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Becoming a Fearless Painter: Creating Translucency in Acrylic Painting with Odin Smith

Tuesdays beginning February 9
from 10am-noon
This series of classes is devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills. The first 4 week session will be about creating translucency in your acrylic painting. Subjects such as water, shadows, clouds and skies will be addressed. Students will gain a better understanding of how to see and create translucency in their work to achieve a feeling of air space and depth. These classes will help artists to become more confident in their own skills and bring a sense of self and creativity to their own work. Taking risks will be encouraged! Must be on an intermediate to advanced level, and have their own supplies.

Email Odin at : odinsmithart@yahoo.com for more information on supplies etc. $140 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Drawing Brush UpDrawing Brush-Up with Julie Blanchard
Four Wednesdays or drop in beginning February 10 from 1-4pm

Is a class for painters who wish to strengthen their own drawing skills through a review of techniques and basic drawing concepts, use of light, shading and perspective. Subjects will include still life objects, landscape, nature and architectural structures. Materials will include but are not limited to drawing pencils, charcoal, marker and ink. Drawing experience is not necessary. You will learn everything you need to know. Bring a sketchbook to the first class. $30.00 per class. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Experimental Drawing with Julie Blanchard
Four Wednesdays or drop in beginning February 10 from 6-8pm

A non-traditional approach to making marks on paper.Through a series of exercises, the student will experience a broad range of dry media and uncharacteristic drawing tools.

To loosen up or tighten up while solving visual problems and challenges. Some of the final works may become the springboard for new paintings. Bring a sketchbook to your first class. $30.00 per class. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Experimental Drawing
Teen Time with Julie Blanchard
Four Saturdays or drop in beginning February 13

A portfolio directed class for Teens grade 8-12
This class is designed for high school artists who want or need time to develop work for presentation in a portfolio for art school admission. Strengthening drawing skills, use of dramatic value contrasts, enhanced texture and composition will be the focus of both stile work and imaginative fantasy. From charcoal and pencil to pen and ink, students will be encouraged to explore, invent, observe and imagine. class will include keeping sketchbook journals, figure drawing and perspective. From both historical and contemporary realism to imaginative fantasy, students will increase their background in visual imagery and begin to focus on subjects that have personal meaning. $30 per class. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Art Exploration with Christine Golding
Christine GoldingFive Mondays February 22 – March 28 from 9:15-10am
This is a great class to introduce art to very young children ages 3-5 years old. Lots of different textures, tools and techniques are presented to encourage young children to explore and express themselves through hands-on art. The focus is on lots of tactile experiences with simple shapes, bright colors and a variety of mediums and basic art concepts. Messy and Fun!! 3 & 4 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. No class on March 7. $80 per child.

Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Beginner Adult Irish Dance with Holly Silva
Six Mondays, February 22 – March 28 from 6:45-8pm

Trace the development of Irish dance from humble, simple beginnings in rural Ireland to spectacular stage performances of world acclaim while experiencing the lilt of Irish dance music.

Irish DanceThe goal of this class is to introduce students to forms of dance and music that provide a fundamental understanding of Irish Dance and Music traditions. Solo steps and basic group dances along with new figure choreographies will be featured. Aspects of traditional and modern Irish step dance will be combined to make this an enjoyable and invigorating experience.

Forms introduced include:

  1. Soft shoe jigs, reels and slipjigs that are part of solo, set, ceili and figure dance forms.
  2. Hard shoe treble jigs, reels and Hornpipes as they are used in solo and set dances.
  3. Introduction of simple Sean-Nos(Old-Style) dancing.

Students supply their own shoes. These can be discussed during the first class.

Soft shoes can be ghillies, ballet slippers, or other soft soled shoes for ladies. Men are fine in a light jazz oxford type of shoe. (Socks or bare feet can be used to start for both). Hard shoes can be an Irish Jig shoe or hard soled shoes (preferably leather or other hard composite). Sneakers or rubber soles are not recommended for this type of dancing. Hard shoes are not needed for the first few classes. $90 per person.

