Paintings, pottery and weavings are all on display at the Falmouth Art Center this month for a show featuring the work of the faculty. Prospective students can shop classes by looking at the work done by an art center teacher. Next to the works are bios and a list of classes led by each instructor. The show is on display through Monday, September 28.

The center is offering in-person as well as Zoom classes through the fall. The next six-week session of art classes and 10-week session of clay classes starts the week of September 14.

Andrew Kusmin has long been a popular watercolor teacher at the center. He has two watercolors in the show that demonstrate his proficiency in what is considered a difficult medium.

Claudia Smith-Jacobs, who will teach Art 201 on Zoom this fall, is showing a colorful and lively water-based oil painting, “Harlem Boogie 1947.”

Susan Jensen of Mashpee, who teaches adults and children, will be teaching “Drawing for the Fun of It” on Zoom in the fall. She is also a photographer and is showing two of her photo portraits in the show.

Alicia Buccino will be teaching her children’s Art Quest classes as well as a class for kindergarten-age children, both in-person at the center. She is also a photographer and is displaying an eye-catching photograph—a crisp portrait of shells—in the show.

Longtime teacher Dan Hanagan is offering three in-person classes in the fall: a drawing and painting class on Monday afternoons; intermediate all mediums on Wednesday afternoons; and a portrait and figure class on Friday afternoons. He is represented in the show by a moody abstracted pastel painting called “Cape Cod Sky.”

Betsy Payne Cook, who will continue to teach her all-medium class focusing on pastel, is showing two accomplished pastel paintings, both with a coastal theme.

Bill Noble of Mashpee, who teaches beginning oil painting in-person at the center, is represented in the show by two oil paintings, one featuring hydrangeas on Nantucket and the other showing the beach roses at Woodneck Beach in Falmouth.

Melissa Morris, who teaches an abstract and color acrylic painting class and a collage class, both on Zoom, is showing two large, vibrant abstract works.

Teaching a Zoom class called “Landscapes, Still Lifes and More,” Diana Lee is showing two paintings in her signature colorful style, one in oil and one in acrylic.

There are three weaving teachers represented in the show: Christine Anderson, Liz Henry and Beth Dill of Southborough. They are showing framed works, a quilt, jewelry, woven dish towels and even a colorful bag, all using various fibers and weaving methods.

The Falmouth Art Center clay department is represented in the show by ceramics artists Seth Rainville, Kim Sheerin, Hollis Engley, Patrice Mogan and Bob Ryder. Pottery classes are being held in-person at the center.

Mr. Rainville is showing two pieces, featuring hand-painted embellishments, a 12-inch-tall stoneware vessel called “Breathe,” inspired by current times, and a wood-fired porcelain vessel called “Find Me There,” made during his woodfire class at the center.

Ms. Sheerin is showing a mug, dish and platter, all decorated in her colorful style. She is teaching a class called “Thrown and Altered” in the fall. Hollis Engley, who has been busy making pottery during the pandemic, is showing a unique clay archway; a pasta set of bowls and a platter; and a set of two crackle mugs.

Ms. Mogan, who is a potter at Scargo Pottery in Dennis in addition to teaching at Falmouth Art Center, is showing a six-piece saki set and a copper blue butter dish.

Mr. Ryder, who teaches “Portraits in Sculpture,” is showing two busts: Martin Luther King Jr. and John Wayne.

The Falmouth Art Center is free and open to the public daily, Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM; and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM.

For more information on classes and to register, go to or call 508-540-3304.

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