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 Center, South Shore Art Center and the Nauset Painters.


EILEEN CASEY
Eileen majored in Art at Emmanuel College. She taught art and worked with children close to 40 years. Her primary medium is pastel and she enjoys printmaking, mixed media, and graphite. She is a Master Artist at CCAC and an International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Artist. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society, as well as the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where she is past Recording Secretary, past Vice President and currently serving on the Board. She is a member of several additional art organizations. She was a pastel instructor at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham in 2018. Eileen earned First Place in the 2012 Pastel Journal and an Honorable Mention in 2013. She was also chosen for their 2017 “7 Emerging Pastel Artists to Watch”. She has been honored with numerous national, regional and local awards for her work. Eileen shows at Sandwich Antiques Center and with the Sandwich Arts Alliance. She lives in Sandwich.

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 and past President of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. 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.

ELLEN DUARTE

Ellen Duarte has been creating a Christmas card almost every year since taking up botanical illustration more than a decade ago, when she began her studies at Wellesley College Botanic Garden. She earned her Certificate of Botanical Illustration in 2015. Ellen grew up in Maine and raised her family on Cape Cod. She currently resides in Centerville and is still frequently visiting Maine. She and her husband enjoy three grown children and many grandchildren.


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.


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.


KAREN PINARD

Karen Pinard has been seriously painting since moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Her medium of choice is works on paper that include watercolor and mono-types although many of her floral studies and abstracts are done with water mixable oils. Karen achieved an Associate Masters in Ikebana studying in Japan for five years. She is an avid gardener with a small landscape consulting firm, Art of the Garden. “My artwork is inspired by the unending beauty of nature and my experience with floral and landscape design. Working with water media on beautiful paper is an intriguing medium with unpredictable experience and there is freshness to the process which is perfect for landscapes and botanical interpretations. Between the fine lines of abstraction, impression, and representation lies great possibilities to express what is unique and perhaps elicit an emotional response or memory.”


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 Center, 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 holds an M.S. in Education and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She is also a Copley Artist Member as well as a CCAC Master Artist Member. She currently teaches Watercolor Painting and Drawing at local colleges and art centers. Susan is a member  of the National Watercolor Society, Cape Cod Art Center, Cape Cod Waterworks, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, National Society of Botanical Artists, and Signature Member of Rhode Island Watercolor Society.


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 Center, 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. 


MARY WOJCIECHOWSKI

Mary Wojciechowski, a retired visual arts teacher, received her BFA degree from the University of Connecticut. She is a signature member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, a juried artist in the Cape Cod Art Center and is a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum, the Monotype Guild of New England and Collective Marks Artists. Mary’s work has often been accepted into juried exhibitions, local, regional and national and has received awards. She is currently represented by Gallery 31, Orleans, MA and True Grit Art Gallery, Middleborough, MA.