Chincoteague Island - CCA Classes - Art Music & More

Spring/Summer 2015 (more classes soon, check back often!)

CCA offers great hands-on classes. Learn a new skill, take the next step in an art you know, or just satisfy your curiosity. Classes are held at the CCA Headquarters unless otherwise noted in the class description. Register with a credit card online or in-person (cash or check only) at Sundial Books on Main Street. Be sure to subscribe to our E-Newsletter to keep informed of upcoming events. Check this page often for new classes or changes...

For more information, read about our instructors and see our current class offering is listed below.
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Ongoing - Free Writing Workshop

As part of the new Chincoteague Island Writers’ Project, CCA offers an ongoing weekly free writing workshops, open to adults wanting to start writing or improve their writing skills in all genres: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, sketch, memoir, drama.  The format will be an initial exercise to practice a particular skill.  Then members may stay and write privately in a quiet atmosphere.  The requirements are that, on a weekly basis you be willing to share with other members of the workshop some of what you have written from class exercises or from elsewhere, that you attend as regularly as possible, and that you be willing to provide supportive suggestions to other members.  For those who wish, we plan to provide spoken word, publishing, blogging, and podcasting opportunities.

The first workshop group has formed and has reached it's capacity. Members of this group will provide the startup for additional groups if there is an interest.  Please contact Pat Farley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07/13/2015 - 07/17/2015 - Acoustic Folk Music Day Camp

This is a weeklong workshop in performing acoustic folk, bluegrass and other traditional styles of music.  We will cover "The Nashville Number System," individual and group playing, harmonizing with voice, beginning lead,  acoustic and folk repertoire and maybe some songwriting if time permits.  Other musicians will demonstrate specialties.  There will also be two performance opportunities in the community.

Monday, July 13 through Friday July 17, 2015   10am-4pm
Cost: $125 

Instructor: Troy Outten
Ages 14 and up

Students should have some experience, know how to tune their instrument and a few chords. 
Students will need to bring their own instrument and accessories, a few loaners might be available.  Also bring a notebook, pen, a recording device if desired,  and a bag lunch.