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Art Classes

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Materials lists for classes are listed at the bottom of this page. 

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SPRING CLASSES 2015     

 

POTTERY CLASSES with Nat Doane, Harry Holl Clay Studio Manager

 

Beginning Wheel-Thrown Pottery  Closed

8 weeks / Mondays, April 13 - Jun 8 / 6 - 8 pm (No class memorial Day, May 25)
Members: $215   Not-yet members: $240   ($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. These classes are appropriate for absolute beginners as well as those with some experience.

 


Intermediate/Advanced Pottery   Closed
8 weeks / Tuesdays, April 14 - June 2 / 6 - 8:30 pm
Members: $235   Not-yet members: $260   ($45 materials fee included in the price)

Those who have taken the beginner's class, or who have some other experiences with the wheel, will find this a great class to continue developing skills and techniques in pottery-making.

 
 

Open Clay Studio
Thursdays, April 16 - June 4 / 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 26
Previous clay experience required.

 
 
Beginning Wheel-Thrown Pottery   Closed
8 weeks / Fridays, April 17 - June 5 / 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.
 

 

2015 Spring Classes  

Discovering the Power of Color!
Christy King
8 weeks / Tuesdays, April 14 - June 2 / 10 am - Noon
Members: $155  Non-members: $175 (Price includes $25 materials fee)

    Discover the unexpected power of working with painting and mixed media to enhance your creative expression through using color in a variety of ways. Inspired by current exhibitions at the Museum, we'll experiment with color combinations, using varied painting techniques, and playing with collage materials, various papers, and textural effects. Supplies and materials are provided. Great fun in a creative, supportive and enthusiastic environment!

 

 


Plein Air Painting   Closed
Melanie McGraw
6 weeks / Tuesdays, April 14 - May 19 / 1 - 4 pm
Members: $140     Non-members: $165

    This 6-week class welcomes students of all levels. Each class will go on location and paint the Cape Cod landscape from life, while learning basic and advanced painting techniques. Demonstrations and guidance is offered to each student. In case of inclement weather, the class will meet in the Weny Education Center at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
See materials list below Workshops.

 

 

 

Art for Travelers: France   Closed
Liz Mumford
6 weeks / Wednesdays, April 15 - May 20 / 10 am - Noon
Members: $95   Non-members: $110

    Explore the glories of French art: the ancient caves in the Dordogne, the Gothic Era, the Renaissance and the Chateaux of the Loire valley, the Baroque of Louis XIV through 19th century Realism, Impressionism, and the fin de siècle Paris.
Class 1: Prehistory; Roman Period; MIddle Ages (400-1000 AD): Merovingians, Charlemagne, Ottonians, Vikings
Class 2: Romanesque; Gothic; International Gothic
Class 3: Renaissance; Francois I,;Chateau of the Loire Valley
Class 4: Baroque (16th century, Louis XIV); Rococco (Louis XV, Louis XVI)
Class 5: Revolution and Imperialism; Romanticism, Orientalism and Classical Trends
Class 6: Avant-Garde and Realism; Impressionism, and fin de siècle art; Early 20th Century

Image: Chambord Chateau

 

Painting Seascape, Marine and Landscape   Closed
Kenneth Evans
8 weeks / Wednesdays, April 15 - June 3, 10 am - Noon
Members: $140  Non-members: $165

    This class is for painters in any medium! Learn to free yourself from the motif of the world in front of you and express a personal artistic vision. Traditional, impressionistic, photo realistic and abstract painting will be considered in relation to seascapes, landscapes and marine compositions. Bring your own photos and materials and at least four small canvases to the first class. Individualized attention and group discussion add to your learning process!
For more information on the instructor, visit www.KenEvansArt.com

 

 

 

 

Drawing   Closed
Liz Mumford
8 weeks / Wednesdays, April 15 - June 3 / 1 - 3 pm
Members: $140   Non-members: $165

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

 

The Power of Pastels   Closed
Ed Chesnovitch
8 weeks / Thursdays, April 16 - June 4, 10 am - Noon
Members: $140  Non-members: $165

    Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application. This soft pastel class will focus on painting landscapes that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach, get creative, trust the process and have some FUN! All levels welcome!
See suggested materials list below Workshops on this page.

For more information about Ed's artwork: www.chesnovitch.com

 

 

Acrylic Painting  
Michael A. Giaquinto
8 weeks / Fridays, April 17 - June 5 / 9 – 11 am
Members: $130  Non-members: $150

    Learn the fundamentals of using acrylic paints starting with the primary colors, mixing paints, proper use of brushes, composition and more. Develop skills, improve your techniques, and create original art with individual attention and support along the way! This painting class is designed for the novice or beginner to intermediate.  It’s good studio time for those who just want to improve their painting skills.

 


 

 
 

 
 

WORKSHOPS

 

White Line Woodblock Printing 
Suzanne M. Packer
2 Mondays, April 13 and April 20 / 10 am - 2 pm
Members: $130   Non-members: $150

    White line woodblock printing is a print method which does not require a printing press or toxic inks. The prints are cut on a single woodblock. The colors, applied with a brush, are watercolors and a spoon is used to transfer the image onto the paper. This is a unique way to create original images of many colors.
    The workshop will give a bit of the history of this print method, then cover all of the steps from the initial drawing, through the cutting of the block, applying the paint and pulling the image. Each student will finish the workshop with a print ready to mat and frame. There will be much individual instruction along with demonstrations by Suzanne. Bring a lunch for the lunch break when there will be the sharing of ideas.