Jackie ReevesMixed Media Drawing with Jackie Reeves
Six Mondays beginning February 22 from 10am-12:30pm

In this six week class students will draw using a variety of mediums and surfaces. We’ll mix it up with charcoal, ink, pens, markers, paint, collage... anything we can get our hands on! There will be an emphasis on exploring the many ways to make a mark and how to combine them to create strong works of art. We will look at art history for examples of how to develop an idea and work on a series.

Each class will revolve around a drawing exercises designed to loosen up and have fun with materials. The basics of design, composition and value will be covered as we work from still life, photo references of your choice and your imagination. Ideas for individual projects will be encouraged as we get further into the course. A materials list will be available upon registration. All levels are welcome. $195/person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Introduction to Drawing with Craig Caldwell
Six Tuesdays beginning February 23 from 10-NOON
This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience. A list of supplies will be provided. $150, $125 for members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Craig CaldwellOil Painting and Color Skills with Craig Caldwell
Six Tuesdays beginning February 23 from 1-4PM
This class will build on the fundamentals of using oil paint with a focus not only on painting, gesture, and surface but on the interaction of colors with one another and on creating a new visual language with basic color mixtures. Emphasis will be on creating tones and gradations and color changes as well as mixing colors to create a personal palette with which to become comfortable. Continued emphasis will be on the treatment of edges and tones to create a personal visual language while working on abstract images as well as still lifes, floral studies and basic landscapes. This class is for all levels. Craig is the featured artist at Deep Blue Gallery and a highly-respected instructor with a casual, warm approach to teaching. $175, $150 for members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

To contact Craig with questions, please email: craigjcaldwell@gmail.com.

A Painter’s Class:  Advance Your Drawing and Painting Skills - All Mediums Welcome with Betsy Payne Cook
Six Wednesdays beginning February 24 from NOON–2PMBetsy Cook
This class will assist artists in developing skills to create better paintings, and is suitable for all painting mediums.   The goal of the Painter’s Class is to increase your awareness of the technical, creative and emotional components of the painting process, ultimately to help you make better artistic decisions.  Artists new to pastel are welcome as this class can accommodate beginner pastelists.  For all other mediums, artists should have a working knowledge of your medium.   Classes will include themes with warm-up exercises intended to develop a thoughtful approach to painting such as improving drawing skills, pre-planning with thumbnail and value sketches, employing compositional structures, developing an “eye” for values and making color harmony decisions. Artists will be encouraged to share, with critiques directed towards understanding and explaining the choices we make as artists.

Supplies list: Your medium of choice – paints and painting surfaces, apron or painting shirt, sketch book, pencils, charcoal, kneaded eraser, ruler.  I will have pastel papers & boards for sale and some are suitable for oil and acrylic. Tuition is $150, $125 for members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Any questions, please email Betsy at betsy@betsypaynecook.com

Betsy Payne CookPastel Painting Class – Beginner & Intermediate Levels with Betsy Payne Cook
Six Wednesdays beginning February 24 from 2:30-4:30PM
This is an ideal class for artists who paint with pastels and would like to expand their use of this versatile medium.  It is also suitable for beginners as lessons can accommodate artists who would like to explore painting with pastels. Pastel paint provides so are so many possibilities: using it dry, altering it to a wet medium, combining it with other mediums. And the choices of pastel sticks and surfaces just keeps growing! Each class will begin with an introductory lesson and allow for plenty of easel time with individual feedback. Instruction will include pastel techniques with hard and soft pastels, underpaintings techniques and the principles of composition & color. We will use different surfaces for painting; pastel papers, sanded papers and sanded boards.  Some class favorites such as Canson pastel paper and sanded boards such as Sennelier LaCarte, Art Spectrum, UArt and Pastelmat. We will work from photos, still life set-ups and enjoy some time outdoors if the weather permits! Join this class and have some fun painting with pastels!

Odin SmithIf you have questions please contact Betsy at betsy@betsypaynecook.com. Tuition is $150, $125 for members.

Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Acrylic Studio with Odin Smith
Six Fridays beginning February 26 from 2-4:30pm
Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work. Open to all levels of experience.

A list of supplies will be provided. $150, $125 for members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Ballroom Bliss
Tango with Doug McHugh of Ballroom Bliss

Five Tuesdays, March 1-29 from 7-8pm
The Tango has been featured in many films and burned forever in our minds as the most earthy and dramatic social dance to date.

