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  • Impressionism Painting in Acrylic

    Impressionism Painting in Acrylic with Rosalie McCarthy
    Impressionism is a loose, suggestive style of painting.  With vibrant short strokes, dabs and swirls we'll create, as the name implies, an impression of the subject.  No details, no fussiness, no sweat.  Join us and explore this vibrant, simplified style of painting. where all the strokes come together to dazzle the eye.  Ongoing instruction in a non-intimidating, fun atmosphere. Beginner/Intermediate levels.
    Fridays, January 8-February 12
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $210/$178.50 members* *(plus a $10 materials fee payable at the time of registration). If bringing your own materials, please contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com for a specific list of supplies needed for class.

  • Come Paint!

    Come Paint! with Joe Diggs
    All levels welcome.
    This class will focus on contemporary concepts and techniques to push your artwork to new levels. Students will be encouraged to explore their art freely and intuitively while having fun and enjoying the process. Some of the techniques include using sandpaper, stenciling, transfers, staining, and brushwork. Learn to see your art in a new light from a fresh perspective.
    Wednesdays, February 24-March 30
    1:30-3:30 PM in the Art Studio
    $200/$170 members

  • Drawing One

    Drawing One with Jackie Reeves
    Has it been years since you tried to draw, and are you intimidated by the idea of taking a drawing class? Very few people realize that drawing is not a gift- it’s a skill that anyone can develop, including you. Take a leap of faith and come learn strategies to drawing that you were likely never taught as a child. In this introductory class you will rediscover the joy of drawing and learn techniques that will give you confidence in rendering. We will cover the basics, including contour, negative and positive space, perspective, shading and portrait drawing.
    Tuesdays, February 23-March 29
    12:30-3:00 P.M. in the Art Studio
    $200/$170 members

  • Drawing People, Parts to Whole

    Drawing People, Parts to Whole with Jackie Reeves
    Each week, we will focus on different parts of the human form; hands, feet and a breakdown of the head (eyes, ears, nose, mouth). Drawing from plaster casts we will develop skills in seeing perspective, proportion and creating volume with shading. We will also use numerous hand outs to draw from. There will be a live model for the last  2 session with instruction on the use of drawing tools and strategies for drawing from life. Beginners are welcome as well as seasoned drawers who can take advantage of focused drawing time
    Wednesdays, February 24-March 30
    4:00-6:30 PM in the Art Studio
    $200/$170 members

  • Swing Dancing 2

    Swing Dancing 2 with Doug McHugh
    In this fun dance class for all levels, we’ll learn the different types of Swing dance: Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing. The Jitterbug can be described as single swing (rock step, step, step) perfect for fast swing music. The East Coast Swing is a fun, upbeat dance distinguished by its bounce, back break and triple step footwork. The Lindy Hop is primarily an expressive jazz rhythm dance. And, the West Coast Swing dance style is smooth and danced in a slot, allowing room for syncopated footwork and improvisation. It can be danced to a wide range of music including rhythm and blues, country western, funk, disco, rock and pop.
    Sunday evenings, January 10-February 21 (no class February 14)
    6:00-7:30 PM in the Gallery
    Couple: $90/$76.50 members
    Single: $50/$42.50 members

  • Introduction to Ukulele 1

    Introduction to the Ukulele 1 with Steve Gregory
    Adults & Teens
    Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you like. Especially welcome are folks with little or no musical instrument experience. Bring your own ukulele or some loaners will be available. For more info, contact stephenpgregory@yahoo.com
    Saturday mornings, January 9-February 27
    9:00-10:30 AM at 4446 Falmouth Road
    $160/$136 members

  • Introduction to Ukulele 2

    Introduction to the Ukulele 2 with Steve Gregory
    Adults & Teens
    Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you like. Especially welcome are folks with little or no musical instrument experience. Bring your own ukulele or some loaners will be available. For more info, contact stephenpgregory@yahoo.com
    Saturday mornings, March 12-April 30
    9:00-10:30 AM at 4446 Falmouth Road
    $160/$136 members

  • Intermediate Ukulele 2


    Intermediate Ukulele 2 with Steve Gregory
    Saturday mornings, March 12-April 30
    10:30 AM to 12 PM at 4446 Falmouth Road
    $160/$136 members

  • Intermediate Ukulele 1

    Intermediate Ukulele 1 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.  For more info, contact stephenpgregory@yahoo.com
    Saturday mornings, January 9-February 27
    10:30 AM to12 PM at 4446 Falmouth Road
    $160/$136 members

  • Rising Stars Show Choir

    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 eleven weeks, sometimes more depending on upcoming performances. Rehearsals will emphasize vocal technique, stage presence, choreography, and musical harmony. Students will perform at our Entertainment Tonight gala in July and also in a CCftA recital. There will be opportunities for solos, duets, group numbers and individual acts.

