Our Instructors

 

JULIE BLANCHARD

Julie graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston as an art major in 1967. She taught in the Waltham Public Schools. Since retiring, she is painting full time and teaching. She is a master artist member of Cape Cod Art Association, South Shore Art Center and the Nauset Painters.


SEAN CASSIDY

Sean received a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA in visual printing from Central Michigan University. Since moving to Cape Cod, he is also teaching classes at Bridgewater State College and Quincy College.


 

ED CHESNOVITCH

Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he
serves on the board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA.

ROBERT MESROP

Robert received his Bachelor of Professional Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. For 22 years he was an Art Director at J Walter Thompson and at Kenyon and Eckhardt Ad agencies in New York.  He is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Penn. Watercolor Society.


 

MARY MOQUIN

Received her BFA in Printmaking from Southeastern Mass University and her MFA in painting from UMASS Dartmouth. Her work is shown at the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet and South Dennis. She is an award winning artist, her artwork has been included in juried regional, national and international shows.


MELLISSA MORRIS

Mellissa has a BFA in Fine Art 2D studies from UMass Dartmouth and an MFA in Painting from UMass Dartmouth. She has a studio in the SchoolHouse Gallery in Barnstable Village. She has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Painting at the Bunker Hill Community College and Cape Cod Community College.

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JIM PENNYPACKER

Jim is an award winning photographer who has been photographing digitally for over 10 years. He has conducted numerous Lightroom classes and presentations for different camera clubs; these presentations have ranged from brief survey lectures on Lightroom capabilities to in-depth classes where the entire scope of the program is presented.


SUSAN SIMON

Susan Simon’s award winning photography specializes in local seascapes, landscapes, osprey studies, and close-up pictures of details in nature. A juried artist and board member of the Cape Cod Art Association, Susan’s work has been exhibited at multiple galleries and museums in Massachusetts.  In May of 2014, her “Icicle Studies” were included in the 3-person exhibit “Light Matter” at the Griffin Museum of Photography, in Winchester.  Additionally, Susan teaches photography to teens and adults, leads photo walks, and helps organize Click! Photography conference each fall sponsored by the Photography Center of Cape Cod.  A retired middle school teacher, Susan now devotes her time largely to fine art photography.


BOB SINGER

Bob’s award-winning traditional and contemporary fine art images hang in homes and office across the US and Europe. His work has appeared in national magazines, in advertising and at Soho Arts, Osterville Fine Art, Samuel-Day Gallery, Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, the Venice Art Center and Abbacino Galleria. A recipient of the New England Camera Club Council’s prestigious MNEC Master Member appellation, Bob teaches photography, leads workshops, judges exhibitions and competitions and presents seminars and programs across the Northeast and in Florida.


ODIN SMITH

Odin Kaeselau Smith is a native Cape Codder who resides in Harwich, MA. She is a professional artist and instructor, as well as a mother of 5 sons, who uses her “spare” moments to capture time, light and emotion through her artwork.


BARBARA STONE

Barbara Stone received her BS Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. After moving to Cape Cod in 1989 she entered the Scientific and Technical Illustration Program at the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a CE Foundation Certificate. While working as a teacher, Barbara continued to take art classes featuring all types of mediums, but she found her passion  when she enrolled in a pastel workshop.


SUSAN STRANZ

Susan Stranz has spent many years capturing the natural beauty of landscapes and botanical subjects in her work. Susan holds an M.S. in Education and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She currently teaches Watercolor Painting and Drawing at local colleges and art centers. Susan is a member of the National Watercolor Society, The Cape Cod Art Association, Cape Cod Waterworks, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the American Watercolor Society. Her work can be seen at the Cape Cod Art Association Gallery in Barnstable, MA, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod Gallery and gift shop in South Yarmouth, MA, and the Watershed Gallery in Cataumet, MA. In addition, Susan participates in many local and national shows throughout the year.


JOHN TUNNEY

John Tunney is a fine-art photographer and instructor, leading classes, workshops and tours on Cape Cod and elsewhere.A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, John’s award-winning work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His book, The Four Seasons of Cape Cod, was published in January 2016. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in ads, brochures and websites.  A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Association, he developed educational programs for the organization and helped found and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference.


BETTY WILEY
Betty Wiley is an award-winning free-lance photographer and instructor who resides on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she has lived in the northeast for over 35 years.  She leads photography workshops and teaches post-processing classes on the South Shore and Cape Cod.  Her classes and workshops have received many accolades from her students and she is well known for her skill in the darkroom.   Betty is also a frequent speaker to camera clubs and meet-up groups.  Her images frequently appear in a various publications including Cape Cod magazine, Chatham magazine and South Shore Living.   While she specializes in nature and landscape photography, she also operates a small portrait studio in her home.