Remember Antonio Banderas in that steamy tango scene in “Take the Lead”? Or the intense tango scene with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in “Shall We Dance?” Who could forget Al Pacino in “The Scent of a Woman?” Get ready for a sultry start to your summer with the Tango!

Instructor Doug McHugh of Ballroom Bliss has been teaching professionally now for over 14 years. 

$100/couple, $60 single.

Guest Chef Series - The Ocean House with Chef Anthony Silvestri
Ocean HouseMonday March 7 from 7–9pm
How often do you get to meet the chef from your favorite restaurant on the Cape? They will be demonstrating some of the recipes that made them famous. Come and join us with Chef Anthony Silvestri from The Ocean House for a new and exciting Cooking class. The evenings menu includes an Asian Pear Salad with whipped goat cheese, local greens, shiitake mushrooms and a truffle soy vinaigrette. General Tao Cauliflower with spiced peanuts, picked peppers and pulled herbs and Banana Spring Rolls with Chocolate Sauce to finish.  

$55 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Winter Dinner Party with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30-8:30pm
Take the chill out of the air with these wintry delights. This class includes a full meal, so come hungry! The menu includes caramelized parsnip bisque, apple cider-glazed pork chops, sautéed brussels sprouts with maple mustard glaze and horseradish whipped potatoes.

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Composition, Color, Contrasts with Suzanne Packer
Six Wednesdays beginning March 16 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Create paintings that have visual movement using a variety of compositions, color tricks and numerous contrasts. Experiment with ways of mixing colors and ways to apply the paint. A new still life will be set up each week to be used as the starting point to create a visually interesting canvas.

Composition, Color, Contrasts with Susanne PackerA lot of individual instruction is given to each student during the classes. Each class ends with a group critique, a beneficial way to learn by looking at what others are doing.

Oil paints and the water-mixable oils are the materials of choice. This is a class for current and returning students of Suzanne's and painters who have some painting experience. $180/$150 members.

Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Bloody Mary Brunch with Chef Austin Peters
Saturday, March 19, from 10am-1pm
Learn how to make the perfect brunch to accompany this classic morning beverage. The menu includes Bloody Marys, of course! Fried chicken and waffles, spinach salad with apples, bacon and a poached egg, and bananas foster with vanilla bean ice cream. Skills covered in class include making Bloody Marys, selecting and frying chicken, dredging, preparing batter, using a waffle iron, making a vinaigrette, poaching eggs, balancing flavors, sautéing bananas, and flambéing. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Mardi Gras Party! with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30-8:30pm
Celebrate Mardi Gras, and create some kickin' Cajun and Creole specialties! The menu includes Crab Cakes with Remoulade, Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Skills covered in class include selecting crab meat, getting familiar with cajun ingredients, selecting and braising chicken, selecting sausage, making a roux, baking custard and selecting bread for pudding. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Breakfast in Bed with Chef Austin Peters
Saturday, March 26, from 10am-1pm
Start your day off right with this sumptuous feast. Class includes a complimentary mimosa! The menu includes chive and parmesan scones, grilled fennel and watercress salad with lemon vinaigrette, eggs poached on grilled asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Tapas Party! with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, March 29, from 5:30-8:30pm
Have fun while learning to cook an assortment of authentic Spanish small-plate snacks. The menu includes bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates, black bean and cilantro empanadas, shrimp and mussel paella. Skills covered in class include stuffing and wrapping dates, making bean filings, roasting peppers, selecting shellfish, determining shellfish doneness, and working with Arborio rice and saffron.

