Summer Workshops

Warming sands, tall blue skies, and the bustling heartbeats of summer-goers wash new energy onto the shores of Cape Cod every summer without fail.

In these days, when the light stays a little longer and the sun shines a bit brighter, we as artists find courage to reach further towards the indescribable beauty around us and the bursting ideas within. And it is courageous: to think, speak, and create as we do. Whether in the traditional teachings unique to Provincetown or the quiet magic of the seascapes just beyond, PAAM invites you to capture the momentum of what inspires you.

Thanks to the devotion and expertise of our teaching staff, I have the honor of presenting a spectacular Summer Workshop Program in 2022 here at PAAM. It is with great pride that in this season we’re introducing two brand new exclusive workshop series to our selection. With access to over a century of history downstairs in our galleries and permanent collection, PAAM and its teaching artists are uniquely positioned to illuminate the longstanding artistic techniques that have built Provincetown’s legacy in our PAAM Traditions Series. Students will also have access to our Foundation Series designed to solidify confidence around the building blocks of art and design and propel both beginner and master artists forward in their practice.

On the brink of a brand-new chapter, these soon to be lively studios await your passion, creativity, and ceaseless yearning to learn.

Grace Emmet, Curator of Community Education

For questions regarding Summer Workshops, please contact Ruby T. at
Image: Byron Browne, detail of untitled (Italian waterfront), 1953, ink wash on paper, 19 x 25 in., Gift of the family of Fernando Gonsalves.

Summer Workshops

Abstraction As Form: Seeing Abstractly

With Sky Power. Wednesdays, June 1-22, 9am-12pm. Members: $280, Non-Members: $300.

PAAM Traditions Series | Make A White-line Woodblock Print in One Day

With Darrell Smith. Friday, June 3, 9:30am – 3:30pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

PAAM Traditions Series | Charles Hawthorne and Impressionist Light

With Christine Niles. Monday and Tuesday, June 6 and 7, 9:30am-12:30pm. Member: $140, Non-Members: $150.

PAAM Traditions Series | A Baker’s Dozen: Selections from PAAM’s Permanent Collection

With Beth Stein. Thursday, June 9, 10:30am-12pm. Members: $45, Non-Members: $50.

Wet-on-Wet, Loosen Up! One Day, In Person! Watercolor Workshop

With Lisa Goren. Thursday, June 9, 10am-3pm. Members: $150, Non-Members: $160.

[FULL]Paint the Light

With Mary Giammarino. Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

Growing Color: Blue

With Milisa Moses. Saturday, June 11, 10am -12pm and Wednesday, September 7, 5pm-7pm. Members: $55 for one day, Non-Members: $50 for one day. $100 for both sessions.

[Hybrid] Monumental Art and the Figure

With Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 10am–2pm. Members: $450, Non-Members: $500.

[Outdoors] Keep It Simple: A Plein Air Painting Class

With Mary Giammarino. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $380, Non-Members: $400.

Painting Prompts

With Megan Hinton. Tuesday-Friday, June 21-24, 9am-12pm. Members: $280, Non-Members: $300.

Sculptural Books

With Anne Corrsin. Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, 9:30am-3:30pm. Members: $280, Non-Members: $300.

[Outdoors] Sketchbook Journal Provincetown

With Aaron Thompson. Monday-Thursday, June 27-30, 9am-12pm. Members: $200, Non-Members: $220.

PAAM Traditions Series | Mudheads of Charles Hawthorne

With Aaron Thompson. Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 1-4pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

[Outdoor] Figures on the Beach

With Valerie Isaacs. Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $230, Non-Members: $250.

Foundations Series | Introduction to Drawing [FULL]

With Valerie Isaacs. Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150. [FULL]

Foundations Series | Oil Painting: Face Your Fear [FULL]

With Stephen Wells. Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

[Outdoors] Color Boot Camp

With John Clayton. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9am-12pm. Members: $380, Non-Members: $400.

Foundations Series | Introduction to Color [FULL]

With John Clayton. Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 9am-12pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

Painting, Drawing, and Monoprinting the Abstracted Landscape

With Vicky Tomayko. Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 10am-1pm. Members: $300, Non-Members: $320.

Cartographic Creativity: Using Maps in Art

With Sian Robertson. Monday-Wednesday, August 15-17, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $230, Non-Members: $250.

Foundations Series | Introduction to Monoprinting : Thinking in Layers

With Antonia DaSilva. Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19, 10am-1pm. Members: $140, Non-Members: $150.

The Figure in the Interior

With Jim Peters. Monday-Friday, August 29-September 2, 9am-1pm. Members: $380, Non-Members: $400.

Constructing and Deconstructing the Landscape

With Christie Scheele. Wednesday-Friday, September 7-9, 9:30am-1:30pm. Members: $290, Non-Members: $300.