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Spring Pottery Classes 2014
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Wheel-Thrown Pottery Classes
Nat Doane

Beginning Wheel-Thrown Pottery   508-385-4477 ext 16
8 weeks / Mondays, April 14 - June 2 / 6 - 8 pm

Members: $215  Not-yet members: $240 (price includes $45 materials fee)
This class, focusing on the fundamentals of throwing on a potter's wheel, provides an introduction to the basic visual and technical issues involving ceramic forms. Through demonstrations and individual assistance, Nat helps each student develop skills creating functional forms such as cups, bowls and vases.

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel-Thrown Pottery    Call for availability: 508-385-4477 ext 15
8 weeks / Tuesdays, April 15 - June 3 / 6 - 8 pm
Members: $215  Not-yet members: $240
(price includes $45 materials fee)
This class will focus on technical aspects of producing wheel-thrown, altered, and hand – built tableware, as well as producing sets of functional pottery. Through demonstrations and individual assistance, each student will develop their skills with the potter’s wheel.

Beginning Pottery 
8 weeks / Fridays, April 18 - June 6 / 10 am - 1 pm
Members: $260  Not-yet members: $285  ($45 materials fee included in the price)
Focusing on the fundamentals of “throwing” on the potter’s wheel, these classes are an introduction to the basic visual and technical issues involving ceramic forms. Through demonstrations and individual assistance, Nat helps each student develop skills using the potter’s wheel to create functional forms such as cups, bowls and vases.

Open Clay Studio
Thursdays, April 17 - June 5 / 6 - 8 pm  
Per individual session: Members $30  Not-yet Members $45.00
Students must use CCMA clay.  Clay price including bisque firing is $21.00
Students must call to register for Open Clay Studio: 508-385-4477 ext 16
Previous clay experience required.



Materials/Supplies for Classes are listed below General Information.

Painting Seascape, Marine and Landscape
Kenneth Evans
8 weeks / Mondays, April 14 - June 9 (no class May 26)
10 am - Noon
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150
This class is for intermediate painters in any medium, though novice painters would also benefit as individual attention is given accordingly. The intent is to help free painters from the motif of the world before them, to enjoyably express a personal artistic vision. Traditional, impressionistic, photo realistic and abstract painting will be considered in relation to marine and the other genres of the title. Bring your own photos and materials and at least four small canvases to the first class. 



Watercolor Painting
Kely Knowles
8 weeks / Mondays, April 14 - June 9 (no class May 26)
1 - 3 pm
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150

For all levels using any water-based media: watercolor, acrylic and water-based oil. A concentration on landscapes with special demonstrations on how to paint still water in marshes, ponds and creeks. Each week a different subject - landscape, seascape, buildings, and a combination of all three. Learn about layout, soft and hard edges, perspective and mixing colors.  


Hobbit/Fairy Homes and More 

Christy King
8 weeks / Tuesdays, April 15 - June 3 / 10 am - Noon
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150  Materials fee: $25
Using many natural and “re-purposed” materials, create original garden homes for your small neighbors. Architectural examples will be shown and building techniques demonstrated. Small sculptured figures will also be made from various materials to inhabit and enhance the garden homes. Start gathering some sticks and stones for your merry little gnome homes! 




Introduction to Oil Painting

Melanie McGraw
8 weeks / Tuesdays, April 15 - June 3 / 1 - 3 pm
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150

This class welcomes beginning and intermediate students with an introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting with an emphasis in classical painting techniques. Safe painting habits, preparing surfaces, composition, drawing, perspective and color theory / harmony are also covered. Specific instruction on the steps to complete an oil painting, demonstrations and individual attention is provided for each student to ensure success! For more information or for questions, please contact Melanie at melaniemcgrawfineart@yahoo.com



Elizabeth Mumford
8 weeks / Wednesdays, April 16 - June 4 / 10 am - Noon
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150   (No class May 14)

Develop basic drawing skills learning the elements of line, form, texture and value. Varied exercise and mark-making materials will create an understanding of essential drawing methods.