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Do You Speak Vegetarian? with Chef Austin Peters
Saturday, April 2, from 10am-1pm
Broaden your repertoire of cooking techniques in this one-day immersion into vegetarian cooking. Join us to explore flavors and ingredients from many cuisines as well as vegetarian proteins. We'll teach you how to create plate after plate of meatless deliciousness! The menu includes celery root bisque and thyme croutons, spicy chickpea curry with raita sauce and steamed basmati rice, mixed greens salad with caramelized butternut squash, apples, walnuts and sherry vinaigrette. Skills covered in class include selecting and working with seasonal produce, working with spices and fresh herbs, making soup, steaming rice, grilling and caramelizing vegetables, preparing a velouté, and balancing flavors. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Fresh & Easy, Pasta with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, April 5, from 5:30-8:30pm
Learn how to make fresh pasta dough from scratch and create noodles of all shapes and sizes. You'll also discover how to prepare simple, seasonal sauces to accompany your pasta. The menu includes ricotta and spinach-filled manicotti with tomato sauce, spinach pappardelle with Italian sausage and broccolini and fettuccine Alfredo. Skills covered in class include making fresh pasta dough, using a pasta roller, assembling manicotti, selecting sausage, blanching Green Vegetables, making tomato and cream sauce and working with fresh herbs. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

The 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland with Sean Murphy
Six Thursdays beginning April 7 from 6-7:30pm
This year is the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916. This Rising was the sixth organized rebellion in 300 years against English rule in Ireland. There will be gatherings and celebrations all over the world to commemorate this important event in the history of the people of Ireland.

This course will provide students with the information and explanations to understand the Rising in the context of Irish historical events. It will be useful for those who need a refresher as well as those who have little or no knowledge of the events leading up to the Rising, the Rising itself and its immediate aftermath.

$100/$85 members. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Street Food
Favorites You Have to Try! with Chef Austin Peters
Saturday, April 9, from 10am-1pm
Have you ever wanted to eat your way around the world? Here's your chance! Get on board and we'll take you for a wild culinary ride. The menu includes Cuban sandwiches, beer-battered fish tacos with chipotle mayonnaise, beef kofta kababs (grilled ground beef skewers) with dill yogurt sauce. Skills covered in class include selecting fish, ground beef, and ground pork; making beer batters; deep-frying; working with spices and herbs; determining meat doneness; and balancing flavors and grilling. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Fluent in French Sauces with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, April 12, from 5:30-8:30pm
Join us for the time-honored techniques of classic French sauce making. Sauces include Sauce Bordelaise (a luscious, rich red-wine sauce) with roasted beef, sautéed pork with charcutiere sauce (a white wine, mustard, and cornichon sauce), and chicken chausseur (wine, shallot and mushroom "Hunter's Sauce"). Skills covered in class include learning about the mother sauces, understanding mirepoix, preparing reductions, using roux as a thickening agent, deglazing, balancing flavors, making a pan sauce, selecting beef, pork and chicken, and determining meat doneness. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Seafood School with Chef Austin Peters
Saturday, April 16, from 10am-1pm
We'll teach you the tricks of the trade when purchasing seafood and how to handle it once you get it home for perfectly prepared fish every time. Menu includes roasted salmon with a mustard-glaze, sautéed shrimp with spinach, steamed quinoa, olives and roasted peppers, sautéed beet-orange salad, and spicy anchovies aioli. Skills covered in class include selecting fish and shellfish, roasting and sautéing fish, steaming quinoa, sautéing dark leafy greens, working with spices, roasting beets, balancing flavors, and making aioli. 

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

It’s a Wonderful Knife with Chef Austin Peters
Tuesday, April 19, from 5:30-8:30pm
In this technique-focused class, you'll learn how to successfully clean and properly cut challenging fruits and vegetables that you might otherwise shy away from, including pineapple, butternut squash, tomatoes, leeks, mangoes, oranges and avocadoes. When your knife work is through, we'll cook and devour these dishes using your handiwork. Menu includes pineapple, mango and tomato salsa with tortilla chips, arugula, avocado and orange salad with pistachio vinaigrette, farfalle pasta with caramelized butternut squash, apples and walnuts. Skills covered in class include using a knife, working with hard-to-cut produce, selecting produce, balancing flavors, making a vinaigrette, and caramelizing vegetables.

$65. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Intro to Photography with Julia Cumes
Six Tuesdays beginning May 17 from 6-8pm
If you've always wanted to learn photography but don't know where to start, this workshop is for you. Julia Cumes' basic photography class introduces inexperienced photographers to their cameras and to the technical and creative skills photography requires. Through a combination of slide shows and demonstrations, participants will learn the basics of camera operation and imaging software to produce competent digital photographs. Subjects covered will include aperture, iso, shutter speed, focal length, composition and post-production image toning. Assignments will offer participants the opportunity to explore their cameras and practice the techniques and approaches they learn during the workshop sessions. Access to a digital SLR camera and computer are required.

