Gallery Opening: October-November 2016 Exhibits

Gallery Opening: Annual Member, Student, Faculty Exhibit

Butter Ball

Saturday Yoga

SUNday Morning Yoga

Salon of Shorts

Magic Class-Abracadabra!, September 2016

Magic Class-Abracadabra!, September 2016 with Rich Archer

Learn to amaze your family and friends with spectacular sleight of hand tricks taught by a real live Magician!  Magic is a Performance Art. Not only will you learn awesome Magic, but also the presentation, misdirection, and the confidence to stand in front of a group and perform your magic. Students will take home their own Magic Kit with a range of tricks personally selected by Instructor and Professional Magician Rich Archer. Class will end with a final performance at the Center!
Thursdays, September 29-November 3
4:30 PM-6:00 PM in the Art Studio
$185/$157.25 members

For more information, email Rich: richard@archermagicproductions.com

Lori McKenna in Concert 2016

Music Appreciation: The Symphony

Music Appreciation: The Symphony with David Cohen

This class will enrich your understanding of the Music of Orchestral Masters from Mozart to Mahler to modern day composers. On this magical journey through Orchestral Masterpieces we'll explore:The language of music and its unique ability to communicate emotional, historical, spiritual and intellectual ideas; the evolution of Symphonic form and hear examples from orchestral repertoire; and, the works of the greatest masters and innovators of orchestration that forever changed the musical landscape. Lastly, students will examine and discuss the role of conductors and hear how they influence their orchestra's performances.
Wednesdays, October 5-November 9
3:00-4:30 PM in the Art Studio

$135/$114.75 members

For more information, email: dmc.composer1@gmail.com

Spooky Halloween Magic Show!

Winter Vacation Magic!

Cape Cod Theater Coalition Season Highlights Theater Celebration

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Butter Ball Auditions

Kami Lyle Sit a While with Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer and Jon Pousette-Dart

Cape Cod Drum Circle

Cape Cod Drum Circle     
A Drum Circle is a group of people, from just a few to say 50, sitting in a circle experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and world percussion. It evokes the universal rhythm inside of us all. Anyone can participate. No experience necessary. Extra drums will be available but bring your own if you have them. Dancers and wind players are also welcome!!  For more info, contact Sam Holmstock at samholmstock@gmail.com              
The First Sunday of every month
5:00-7:00 PM in the Art Studio
$5 donation requested for the use of the space

Ryan Casey Tap

Cape Cod Dance Expo

5th Annual Ukulele Celebration

Cape Cod Can

16th Annual Art & Souls Costume Ball

Kami Lyle Sit-A-While 11/16

Wine & Music Wednesday Oct 2016

Wine & Music Wednesday Nov 2016

Wine & Music Wednesday Holiday Sing-A-Long

Venus in Fur 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Frost/Nixon

Only Wounded: Larry Marsland Sings Peter Allen 2016

Scrooge

2nd Wednesday Theater: Oct 2016

2nd Wednesday Theater: A Few Good Men

2nd Wednesday Theater: Christmas

Session Americana

The Rip-It-Ups

Arts and Movement Lunch Bunch

Arts and Movement Lunch Bunch with Miss Lori

A first introduction to the arts and movement where students will dance to music, make arts and crafts, take nature walks, do drama and much more. Class begins with lunch, and each class will be different. For ages preschool-elementary. Homeschoolers welcome! Children should bring a peanut-free lunch and a water bottle. For more information, please contact Miss Lori: misslori_klubkidz@comcast.net

Tuesdays, September 13-December 20 (no class Nov. 22)
12:00-1:30 PM in the Art Studio
$140/$119 members (discounted to preregister)
Drop in: $15/class
3rd or more siblings drop-in: $5/each

 

 

Ukulele for Beginners, October 2016

Ukulele for Beginners, October 2016 with Steve Gregory

Everyone is musical. Explore the music in you with the Ukulele! The Ukulele has enjoyed a comeback in recent years with popular artists, such as Train, IZ, and Jake Shimabukuro leading the charge. Students will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs. Singing along is encouraged but not required. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you’d like to. Performance opportunities are available as well! Please bring your own ukulele.

