Dave spent most of his career as a School Administrator and educational leadership consultant. While turning has been a hobby most of his life, retirement has allowed him the opportunity to begin focusing on developing his wood turning knowledge and skills. He enjoys the cognitive and technical aspects of turning and developing learning materials and opportunities to help others discover the joy of turning.
Amy attended The Massachusetts College of Art and Design then moved back to Cape Cod to open a retail shop with her sister. There they sold their artwork, including Amy’s pottery, and pen and ink drawings. After making the decision to close their store, Amy continued to work in her home studio. Her inspiration for her work comes from the colors, forms, and textures of the woods and ocean.
Drawing and painting
Sue is an art educator and art historian who has presented art and art history programs throughout the New York metro area, and recently fulfilled a long held dream to move to Cape Cod. She is also a painter who works out of her home studio in South Yarmouth. NY and exhibits frequently.
Mark has been a professional photographer since 1972 and has his work in a number of permanent collections. His photographs accompany his own travel articles as published by the L.A. Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Christian Science Monitor, among other newspapers and special interest magazines.
Painting and drawing
Betsy paints exclusively with pastels and is honored to be a juried artist member of the Pastel Society of America. Her art has been exhibited in many competitive regional and national juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards. She records her thoughts and experiences as an artist in her newsletter and blog “Painting In and Out” sharing snippets of her life in the studio and painting outdoors.
Mary lives in Harwich but spent her early years in the Bronx, NY, where she fell in love with reading, writing, and libraries. Her poetry for children has appeared in numerous anthologies for young readers. A dedicated 5 a.m. writer, Mary is an elementary school Literacy Coach in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District.
Pottery and Tai Chi
Holly began her journey with clay as an apprentice at Brewster Pottery. After her education, eventually the ocean beckoned and she returned home to Barnstable Village where she established her studio, Bay Scallop Pottery. Working on the potter's wheel and with hand building techniques, Holly makes contemporary functional ware, inspired by life near the seashore.
Carrie has been creating and teaching mosaics for over ten years and her work is represented in public, private and corporate collections. She is a graphic designer, artist, and former K-12 Art teacher. Along with mosaics, she paints with pastels and encaustics, and teaches mosaic and color theory. She is passionate about color.
Painting and drawing
Sarah’s career as an artist is characterized by versatility, imagination, and innovative legacy. As a career artist, she has worked both in clay and paint for most of her life. Sarah’s days revolve around making art and community involvement within the arts.
Painting and drawing
Ana is a passionate visual artist hailing originally from Bucharest. Her artistic journey led her to explore diverse mediums, with watercolor becoming her true passion. Inspired by dreams, travels, and the stunning landscapes of Cape Cod, Ana's artwork showcases vibrant colors and striking contrasts, offering a glimpse into her authentic self. Ana invites aspiring artists to join her in exploring the transformative power of watercolor and embracing their own artistic journeys.
Kathleen is a former K-12 art teacher living and working in Orleans and Hyannis. Her work is often a combination of 2-D painting and 3-D sculpture, with mixed media added, and her influences stem from Roman / Greek terra cotta and Mexican folk art. She is interested in the combination of painting, ceramics and found objects and how it opens countless opportunities of expression in contemporary ways.
Movement and Drumming
Sue is a licensed, independent, clinical social worker who has worked in a variety of settings including schools, residential programs, mental health clinics, private practice) for over 30 years. She is also a licensed Nia Black Belt Instructor. Nia is a movement technique that combines 9 different movement disciplines into a mind, body, and spirit workout that anybody can enjoy.
Health and wellness
Dianne started her career as a Registered Nurse, then began her own business as a licensed massage therapist. She specializes in working with athletes and keeping them on top of their game. Dianne is also an herbalist and has started a product-based business, called Herbs Oils and You, using natural herbs and oils, formulating sport products for active lifestyles.
Nathan is a painter teaching on Cape Cod and was the first creative arts teacher to be awarded the Schieffelin Bowl for his contributions and excellence in teaching. Before moving to the Cape, Nathan lived and painted in NYC, where he had numerous solo exhibits and group shows in the East Village and SoHo.
Language Arts, Wine, and Culture
Floriano’s professional career spans more than 36 years in education. He taught French and Spanish, and High School Latin in several school districts. In retirement, he has been quite active in the Academy for Life-Long Learners at Cape Cod Community College where he taught several courses and served as its president from 2012-2013 academic year.
Deirdre happily serves as a Counselor and Advocate for victims and survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the Independence House in the Orleans office. "Anti-oppression work, the creative and expressive arts, mindfulness, nature connection, and play are central in my life’s work in building healthy community and with people of all ages."
Christine has been teaching in schools and the community in Oregon for over 20 years and she recently returned to the Cape to help her parents age in place. Her specialties include helping people recognize their creative strengths and find ways to make art every day. Working in a wide variety of media, she draws on her BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design and her MS in Education from Portland State University.
This is a yoga practice developed by Lees Yunits, E-RYT 500, who has taught yoga at the Cultural Center since 2017. With more than 40 years of practice and study, Lees includes the techniques of Hatha, Yin, Kundalini, Vini-Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. Stretches, holds, balance postures, breath and meditation-all aimed to enhance every aspect of your well-being.
