Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

[Full] Painting Between Place and Memory with Pete Hocking

February 27 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

< Back to Workshops

Tuesday-Friday, February 27-March 1, 10am-1pm

4 sessions | $300 for members, $330 for non-members

This workshop is full. Please email Ruby T. to be added to the waitlist: rubyt@paam.org

Richard Diebenkorn once said that every painting starts with a feeling.

Often the feeling of a place or relationship is more vivid than its literal depiction. For example, in memory a place might have brighter colors, stronger light, or more specific detail than a photograph can capture. This workshop will focus on making artworks that are direct and spontaneous, drawing from memory of place and relationship. Our goal will be to create a suite of fresh images that capture something ephemeral and unexpected. The content of the artworks you make is open, but optional prompts will be provided. Each day we will look at the work of contemporary painters, and one morning of the workshop we’ll visit and discuss the current shows in PAAM’s galleries. The workshop is open to artists of all experience, and welcomes all painting media, drawing, and collage.


Pete Hocking is a painter and writer on Cape Cod. His work is concerned with nature, place, poetics, and identity. He’s a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the creative economy.  He’s represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA. He taught part-time at RI School of Design from 1997- 2022. From 2003-2021 he was full-time faculty in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program.

Website: petehocking.org 

Instagram: @p.hocking

Images: Pete Hocking, New Beach