Saturday mornings, October 22-December 17 (no class on November 26)
9:00-10:20 AM in the Art Studio- NEW LOCATION!
$160/$136 members

For more information, please email Steve: stephenpgregory@yahoo.com

Intermediate Ukulele, October 2016

Intermediate Ukulele, October 2016  with Steve Gregory

Intermediate Ukulele covers finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords and other fun approaches to the instrument. Arrangements are new and fresh for each new session. We'll be covering songs by artists such as The Beatles, Van Morrison, as well as Motown classics and tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join us for some playing and singing. Performance opportunities are available as well! 8 sessions.

Saturday mornings, October 22-December 17 (No class November 26)
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM in the Art Studio- NEW LOCATION!
$160/$136 members

For more information, please email Steve: stephenpgregory@yahoo.com

What's Your Story, Morning Glory-September 2016

What's Your Story, Morning Glory? A Writing Gym for Women with Christine Ernst
Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? What are you waiting for? Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing -- also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose. For more info, contact Christine at christineernstwriter@gmail.com

Saturday mornings, September 10-October 22 (No class October 1)
9:00 AM -11:00 AM at the Savinelli House (17 Savinelli Road)*

$114/$96.90 members
Drop-in Rate: $20

*To get to the Savinelli House, please park in the Center's main parking lot by the Administration Building. Then, follow the gravel walking path marked with red arrows to arrive at the front door.

CCftA All Beatles Ukulele Concert Prep Class: Beginners

CCftA All Beatles Ukulele Concert Prep Class: For Beginners with Steve Gregory
for Adults and Teens
In this class, students will rehearse and prepare for a performance here at Cotuit Center for the Arts on October 16th at the 2016 Ukulele Festival. Classes will cover finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords and other fun approaches to the instrument. For more info, contact stephenpgregory@yahoo.com

Saturday mornings, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 (concert on October 16th at CCftA). 5 weeks.
9:00-10:20 AM in the Art Studio-- NEW LOCATION!
$100/$85 members

CCftA All Beatles Ukulele Concert Prep Class: Intermediate

CCftA All Beatles Ukulele Concert Prep Class: For Intermediate Levels with Steve Gregory
Adults and Teens

In this class, students will rehearse and prepare for a performance here at Cotuit Center for the Arts on October 16th at the 2016 Ukulele Festival. Classes will cover finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords and other fun approaches to the instrument.

Saturday mornings, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 (concert on October 16th at CCftA). 5 weeks.
10:20 AM-12:00 PM in the Art Studio
$100/$85 members

For more info, contact stephenpgregory@yahoo.com

Rising Stars Youth Show Choir, Fall 2016

Rising Stars Youth Show Choir with Norma Atwood

Ages 8-16 (flexible)

In this class, students will rehearse how to sing, dance and act as part of a performance choir. Students will rehearse once a week for eight weeks. Rehearsals will emphasize vocal technique, stage presence, choreography, and musical harmony. Students will perform for live audiences at CCftA during the holiday season. There will be opportunities for solos, duets, group numbers and individual acts.

Monday evenings, September 12-December 5

(9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28 & 12/5)

6:00-8:00 PM in the Art Studio

$120/$102 members

For more information, email Norma: villagemusicstudio@gmail.com

 

Drawing People-Parts to Whole, November 2016

Drawing People-Parts to Whole, November 2016

Each week, we will focus on different parts of the human form; hands, feet and portrait. Beginning with drawing from handouts, and plaster casts, we will develop skills in seeing shapes, perspective, proportion and creating volume with shading. There will be a live model for the last two sessions with instruction on the use of drawing tools and strategies for drawing from life in a loose and flowing manner. Beginners are welcome as well as seasoned drawers who can take advantage of focused drawing time.