$140 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Rapid Painting and Drawing with Roberta Silbret
Saturday May 21 from 10am-2:30pm
Roberta's rapid painting methods are about spontaneous watercolors on people. She teaches a new visual language characterized by looseness, leaving the student more playful and in a freer, more relaxed state of mind. Roberta Silbret, art therapist, has 30 years of experience as an art educator. Supplies provided.

Zhang Landscapes$80/$70 members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Create a Landscape with Your Own Photos with Christopher Zhang
Saturday and Sunday June 11 and 12 from 9:00 to 4:00 
This two day workshop will begins with a demo in the morning. Christopher will show his style and techniques on canvas and share his experiences with the students. He will teach how to select the good photos and use them to create a beautiful landscape painting. The students will learn from the compositions such as the perspectives and the light sources to the colors such as warm and cool from the nature, and lots more. He will help each individual’s canvas and give his comments and instructions as well. This workshop is open to all levels and all mediums.

$260 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

The Early Religion of Ireland: From Pagan to Christian with Mary Ann Eaton
Easter RebellionEight Wednesdays beginning July 6 from 3-5pm
The ancient Irish worshipped their divine through the unique practice of Druidism until Christianity began to be preached in the 5th century. In this course, we will look at Druidism in the life of the ancients; the uniqueness of the early Christian Church in Ireland along with some of its saints (Patrick, Brigid, Brendan); why monastic life at Clon MacNois, Michael Skellig, and Iona flourished and contributed much to society; and we will end the study with a glimpse into the beauty and uniqueness of Celtic spirituality. Course readings are a combination of handouts (small charge payable to instructor) and books ordered by student from online sources. The booklist will be emailed to registered students. Cost $85 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Irish Myths and Sagas with Mary Ann Eaton
Eight classes beginning September 21 from 3-5pm
From the mists of Irish Literature come ancient pre-Christian tales and sagas that are unique to Ireland-Stories of her goddesses and gods, her heroes and villains of Ulster, her warriors, kings, and queens, along with her epic Tain Bo Cuailnge. The class is taught by Mary Ann Eaton who has a BA in English and has attended University College Cork, Cork City Ireland, concentrating her studies in Irish and Celtic Literature. Mary Ann will contact students regarding materials / book. $85 per person. Call 508-39497100 to register. 


Austin PetersFriuli Style Italian with Chef Austin Peters
Friuli is an area of Northeast Italy with its own particular cultural and historical identity. Roast chicken with lemon rosemary salt, Farro with sautéed mushrooms, Apple corn cake. Students will be hands on prepping and cooking with the chef and should be dressed with safety and comfort in mind. Please wear closed-toe shoes, shirts with fitted sleeves and remove any jewelry.

Long hair should be pulled back. Aprons will be provided. Students will be seated right in the kitchen and will observe cooking instructions from the chef. All class participants receive a recipe packet and sample the food. $65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Remembering Julia with Chef Austin Peters
Wednesday February 17 from 3-6pm
Julia Child revolutionized American cooking by presenting an approachable version of sophisticated French cooking techniques. Join us as we pay tribute to this iconic chef and prepare dishes inspired by her most famous book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Our menu includes several of her signature dishes, including the deeply delicious and crowd-pleasing Coq au Vin (Chicken Braised in Red Wine). Please wear closed-toe shoes, shirts with fitted sleeves and remove any jewelry. Long hair should be pulled back. Aprons will be provided. Students will be seated right in the kitchen and will observe cooking instructions from the chef. All class participants receive a recipe packet and sample the food. $65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Jeremiah Reardon
Brewster Fish House with Chef Jeremiah Reardon
Monday February 22 from 7-9pm
How often do you get to meet the chef from your favorite restaurant on the Cape? They will be demonstrating some of the recipes that made them famous. Come and join us with Chef Jeremiah Reardon from The Brewster Fish House for a new and exciting Cooking class. The evenings menu includes a First Course with Chatham Halibut Sashimi, Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet, Chilled Winter Citrus, Breakfast Radish and Shiso. And a second course with Provincetown Monkfish "Chop", Hard shell Lobster, Halibut, Littlenecks, Snow Shore Mussels, Brewster Oyster, Tomato Confit, Leeks and Rouille Crisps. $55 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

