This five week class promises be a fun workout. Learn to use the palette knife more effectively through a series of timed exercises. We will be learning about color as well as seeing and making decisions. There will be specific problems set up and different approaches considered along with plenty of experimentation. You will leave feeling much more comfortable working with the palette knife.


Ongoing classes offered at the Cape Cod Art Association


Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings



Sandy Neck Art Adventure - 2017 date yet to be determined - check back for updates!

Spend the afternoon and early evening in the beauty of the inner spaces of Sandy neck. Come and experience some of the spots that I have discovered, the complexities of the forest, the serenity of the marsh, the long and winding trails.  Artists will be invited to paint/draw/sketch their interpretations of on their encounters with the natural world. Based on your response, I will guide you with ideas to help portray your thoughts into meaningful paintings/drawings/sketches. All participants, regardless of prior experience will be guided to find a deeper and more satisfying means of artistic expression.

We meet at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable at 12:30 and load all the gear into the back a few pickup trucks (pack so things won’t blow away!).  We will leave the cars parked at CCAA and load into four 4x4 vehicles. We then travel by 4x4 along Sandy Neck Beach and over the back trails and are on location and working by 1:30.  We paint until about 5 and then we end the day at my cottage and enjoy a lovely outdoor meal prepared by my sister-in-law Pam and catch the sunset from my upper deck. It's sure to be a memorable experience.

"Mary Moquin's Sandy Neck Workshop is an afternoon to inhale and paint pure Cape Cod.  The plein air experience frameworks sights, scents and sounds that surround a Sandy Neck cottage nestled by the sea.  Equally as lovely, was the meal prepared by Mary's relatives.  The clam chowder was by far the best I have ever tasted.  Can't wait for next year!"  - Patty Barnes 2015

"I want to thank you for a splendid day out at Sandy Neck.  The ride through the dunes, the day communing with nature, painting, and of course visiting your summer digs and having dinner were all splendid experiences.  It's always wonderful to spend time with like minded friends. Again thank you for a wonderful day." - Darby Rioux 2015


Cape Cod Art Association

5 Tuesday afternoons, beginning Feb. 28th

Palette Knife Painting

Encaustic Painting

This will be a six week introductory class exploring various encaustic (hot wax painting) techniques including photo transfer.

All materials will be provided.

Cape Cod Art Association

Tuesday afternoons,beginning April 4th,call CCAA for details 508-362-2909

Painting for the Absolute Beginner


This workshop is the perfect introduction to painting. Maybe you are only thinking about trying out painting but you are not ready to invest in materials, this is a workshop where you can try it out before purchasing anything. You have the option to just pay a $25 material fee and I will provide the materials. We will spend 3 consecutive Saturday mornings learning how to use materials while painting simple objects from observation.  No pressure, it will be fun and you will have a better idea if it is a path you want to pursue further after this workshop!

Or, if you’d rather not pay a $25 material fee (payable on first day) because you already have materials, a list of materials can be found on the website.

Cape Cod Art Association

3 Saturday mornings:

April 1,8,15  9-noon