Teaching Artist: Molly Rowland
A fun and easy-going program for those who wish to tap their creativity in a social setting. We'll explore a variety of art materials and techniques with new projects each week. Prepare to be inspired! 

Barnstable  |  Fridays, 5:30-6:30PM
APR 26 - MAY 17  |  $75  |  Register
MAY 24 - JUN 21  |  Register  


Art Appreciation: henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

Teaching Artist: Susan Pennington
Travel back in time and across the Atlantic to Paris, France to study the interesting and evocative works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Well-known for his paintings and illustrations of nighttime culture in Paris, Toulouse-Lautrec created a number of posters for the Moulin-Rouge. Toulouse-Lautrec exhibited with the Impressionists and developed an eye-catching style for posters advertising performers in the Montmartre district of Paris.  Art historian Susan Pennington will teach this exciting class which will also touch upon paintings by Edgar Degas, Honoré Daumier, Pierre Bonnard, and Édouard Vuillard.

Join Susan on an optional cultural caravan day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to view the exhibit, “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris.”  See "Cultural Caravan" details below.

Falmouth  |  APR 2 - MAY 21  |  Tuesdays, 1-3pm  |  Tuition $80  |  Register
Barnstable  |  APR 4 - MAY 23  |  Thursdays, 1-3pm  |  Tuition $80  |  Register

Cultural Caravan to the museum of fine arts, boston

Join art historian Susan Pennington on a cultural caravan day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to view the exhibit, “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris.”  The exhibit, “Frida Kahlo and arte popular,” will also be on display, so the class will view her work and discuss how it was influenced by Mexican folk art.
From the MFA website: 
“Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” explores the celebrity culture of Lautrec’s time and the artist’s fascination with the personal lives of les stars as well as the roles that they played. With expressive lines and brazen colors, Lautrec depicted the defining gestures, costumes, and expressions of spectacular performers, many of whom were his personal friends and habitués of Montmartre, the focus of Parisian nightlife and a haven for acrobatic dancers and destitute students, reprobate aristocrats and middle-class pleasure-seekers.

The exhibition includes nearly 200 works and is composed of thematic sections highlighting Lautrec’s formal innovations, such as dramatic lighting effects and color combinations; the changing artistic and social landscapes of Paris, with scenes of the city by day and by night; cafés, cabarets, and theaters; and celebrities of the age. The display also incorporates works by Lautrec’s contemporaries Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, and others—presenting him in the context of his heroes, peers, and followers. Organized by the MFA in partnership with the Boston Public Library, the exhibition draws on both institutions’ rich holdings and includes key loans of paintings and graphic arts from public and private collections. More

Cultural Caravan:  Tuesday, May 14
9:00- Departure from our Falmouth campus
9:15- Bourne Rotary Convenience Store
9:30- Sagamore Park & Ride
Returning at 5 PM

To register, contact Susan Pennington via email.