Art Appreciation & Cultural Caravan, Fall 2017

Teaching Artist:  Susan Pennington

Delve into the world of Winslow Homer and Frank Lloyd Wright, with esteemed art historian, Susan Pennington. Learn how Homer’s time in England influenced his art and also take a look at Wright’s architecture from Oak Park, IL to Fallingwater, PA to New York City. The class culminates with an optional field trip to the Worcester Art Museum (see details below) to view the exhibit “Coming Away: Winslow Homer in England.” Susan Pennington will also lead discussions on the various art collections at Worcester Art Museum as well as Homer in Boston, Maine, and Florida.

Falmouth Campus  |  SEP 26-NOV 15  |  Tuesdays, 1-3pm  |  $78  |  Register
Barnstable Campus |  SEP 28-NOV 16  |  Thursdays, 1-3pm  |  $78  |  Register


Cultural Caravan Bus Trip to Worcester Art Museum

This fall, art historian Susan Pennington will guide adults on a tour of Worcester Art Museum and the exhibit, “Coming Away: Winslow Homer in England.”  The exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. We'll also take a look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s sesquicentennial: architecture from Oak Park, IL to Fallingwater, PA to New York City. 

Departing our Falmouth Campus: Wednesday, November 15, 9am  |  Returning early evening | Register
Departing our Barnstable Campus: Thursday, November 16, 9am and the Sagamore Park & Ride at 9:15am  |  Returning early evening | Register

Fee: $75
(includes bus trip, museum entrance, and tour with Ms. Pennington)

Basic Photography

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  |  SEP 30-NOV 4  |  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.