Italian Country Cooking with Chef Austin Peters
Wednesday, February 24 from 3-6pm
Home cooking from Italian country kitchens is rustic, inexpensive, and totally delicious. Join us as we explore this traditional yet simple cuisine. Our menu includes baked olives with citrus and garlic, pasta with arugula and pancetta, braised pork tenderloin with tomatoes, cinnamon, and olives, early autumn vegetable roast, and prune plum torte. Please wear closed-toe shoes, shirts with fitted sleeves and remove any jewelry. Long hair should be pulled back. Aprons will be provided. Students will be seated right in the kitchen and will observe cooking instructions from the chef.

Bobby FlayAll class participants receive a recipe packet and sample the food. $65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register. 

I Love that Chef! Bobby Flay with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday February 25 from 3-6pm
Join us in a tribute to the food of Bobby Flay. The menu includes Bobby's Fish Tacos, Sautéed Fresh Kale and a Creamy Cole Slaw. Bobby is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants; Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and the Bahamas; Bar American in New York and Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City; Gatos in New York, and Bobby's Burger Palace in 11 states nationwide. Bobby has hosted several television programs, appeared as a guest and hosted a number of specials. Flay is also featured on the Great Chefs television series. Please note, Bobby will not be in attendance. $65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Eric RibertI Love that Chef! Eric Ripert with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday March 3 from 3-6pm
Join us in a tribute to the food of Eric Ripert (rih-pair) a French chef, author and television personality specializing in modern French cuisine and renowned for his work with seafood. We will be making Mushroom Consommé, Sea Bass with Rice Noodles in Tomato-Pineapple Broth. Eric's flagship restaurant, Le Bernardin, in New York City, has been ranked among the best restaurants in the world by culinary magazines as one of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants." Le Bernardin holds a rating of four stars from The New York Times and three stars from the Michelin Guide. Please note, Eric will not be in attendance.

$65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

The Lens Project With Ed Grossman
Eight Wednesdays, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14 from 5:30-9pm with an exhibit in the Great Hall March 2017

In this course, participants will be introduced to the concepts and develop the skills required to create and market a thematically linked collection of photographs. Over the course of a year, students will go from identifying an idea they’re passionate about exploring to a celebratory exhibit of their portfolios at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Lens Project with Ed GrossmanTopics covered in class will include:

  • Reviewing established photographers and their portfolio work
  • Student project idea selection and development
  • Setting goals and establishing standards
  • Group review of images and collections
  • Creating a written project statement and artist bio
  • Promoting yourself and your work online and in person
  • The business of art. (time management, brand building, competition)
  • Presentation decisions (matting, framing, bookmaking, etc.) and exhibit planning
  • Opportunities for student portfolios beyond the class

There will be 8 classes. In addition, each student can book two 30 minute private consultation sessions with the instructor over the course of the term.

This course is designed for photographers who are comfortable with their equipment and printing images. Participants are required to bring prints to each class for review. $500/ $450 members to register call 508-394-7100.

Gordon RamsayI Love that Chef! Gordon Ramsay with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday March 10 from 3-6pm
Join us in a tribute to the food of Gordon Ramsay. The menu includes Salmon En Croute and Mushroom Risotto. Gordon is a Scottish born British chef and restaurateur. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently holds 14. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is known for presenting TV programs about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. He was ranked the 21st highest earning celebrity in the world. Please note, Gordon will not be in attendance.

$65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Yin Yoga & Mediatation with Ingrid Jaeger

Saturday March 12 from 1-3pm
Most of us lead very active and hectic lifestyles and when (or if) we exercise, we often participate in high impact activities or vigorous classes. When we continually push ourselves the end result can lead to injury or exhaustion.  Balance is a key ingredient to feeling calm, grounded, clear-headed, and motivated, and one of the major benefits of yin yoga is to bring more balance into our “yang” lifestyles.

