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Chatham, MA


Small Works &

Holiday Sale

This wonderful sale presents a beautiful sampling of quality art and some crafts, pottery, jewelry and fabric treasures.

Come and browse the sale to kick start your Holiday shopping. Unique and one of a kind pieces. Sale 10am-4pm Monday through Friday. Closes December 16th.

Holiday SAle





Winter Session

Please go to our drop down menu for the schedule of classes.

Sign up early to avoid disappointment , class sizes are limited.

New payment page now available online for your convenience.



Entry Day: Monday January 5th 9am-12 noon.
Opening Reception : Sunday January 11th 4-5:30pm
Pick up Friday January 23rd 9am-2pm.

Holiday greetings to all our members and their families!




We invite you to update your membership, and stay current with what’s on at the Center.

There are different categories of membership, and we can provide a tax deductible receipt.

Please support our community based organization and the Arts in Chatham.

Join a class, learn new skills, make new friends! We stay warm and cosy here all Winter long.

Angela Zoni Mault Executive Director CAC & Julia Magliano Executive Assistant

Angela Zoni Mault Executive Director CAC & Julia Magliano Executive Assistant

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  • About Us
  • Workshops
  • 2015 Exhibitions
  • Class Art Supply Lists
  • Memberships
web 229Established in 1969, the Creative Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching and appreciation of the arts. Open all year, the Center offers classes and workshops in drawing and painting, pottery and jewelry. In addition to offerings by its own outstanding teaching staff, the Creative Arts Center , in 2014 will sponsor workshops by such nationally known artists as  Mary Whyte, Kathy Anderson, Elizabeth Pratt, Rosalie Nadeau, Daniel Keys, Joe Paquet, Paul Schulenburg, Kim English, Kathy Anderson, Carol Maguire and William Davis.
New exhibitions are mounted monthly in the Somy and Bigelow Galleries of the Creative Arts Center featuring works of Students, Members, and Faculty alternating with regional shows featuring works of other artists. In August the Creative Arts Center co-sponsors a pastel exhibition. Every year,the third weekend in August,the “Festival of the Arts” is held at Chase Park in Chatham. It is a juried arts and crafts festival which has become an annual “must see” event for Cape Cod residents and visitors alike! Watch for our banners that are displayed along Main Street in Chatham two weeks prior to the Event.

If the Monomoy School District closes due to inclement weather, the Creative Arts Center will also close.

The Creative Arts Center in Chatham provides a vibrant education resource for all ages where the visual arts are explored and celebrated through classes, exhibitions and special events.
The gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Opening Receptions are held in the Gallery monthly.Painting demonstrations are also held several times a year by Well-known established artists.
We extend a huge thanks to CBI, a major sponsor of our workshops!

We extend a huge thank you to CBI, a major sponsor of our workshops

2015 Workshops…..more info coming soon.

These Instructors are scheduled for 2015. We welcome deposits to secure your place. Please call the Center for more information.

William Davis         June 6th-7th

John Cosby             June 8th-11th

Rick Fleury             June 13th-14th

Daniel Keys            June 15th-18th

Rosalie Nadeau     June 22nd-23rd

Carol Maguire       June 24th-25th

Kathy Anderson   August 24th-26th

Rosalie Nadeau    September 1st-2nd

Don Demers         September 9th-12th

Susan Lyon           September 15th-18th

Lois Griffel           September 21st-25th.





Kathy Anderson, Oil    



June 18-20, $450

9:00am – 4:00pm



This 3 day workshop will consist of 2 plein air days in some of Cape Cod’s beautiful gardens, and one studio day.
The roses and hydrangea should be in full bloom, and as we paint outdoors I will show you how to simplify a garden scene with big shapes and a strong block in. I will demo in the morning, and the students will paint in the afternoon  On the second day we will return to the site and I will demo on how to finish a painting from the block in.  The students will either work on the same painting or start a new one, whichever they prefer.
For the studio day, I will again demo, with the focus on how to design a floral still life that has a fresh and natural look with lots of movement.  The students then will set up their own still life in the afternoon.
We’ll talk about how to finish the painting using digital images, or how to set up again at home.

Kathy Anderson Materials List

Kim English,Oil and Acrylic



June 23-25, $495

9:00am – 4:00pm


Kim English’s method of painting is immediate, fast and loose.  He encourages students to sketch quickly and accurately, depicting the gestural figure to be alive and moving in the environment. In this workshop his daily demonstrations will show you how to keep your approach fresh and spontaneous yet controlled and accurate while you paint several studies practicing this new technique. English will give plenty of individualized attention to each student while focusing on beautiful light filled atmospheres. Students will be encouraged to get the scene down fast and not fuss over the details.

