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The Practice of Oil Painting with Stephen Wells

June 14 @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

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Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16, 9:30am – 12:30pm

3 sessions | $230 for members $250 for non-members + $20 model fee

In this workshop, students will explore different techniques of oil painting as well as the philosophy behind their own work.

As a group we will foster open discussion of what drives us as painters. Across the three sessions of this course, students will get a chance to have three completely different painting experiences. Our first lesson will be in the classroom painting a still life. We will discuss set up and technique while practicing in a comfortable, nurturing environment. Our second day together will be painting plein air. Students will be provided with a demonstration but also encouraged to create their own compositions based on their environment. On our third day we will paint figures from life. The goal of this class is to give students the confidence to move forward with their own practice and gain inspiration by working in a group setting. All experience levels are welcome.


Born and raised on the tip of Cape Cod, self-expression and artistic collaboration are in Stephen Wells’ blood. He never takes for granted the beauty of the land and sea nor the magic of the creatures who call this sandbar home. Stephen takes pride in being a mixed media artist, with a current focus in oil and traditional white line prints. Stephen’s work centers around the ebb and flow of life on Cape Cod and features both natural majesty and rustic objects. In addition to being a working artist, Stephen has owned a frame shop in the Provincetown/Truro area since 2013 and has framed thousands of works of art from all over the world. He is also exceptionally passionate about learning, teaching and collaborating within the local art community. Stephen takes the opportunity to study white-line printing and Cape School of Art techniques with local experts every chance he gets.

Website: www.studioprovincetown.com, Instagram: @subjectivesteve

Images: Stephen Wells, Happy place, 2022, oil on board, 12 x 12 in