YogaYin yoga targets the connective tissues of the body including the ligaments, tendons, joints, the muscle fascia (network of tissue that surrounds the muscles) and even the bones. It is a series of long held poses, mainly working the hip region that requires three things while practicing:  coming to your edge in the pose, remaining still, and cultivating the observance of breath and meditation as we surrender into postures for longer periods of time. Yin Yoga works the connective tissues in the body by compressing them, stretching them, or twisting them.

Yin Yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to reduce stress, improve mobility, and ultimately leads to a more balanced lifestyle.

In this 2 hour workshop you will:

  • Practice yin yoga poses which helps increase flexibility of the body’s connective tissues and joints
  • Incorporate breath-work, relaxation, and meditation techniques while holding yin poses

All levels of students are welcome.  Please bring a yoga mat, small towel, and a bottle of water. $30 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

$65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Ina GartenI Love that Chef! Ina Garten with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday March 17 from 3-6pm
Join us as we pay tribute to the food of Ina Garten and prepare dishes inspired by her. The menu includes Classic Baked Meatloaf, Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Ina is an American author and host of the Barefoot Contessa, and a former staff member of the White House Office of Management and Budget.  Known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips. Ina has had no formal training; she taught herself culinary techniques with the aid of French and New England style cookbooks. Her culinary career began with her gourmet food store. She has since expanded her activities to several best-selling cookbooks and magazine columns. Please note, Ina will not be in attendance. $65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

I Love that Chef! Jacques Pepin with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday March 24 from 3-6pm
Join us in a tribute to the food of Jacques Pépin, an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. The menu includes Beet Salad, Duck a'l Orange and Crepe Suzette.  Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American television and written an array of cookbooks that have become best sellers.Jacques serves as dean of Special Programs at The International Culinary Center, founded as the French Culinary Institute, in New York City. He is an active contributor to the Gastronomy department at Boston University, where he teaches an online class on the cuisine and culture of France. Pépin also writes a quarterly column for Food & Wine and offers an amateur class each semester based on varied culinary topics. Please note, Jacques will not be in attendance. $65 per person.

Anthony Bourdain$65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

I Love that Chef! Anthony Bourdain with Chef Austin Peters
Thursday March 31 from 3-6pm
Join us in a tribute to the food of Anthony Bourdain. The menu includes selections from his Brasserie Les Halles cookbook; Vichyssoise, Steak Au Piovre and his famous Les Halles Fries. Anthony chef, author, and TV personality, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He is known for being the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Though Anthony no longer works as a chef he is the author of many books including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He is also hosts Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown. Please note, Anthony will not be in attendance. 

$65 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

White Line Woodblock Workshop with Suzanne Packer
Two Saturdays, April 9 and 16 from 9:30am-2:30pm
White Line Woodblock Workshop with Suzanne PackerWhite line woodblock printing is a print method which does not require a printing press or toxic inks. The prints are cut on a single woodblock. The colors, applied with a brush, are watercolors and a spoon is used to transfer the image onto the paper. This is a unique way to create original images of many colors.

The workshop will give a bit of the history of this print method, then cover all of the steps from the initial drawing, through the cutting of the block, applying the paint and pulling the image. Each student will finish the workshop with a print ready to mat and frame. There will be much individual instruction along with demonstrations by Suzanne. Bring a lunch for the lunch break when there will be the sharing of ideas. $250/$225 members. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Energy & Words: A Poetry Workshop with Pit Pinegar
Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, from 10am-4pm
Energy & Words is a process for writers to generate new work at a deeper, more vital level. Participants will practice this four-part process over a two-day period: body balancing (mild physical movement to balance the body’s energy); meditation (a variety of different focused meditations and techniques intended to clear the mind and ready participants for active creation); writing (or drawing or notation) (taking creative advantage of the ideas that surface during meditation);and sharing (both the work created and the ways in which it has surfaced). Clarity and intention mark the work that is generated in this way. A weekend of exploring the practice will allow participants to continue on their own.