Kim English Materials List

Carol Maguire, Oil



June 26-28, $325

9:00am – 4:00pm


Come and have fun with Carol in this instructional and spirited 3 day workshop! Learn what it takes to make a painting that looks fresh and painterly. Painting directly from life you will learn how to capture the light and apply paint boldly. Each day will start with a demo and exercises including:
Gestural oil sketches for composition and flow.
Value oil sketches/tonal to establish the lights and darks.
Color mixing.
And lots of personal attention and encouragement!

Carol Maguire Supply List

Rosalie Nadeau, Oil or Pastel



June 30-July 2, $350

9:00am – 4:00pm


Rosie will demonstrate and instruct student in how to paint light on the landscape in both Chatham and Orleans with water views. This workshop will help you establish an emphasis on the focal point by sharpening your visual skills. She will help you learn to see value and temperature  in the light as it describes the landscape.  Rosie is known for her generous teaching style, new and former students will benefit as she helps you to the next level of expertise.(weather permitting)
All levels welcome. Wear a visor, Layer clothing for varied weather conditions and bring snack, beverage, lunch.


Rosalie Nadeau, Oil or Pastel 



July 19-20, $275

9:00am – 4:00pm



In this two-day workshop Rosie will guide you as you learn to bring brilliance and presence to the figure and floral still life. Rosie will demonstrate bringing her usual generous teaching style to guide students to  a successful outcome.  The emphasis will be capturing the light on the both the figure and floral set up, beginning with observing relationships of the large shapes and masses as the patterns of light unite the subject matter: the figure relative to the elements of the floral still life.  Each morning, students will paint with a model and floral still life and in the afternoons focus on painting the flowers.


Daniel Keys, Oil



September 8-11, $595

9:00am – 4:00pm


Still-Life’s: Telling a Story

Each day, Keys will do a demonstration while discussing the skills necessary for creating beautiful still life paintings using Alla Prima methods. Following each mornings’ demo, Daniel will set up still life for his students who will paint them from life, while receiving individual one-on-one instruction. During this intensive course, the students will receive insight into learning to see correctly and develop adeptness in the following areas: composition, drawing, color, value and edges.

Daniel Keys Supply List 2014

Paul Schulenburg, Oil


Friday -Saturday

September 12-13, $350

9:00am – 4:00pm


 On day one, working from a partially clothed live model, and on day two, from a nude model, Paul will demonstrate his approach to creating a convincing figure painting.  Discussing composition, focal point, color temperature, edges and  capturing the subtleties of the mood, Paul will instruct students in the workshop in ways to achieve successful results. He will help students understand ways to mix color, mediums & drying times. He will discuss ways  to use these elements to their advantage. (Workshop Fee includes model ).

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Mary Whyte, Watercolor 




September 17-19.  $695

9:00am – 4:00pm


Watercolor Portrait & Still Life with Mary Whyte

Mary Whyte has been instructing watercolor workshops at the Creative Arts Center since 2001.  Returning this September for her eighth time, Mary Whyte will once again instruct her students in fundamental and advanced approaches to watercolor painting. Demonstrating each day for her class Mary will talk about how color mixing, edges and good composition play into all of her works. The first day of the workshop will be capturing light on the still life and the next two days on capturing light on the figure.

Joe Paquet, Oil



September 23-26, $695

9:-00am – 4:00pm

The first day of the workshop Joe will do a demo and explain how to achieve specific effects of light. He will focus on the prismatic palette and his techniques for good composition and color use. The next three days will be painting plein air on location, around beautiful picturesque Chatham. As a teacher and instructor, Joe is generous with his time, guiding and making suggestions, helping each student to a successful outcome.Students love his obvious expertise and his clarity of explanation.
Joseph Paquet has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.  He is a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club of New York where he won the 2008 the Alden Memorial Prize.


 William Davis, Oilbd


November 22-23, 9am -4pm, $325

9:00am – 4:00pm

Finding the Subject

In this 2 day workshop, Bill will help students find the subject and enhance the view for a winning composition. This workshop is all about the learning process. Bill will demo each day and guide students through the construction of their painting.  Students will learn how to control tonality, improve their paint application technique, find the light source and modify their images to create a mood and take their paintings to the next level in the studio setting.

William R Davis Artist Material List


2015 Exhibitions

JANUARY:   Faculty Exhibition January 11th through the 22nd.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 11 4-5;30pm.

Entry Day: Monday, January 5th  9am-12 noon.

Pick-Up: Friday , January 23rd  9am-2pm.

A cross sampling of our talented and sophisticated faculty members, representing all mediums.

Works by Robert Mesrop, Rosalie Nadeau, Steve Kennedy, Mary Alice Eizenberg, Vera Champlin, Odin Smith, Ron Dean, Susan Dimm, Terry Cetto, Ellen Scott, Doris Mee, Robert Sanders, Karen North Wells, Jean Tucker, Alice Mongeau.

FEBRUARY: 18th Annual Juried Photography Contest February 1st-27th.

Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, February 1st  3-5pm.

