PAAM Collection Series: “Assemblage Collage.”

With Megan Hinton. Wednesdays and Fridays, March 2-11, 1-4pm. Member price: $380, Non-Member price: $400.

Immerse yourself in assemblage collage using found, scavenged, and repurposed objects and materials while looking at relevant pieces in the PAAM collection.

Provincetown has a history of artists from mid 20th Century to today who reassemble traditional notions of making to assemble new narratives in art. This hands-on studio class will investigate the assemblage process: the technicalities of construction, the poetic materiality of plucking objects from their original use context, and how PAAM’s collection acts as a guide and jumping off point to explore assemblage. Some important artist in context from the collection are Paul Bowen, Elspeth Halvorsen, Bailey Bob Bailey, Varujan Boghosian, Mike Wright, and Breon Dunigan.

Additionally, the workshop explores how the repurposed can be used in tandem with traditional painting, drawing, and sculpture to bridge the gap between two and three-dimensional art. This is an opportunity for artists looking to expand their practice into a more sculptural and experimental realm. Any level of experience is welcome in the workshop, from the beginning to long-time practicing artist.


PAAM was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. The permanent collection includes work by important artists such as Charles Hawthorne, Hans Hofmann, and Blanche Lazzell.

Today, PAAM’s Teaching Artists continue the artistic traditions of their predecessors by studying their work and recounting their stories. This workshop series is your personal guide through PAAM’s permanent collection, which contains some of the most influential works of art in American History. Reinvigorate your own artistic practice by celebrating the legacy of the Provincetown Art Colony.


Megan Hinton is a visual artist who assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. Megan received her MFA from Mills College in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts where she was nominated by the faculty for The Dedalus Foundation Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture and won the Hung Lui MFA Prize. Her work has been shown at Farm Project Space in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, and The State University of New York Adirondack Visual Art Gallery.

Hinton is the recent recipient of The Alice C. Cole ’42 Merit Grant from Wellesley College, The Murphy Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation, and an artist residency from 20 Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hinton has received residency fellowships from The Women’s Studio Workshop, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne in France, and Frans Masereel Centrum, an International Printmaking Center in Belgium. Megan is also an art writer, curator, educator, and lecturer.