Loading Events

« All Events

[Online] The Art of Possibility: Reimagining Ourselves with PAAM President Lise Motherwell and PAAM Trustee and Teaching Artist Heather Blume

Recurring event see all

October 20 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Thursdays, October 20-December 1, 4-6pm

6 sessions | $180 for members, $200 for non-members

The pandemic, national trends, and international strife have challenged our ways of being, our sense of connection and our ideas about what really matters.

These challenges have provided us with opportunities for change and a reevaluation of who we are, what we need, and how we live our lives.  

In this workshop, we will emphasize the artistic process as we respond to creative prompts. We will deepen our understanding and practice of fundamental art elements, explore different techniques, and further investigate unexpected outcomes in our work. 

In class we will share our work, and discuss the process, paying specific attention to what surprised, delighted, and challenged us.  You do not need to be an artist to take this workshop—just a sense of curiosity and a willingness to take risks.


Heather Blume 

A native of Cape Cod, Heather Blume graduated with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting from the University of North Florida, an MFA cum laude in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art, and a certificate from the Fine Art Appraisal Program at RISD.  Her artworks are in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the British Museum and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). Blume prefers working directly from life with her mediums be they oil paint, water-based paints, paper, or clay. This approach corresponds with her teaching practice. Whether in two dimensions or three her art reveals a connection to the human story and the natural world.

Website: Heatherblume.com

Lise Motherwell

Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD is a retired licensed psychologist and President of the Board of PAAM.  Prior to becoming a clinician, she earned a PhD in Learning and Epistemology from MIT’s Media Lab where she studied learning styles and gender differences in how children interact with computers.  Her clinical specialties included child, family, individual assessment and treatment, and a specialization in group therapy.  Her interests lie in meaning-making and in the intersection between creativity, play, self-reflection, social connection and art.

Lise Motherwell spent her formative years in a household of artists: her father, Robert Motherwell, her stepmother Helen Frankenthaler, and her sister, Jeannie Motherwell. Surrounded by numerous creative minds and immersed in the New York art world, she developed a passion for travel, art history and museums. Prior to retirement as a psychologist, she earned a Certificate in Arts Administration from BU. In 2012, Lise co-curated with Daniel Ranalli Beside the Sea, an exhibition of her father’s work and in 2018, co-curated with Elizabeth Smith a show of Helen Frankenthaler’s work titled Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown at PAAM, which traveled to the Parrish Museum in 2019.  She has written articles and essays on various artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Anne-Marie Levine, Robert Motherwell, and Tabitha Vevers. Along with her board work at PAAM, she serves as Chair of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Board and is a past-president of the board of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation.

Image info: Heather Blume, Still Life Study, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches; Lise Motherwell, Untitled, charcoal on paper, 9 x 12 inches