Entry day: Sunday , January 25th 1pm-4pm

Pick-Up: March 1st , 1pm-4pm

Co- Sponsored with the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, this show is huge; full of exciting and original photography .

Come and be intrigued by the variety and range of images.

MARCH: Member’s Exhibition March 8th-April 1st.

Opening Reception & Awards:Sunday, March 8th 4-5;30 pm.

Entry Day: Monday, March 2nd 9am-2pm

Pick-Up: Thursday April 2nd , 9am-2pm.

As always, our members continue to surprise with the level of experience and skill represented in this show. A wonderful display of all mediums and subjects, cleverly arranged to best showcase the original art of our Members.

APRIL: Visual Arts Co-Operative April 12th-May 1st.

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 12th 4-5;30.

Entry Day: Monday, April 6th 9am-12pm.

Pick-Up: Monday, May 4th  9am-2pm.

MAY: Exhibition of work by CAC Students May 8th-21st

Opening Reception: Friday May 8th 5:30-7pm.

Entry Day : Monday, May 4th  9am-2pm.

Pick-Up: May 22nd 9am-2pm.

This show encourages all our students to exhibit their best work from class. Under the tutelage of our amazing faculty, our Students develop and build their skills through example and practice. This may be the first opportunity for some of our students to exhibit, so is a fresh and  fun show.

MAY/JUNE: 20th Annual All Cape Cod Show-Open Juried Exhibition May 31st- June 25th.

Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday May 31st, 4-5:30 pm.

Entry Day: Tuesday May 26th 9AM-2PM.

Pick-Up: Friday June 26th, 9am-2pm.

JULY: 34th Annual Sacrifice Art Sale July 1st 2nd & 3rd.

Entry Day: Monday June 29th 9am-2pm.

Pick-Up : Monday July 6th, 9am-12pm.


Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday July 5th, 12 noon-3pm.

Entry Day: Sunday July 5th, 12noon-3pm.

Pick- Up: Sunday August 2nd, 12 noon – 3pm.


Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th 6-7:30 pm

Entry Day: Monday , August 3rd  9am-2pm.

Pick-Up: Monday August 31st 9am-2pm.

44th Annual Festival of the Arts   August 14th, 15th & 16th.

Chase Park, Cross Street, Chatham. Open daily 10am-5pm.

Over 120 Artisans presenting hand crafted items, original sculptural pieces, artwork, jewelry,

fabric, fashion and more. Entry by donation.

SEPTEMBER: Third September Invitational  September 4th-October 2nd.

Opening Reception : Friday, September 4th 5pm-7pm.

Entry day : Monday, August 31st 9am-2pm.

Pick -Up: Monday, October 5th 9am-2pm.

Always a stunning and diverse display , this exhibition features work by invited artists from the Bridge to Race Point.

Chatham Sparkles: Saturday September 26th RAIN OR SHINE On exhibit September 26th-October 2nd.

Registration : 8am-9am


Pick -Up: Monday October 5th 9am-2pm.

Artists paint around town with the signature red balloon attached to their easel. Drop by and see what’s going on the canvas!

The “fresh catch of the day ” will be on display and for sale at the “Sparkling “reception. All welcome.

OCTOBER: Autumn Sacrifice Art Sale October 8th ,9th & 10th. 9am-4pm

Entry day: Tuesday October 6th 9am-2pm

Pick-Up: Tuesday October 13th 9am-2pm.

Member’s show October 16th- November 20th.

Entry Day: Tuesday October 13th 9am-2pm.

Opening Reception & Awards: Friday October 16th 5:30-7pm

Pick– Up: Monday November 23rd 9am-12 noon.

NOVEMBER: Holiday Sale & Small Works Show. November 27th & 28th 10am-4pm, through to December 16th daily 10am-4pm.

Entry Day: Monday November 23rd 9am-12 noon.

Pick -Up: Thursday December 17 9am-12 noon.


To become a Member of The Creative Arts Center, please complete the membership application form found here.Sign Up Now

Membership will bring you our weekly Constant Contact email full of information you need to know for the up-coming week . They include advance notification of all of our Classes, Workshops, and Special Events. Members also receive discounted rates on all Creative Arts Center Classes and Trips, and are eligible to enter all “Member Only” Exhibitions (several each year). Two Sacrifice art sales are held each year where the members clean out their studios and make room for more paintings to be created. The annual Holiday Sale and Small works is also a nice way for the members’ to proudly display and offer their work for sale.

Please make checks payable to the Creative Arts Center and mail payments with printed copy of your completed registration form to:

The Creative Arts Center
154 Crowell Road
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

(The Creative Arts Center Membership Year is from January 1 to December 31)



Thank you to our  Volunteers who help us with many events including Hostessing, Gallery Sitting, providing refreshments, helping with the Sac Art and Holiday Sale and the Festival of the Arts!

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