    Monday evenings, May 9-July 25 (no class June 6 and July 4)

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

    $100/$85 members

     

  • Love Letters
  • Gallery Opening: July-August 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery Opening: March-April 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery: April-May 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery Opening: June-July 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery Opening: September-October 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery Opening: October-November 2016 Exhibits
  • Gallery Opening: Annual Member, Student, Faculty Exhibit
  • Butter Ball
  • An Evening with Blake
  • Little Girl Blue
  • Beginning Adult Tap


     
    Beginning Adult Tap Dance 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 minimal to no previous tap experience but hoping  to become the next Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire! Great music…great exercise…great fun!  If  learning how to tap is on your ‘bucket list’…now is the time to take that first (tap) step!   For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com
    Thursday Afternoons, March 3-April 28 (no class April 7)
    5:00-6:00 PM in the Annex
    $120/$102 members
     
     

  • Intermediate Adult Tap


    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
    Thursday Afternoons, March 3-April 28 (No class April 7)
    4:00-5:00 PM in the Annex
    $120/$102 members

     

     

  • Brazen Belles Burlesque 2016

    Brazen Belles Burlesque with "Pepper Grinds"
    Learn to shimmy, shake, strip and twirl as we go from Beauties to Burlesque Cuties! In six sessions, students will learn the basics of burlesque history, character development and movement. Prepare to discover your own inner Tease!  No experience necessary. Please bring a comfortable pair of heels and clothes to dance in.
    Monday evenings, March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25
    6:30-8:30 PM in the Art Studio
    $220/$187 members

  • Dance Performance Class

    Dance Performance* Class with Pam Wills
    Ready to get onstage at CCftA and show off your dancing skills? Let Professional Choreographer Pam Wills teach you how to strut your stuff, Fosse style! Students of this class will learn a dance exclusively choreographed for several performance opportunities in 2016. The dance is an adaptation of "Steam Heat" from the 1957 Broadway hit musical, "The Pajama Game" originally choreographed by Bob Fosse. Choreographed content is based on Fosse's characteristic moves and unique dancing style and designed to be learned by ALL LEVELS.

    *Participating in the performances is not a requirement of taking this class.

    Wednesdays, March 9-April 13

    4:30 PM-5:30 PM in the Annex

    $100/$85 members

  • Ballet Barre March 2016

    Ballet Barre with Susan Friedman
    This class is for those looking for a moderate fitness workout and much more!  Students will tone the entire body with a variety of stretching and strengthening barre exercises as well as center work on the mat.   Treat yourself to an hour where you can lose yourself in beautiful music and explore your “Inner Ballerina”. Yoga mat and set of light weights are suggested. Ballet or other soft dance shoes required. Tutus optional! For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com
    Tuesday mornings-ongoing

    $15 drop-in rate

    Preregistration: March 8-April 26
    10:00-11:00 in the Annex
    $120/$102 members

     

  • Saturday Yoga
  • SUNday Morning Yoga
  • Salon of Shorts
  • Musical Theater Dance Workshop School Vacation 2016

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop- School Vacations 2016 with Kris Hill and Michele Colley
    For All Ages
    Students practice and hone their singing, dancing and acting skills in a fun and supportive environment. They will learn basic voice, dance, improv and acting techniques as well as the technical execution of sets, costumes and props, integrating these into two exciting final performances. This program is for actors of reading age who have a true interest in theater.  Visit the website www.MusicalTheaterDanceWorkshop.com  for more information about this year's program.  
    School Vacation: Monday through Friday, February 15-19
    School Vacation: Monday through Friday, April 18-22
    10:30 AM-3:00 PM in the Art Studio & the Annex
    $275/$233.75

  • Sunday Student Showcase - March 2016
  • Improv with Jim Pettibone

    Improv with Jim Pettibone

    For ages 15 and up.

    We’ll examine and apply the key principles that make up this lively and imaginative type of performing. Through a wide assortment of improv games and scenes you’ll be able to play different characters and create one-of-a-kind types of stories. For more info, contact Jim at jpettibone@hotmail.com.

    Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 20, 27 and March 5.