Energy WordsThe facilitator will give prompts for each cycle; participants are welcome to use them or not. Please bring notebook/sketchbook and pens or pencils, a blanket and/or yoga mat (if you prefer meditating in a reclining position). $200 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

Writing Emotionally Meaningful Poems with Barry Hellman

Saturday May 14 from 1-3pm.
During the workshop we’ll move from a reading and discussion of emotionally resonant writing by a variety of poets to an interactive prompt designed to generate similar kinds of work. The poet Tony Hoagland must have had this kind of poetry in mind when he said, “When I am at a good poetry reading, I am carried deep into my own interior; I think of times and people and events that are far away, and I feel them again.” Following the meeting, write a poem generated by the prompt. You can do that on your own or in collaboration with another workshop member. Between May 15 and June 15, email the poem to Barry and receive feedback in terms of the focus of the workshop. In addition, you may be invited to read your poem as a Guest Poet at an upcoming Cape Cod Poetry Group Poetry & Music event, if you’d like do so. Bring notebook and pen, an adventuresome spirit, and an interest in writing poems that make an emotional connection with readers and listeners.

$25 per person. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

Plein Air Poetry with Pit Pinegar
Plein AirFive Saturdays: August 13 and October 8, 2016; January 14, April 8, and June 10, 2017
In this five-session workshop (spread out over four seasons) we will observe and then create poems that incorporate our observations.  Plein Air poetry, like plein air painting, takes us outside into the natural world for close observation filtered through all our senses. Plein air “collecting” sends the poet into the field not to find a vista, but to observe-and-sense the details—the head of a cattail, seaweed along a high tide line, cloud formations, dew or rain or snow on grass, the squeak of the boat’s line as the tide rises and falls, a butterfly wing (colors, pattern, feel, placement), or the scent coming off a marsh (at high tide, low tide, summer, winter). Because imagery is a key element in poetry, participants will be encouraged to paint pictures with words. To let metaphors and similes flow naturally from perceptions. Time spent outside will be part of each workshop regardless of weather or temperature. We will also look at a variety of poems and forms that take inspiration from details of the natural world.  Although this workshop is intended for poets at all levels of proficiency, it will also support the work of fiction and nonfiction writers. In between sessions, participants will engage in daily writing habits established in the workshops.

Please bring notebook, writing implements and wear appropriate clothing.  If the forecast is for rain, bring an umbrella. $45 per session or $210 for the full series. Call 508-394-7100 to register. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.


Figure Drawing and Painting with Sarah Holl
Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Sarah HollCome join our group of artists who love to draw and paint using a live model as a departure point. This class will be led by artist Sarah Holl who is a 3rd generation figure drawing instructor and who's class roots go back over 12 years. Artists of all levels are welcome to attend from beginner to the accomplished. Students are encouraged to find their own voice using their choice of medium. This class is highly recommended for teens who are preparing their portfolios for college and need drawings from observation. Students will be advised on how to not only how to create working drawings but what they need to include in their portfolio.

Starting with 2 minute warm ups this 2-hour class will have 3/20 minute poses and end with a group critique. $25/class. This is a drop-in class, however pre-registration  is recomended. Call 508-394-7100 to register.

The New Horizons Band Wants You!

The New Horizons Band program has chapters all over the country, for people who are 50ish and older and want to make new friends and share their love of music. The band is for those who have never before played an instrument and would like to learn in a group setting or who used to play but haven't in some time. The band rehearses at the Cultural Center every Monday at 3:30. If you're interested in joining or would just like to learn more about the band, stop by on a Monday afternoon or call for more information. New members are always welcome! Learn more

Saturday Morning Italian Classes

Free! Advanced Italian from 9-10:30am and Beginning Italian from 10:30am-noon. Students must be members of the Center and purchase "Learning Italian With or Without a Teacher" (written by instructor Guido Farina) from our gift shop or from Amazon for $19.95. If you have questions, you can call Guido at 508-398-0675.

Custom Cooking Events
Austin PetersDo you have something specific in mind for a Culinary Event? We can accommodate small and large groups, private classes, cooking parties, you name it! Do you have a specific menu in mind? Just let us know and we can tailor an event just for you!

Put yourself in our hands for your very own custom cooking class for any occasion:

  • Corporate Team Building
  • Bridal Shower
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
  • Birthdays
  • Intimate Dinner Party
  • Cooking Party

Our rates depend on menu, service style and number of guests. We will be happy to prepare a personalized estimate for you. Contact Amy at aneill@cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100.