Teaching Artist Development Program

We are seeking applicants for our first ever Teaching Artist Development Program (TADP).

The program will be led by teaching artists Pete Hocking and Sian Robertson, and conclude with each participant teaching a Free Members-Only Workshop and showing their work in an exhibition at the Provincetown Commons. Exact dates will be determined by the participants, but the program will begin in January. Experience in teaching is a plus but not necessary.

To apply, please send a resume, portfolio or website, and a cover letter covering the following questions to Grace Emmet gemmet@paam.org by December 15.

  • Please describe your artistic practice, professional background, and any past teaching experiences.
  • Please give a brief description of a Free Member Workshop you might be interested in leading at PAAM. (Free Member Workshops are typically one day workshops, 2-3 hours).

Every year PAAM holds a series of Free Workshops for our Members of the Museum. The teachers who lead them are often new to the organization. By teaching a Free Member Workshop, artists have the opportunity to strengthen their presence in the community, make connections with students, and teach at the renowned Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School. Part of PAAM’s goals include supporting local and emerging teaching artists as a way to continue the legacy of the Provincetown Teaching Artist tradition.

The TAPD Program seeks to prepare new teaching artists and develop their skills. The program will cover topics such as developing a teaching philosophy, writing a curriculum, and maintaining website and social media presence. We are looking for artists practicing and interested in teaching in any of the following mediums: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry making, animation, illustration, design, collage, assemblage, mixed media, art history, etc. PAAM is unable to provide classes that involve high intensity heat or hazardous chemicals such as kiln firing, encaustic, spray paint, etc.


Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer based in Provincetown & Truro, MA. In addition to being represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, he’s recently shown with the Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI, The Dorado Project in Jersey City, NJ, the Plough Gallery in Tifton, GA, and at VeeVee in Boston, MA. In May 2019 he was an artist-in-residence at the Hawthorne Barn with Twenty Summers. He is the lead faculty of Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and teaches in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. He’s a founding board member of the Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the arts and creative economy.
Sian Robertson is a self-taught artist who grew up in Wales, in the UK, and has lived on the Outer Cape for over 20 years. She primarily works with used maps and atlases – cutting, folding, tearing, pasting, and more, to create both 2D and 3D work. Robertson likes to say that a beautiful map makes her heart race and her hand reach for her X-acto knife. Since 2015 she has had solo shows almost annually in galleries in Provincetown, as well as being part of many juried and group shows in galleries and arts institutions in Provincetown, across Cape Cod, and in Boston. Robertson also works with other artists to help them create and maintain their own websites.