Becki’s Blog: Upcoming Classes at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

I strongly support art and expressing myself through artistic means. I love almost all means of artistic expression, from writing lyrics or stories, taking photographs of landscape or people, doing skits or a play, or anything in between. I believe everyone has an artistic talent in themselves that they’ve yet to discover and I believe that partaking in the classes at the Cotuit Center for the Arts is a great way to do that.

The list is for the classes that begin in March 2017. There are classes offered year-round.

Watercolor Painting with Rosalie McCarthy
A six-week session on Wednesdays from March 8 – April 12.
“Prior to beginning a beautiful painting, you will be guided in sketching the subject. There’s no prior drawing experience necessary! You will learn glazing, brush loading, color mixing, paint lifting, and control techniques as you gradually develop your painting, allowing for adjustments along the way.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?
A six-week session on Thursdays from March 9 – April 13.
“Have you always wanted to write but worry your story is not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story is not important enough? What are you waiting for? Join the class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgement, no critique; just lots of writing, as well as sharing through reading aloud if you choose.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

There are also classes on Saturday mornings from March 11 to April 15.
View the class information page for more information and to register.

Acrylic Painting with Rosalie McCarthy
A six-week session on Fridays from March 10 – April 14.
“Discover the versatility of acrylics. Dries quickly, easy application, and clean up. The classes begin with basic drawling lines to follow as you begin glazing up of your painting, which is layering one thin layer of paint over another as each under-painting shines through. Experience the many surprising colors applied to create snow and a free-flowing application of the surrounding landscape. These will be guided painting classes with ongoing demonstration and individual attention with the freedom to develop your own painting style. Beginners/intermediate/advanced welcome.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

There is a Musical Theater Dance Workshop during the February 2017 School Vacation Week!
Begins February 20th and goes until the 24th. For kids ages 6-12!

“Experience the world of musical theater in a five-day performance-based workshop where students learn the basics of singing, dancing, acting, and the visual arts associated with a performance. At the end of the week, these disciplines come together in a fun, creative production for family and friends. Musical Theater Dance Workshop has become one of the most popular classes on Cape Cod.”

To register your child, visit the class information page.

My Dance Class, March 2017
An eight-week session on Wednesdays from March 1 – April 19.
“This cardio-dance class is for every level of dancer and exercise enthusiast. Students will learn original choreography combining Hip-hop, Funk, Broadway, Jazz, Latin, Modern, and whatever style that fits the music. The classes will address the five components of fitness: cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body fat, in a fun and funky way. It is a non-stop sixty minute workout that will melt away the fat while boosting your dance skills. My Dance Class gives dancers of all ages the ability to attain their fitness goals. Try out the FREE class on February 22!”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

Silver Clay Pendant Workshop with Kim Rumberger
One-class session on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

“Learn to handle, shape, texture, refine, fire and finish fine silver clay in this workshop. You will complete a pure silver pendant—higher grade than sterling silver—that is imprinted using fresh leaves from plants and herbs.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

Irish Set and Ceili Dance Class
Weekly classes on Tuesdays from March 7 – April 11.
“Celebrate the month of March and learn some Irish folk dance! This course will introduce students to some easy and popular Irish Set and Ceili dances. Each week, students will learn basic steps and figures for dances. Dances that will be taught can be found on Youtube and other web site if you choose to practice between classes. This class is open to beginners and dancers of all genres and ability levels. Contra and ballroom dancers welcome. Couples and singles welcome. No previous experience necessary.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

Lecture Series: A History of St. Patrick
Four one-hour lectures on March 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 2-3:30 PM.
“Who was St. Patrick? Where did he come from? Why have his work and memory endured for almost 1600 years? Where in the world is he honored and celebrated every year, and why? What is the relationship between St. Patrick and the Irish Diaspora? What is the history of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? These questions and more will be answered by noted local Irish historian, Sean Murphy, during this four-week course at the Cotuit Center for the Arts – come and learn!”

To read more and to register for the lectures, visit the class information page.

Intermediate Ukulele with Steve Gregory
An eight-week session on Saturdays from March 11 – April 29.
“Intermediate Ukulele covers finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords, and other fun approaches to the instruments. Arrangements are new and fresh for each session. The classes will cover songs by artists such as The Beatles, Van Morrison, as well as Motown Classics and tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join class for some playing and singing. Performance opportunities are available as well.”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

Beginner Ukulele with Steve Gregory
An eight-week session on Saturdays from March 11 – April 29.
“Everyone is musical. Explore the music in you with the Ukulele! The Ukulele has enjoyed a comeback in recent years with popular artists, such as Train, IZ, and Jake Shimabukuro leading the charge. Students will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs. Singing along is encouraged, but not required. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you’d like to. Performance opportunities are available as well!”

For more information and to register, visit the class information page.

To view the full list of classes at the Cotuit Center of the Arts and to bookmark it for future reference, visit their list of classes offered.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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