Spring Classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

09 Apr Spring Classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

VISUAL ARTS
with Dave Arnone
Mondays beginning April 9
2 weeks
6-8pm
$120 per person
This is a two day “hands-on” seminar, designed to introduce the participants to the art and technical skills of woodturning.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of turning tools and techniques and will have the opportunity to work directly with experienced woodturners. Class size is limited to six participants allowing the three instructors to work with two students at time providing personalized demonstration, instruction and support.
This seminar will provide four hours of instruction and demonstration focused safety, basic turning tools, tool control techniques, as well as, the basics of turning spindle and bowl based forms. You will gain some perspective as to the broad range items that can be produced on the wood lathe while experiencing first-hand the pride and pleasure of producing your own turned item. For those who own a lathe or have been considering trying woodturning, this seminar will provide the information and instruction to help you begin enjoying woodturning.
ADJUSTING COLOR & TONE IN ADOBE CAMERA RAW & LIGHTROOM DEVELOP
with Ed Grossman
Wednesday, April 11
5-6:30pm
$50 per person
Like adding seasoning to food, making color and tonal adjustments to your photos can help bring them from bland to grand. This class will give you both an introduction to and hands on experience with settings in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom Develop that adjust color and tone. (Note: the Camera RAW module in Adobe Photoshop and the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom are operationally and functionally identical)
Using preselected example images, teaching points will include:
-Assessing what needs to be done and planning your work
-Using the primary exposure and tonal adjustment sliders
-Working with the Hue, Saturation, and Luminance settings to tune color
-Adjusting the white balance to set the color of the light in the scene
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with either Adobe Camera RAW or the Lightroom Develop module on their own prior to taking this course.
Wednesday, April 11
7-8:30pm
$50 per person
You really, really like the photo. But…
-That horizon doesn’t look straight
-The building seems to be leaning backwards
-Where did that debris in the lower right corner come from?
This class will give you both an introduction to and hands on experience with tools in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom Develop to remedy those issues. (Note: the Camera RAW module in Adobe Photoshop and the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom are operationally and functionally identical)
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with either Adobe Camera RAW or the Lightroom Develop module on their own prior to taking this course.
with Bob Korn
Saturday, April 14
from 10am-5pm
$80 per person
It’s not about good or bad photographs, it’s more about good or bad processes.  With the advent and acceptance of digital into the photographic world, there’s a tendency for photography to be more about the technology than the image.  The reason to have this discussion is to expose those who know nothing but digital, to what has been and always be photography, not “digital imaging”.  The evening will not just be a lecture but an opportunity for questions, and sharing of opinions. This talk will be held in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.
Thursday, April 19
5-6:30pm
$50 per person
Has a speck of dust on your sensor or a piece of debris in the scene ever ruined one of your photos? Would you like to groom flyaway hairs and stray twigs out of your photos? The clone, patch, and fill tools in Adobe Photoshop can help! This class will give you both an introduction to and guided hands on experience with those tools.
Using preselected example images, teaching points will include:
-Choosing the right tool for the job
-Tips to make your cloned areas blend naturally
-Using the clone tool to help the patch tool do a better job
-The trick to making the fill tool work with complex scenes
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with Adobe Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements) prior to taking this course.
with Sarah Holl
Thursday, April 19
6:30-8:30pm
$25 per person
In this class students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voice and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience. Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, April 19
7-8:30pm
$50 per person
Adjustment curves are the Swiss army knife within  Adobe Photoshop. With them, you can modify the color and contrast in your photos quickly and precisely. This class will give you both an introduction to and guided hands on experience with this powerful tool.
Using preselected example images, teaching points will include:
-Setting the black & white points of your photos to improve contrast
-Targeting specific tones for adjustment
-Adjusting the white balance
-Eliminating a color cast
-Using curves to find dust spots and other photo damage
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with Adobe Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements) prior to taking this course
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with Odin Smith
Friday, April 20
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 Neil Grant
Sundays, beginning April 22
2 weeks
10am-4pm
$220 per person
This two day workshop is ideal for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn to sculpt realistic portraits in clay.  Instructor Neil Grant will take attendees through a methodical process for creating a bust with explanations, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction throughout.  Working from a live model, students will learn to simplify what they are seeing, create the appropriate shapes in clay, and then refine those shapes into subtle volumes.  While the workshop atmosphere is fun and relaxed, the aim is to provide artists with a sound methodology that they can take away and use for future work.  All materials will be provided, including stands, tools and clay, but attendees are welcome to bring their own tools if they wish to. This workshop will take place in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.
FOCUS ON ORGANIZING & PROTECTING YOUR PHOTOS
with Ed Grossman
Monday, April 23
6-8pm
$35 per person
Whether they represent personal memories or creativity, your photographs are valuable.
Have you ever:

