With Governor Charles D. Baker Jr.’s stay-at-home order stretching to early May and perhaps beyond, many people are looking to learn new skills or experiment with new hobbies during this forced time at home.

The Falmouth Art Center, working with its instructors, is scheduling a number of art classes online using the Zoom video conferencing application.

The Zoom classes scheduled so far are in pottery and painting, but more are scheduled to be announced soon on the Falmouth Art Center’s website at FalmouthArt.org.

Falmouth Art Center instructors who are teaching online include Seth Rainville, who is teaching Pandemic Pottery; Susan Jensen, who is teaching Drawing for the Fun of It; Betsy Payne Cook, who is teaching an all-medium class A Painter’s Class: Developing Your Painting Style; and Diana Lee, who is teaching her Cape Cod Landscape class.

People can sign up for the classes on the art center’s website. Each student can participate in a brief test session to be sure they can access the platform before signing up. Art center staff have been working with students individually to talk them through using their home computer to access the Zoom platform.

The Falmouth Art Center is also going online with its gallery shows. The April show in the center’s Hermann Gallery was scheduled to be the popular Home Show, featuring works in all mediums that can be used in the home and paintings and photos with the subject matter of the home or home interiors. Works can be submitted by emailing photos of the works to info@falmouthart.org. Submission costs $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The deadline to submit work is Sunday, April 5, at 5 PM.

The Falmouth Art Center is also encouraging artists to participate in its Cape Cod Quarantine Diaries project. Artists in any of the visual arts are asked to work on a piece during this time of forced isolation. The theme is how the artist experiences this time of pandemic. The show is open to all ages and even families who create art together. The center will have a juried show in 2021 to display the pieces that were made during the time of the pandemic.

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