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Creative Cape Cod: Art, Nature, and Community

Join us at Creative Cape Cod for eco-friendly art projects, where everyone’s innate creativity is embraced and supported.

We’re dedicated to nurturing a vibrant community arts scene on the Cape, celebrating accessible art-making that fosters personal development and delivers meaningful social impact.

Here, the creative process is as valuable as the final piece.

Winter Tree thread art by Christine Martell
Gelli printed torn paper collage by Christine Martell
Orleans Eco Art logo

Orleans EcoArt Project, where community members come together to celebrate eco art installations around Orleans throughout 2024. Discover how to get involved in EcoArt in Orleans and make a difference through creativity and sustainability.

  Our goal is to weave eco art into the fabric of Orleans, emphasizing community collaboration and environmental consciousness.

 Get more information about the Orleans EcoArt project.

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Calling All Eco-Warriors and Art Enthusiasts!

Calling All Eco-Warriors and Art Enthusiasts!
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The Inspiration Behind Orleans Eco Art

Unveiling the Inspiration Behind the EcoArt Project Art has the profound ability to transcend barriers, embodying the collective
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Unveiling the Orleans EcoArt Project

Unveiling the Orleans EcoArt Project: A Fusion of Art, Nature, and Community Welcome to the dawn of a

Visual Art Classes on Cape Cod

Recycled Fabric Collage

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Upclycled Fabric Collage

Join us for a 2-hour workshop that breathes new life into your cherished fabric pieces. Recycled Fabric Collage is a class designed for anyone with a desire to transform old clothing, cherished textiles, and assorted embellishments into a stunning piece of art. Whether it’s a garment that holds special memories, vintage lace that’s too beautiful to discard, or yarns and buttons you’ve collected over time, this workshop offers you the space to create something truly meaningful.
 
Bring any special fabrics and trims you would like to use and fabric scissors if you have them. We will have basic supplies available in class.
Tuesday May 7
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Price: $37 Members: $33
 

The Art of Slow Stitching with Upcycled Fabrics

 Cape Cod Tech Community School 

Hand stitched floral from upcycled fabrics

Join us for a four-week journey into the art of slow stitching using upcycled fabrics, where the intention is to relax and create something beautiful from the everyday. Basic materials are provided, so you can focus on the joy of stitching by hand, transforming discarded fabrics into cherished works of art. Each week, we’ll explore the beauty in repurposed materials, dive into the meditative practice of slow stitching, experiment with creating texture and depth, and create artwork that reflects your unique story.

This class is your sanctuary for mindful creation, a chance to unwind, and an invitation to rediscover the beauty in simplicity.

Four Wednesdays: May 1 – May 22
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Price: $140
 
 

Playing With Gelli Printing

Cape Cod Tech Community School 

Exploring Gelli Printing at Cultural Center of Cape Cod

This class series is for all levels, whether you consider yourself an artist or not. The Gelli plate is a gelatinous plate used for making one-of-a-kind prints on paper or fabric. The surface is quite sensitive, making it easy to transfer textures for printing onto paper by hand. Everyone can be successful working with the Gelli plate. This class will explore a wide variety of tools and techniques including layering, stencils, stamps, masks, and textures. Basic materials are included.
 
Four Mondays: April 29 – May 20, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Price: $140
 

 Gelli Printing Workshop

Cahoon Museum of Art

Gelli Printing examples

Learn Gelli printing, a monoprinting process that does not require a press, and explore textures and layers by combining materials to make a finished collage. A wide range of tools and materials will be supplied as part of the workshop. Instructor Christine Martell has been teaching a wide range of techniques for more than 30 years. Of all media, Gelli printing is her favorite topic to teach because anyone can be successful with it at any level of artistic ability. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MS in Education from Portland State University. Includes materials. 
Thurday May 16
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Price: $55/$45 members
 

 Gelli Printing on Fabric Workshop

 
 

Gelli Printing on Fabric

Learn Gelli printing, a monoprinting process that does not require a press, and explore textures and layers by combining materials. Experiment using the Gelli printmaking process on fabric, inspired by the colorful designs of Joe Cunningham on view at the museum.  A wide range of tools and materials will be supplied as part of the workshop. Instructor Christine Martell has been teaching a wide range of techniques for more than 30 years. Of all media, Gelli printing is her favorite topic to teach because anyone can be successful with it at any level of artistic ability. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MS in Education from Portland State University. 

Thursday, July 11
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Price: $55/$45 members