Art for Travelers: France
Elizabeth Mumford
4 weeks / Wednesdays, April 16 - May 17 / 1 - 2:30 pm
Members: $65  Not-yet members: $75
Explore the glories of French art: the ancient caves in the Dordogne, the Gothic Era, the Renaissance and Baroque through 19th century Realism, Impressionism, and The Fauvre. 




Capturing the Coastal Landscape: A Studio Approach for All Levels
Rick Fleury
8 weeks / Thursdays, April 17 - June 5 / 10 am - Noon
Members: $160  Not-yet members: $180

Explore the essential elements of capturing the coastal landscape on canvas — from seeing, and capturing, essential “information” from the field, to format and composition, placement, perspective, space and depth, color, values, temperature and mood. The course will take place primarily in the studio, with trips into the field to gather “information” through sketches, photography, field notes and memory. Through the slower, more controlled environment of the studio, and guided exercises in “seeing” in the field, students will become better prepared to interpret the coastal landscape, while furthering their own personalized style. Class time includes weekly demonstrations, critiques, discussions and personalized instruction. 



Acrylic Painting for All Levels
Michael Giaquinto
8 weeks / Fridays, April 25 - June 13 / 9 - 11 am
Members: $130  Not-yet members: $150

Learn the fundamentals of using acrylic paints starting with the color wheel, mixing paints, propoer use of brushes, composition and more. Develop skills, improve your techniques, and create your own original art with individual attention and support along the way!


Painting Cape Cod Landscapes & Skyscapes in Pastel
Carole Chisholm Garvey
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:30 am - 4 pm
Try this one-day color-burst workshop to brighten up these gray (but beautiful!) Cape Cod days! This is an opportunity to strengthen our vision and reproduction of the Cape Cod light, its seasonal color changes and finding the essence of its unique geography; all adding drama and depth to our painting efforts.



Please register early! Enrollment is first-come, first-served basis.

To register online:
Click on appropriate underlined price.
To register by mail:
CCMA, P.O. Box 2034, Dennis, MA 02638
To register by phone:
508-385-4477 ext 16
CCMA members receive a reduction in class fees. Click here to
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Adult classes are open to high school students.

Materials lists are provided below. Also see class descriptions for specific information. Questions? Call 508-385-4477 ext 16


Cape Cod Museum of Art is not responsible for materials or artwork left on the premises.

Materials Lists for Selected Classes

Painting Seascape, Marine and Landscape - Kenneth M Evans
- Suggested Palette (oil or water soluble oils) - Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red
(or Windsor Red if available), Permanent Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna  
This is the basic palette we will start with. Others can be added as we proceed but are not required such as: Naples Yellow,
Rose Madder Deep, Greenish Umber, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, and Brown Madder Alizarin. Bring others you may already prefer.
- Keep 4 small gessoed panels or canvases on hand for each class. We may use more
than one per class in the 6 X 8 and 8 X 10 ranges.  16 X 20 Max.
- Brushes: assortment of brushes including #4 and #6 bristle flats or brights and softer nylons for shading in small and medium sizes, and a small round sable for detail.
- Painting medium - all 3: Liquin, turps (odorless pref.), Linseed 
- Usual Painting Equipment: As you prefer - standing easel (some at studio), or table easel, or pochade box - palette and palette knife - turp cups - paper towels - sketch pad and note pad 


Watercolor Painting with Kely Knowles
- Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light; Phthalocyanine Blue or Cobalt Blue, and French Ultramarine; Quinacridone Rose or Alizarine Crimson
- 140 lb. D’Arches sheets or block.   1.Rough  or  2.cold press  or  3. hot press; 
Student Grade watercolor pads can be used,  but they do not perform well.
- Synthetic Watercolor Brushes (any brand)  #4  #6  #12  rounds  (or any near sizes)  and  (1” or 1.5” or 2” Flat Wash Brush)
- Any board (waterproof is ideal - slightly larger than your paper, near 12 x 16)  Samples:  cardboard, plexi glass, masonite, plastic place mats. Look in the garage
- Old Towels or Tee Shirts.  I buy thick cloth diapers from
Toys R Us in the specialty
- PENCILS:  one dark soft (6B) and one light hard (2H)
- Ruler and Kneaded
- Masking Tape
- Sketch pad (low quality), medium size (9x12)
- Reference Photos (optional)   Subject matter provided.