    10:30 AM-12:00 PM in the Art Studio

    $135/$114.75 members

     

     

     

  • Acting with Clarity and Power-2016

    Acting with Clarity and Power with Jim Pettibone

    For ages 15 and up
    In this class, we’ll work with the concepts and methods that make a performance effective and memorable. The topics will include scene structure, developing stage sense, the actor’s homework, building range, and making strong choices among others.

    Saturday mornings, April 2-May 7

    10:30 AM-12:00 PM at 17 Savinelli Road

    $135/$114.75 members

  • Winter Pastels 1

    Winter Pastels 1-with Ed Chesnovitch
    Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application.  This soft pastel class will focus on painting pastel landscapes that have light, color and attitude!  The focus will be on how to create strong simplified starts using big shapes of bold color, and explore various underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. We explore composition, value, and color, and we will learn about how to simplify our approaches to achieve exciting pastel paintings. Plenty of individual help at the easel. Get creative and have some pastel FUN! For more info, contact Ed at ecart@comcast.net
    Mondays, February 22-March 28
    1:00 - 3:30 PM in the Art Studio
    $200/$170 members

  • Winter Pastels 2

    Winter Pastels 2-with Ed Chesnovitch
    This class is a continuation of Winter Pastels 1, but new registrants are welcome! All levels. For more info, contact Ed at ecart@comcast.net
    Mondays, April 4-May 9
    1:00 - 3:30 P.M. in the Art Studio
    $235/$199.75 members
     

  • Imaginative & Creative Self-Portraits with Animals

    Imaginative & Creative Self-Portraits with Animals with Debra Hope Colligan
    All Levels. Create luminous portraits exploring a variety of materials using acrylics, watercolor pencils/crayons, pencils, and charcoal. We'll capture expressive and imaginative self-portraits with beloved pets or favorite animals in a mixed media format. L:earn the elements of line, shape, and composition to create the illusion of three-dimensional portraits of people and animals, in a realistic setting. Bring pictures of you and your pet, or an animal, to create your exciting and unique mixed media portraits. A colorful fun art class for the whole family. For more information: debrahopec@gmail.com
    Thursdays, February 25-March 31
    1:00-4:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $210/$178.50 members

  • Dancing for Actors & Singers

    Dancing for Actors & Singers with Pam Wills
    What's the secret to effortless onstage dancing? CONFIDENCE, plus a few tools to make you feel like Gene Kelly! If you can tap your foot, then you can dance. Learn how in this class designed specifically for actors and singers -- with or without previous dance training -- who want to learn / improve their knowledge of musical theater dance moves. Includes basic steps, patterns and styles most often used in musical theater productions. Each class includes a warm up and a sequence of moves in a fun Broadway-style routine. Result: Students develop a toolbox of universal steps plus improved musicality to use at auditions and beyond!
    Monday evenings, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29
    5:30-6:30 PM in the Art Studio
    $120/$102 members

  • Three Steps to Stronger Paintings- Winter 2016

    Three Steps to Stronger Paintings with Mary L. Moquin   
    This highly-structured, 8-week class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into 3 topics. The first two weeks will focus on composition and how it can be used to get your message across. The second two weeks are focused on value patterns and how color relates to value. The third two weeks focus on color mixing and color palettes. The final two weeks will be used to complete the paintings. This is a great class for all levels and all mediums, lots of handouts and discussion.
    Saturday mornings, March 19-May 7
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $275/$233.75 members

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  • Ballet Barre-January 2016

    Ballet Barre with Susan Friedman
    This class is for those looking for a moderate fitness workout and much more!  The class is formatted to tone the entire body with a variety of stretching and strengthening barre exercises as well as center work on the mat.   Treat yourself to an hour when you can lose yourself in beautiful music and explore your “Inner Ballerina”. Yoga mat and set of light weights are suggested. Ballet or other soft dance shoes required. Tutus optional! For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com
    Monday mornings, January 5-February 22
    10:00-11:00 AM at 17 Savinelli Road
    $120/$102 members
    $15 drop-in rate

  • Intermediate Adult Tap- January 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 with basic knowledge of tap technique. Performance opportunities may be available for those interested. A fabulously fun class and a great cardio workout…not to mention the sing-along possibilities to great music! For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com
    Thursday Afternoons, January 7-February 25
    4:00-5:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $120/$102 members

  • Beginning Adult Tap- January 2016

    Beginning Adult Tap Dance 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
    Thursday Afternoons, January 7-February 25
    5:00-6:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $120/$102 members

