Cape Cod Museum of Art announces fall adult classes

Museum announces its schedule of fall classes and workshops for adults

Classes commence the week of September 18th, 2006

In addition to its regular schedule, the Cape Cod Museum of Art is pleased to announce several new classes including Cartooning For Adults, Calligraphy, Modern & Contemporary Art History, a series on Women In Film, a Rick Fleury Landscape Workshop and a Ruth Hogan White Line Woodblock Printmaking Workshop.


Artist Katherine Anne Hartley with a student.

Fall Classes for Adults - 2006

Still Life Oil Painting - Katherine Hartley
4 weeks / Mondays, Sept 18 - Oct 16 / 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Members: $85 Non-members: $100 All Levels

No class Oct 9

This class will focus on learning how to see objects in a different way. It will help the student understand how light and shadow work together to create the impression of three-dimensional form. Rather than drawing with paint, you will learn to mass shapes of lights and darks and watch the images emerge from the canvas. This is an age-old technique used for centuries. There are endless creative possibilities using this process. These methods can imbue everyday objects with mystery and elegance.

Cartooning for Adults - Matt Kemp
8 weeks / Mondays, Sept 18 - Nov 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120
Beginner / Intermediate

No class Oct 9

Covering various aspects of the medium of comics, from its history, to its technique and execution, to its current renaissance, this class is designed for anyone who is interested in telling stories with pictures. The class will be comprised of short lectures, drawing and storytelling exercises, and individual projects culminating in a class comic at the end. Perfect for teachers looking to bring comics to their classes!

Beginning Drawing - Christy King
8 weeks / Mondays, Sept 18 - Nov 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Members $105 Non-members: $120 Beginner

No class Oct 9

Through a series of drawing exercises, this class will explore a variety of techniques using different drawing materials including pencil, charcoal, and ink. Drawing skills progress when the ability to see is strengthened, and the process of drawing reinforces that ability. This class is for beginning art students. Students need pencils, kneaded eraser, large drawing pad; other supplies discussed at first class.

High School Portfolio Development - Dan Springer
6 weeks / Mondays, Oct 16 - Nov 27 / 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Members: $85 Non-members: $100
Beginner / Intermediate 

No class Nov 20

For high school students planning to apply to art school, this class will help focus and enrich your portfolio while learning what art schools are looking for and how to prepare for the application process. Sessions include a personalized portfolio development plan with a critique of present portfolio work, and assessment of what's needed for a complete presentation, options and techniques for taking slides, tips on writing high quality essays, discussions about various art schools, colleges and universities, stress reduction strategies and a review of new work produced to enhance the final portfolio.

Art to Start - Christy King
8 weeks / Tuesdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Members $105 Non-members: $120 Beginner
Materials fee: $15

This class is designed for those who would like to try art lessons, but are unsure where to begin. Learn about the fundamental principles and elements of art and discover a variety of materials used in artistic expression--pencils, charcoal, ink, watercolor and oils. Explore the possibilities of drawing and painting with basic lessons using these varied mediums.

Modern & Contemporary Art History - Franny Golden
8 weeks / Tuesdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120

The focus of this class is European art, dating from the 1850s through the early 1930s (pre-World War II). Major stylistic developments, key philosophical concepts, scientific discoveries and political and religious issues that have influenced the direction of Modern Art, are necessary components of this study. This class will develop an awareness and appreciation for the historical context in which Modern Art began, and show how Modern European painting and sculpture continues from a tradition that began some 20,000 years ago on Paleolithic cave walls.

Calligraphy - Rick Paulus
8 weeks / Tuesdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120 All Levels

Based upon Ann Camp's classic instructional book, "Pen Lettering," students will study the foundations of the Roman Alphabet as an introduction to hand lettering. Through the process of studying the foundational hand, students explore a variety of mediums, the evolution of our alphabet, layout and design considerations.

Assemblage - Michael Giaquinto
8 weeks / Tuesdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120 All Levels

Be creative with this in-depth class using form, texture and objects in exploring the three-dimensional world of assemblages. Use a variety of materials from "found objects" to Flea Market finds to your own creative means. With a concentration on "thinking outside the box," there will also be time for discussion and critiques. All projects require students to work at home as well as in class. Some materials will be provided.

Stained Glass - Stefan Semple
8 weeks / Tuesdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120 All Levels

Using the copper foil method, learn basic techniques to make a stained glass project of your choice. This class is for beginning students and those who have some experience with stained glass. Each student will receive individualized instruction. Cost of materials average $100, depending on choice of projects.

Watercolor Painting - Kely Knowles
8 weeks / Wednesdays, Sept 20 - Nov 8 / 9:30 am - Noon
Members: $150 Non-members: $165 All Levels

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while listening to classical music. Learn the rules to follow or break as you choose. Demonstrations will highlight watercolor techniques, design, color theory and drawing. All levels are welcome.

Introduction to Enameling - Lois Grebe
6 weeks / Wednesdays, Oct 4 - Nov 8 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Members: $115 Non-members: $130 Beginner / Intermediate Materials fee: $35

As a beginner, or continuing your quest into the ancient art of enameling, this class will stress individual expression. Although enameling--fusing colored glass on enamel--has been around for over 5,000 years, many contemporary approaches are stimulating and exciting. Students will learn classic enameling techniques such as cloisonné, limoge, stencils, sgrafiito plus simple metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, drilling and cold connections. Copper and/or silver will be available to make jewelry or decorative wall pieces.

