Art Appreciation:  Georgia O'keeffe

Teaching Artist:  Susan Pennington
Our winter Art Appreciation course, Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, explores one of America’s most iconic artists. For more than 70 years, O’Keeffe shaped her public persona, defied labels and carved out a truly progressive, independent life in order to create her art. Her aesthetic legacy — compact masses, organic silhouettes, minimal ornamentation, and restrained color palettes — continues to capture the popular imagination and inspire leading designers and tastemakers of our day. Art History expert Susan Pennington will also highlight New York architecture seen in O’Keeffe’s paintings, as well as the other artists in the Alfred Stieglitz group who created modernism in American Art early in the 20th century:  Arthur Dove, John Marin, Charles Demuth, Max Weber, Alfred Weber and Marsden Hartley.

Falmouth Campus  |  FEB 6-MAR 27  |  Tuesdays, 1-3pm  |  $78  | Register
Barnstable Campus  |  FEB 8-MAR 29  |  Thursdays, 1-3pm  |  $78  |  Register


Cultural Caravan Bus Trip to georgia o'keeffe exhibit 

Travel with art historian, Susan Pennington, for a tour of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and to view the exhibit, Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style. The exhibit is the first to explore O'Keeffe's personal style and includes many of her garments, some never-before-seen, along with her photographs and artwork. 
Departing our Falmouth campus:  Tuesday, March 13, 9am  | Register
Departing from our Barnstable campus: Thursday, March 15, 9am; departing Sagamore Park & Ride, 9:15am  |  Register
Fee: $60 (includes museum admission)  

Basic Photography - WINTER 2018

Teaching Artist: Dorene Sykes
Discover essential digital camera functions! Students will learn how aperture, shutter, and ISO work together to achieve proper exposure and desired artistic results. Topics include lighting, depth of field, motion, perspective, and composition. During the final class, students will mat their favorite photograph, a skill useful for creating gifts, entering camera club competitions, and exhibiting photographs. Through fun and informative lectures, demonstrations, handouts, assignments, and supportive photo critiques, students will gain confidence to move beyond automatic mode and take control of trickier situations.

Prerequisite: This class is for adults with minimal to no photography experience. A digital camera with full manual control is required: a dial on top with letters P S (or Tv) A M. Students should bring their camera, manual, and 4-5 photos to the first class (prints or laptop/iPad). The class is limited to 12 students.

Falmouth Campus  |  JAN 13-FEB 17  |  Saturdays, 9-11:30am  |  $134  |  Register

We Testimonials!

"Just completed Dorene's Basic Photography course. I am delighted to have started my photography journey with Dorene. Her instruction, built on the elements of achieving the desired artistic exposure while gaining experience in presentation and composition, was a thoroughly enjoyable and positive experience. She not only understands but practices positive reinforcement during her critiques during which we all learned to appreciate each other's work and find our own inspiration." -Holly Mattai

"I had a great time learning about my camera and how to achieve results I can be proud of. Each week I was excited to attend and looked forward to gaining more knowledge. Thank you so much, Dorene, I loved both of your classes." - Dorothy G.


Intermediate Photography - Spring 2018

Teaching Artist: Dorene Sykes

If you have enough knowledge to take your camera off "automatic" mode and you're composing and shooting better pictures, this class will take you to the next level by strengthening your creative and technical skills across a variety of genres. Through interactive lectures, handouts, and photo critiques, you'll learn about the art of seeing, visual design, black & white photography, portraiture and scenic photography. Two classes will be actual photo shoots including a waterside location and a portrait session. Please bring camera, manual and 4-5 photos you have taken to the first class. 
Prerequisites: A digital SLR camera and completion of the instructor's Basic Photography class or a basic knowledge of how to control exposure, depth of field and motion using aperture and shutter priority modes are required.
Falmouth Campus  |  APR 7-MAY 19, 2018  |  Saturdays, 9-11:30am  |  $128  |  Register