-Struggled to find a photo you know you have…  someplace?
-Been unable to distinguish between multiple versions of a photo on your computer?
-Lost precious photos on your phone or computer after a crash?
-Wondered about your legal rights when posting images online?
-Forgotten what you charge for a print or which exhibits it’s appeared in?
This course highlights strategies you can employ to avoid these problems and put your mind at ease. Whether you manage your photos using your computer’s file explorer or a digital asset management application like Adobe Lightroom, a well-structured photo library is key to your success. Q&A with the instructor will follow the presentation.
Please note, this course is about folder structure, file names, and backup practices. Any mentions of specific software applications will be to illustrate teaching points only. This class meets in the Photo Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.
Thursday, April 26May 10May 24 & June 7
6-8pm
$100 per person
Thanks to modern technology, taking good photos is easier than ever. Why stop there? If you aspire to more, this workshop will hone your technical knowledge and photographic vision. Your growth will be fueled by classroom presentations and image reviews as well as assigned shooting exercises between classes. In the course of the workshop, you’ll work with the instructor to develop a customized action plan to help you grow as a photographer.
There will be 4 classroom sessions, each lasting 2 hours. These sessions are spaced 2 weeks apart to allow students time for shooting. Participating photographers should have a digital camera and be able to contribute a minimum of 6 – 10 jpeg images each class for review.
This is a great opportunity to learn, meet people who share your passion, and have fun
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with Ed Grossman
Monday, April 30
1-2:30pm
$50 per person
You’ve just returned from a shoot and copied a lot of photos to your computer. Now what? This class will give you both an introduction to and hands on experience with filtering images and organizing them by the choices you make. Using preselected example images, teaching points will include:
-The basics of image organization
-Dividing the photos into coherent, manageable chunks
-Comparing images and making selects
-Organizing the photos as “keepers”, “maybes”,and “no ways”
-Revisiting your choices at a later date
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with a photo browser application on their own prior to taking this course. While Adobe Bridge will be used for the class, the process is one that can be replicated with other software programs.
with Ed Grossman
Monday, April 30
3-4:30pm
$50 per person
Whether they represent personal memories or expressions of creativity, your photographs are valuable. This class gives you hands-on experience with managing image files and folders. Developing these skills will help you find, work with, and protect your photos.
Using preselected example images, teaching points will include:
-Creating a logical folder structure for your photos
-Using templates to update multiple file names at once
-Viewing and updating a photo’s metadata
-Finding specific images within your structure
This session will run for 90 minutes and the number of students is limited to enable more personal interaction with the instructor. The Cultural Center will provide the example photos, computers, and software for this session. Participants should have already installed and gained a working familiarity with a photo browser application on their own prior to taking this course. While Adobe Bridge will be used for the class, the process is one that can be replicated with other software programs.
with Odin Smith
Tuesdays, beginning May 1
5 weeks
10am-noon
$175 per person
 
Join Odin in a series of sessions that change their directive each month and are devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills.
In May we will be working on the use of color to create an emotional impact in your work.  What do certain colors and hues represent in the human psyche and how can an artist use that knowledge of those colors to evoke an emotional response from the viewer? Learn how the use of color can change the entire feel of a piece of art by creating energy, peace, anger, confusion, warmth, happiness or even a more somber mood.  Please be prepared with your own reference material and any size canvases.
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 must have their own acrylic supplies.
with Craig Caldwell
Mondays, beginning May 14
5 weeks, no class on 5/28
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
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with Julia Cumes
Tuesdays, beginning May 15
6 weeks
6-8pm
$140 per person
 
If you’ve always wanted to learn photography but don’t know where to start or if you you’re a more experienced photographer but want to hone your skills, this workshop is for you. Julia Cumes’ photography class introduces photographers to the technical and creative skills photography requires. Through a combination of slide shows and demonstrations, participants will learn the basics of camera operation to produce competent digital photographs. Subjects covered will include aperture, shutter speed, focal length, composition, portraiture and story-telling. Assignments will offer participants the opportunity to practice the techniques and approaches they learn during the workshop sessions. Access to a digital SLR camera and computer are required (no laptops in class necessary). This class meets in Julia’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing.
with Jamin Eldredge
Tuesdays, beginning May 15
6 weeks
6-8:30pm
$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 potter’s 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
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with Betsy Payne Cook
Wednesdays, beginning May 16
5 weeks
2-4:30pm
$150/$125 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 16
5 weeks, no class on 5/23
6-8pm
$125 per person
Whether you are just learning to paint or if you are continuing to develop your skills Lance will cover all the basics that you will need in developing a painting practice. We will explore techniques, color theory and application, and composition; and a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still lifes, urban scenes and more. We will begin with painting from a photo in the subject of your choice or you may continue with any unfinished painting you may have. Lance will meet you where you are and tailor his lessons individually to you. This class meets in Lance’s Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing
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with Holly Heaslip
Thursdays, beginning May 17
6 weeks
9:30am-12:30pm
$245 per person
Clay is a magical material with lots of paths one can take. In this class all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the class will be tailored to the individual. Beginners will be lead through the basics of throwing a cylinder and bowl on the wheel along with learning about the vocabulary, tools and firing process. Those with more skills will have the flexibility and guidance to work on techniques which will enhance their personal skill set and further their knowledge of the craft. A student who wishes to work independently but within a class setting, can do so and be assured they will have access to the instructor should they need some direction concerning more advanced techniques. The benefit of a multi-level class lies in the energy created when students with varying skills share their experience and enthusiasm. Demonstrations, individualized instruction and plenty of hands on time round out our class. Books, handouts and examples of pottery will be available to reinforce lessons. All tools, materials, and firings are provided. This class meets in the pottery studio on the lower level of the Education Center.
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