(508) 945-3583

Chatham, MA


Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Photography Show

This show is a wonderful variety of  images , with the opening reception Sunday ,

February 1st, 3-5pm. Awards will  be over in time for the Game! All welcome. Over 150 images from all over the globe, from Snowy Owls

on Cape Cod to beautiful Sydney Harbour, this show is sure to delight the senses.

Open until Friday, February the 27th. daily 9am-4pm and some Saturdays.


44th Festival of the Arts & Classes

The 44th Festival of the Arts application is now available on the homepage at the top right.

Please click on the link to download.


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

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

New paypal  payment page now available online for your convenience.


WINTER STORM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  26th, 27th & 28th  JANUARY 2015.

Monday night Open Figure Studio postponed, resume 2nd February.

TUESDAY, 27TH January CLOSED ALL DAY. Paint up a storm!

Wednesday will be determined by the Monomoy school district decision.

Please be reminded , if Monomoy school district is closed or has a late opening,

we will do the same.




Sergio Roffo Painting Demonstration

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 at 2pm. Coffee and afternoon tea will be served

$20 per person. Please call the Center to sign up. More information is on the

“Yearly Events “page .

Sergio Roffo Demonstration


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 cozy 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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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…descriptions coming soon, thanks for your patience!

These Instructors are scheduled for 2015. We welcome deposits to secure your place. Please note , some workshops are waitlisted.

Please call the Center for more information on 508-945-3583.

William Davis         June 6th-7th  $325

John Cosby             June 8th-11th    $695

Rick Fleury             June 13th-14th  $295

Daniel Keys            June 15th-18th  $625

Rosalie Nadeau     June 22nd-23rd  $295

Carol Maguire       June 24th-26th  $350

Kathy Anderson   August 24th-26th  $495

Rosalie Nadeau    September 1st-2nd  $295

Don Demers         September 9th-12th   $695

Susan Lyon           September 15th-18th  $695

Lois Griffel           September 21st-25th  $625


William Davis


  Saturday & Sunday

  June 6th & 7th, 2015.



  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


John Cosby


 John Cosby 4

 Monday -Thursday

 June 8th -11th , 2015








Rick Fleury

Rick Fleury 1

  Saturday & Sunday

  June 13th -14th, 2015





Daniel Keys, Oil


dkweb  Monday -Thursday

  June 15th-18th, 2015

  9am – 4pm


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



Rosalie Nadeau

Rosie  Monday-Tuesday

  June 22nd – 23rd , 2015







Carol Maguire, Oil


   Wednesday – Friday

   June 24-26, 2015

   9am – 4pm



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


Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson

  Monday – Wednesday

  August 24th-26th, 2015






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.


Rosalie Nadeau, Oil or Pastel

rnwebTuesday & Wednesday

September 1st-2nd, 2015

9:00am – 4:00pm




Don Demers


  Wednesday -Saturday

  September  9th -12th , 2015.







Susan Lyon

Susan Lyon Tuesday -Friday

 September 15th – 18th, 2015

 9am- 4pm









Lois Griffel

Lois Griffel  Monday- Friday

  September 21st – 25th, 2015



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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