  • Souvenir
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Belle of Amherst
  • Straight from the Heart: Anthony and Friends Celebrate Love
  • Kami Lyle Sit a While with Steve Earl
  • 16th Annual Poetry & Chili Fest
  • Cape Cod Cabaret Fest 2016: Legendary Ladies
  • Cotuit on the Road's Winter Music Series: What the World Needs Now - A Tribute to Burt Bacharach
  • Kami Lyle Sit A While
  • The Percussion Plus Project
  • Moms on Broadway 2016
  • 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby
  • Bob Dylan Birthday Bash
  • Cotuit on the Road: Love is Blind at Dan'l Webster Inn
  • Cotuit on the Road: Love is Blind at The Spire
  • Cotuit on the Road: Love is Blind at Wellfleet Preservation Hall
  • Greg Abate
  • 57 Heavy Plays Pink Floyd
  • Ole Time Jug Band Brunch
  • Summer Social
  • Entertainment Tonight!
  • Nancy Witter: Ladies Night
  • Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 2016
  • Tedi Marsh Sings Michel Legrand
  • Brazen Belles
  • Provincetown Jazz Fest
  • An evening with Patty Larkin with special guests The Parkington Sisters and Jordan Renzi
  • Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys' Rockabilly Dance Party
  • Square Dance
  • Phoebe Carrai & Peter Sykes - Gallery Concert
  • Kami Lyle Sit-A-While
  • Members' Talent Show
  • 4th Annual Hootenanny
  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival 2016
  • Wonderland
  • Rhythm Future Quartet 2016
  • 2nd Annual Brazilian Cultural Fest
  • Ryan Casey Tap
  • 5th Annual Ukulele Celebration
  • Cape Cod Can
  • 16th Annual Art & Souls Costume Ball
  • Suede
  • Kami Lyle Sit-A-While 11/16
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Feb 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday March 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday April 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday - Annual Meeting
  • Wine & Music Wednesday June 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday July 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Aug 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Sept 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Oct 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Nov 2016
  • Wine & Music Wednesday Holiday Sing-A-Long
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Album
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: The Lost Episode
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Frankie & Johnny & the Clair de Lune
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Shakespeare: Drawn & Quoted
  • Jerry Finnegan's Sister
  • Absence
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Billy Elliot
  • My Music and Me
  • FACB: Fifty's a Bitch
  • Venus in Fur 2016
  • The Money Shot
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Glaspell & Shaw One Acts
  • Scrooge
  • NOW: The Songs of Karen Carpenter
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: July 2016
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Aug 2016
  • BOOM!
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Great American Musical Singalong! The Sound of Music
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Oct 2016
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: A Few Good Men
  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Christmas
  • Winter Magic! Magic, Mystery, and Fun for the whole Family
  • Bicycle Face
  • Acrylic Spring Gardens

    Acrylic Spring Gardens with Rosalie McCarthy

    Leave winter's chill behind in this class as we create vibrant spring paintings bursting with color. Discover how versatile and forgiving acrylics are as we being the under painting process referred to as glazing and have fun developing the painting to the final details.  Ongoing demonstrations, lots of helpful handouts, individual attention to guide you on your painting journey as you develop or enhance your own painting style. All skill levels welcome.
    Wednesdays, February 24-March 30
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Art Studio
    $210/$178.50 members* *(plus a $10 materials fee payable at the time of registration). If bringing your own materials, please contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com for a specific list of supplies needed for class.

  • The ABCs of NYC
  • Cape Cod Cabaret Fest: Decade of Duets
  • Gallery Opening: February-March 2016 Exhibits
  • Spring Watercolor Gardens

    Spring Watercolor Gardens with Rosalie McCarthy
    Join us and discover how forgiving, fluid and fun watercolor is.  You'll forget the outside chill in this class as we explore this beautiful medium as we create a dazzling painting. We'll discuss application, values, composition, how to fix, alter or sponge off any happy mistakes or when to simply accept them as creative additions.  A detailed overview of paints, papers and brushes will be presented with lots of handouts, individual attention and ongoing demonstrations. For all skill levels
    Contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com. for a list of necessary supplies if you are bringing your own.
    Fridays, February 26-April 1

    11:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Art Studio

    $210/$178.50 members

  • My Dance Class Spring 2016

    My Dance Class with Michele Colley

    A cardio-dance class for every level of dancer and exercise enthusiast which uses original choreography combining Hip-hop, Funk, Broadway, Jazz, Latin, Modern, whatever style fits the music. 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. For more info, please contact Michele at mac_colley@comcast.net

    Tuesdays, March 8-April 12

    4:30-6:00 PM in the Annex

    $120/$102members