Thursdays, November 3-December 17 (no class November 24)
2:00-4:00 PM in the Art Studio
$225/$191.25 members

For more information, email Jackie: 1jreeves@comcast.net

Introduction to Guitar, September 2016

Introduction to Guitar with Aaron Mayo
Adults & Teens

In this 6-session introductory guitar class, you will learn the basics of playing guitar. Students will learn the chords and be able to play hundreds of songs! Don’t forget your guitar!
Monday evenings, September 12-October 24 (No Class Oct. 10)
6:00 PM-7:00 PM in the Blackbox Theatre Upstairs
$120/$102 members

For more information, contact Aaron at aaronmayo@hotmail.com



 

Beginning Adult Tap, September 2016, Thursdays

Beginning Adult Tap, September 2016,  Thursdays with Susan Friedman

Cape Cod master teacher Susan Mendoza Friedman will introduce basic tap technique with her usual energy and creative style. For those who have no previous tap experience but who want to become the next Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire! Great music…great exercise…great fun!  You are guaranteed to leave the class with a smile. For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com


Thursdays, September 15-October 27 (No Class Oct. 6)
5:15 PM-6:15 PM in the Black Box Upstairs
6 weeks: $90/$76.50 members

Irish Set and Ceili Dance Class

Irish Set and Ceili Dance Class with Sean Murphy

This course will introduce students to some easy and popular Irish Set and Ceili dances. Each week, students will learn basic steps and figures for dances. Dances that will be taught can be found on YouTube and other web sites should you choose to practice between classes. This class is open to beginners and dancers of all genres and ability levels. Contra and ballroom dancers welcome. Couples and singles welcome. No previous experience necessary. Children 10+ are welcome also. The classes are intended to be fun and a bit of a work out. Please wear footwear suitable for dancing and light, comfortable clothes. Bring water to stay hydrated. Instructor Sean Murphy has been teaching Irish dance for the past 10 years across Cape Cod. He also organizes dances and runs weekly traditional Irish music sessions where students can practice their dancing.

Wednesdays, September 14-October 19
4:00 PM-5:00 PM in the Blackbox Upstairs
6 sessions: $120/$102 members

 

COTUIT ON THE ROAD: The Kami Lyle Sit a While at the Cape Playhouse

Expressive Pastels, September 2016


Expressive Pastels, September 2016 With Ed Chesnovitch
Turn on the light! Fire up your imagination and explore the expressive side of pastel painting. This soft pastel class will focus on creating strong simplified starts using big shapes of beautiful color.  We will experiment and explore various under-painting techniques using pastel, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Students will develop their own style while learning about composition, value, and technique. Discussion, mini-demos, exercises, critiques, individual coaching and more painting! Go beyond your comfort zone, create a more dynamic sense of atmosphere and have confidence with pastel.

Mondays, September 12-October 17
1:00-3:30 PM in the Art Studio
$175/$148.75 members
$35/$29.75 members Drop In fee per class

Supply List:

Full box of soft pastels (not oil pastels) in a full  range of color and value. 

NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand hard pastels (not required, but very helpful). 

UART 400 or 500 grade sanded pastel paper (available to Woodruff"s). 

1 sheet of foamcore for your  “backing board”. 

Your OWN photographs with nice BIG simple shapes,  strong light, and shadow. 

Sketch pad, woodless graphite pencil (6B or 8B), black Sharpie marker, ruler, an inexpensive 1” flat wash brush,  an old towel or sheet for under your easel, container for water and  Isopropyl Alcohol 91%

Cape Cod Dance Expo Performance

Intermediate Adult Tap, September 2016

Intermediate Adult Tap Dance with Susan Friedman
Cape Cod master teacher Susan Mendoza Friedman brings her tap energy and creative style to every class. This is a continuation of the Beginner Tap class or for those who are  familiar with the  basic knowledge of tap terminology. More advanced  technique will be introduced building on the curriculum from Beginner Tap.  By the end of the session, students will complete a full length choreographed tap dance and may have performance opportunities. A fabulously fun class and a great cardio workout…not to mention the sing-along possibilities with music we all love!  For more information contact Susan at smf318@me.com
Thursdays, September 15-December 8 (No class Oct. 6 or Nov. 24)
4:15 PM-5:15 PM in the Black Box Upstairs
11 weeks: $165/$140.25 members

Watercolor Painting, September 2016

Watercolor Painting, September 2016

Contrary to popular belief, watercolor is very forgiving.  It  has a fluidity and transparency unlike any other medium.  Prior to beginning a beautiful painting, you'll  be guided in sketching the subject (no prior drawing experience necessary). You'll learn glazing, brush loading, color mixing, paint lifting and control techniques as you gradually developing your painting allowing for adjustments along the way.