Etching - Bethia Brehmer
8 weeks / Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov 9 / 10:00 am - Noon
Members: $105 Non-members: $120 All Levels
Materials fee: $15

Tools of the trade: etching needle, burnisher, scraper, hard ground, soft ground, aquatint. A little bit of this, a little bit of that and you, too, may be creating gorgeous original etchings on the museum's excellent Brand press. $15 materials fee includes: 3 copper plates, paper, and ink.

Figure Drawing - Sarah Holl
8 weeks / Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov 9 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Members: $145 Non-members: $160 All Levels

In this class students have the opportunity to draw from a live model. Basic drawing skills including values, structure and composition will be addressed as well as personal style. Students will receive individual attention, demonstrations and group critiques. Materials required: a large newsprint pad, soft charcoal, pencil, eraser and large pad of drawing paper.

Figure Drawing for High School Students - Sarah Holl
8 weeks / Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov 9 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Members: $110 Non-members: $125 All Levels

This is a great class for high school students who need to produce drawings from observation for college portfolios. Students will work on basic drawing skills while drawing from a live model. They will receive individual instruction as well as demonstrations and group critiques. Necessary supplies include a large newsprint pad, a large drawing pad, soft charcoal, a dark pencil and eraser.

Sculpture - Steven Kemp
8 weeks / Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Members: $145 Non-members: $160 All Levels
Materials Fee: $35

In this 8-week studio class, students will sculpt a reclining nude from a live model using an armature and stoneware clay. Sculptures will be fired at Kemp Pottery. Emphasis will be on three-dimensional design and understanding shape and form.

Women in Film - Eric Hart
8 weeks / Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov 9 / 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Members: $115 Non-members: $130 All Levels

This class will center on eight films celebrating eight actresses known for their success in contemporary independent and / or foreign films. Each week a film will be researched and discussed by the instructor and class participants, then screened. An in-depth discussion will follow, and refreshments will be served.

  • Sept 21: Catherine Keener Walking and Talking (1996)
    Catherine Keener and Anne Heche star as childhood friends who have grown up, moved to the big city, and are trying to maintain their friendship as they each deal with their ever-changing lives and loves. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's witty, perceptive film explores what it's like to be single in New York in the 1990s.
  • Sept 28: Fernanda Montenegro Central Station (1998)
    Fernanda Montenegro's affecting performance, nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, is the centerpiece of this acclaimed Brazilian film. In the bustling heart of Rio de Janeiro, a young boy witnesses the accidental death of his mother. When a lonely, retired schoolteacher (Montenegro) reluctantly agrees to care for the boy, they begin a journey across the countryside on which they learn valuable lessons about each other and the human spirit.
  • Oct 5: Helena Bonham Carter Margaret's Museum (1995)
    This is the critically acclaimed story of a woman's struggle to protect her family and friends from the ravages of the coal-mining industry in a 1940's Nova Scotia town of Scotch-Irish immigrants. Carter's performance is touching and memorable.
  • Oct 12: Gong Li Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    When the beautiful Gong Li is selected to serve as concubine to an affluent man, she sadly accepts, knowing that she has no other alternative. Her fate, however, turns from bad to worse when her master's other wives, all older, not as attractive, and jealous, make her life a torment.
  • Oct 19: Julie Walters Just Like a Woman (1992)
    Julie Walters plays a forty-something landlady who finds herself attracted to Gerald, a new tenant, but is dismayed when she finds that his room is being visited by another woman, in this humane and surprising comedy.
  • Oct 26: Juliette Binoche The Widow of Saint Pierre (2001)
    The "widow" of the title is in fact a guillotine being sent to this remote French-Canadian island for the purpose of executing a prisoner. Binoche, the wife of the prison guard (Daniel Auteuil), bitterly opposes the sentence, in this film based on a true story.
  • Nov 2: Penelope Cruz Open Your Eyes (1997)
    In this strange and compelling Spanish thriller about conflicting realities as perceived by a seriously injured man, Cruz, who also starred in the inferior English-language remake ("Vanilla Sky"), began her rise to recognition as an international presence.
  • Nov 9: Isabelle Huppert La Separation (1994)
    Huppert's trademark subtle underplaying shows to advantage in this probing exploration, based on a French novel, of the dissolution of a marriage.

Bringing the Landscape into the Studio - Rick Fleury
8 weeks / Saturdays, Sept 23 - Nov 11 / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Members: $105 Non-members: $120 Beginner / Intermediate

This class is open to artists of all media interested in capturing the true essence of the landscape. Students will develop skills of capturing the landscape through photography, sketches and field notes, as well as through memory and visualization; then learn to translate that information onto the canvas, or other preferred medium. Rick will share interpretations of his own photos into paintings, in oil and watercolor, and encourage students to develop their own skills in the field and in the studio. Students should bring their own landscape photos to the first class. Some classes will include short trips "into the field" to collect information for use in the studio.

White Line Wood Block Printmaking Workshop - Ruth Hogan
Saturday, Oct 14, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 15, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Members: $100 Non-members: $115 Materials Fee: $15

Create a white line wood block print using the technique Bror Nordfelt developed in 1915 in Provincetown. Ruth Hogan will give a history of the technique and share her printing knowledge, so you will be able to put your design on a wood block, carve the block and make several prints in the two-day class. You will need to bring a small simple design with you: 4" x 5" to 5" x 7". Keep it simple so you don't spend two days carving the block. Bring watercolors, small brushes, and something to mix paints on.

Call 508-385-4477 extension 25 or visit the museum's website here.

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