Castle Hill's 2010 catalog of classes and events now available

Over one hundred workshops offered by renowned artists
An abstract piece by faculty member Mike Carroll. Courtesy of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is pleased to announce the availability of our 2010 catalogue featuring over one hundred workshops in a wide range of subjects and media.  Signature classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, clay, photography, writing, jewelry making and the performing arts will be taught by renowned artists from across the country.

New Faculty

Castle Hill will welcome 38 new faculty members in 2010 including Rebecca Barfoot a recent fellow at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; Liz Bradford, a poet from Truro, Mike Carroll, owner and Director of the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown; John Gill, Professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design since 1984; Adam Lowenbein who has previously exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tom O’Connell who will be teaching Art for the Garden in Concrete and Mosaic.

Creative and Innovative Workshops

Noteworthy faculty returning in 2010 include Val Cushing, Professor Emeritus at Alfred University (2010 Joyce Johnson Chair) teaching a hands-on throwing class (Mon-Fri, June 21-25, 9:00am – 1:00pm), Master Kiln Builders founder Donovan Palmquist leading a seven day class on building a salt kiln culminating in a firing on June 5th (Mon-Sun, May 31-June 6, 10:00am – 4:00pm);  former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (2010 President’s Chair) who will teach a workshop on the sounds of poetry (Sat-Sun, August 14-15, 10:00am – 2:00pm); Alison Saar (2010 Ella Jackson Chair) teaching a mixed media master class(Mon-Fri, July 19-23, 9:00am – Noon); Dan Welden teaching a solar plates master class demonstrating both relief and intaglio methods (Mon – Thu, June 21-24, 10:00am – 4:00pm); Guy Wolff who regularly appears on Martha Stewart Living and whose pots appear at Monticello, Mt Vernon, and the White House he will teach on the architectural law pertaining to the wheel (Mon-Fri, August 23-27, 9:00am – 2:00pm) and for her 39th year of teaching Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill founder Joyce Johnson will teach a sculpture class where students will evaluate the proportions and forms of the human figure (Mon-Fri, August 23-27, 9:00am – Noon).

New and Unique Workshops Added

Castle Hill has added numerous new and unique workshops to the Spring and Summer 2010 catalog.  These workshops include a five day Brush Making class taught by internationally acclaimed brush maker Glenn Grishkoff (Mon-Fri, June 28-July 2, 9:00am – Noon); an Egg Tempera and Panel making class led by widely exhibited Patricia Miranda will have students create egg tempera paint from dry pigments and egg yolk (Mon-Fri, July 5-9, 1:00pm – 4:00pm) ; former winner of Arts & Antiques magazine’s annual photography contest Martin R. Anderson will teach a Pin Hole class in creating a camera from everyday objects like tin cans (Mon-Fri, August 23-27, 9:00am – Noon); Stuffed Animal Making, an offering for the whole family, will be taught by Born to Be Wild LLC  toy company creator Nathalie Ferrier (Mon-Fri, July 19-23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm); Mary J. Arthur will teach a master painting class in conjunction with the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Wed-Sat, August 18-21, 9:00am – Noon).  Two classes that will contemplate the deeper dimensions of spiritual life are Artmaking as a Spiritual Practice:  Painting and Sculpture taught by renowned sculptor Nancy Azara (Mon-Fri, July 26-30, 9:00am – Noon) and Dr. Timothy Huber will lead a class where students will journey deep into their energetic, creative and healing power (Mon-Fri, August 23-27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm). 

Special Events

Once again Castle Hill is offering two spring classes in Italy.  Led by Gail Browne and William Papaleo a 10 day workshop on painting, poetry and tile making will take place on the southern coast of Italy (Apr 19–May 1).  One day is set aside for a boat trip to Positano to work.  Peter Campion, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, will lead a seven day poetry workshop meant to enrich the understanding of art through literature and literature through art (Apr 19-26).  Space is limited for both Italy workshops please call Castle Hill at (508) 349-7511 to register.

Mark Bittman (2010 Woody English Chair) is an American journalist and author on the subject of food.  One of the country’s best-known and widely-admired food writers, Bittman is the author of the “Minimalist” column which runs weekly in the Dining section of the New York Times.  Bittman will give a lecture at the Wellfleet Congregational Church at 7:00 pm, date TBA.

The Castle Hill Benefit Auction will take place Saturday, August 7th and provides guests a chance to acquire coveted pieces of art by artists of local, national, and international acclaim all the while supporting the mission of Castle Hill.

The always sold out Castle Hill Modernist House Tour in conjunction with the Cape Cod Modern House Trust will be held Sunday, August 22nd.  In conjunction with the tour the Castle Hill gallery will show works by Gyorgy Kepes - curated by Bob Bailey (August 10 – 20) .

Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer hailed for his humor and passion will teach a five day performance workshop that will culminate on Friday, August 27 with a performance at The Art House in Provincetown.  Miller’s solo performance Lay of the Land will be presented August 25th at 7:00 pm also at The Art House in Provincetown.

In addition to teaching a three day poetry master class, former Pulitzer Prize winning Poet and U.S. Poet Laureate Maxine Kumin will give a reading on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 pm at the Wellfleet Public Library.

For more information about Castle Hill’s workshops and programs, visit, or call 508 349-2711 to request a catalogue.

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