Introduction to Oil Painting with Melanie McGraw
Palette: preferably wood or glass; 11 x 16 is a good standard size
Oil paint colors: Titanium White, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow (can be replaced with Winsor & Newton's Winsor Yellow Deep), Cadmium Red (can be replaced with Winsor & Newton's Winsor Red), Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
Metal palette cups with caps (2 singles or a double)
Brushes: Natural bristles, Filbert Style - sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (recommended: Winsor & Newton artist's oil brushes 06683 series or Grumbacher Gainsborough oil brushes, 1271 or 1271T series)
Canvas: 6 - nothing smaller than 8 x 10 and nothing larger than 11 x 14; an assortment of sizes is good. Recommended: primed canvas or linen boards, panels and primed stretched canvas
Odorless Turpenoid - 4 or 8 oz - made by Weber
8 oz - 12 oz brush washing container, metal or glass, with lid
Paper towels, paper trash bag
  Some of these items can be found at Ocean State Job Lot, Cape Cod Photo & Art, Michaels and A.C. Moore> Recommended for mail order: Jerry's Artorama, Utrecht, and Dick Blick. If you have any questions about supplies, please email Melanie at melaniemcgrawfineart@yahoo.com 

Basic Drawing - Elizabeth Mumford
#2 pencil
Sketch book - 11 x 14 or larger


Capturing the Coastal Landscape: A Studio Approach with Rick Fleury
Artists’ media of choice (preferably oil), note, sketch pad, personal landscape photographs, camera, prepped canvas or board in various shapes and sizes.

Basic Acrylic Painting - Michael Giaquinto 
Colors – Carbon or Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cobalt Blue, Titanium White.  150ml tubes. These are 3 Primary Colors plus Black and White
Brushes: Variety of sizes for acrylic paint + 2” wide brush (inexpensive)
Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas; 11” x 14” or 12” x 16”
12 x 16 Palette Pad
One empty coffee can for water.
Clean rags or a roll of paper towels


Beginning Acrylic Painting All Levels
Primary Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, plus White and Black,
Brushes: Variety of sizes for acrylic paint + 2” wide brush (cheap)
Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas; 11” x 14” or 12” x 16”
One empty coffee can; for cleaning brushes
Clean rags or a roll of paper towels
Call Michael if you have any questions: 508-385-4477-ext: 11


Art - the Possibilities - Bonnie Brewer
Acrylic paints- suggested colors: cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red light, cadmium red medium, cadmium red deep, permanent magenta (optional), permanent rose (optional), cerulean blue (optional), French ultramarine blue, phthalo blue (optional), titanium white, dioxazine purple
Brushes for acrylics or house painting brushes: large and medium rounds, large and medium flats
Bounty paper towels or rags
Palette with a cover (acrylics dry quickly); plastic wrap also works
Spray bottle for water to keep paints moist
Vellum Bristol Board (paper) 2-ply acid-free, 19" x 24" or 18" x 24" - this can be used instead of canvas drawing board (optional) 22" x 26
Drawing Board (optional)
32 oz. water container with cover for water to clean brushes and palette knives
Painting knife- 2" blade with tapered point, 5/8" at widest part, raised handle; and palette knife, 3" blade with round tip, raised handle
Portable easel (optional)
Art Suppliers: A.C. Moore, Hyannis; Art Supply Warehouse (AWS), 800-995-6678 
www.aswexpress.com, Cape Cod Photo & Art, Orleans (10% discount if you say you are taking a class with me)
Please bring photos or still life objects if you would like visual references to paint from during the class.


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