Winter Wednesdays runs from Feb. 5 through March 25: eight Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 at the Provincetown Schools at 12 Winslow St. Classes are free, with no registration required: drop in anytime.
Cape Cab offers free rides to residents of Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet: call (508) 487-2222 and mention Winter Wednesdays for a pickup.
Free child care is available for children 5 to 12 years old so you can enjoy time with other adults worry-free. Child care must be arranged by Wednesdays at noon: email [email protected].
Parking is free at the Grace Hall parking lot behind the Provincetown Schools on Prince St. Enter the workshops in the rear, between Fishermen Hall and the outdoor playground.
Winter Wednesdays is a program supported by the Provincetown Dept. of Health, Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown Schools, Provincetown Dept. of Housing and Economic Development, Wellfleet Health and Conservation Dept., and Truro Central School Committee.
The Art of Dying: Death Education and Conversation, with Dawn Walsh
Nurturing a positive and curious relationship to our own inevitable ending. Feb. 5: Death Café: Discussion with the aim of increasing awareness; café snacks provided. Feb. 12: Advance directives: legal documents detailing one’s end-of-life wishes. Feb. 19: Hospice and end-of-life choices: what services does hospice provide? How do I choose a hospice provider? Answers to these questions and more. Feb. 26: Remembering our dead: create an ofrenda (“offering”) in honor of a loved one. Bring any combination of photos, mementos, candles, flowers, and favorite food or drink. March 4: Home funerals: exploring our right to care for our own dead. March 11: Natural burials: in-earth and at-sea natural burial options that are environmentally sustainable, economical, and community-centered. March 18: Celebration of life: DIY ideas to bring joy, meaning, personalization, and ritual to memorial ceremonies. March 25: Death Café (see Feb. 5).
The Art of Calligraphy, with Jan Flanders
Get acquainted with the tools, materials, and techniques that every calligrapher needs in this introductory course. Feb. 5: Introduction and the basics of the simple italic alphabet. Feb. 12: Place cards. Feb. 19: Addressing envelopes, stationery, and etiquette. Feb. 26: Copperplate hand. March 4: Copperplate, part two. March 11: Creating a greeting card. March 18: Final project, part one. March 25: Final project completion.
Intro to Illumination, with Helena Mota
Feb. 5 through March 25: Learn the forgotten art of illumination: the decorating of manuscripts and scrolls. Make your own handcrafted, illuminated manuscript or scroll for any occasion. Various techniques will be introduced.
Improv 101, with Katie Pentedemos
Learn the basics of improv in an inclusive, funny, and empowering atmosphere. Feb. 5: Collaboration, support, and saying “yes” to your scene partner. Feb. 12: Emotions and offers. Feb. 19: Physicality. Feb. 26: Character-building. March 4: Desires. March 11: Vulnerability. March 18: Game. March 25: Putting it all together.
Storytelling Through Media, with Amy Davies
A series of classes designed to encourage people to try new techniques and equipment to produce audio, video, and photos to tell a story of their own. Feb. 5: iPhone photography tips. Feb. 12: iPhone video tips. March 4: Podcast basics. March 11: Storytelling with video. March 18: Lighting basics. March 25: Introduction to DSLR filmmaking.
Future-proofing Cape Cod, with Ian Edwards
A creative exploration of sustainability, done through a unique lens. Feb. 5: Imagining a world made sustainable. Feb. 12: Time, nature, and future generations. Feb. 19: Future generations. Feb. 26: Nature and personhood. March 4: Back-casting. March 11: Millennium camera. March 18: Visions of a sustainable future. March 25: Presenting a sustainable Cape Cod.
Talk Wood(shop), with Nate McKean
Feb. 5 through March 25: Work alongside your friends and neighbors with guidance from woodworking professionals. Bring your own materials and projects or work together on a group project. Woodshop tools and equipment are available for use.
Graphic Design: Basic and Beyond, with Grant King
Feb. 5 through March 25: An overview of the fundamentals of graphic design. Learn examples of and discuss one or more key components of graphic design in each class, including layouts, color, typography, use of imagery, color composition, and content emphasis, and how these components are used to create items such as logos, brochures, flyers, ads, and packaging.
Bookbinding and Zine-making, with Wayne Bund
Learn to bind a book by hand, techniques of monastic bookbinding, tearing paper with bone folder, folding paper to create signatures, and more. Feb. 5: Intro to bookbinding and making signatures. Feb. 12: Sewing signatures. Feb. 19: Gluing your binding. Feb. 26: Making covers. March 4: Zine-making, filling your books. March 11: Making an addition, round one. March 18: Making an addition, round two. March 25: Making an addition, round three.
Ayurveda: Discovery of the Inner Healer, with Jamila Colozzi
Journey to a new level of wellness by understanding the relationship of nature’s elements. Feb. 5: Tuning into the natural cosmic energy — your healer within. Feb. 12: The elements — you are the universe. Feb. 19: Embracing the individual constitution — you are unique. Feb. 26: Seasons and rituals — you are part of nature’s flow. March 4: Eating and nutrition — feeding your inner healer. March 11: Cooking and community — stoking the fire connectivity. March 18: Herbs and home remedies — your medicines, your pantry. March 25: A holistic model of living — your health matters to everyone.