There will be ongoing individual guidance, instruction and demonstrations in a supportive, non-intimidating and fun atmosphere. Various papers, brushes and equipment will be discussed together with helpful handouts to assist you on your painting journey.  Beginners to advanced skill levels welcome.

Wednesdays, September 21-October 26
11:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Art Studio
$210/$178.50 members*

*Plus at $10 materials fee. If bringing your own materials, a list of necessary supplies is listed below.  Please contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com with any questions.

MATERIALS

Masking Tape (Not Colored)
9 X 12, 140 Pound, Cold Pressed Pad Watercolor Paper
UNGLAZED Paper Plates, Used for Palette (If glazed, paint will bead up)
Paper Towels
Grey Kneaded Eraser
Smock Or Old Shirt
Paints:  Box of 18 Watercolors (smaller boxes colors too limited) Suggested
             brands: Marie, Reeves, Pheonix
Note:  Pencils, brushes, water cups supplied by the instructor



Acrylic Fall Painting, September 2016

Acrylic Fall Painting, September 2016
This class will guide you with individual attention  in completing a beautiful fall scene in glorious colors.  They'll be ongoing instruction and demonstrations which will demystify the painting process.

Beginning with a simple sketch, continuous light  layers of paint are applied, allowing for adjustments along the way as your painting slowly emerges. Final details will create energy and life to your painting. An overview of supplies, techniques, brush loading and application along with helpful handouts will guide you on your painting journey.  

Fridays, September 23-October 28
11:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Art Studio
$210/$178.50* members

*Plus a $10 materials fee for supplies. If bringing your own materials, the necessary supplies needed for class are listed below. Any questions, contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com 

MATERIALS LIST:

1 X 14 Stretched Canvas

Grey Kneaded Eraser

Pad of 9 X 12 Paper Palette

Paper Towels or Rags

Smock or Old Shirt

Paints:  DO NOT buy in boxed sets.  Amount too small in each tube.  Buy

             Minimum 2.0 OZ. Tubes Of: Sap Green, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine 

             Blue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Hue,

             Cadmium Orange Hue, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red

             Medium or Light, Ivory Black, Purple or violet.

             Also a 6 OZ tube of Titanium White (we'll use lots of it) 

Table, floor easels, brushes, water buckets will be supplied. 

 

Portrait Sculpture

Portrait Sculpture with Neil Grant
 
This class is for beginner and intermediate sculptors.  Learn how to create realistic and beautiful portrait sculptures in clay.  Initially you’ll learn the ‘golden rules’ for making a clay face look like a real face before moving on to tackle a live model.  Classes will include demonstrations of each stage of creating a portrait, with emphasis on the overall facial structure as well as a focus on individual features.  You’ll also learn how to hollow your piece for firing as well as finish it for display.  While leaving room for artistic expression, the goal of this course is to teach a simple, systematic approach to producing ceramic portraits that’s also fun.
 
Thursdays, September 15-October 20
10:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Art Studio
$210/$187.50* members

*Plus a $20 materials fee. Materials fee includes sculpting tools, clay, stands, and live models.
 

My Dance Class, September 2016

My Dance Class with Michele Colley

This six-session cardio-dance class is for every level of dancer and exercise enthusiast. Students will learn original choreography combining Hip-hop, Funk, Broadway, Jazz, Latin, Modern, and whatever style fits the music. We will address the five components of fitness: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body fat, in a fun and funky way. It is a non-stop, 60 minute workout that will melt away fat while boosting your dance skills. My Dance Class gives dancers of all ages the ability to attain their fitness goals.

Wednesdays, September 14-October 19

5:15-6:15 PM in the Art Studio

$72/$61.20 members

Drop-in rate $15/class

 

For more info, please contact Michele at mac_colley@comcast.net