates. Both days include demonstrations emphasizing the principles of design, color theory and technique. Aline gives lots of individual attention, with a “one-room school house” philosophy. She goes into each workshop covering the basics and then works individually with each student at the level they are most comfortable in.
“When I teach, I like to have all levels so that students not only learn from me, but also from their fellow students. I try to create an open, comfortable environment so students will be un-intimidated and take risks. I always do a demonstration while I talk about techniques, principals of design and color and encourage students to find their own voice.”
with Odin Smith
Fridays, beginning May 19
6 weeks
2-4:30pm
$150/$125 members
Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work. Open to all levels of experience. This class meets in the Owl Hall in the Education Wing.
with Ed Grossman
Wednesday, May 24
6-8pm
$35 per person
This class is for any photography enthusiast who’d like to create memorable black & white images. We’ll cover:
-Characteristics of strong B&W photos
-Scene selection and composition for B&W
-Software options to convert your color images to B&W
-Your camera (phone, compact, or SLR) and B&W
-Online & print resources to further your understanding
Teaching points will be supported by images covering a broad spectrum of photography. This is a great opportunity to learn, meet new people, and see some wonderful photos
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