 

 

Drawing with Mixed Media
Ann Guiliani
Saturday & Sunday: June 26, 27, 28 / 10 am - 4 pm
Members: $145  Not-yet members: $165
    This is a three-day intensive workshop for all levels of ability focusing on the fundamentals of drawing and observational skills, and the use of varied media as a vehicle for self-discovery, self-expression and invention. This multi-media approach is designed to free one’s inhibitions, generate imaginative ideas, and expand on traditional drawing techniques and concepts, all leading to a more skillful and open-ended approach to the creation of works of art. Students may bring in works in progress or visual ideas in need of development as a starting point, as well as inspirational objects of personal interest and selection. The creative process developed during the workshop will be shaped around the use of unconventional tools for drawing, mark-making as a source of graphic imagery, and the dynamics of visual composition and design. See the supply list below.

 

   

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR CLASS REGISTRATION 

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

To register online:
Click on appropriate underlined price.
To register by mail:
CCMoA, P.O. Box 2034, Dennis, MA 02638
To register by phone:
508-385-4477 ext 20
CCMoA members receive a reduction in class fees. Click here to
become a member.
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 20

ALL CLASS AND WORKSHOP FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS CLASS IS CANCELLED BY THE EDUCATION DIRECTOR.

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


Materials Lists for Selected Classes
 

The Power of Pastels with Ed Chesnovitch
PASTELS
Bring a full box of soft pastels. Do not bring oil pastels!
As many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank.
Color range and values are more important than size of sticks.
Let me know if you're new to pastel, so I can email you some inexpensive starter set suggestions to purchase.
Hard Pastels – NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, BUT VERY HELPFUL
PAPER
Sanded pastel paper:
To start off I recommend using Uart 400 or 500 grade which is available at Woodruff’s in Mashpee Commons- mention my class to get 10% off any art supplies. I will have sheets for sale as well
Sketch pad, Graphite pencil (4B or 6B,)
Black sharpie
Ruler
1 sheet of foam core for your “backing board” to work on
An inexpensive 1” flat wash brush
Old towel or sheet for under your easel
Container for water
Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%
YOUR OWN photographs
Select images that have nice BIG simple shapes with strong light and shadow.
Bring as many as you’d like and we can go thru them to find some great compositions.
Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.

 

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
Call Michael if you have questions: 508-385-4477 ext. 11


DRAWING WITH MULTI-MEDIA    QUESTIONS? E-MAIL TO: ann.guiliani@gmail.com.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU HAVE SUPPLIES FROM PREVIOUS CLASSES, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THEM SO FEEL FREE TO IMPROVISE. Look at what you have at home that can be used as a tool for drawing: sticks or twigs, q-tips, tongue depressors, tooth brushes, sponges. Look for paper scraps, photos and glue stick. ALSO BRING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA OR AN IPHONE TO TAKE PHOTOS.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:
A TOOL BOX TO CARRY MATERIALS
A BOARD AS A DRAWING SUPPORT 24” X 36” or at least large enough to accommodate 18”x24” paper or larger) There are masonite drawing boards with clips and an easy opening for holding. IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR CARRYING ART . or you can improvise with anything sturdy and lightweight.
15 SHEETS OF DRAWING PAPER 18” X 24” or larger. (BFK OR SIMILAR WHITE PAPER NO LIGHTER THAN 90 LB. VELLUM FINISH. (SKETCHBOOK OR LOOSE) For wet and dry media.
15 SHEETS OF NEWSPRINT OR SIMILAR
BLACK DRAWING INK OR PAINT--(1 ounce size HIGGINS black waterproof or SUMI black ink). YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE WITH BLACK ACRYLIC PAINT OR YOU CAN ALSO USE BLACK OIL PAINT.
BRUSHES: JAPANESE BRUSH or sablette or synthetic brush for acrylic or oil. (square or round) (large and/or small: ranging from size 6 to 12). NOTE IF YOU PLAN ON USING A JAPANESE BRUSH, DO NOT USE ACRYLIC OR OIL PAINT WITH THESE BRUSHES. THEY ARE FOR WATER BASED ONLY.
A PALETTE OR SIMILAR NON-ABSORBENT SURFACE FOR SPREADING INK OR PAINT.
(I make my own palette using ordinary framing glass mounted onto foam core to support it..taped on all ends) Anything similar that is non-absorbent will do.
ONE SMALL PLASTIC CUP WITH LID FOR WATER OR ODORLESS MINERAL SPIRITS.
BOUNTY PAPER TOWELS AND SOFT RAGS
ORDINARY PENCIL FROM HOME (no. 2) OR GRAPHITE PENCIL 4, 5, OR 6B.
SINGLE EDGE RAZOR OR GOOD QUALITY PENCIL SHARPENER. + SQUARE OF SANDPAPER
KNEADED ERASER OR PEARL ERASER
3 MEDIUM CHARCOAL (VINE TYPE) OR CHARCOAL PENCILS RANGING 2B TO 6B
2 SQUARES OF BLACK CHALK OR SIMILAR
2 CONTE CRAYON BLACK HB & B
ORDINARY BLACK BALL POINT PEN
FELT TIP MARKER (Permanent Sharpie medium and/or fine point)
MASKING TAPE 3/4” IN WIDTH OR WHAT YOU HAVE. OR WHITE REPOSITIONAL TAPE

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The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located in Dennis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It is close to the following owns and villages:
Barnstable, Brewster,Centerville, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Harwich Port, Hyannis, Hyannisport, Marstons Mills,
Orleans, Osterville, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouth, Yarmouthport
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