Born in New York, Joe almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy. After graduation and the Culinary Institute of America, Joe became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin in Old Greenwich, CT. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners, and various other events.
Lucile is a retired high school and creative writing teacher who lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The Cone of Uncertainty, her latest poetry collection was published in 2018 by Kelsey Books. Lucile states that the work of writing poetry, with its careful attention to sound and rhythm, is a kind of meditation that helps her see connections that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Painting and drawing
Patty is an award-winning painter who studied drawing, watercolor and oil painting at Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, graduating with a BFA in Art History. Barnes earned her Masters at The University of Wisconsin. She specializes in capturing the light of Cape Cod, often with a bit of whimsy and is a juried member of The American Impressionist Society. Patty lives on Cape Cod with her husband and two spoiled dogs.
Paula is a practicing potter who splits her time between Cape Cod and Newton, MA. Her background includes years of helping children take pride in creating works of art through clay. Her goal in working with this age group is to enable each student to develop and relish their own style, expressed through new skills that let them delight in their own personal progress as makers.
Traci is a practicing artist, educator and resident of Cape Cod for over twenty years. While her educational background is in photography, she has spent almost two decades learning and making with clay through workshops, classes, and with other potters. Traci has made pots with children of all ages for the past twelve years. She exhibits and sells locally and has been the recipient of local cultural council grants.
Painting and drawing
Susan’s creative process of weaving vibrant colors with a technique of palette knife and brushwork captures a visual tapestry between abstract imagery and representation. Overstreet’s bold expressive style is driven by unique natural elements found on Cape Cod that offer an evolving kaleidoscope of color. “I work quickly. Capturing the subject extemporaneously is vital to breathing life into it visually.”
Lindais is a life-long baker who enjoys teaching many different types of baking classes. A recently retired school counselor and adjunct professor for many years, she is ready to spend more time on her passion- baking. Linda was a Pillsbury Bake-off finalist and has won numerous baking contests such as Hannaford Supermarket cookie contest. For enjoyment Linda develops her own recipes and loves spending time with her family, gardening, sewing and yoga.
Elaine studied fine art and taught art in the Windsor, Connecticut public school system for ten years. During her summers, she returned to Provincetown and took up residency in the “Studio Barn." She focuses on capturing the atmospheric energy and everchanging light of Cape Cod, creating abstract landscapes, playing with the subtilties of value, color, chroma, temperature, and textures.
Pete is a mindfulness coach, who has taught more than 250 mindfulness mediation sessions during the last three years. He is the founder and executive director of The Awareness Project, Inc., seeking to promote and de-mystify the practice of mindfulness by collaborating with artists to demonstrate awareness practices through innovative exploration and performances.
Joe is a full-time oil, acrylic and watercolor painter and instructor. His painting technique is loose, spontaneous, and full of interesting color interactions. The light and transparency in his paintings create a glow that is recognizable from across a room. Gallant conducts his popular Big Brush Painting Workshops at several Cape Cod locations and does painting demonstrations for various types of organizations.
Working in stone in Pietrasanta, Italy, through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College was very inspirational for Jesse. He went on to work in stone at the New School with Phillip Pavia and Barbara Segal, great sculptors who have given him the knowledge and encouragement to really grow in this medium. “They have shaped my appreciation for stone carving and its texture, strength and density.”
Stephanie is an abstract mixed media artist who resides in Sandwich, MA. Her greatest passion is to preserve nature by showcasing its beauty through her art. The mission of her work is to create visual art that fosters an emotional response, connecting people to the environment and ultimately motivating people to care more about protecting the land and oceans.
Nancy is a certified Reiki Master and Teacher, as well as an Ordained minister from The Sanctuary of the Beloved in New York. She began her spiritual journey at the age of 23, and over the course of 3 decades has explored various facets of multiple religions and spiritual organizations. Nancy is active leading meditations, practicing Reiki, and acting as a spiritual advisor for others on the journey of self-exploration.
Kirsten grew up on the island of Fyn, where farming, fishing, "hygge," and knitting is still a way of life. Kirsten learned to knit at an early age from her mother Marie, who was an expert knitter, sewer, embroiderer, and bobbin lace maker.. Now living in Cape Cod, Kirsten is making her knowledge, skills, patterns, and products available once again.
My local landscape gardening business has introduced me to all aspects of gardening. Installing and maintaining gardens throughout the years has been my teacher. Finding a balance between our desired gardens and successful gardens is the result. Every day I learn and share with my clients and friends. My family has lived on the Cape for over 60 years. My daughter grew up in Dennis and my parents are buried across the street in the South Dennis "Sea Captains" Cemetery.
Sarah has studied and taught art for over thirty years. She received an MSW, from NYU, in 1984, after graduating from Bennington College, in applied art and early childhood studies. The freedom to access and become familiar with an assortment of art supplies offers students the freedom to explore, play, and find comfort without rigidity.
Pottery and Tai Chi
Anne is a Cape Cod artist who comes from a long lineage of artists. Anne graduated from Pratt-Phoenix School of Design, NYC, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Education and a Master of Arts in Expressive Art Therapy. As a fine artist, she works in oils and pastels, in a realistic style and is inspired by nature and the Cape Cod landscape.