Gallery workshop

Care to add some color to your Friday afternoon? Need to erase the woes of the week? Why not visit the Lower Gallery to "Stop by & Sketch" in this fun weekly workshop hosted by Michelle Law and Mary Richmond.

Be inspired by works on display or draw a few items du jour gathered from outdoors and our costume and props shops. Bring your own supplies or choose from an array of materials provided.

Instruction will be limited. This is a casual event for all ages!

Admission is FREE / $5+ Donation Requested. Registration strongly suggested.

About the Instructors

Mary Richmond is a life-long resident of Barnstable with a long history of teaching art classes for all ages. Her special love is working with beginners and encouraging all to find their inner artist. She is also a weekly nature columnist for the Cape Cod Chronicle and Enterprise Newspapers and writes regularly for the Barnstable Patriot. Her ink drawings accompany her writings.


A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BA in Studio Art, Michelle spent over a decade working in department store display, created children’s book illustrations, and had her work appear on a line of greeting cards. Her most recent mixed media work is rendered in colored pencil, fabric and the occasional flea market find.

Michelle has been involved at CCftA since 2000 as an art instructor, gallery manager, set designer, and frequent exhibitor. Over the years she has lead numerous multi-medium classes for children, as well as drawing and printmaking workshops for adults.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.