Provincetown, MA: The Lillian Orlowsky / William Freed Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum announces a new series of studio art courses for absolute beginners, established artists and everyone in between. Classes and workshops taught by professional instructors are available in computer art, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. Students can even learn off-campus from working artists in their private Cape Cod studios. The Museum School at PAAM provides five climate-controlled, naturally-lit studios, access to a growing community of emerging and established artists, and interaction with original works from the museum’s collection – encouraging new students and inspiring life-long learners. Single week classes taking place from Provincetown to Harwich Port – providing students from across Cape Cod easy access to quality arts education. Month long master classes and drop-in drawing or printmaking sessions are also available.
Grace Ryder-O’Malley, PAAM’s Education Program Coordinator says, “We are so excited about the quality of courses offered this spring. These instructors are not only gifted teachers, but are also highly successful artists who exhibit regularly and have earned critical acclaim. They have working knowledge to share, and are exceptionally patient with new students.”
Returning instructors Meg Shields and Rob Dutoit focus on the importance of observation and the figure through drawing and painting. Master printmaker Vicky Tomayko provides new students with a warm introduction to the presses, and helps advanced printmakers on individual projects in Explorations in Printmaking. Introductory computer courses like MacBasics and Intro to Photoshop with Tracey Anderson help students to feel comfortable using their computer and producing high-quality images. Registrations are also still being accepted for water color basics with Wendy Olin in Brewster, drawing the figure in Harwich Port with Heather Blume, or exploring abstraction with Megan Hinton in Wellfleet.
Students who participate in PAAM’s educational programs not only nurture their own creativity, but also help ensure that quality arts education is available to children, youth, and adults in our extended community throughout the year. Come study at the Museum School at PAAM and join an arts community that spans a century of ground-breaking creativity.
For more information or to register, visit www.paam.org or call Grace Ryder O’Malley at 508 487 1750 x20.
ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS
Water Color and Water Based Media in Brewster with Wendy Olin: April 12-15, 9:30-12:30pm, April 26-29, 9:30-12:30pm
Abstract Representational Painting in Wellfleet with Megan Hinton: April 26-30, 10-1pm
Gesture: The Essence of Figure Drawing in Harwich Port with Heather Blume: April 27, 28, & 29, 10am – 4pm
Mac Basics: Intro to Apple OSX and iApps with Tracey Anderson
Mondays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 9:30-Noon
Intro to Photoshop with Tracey Anderson
Mondays, March 29, April 5, 12 & 26, 9:30-Noon
Drawing from Observation with Meg Shields
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 12:30-4:30pm
Painting the Figure with Rob Dutoit
Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 & March 1, 1:30-4:30 pm
Mondays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:30-4:30 pm
Painting from Observation with Meg Shields
February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 12:30-4:30pm
Explorations in Printmaking: a Master Class with Vicky Tomayko
Mondays, February1, 8, 22, & March 1, 10-4pm
Mondays, March 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10-4pm
Introduction to Printmaking I with Vicky Tomayko
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10-2pm
Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking with Vicky Tomayko
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10-2pm
Open Print Studio at PAAM
Tuesdays, February 2-April 13, 2010, 10-4 pm
Drop In Life Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays & Fridays Year Round
9:30 – 11:30 am
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of the Outer Cape, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Through a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions of local and national significance and educational outreach, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum provides the public access to art, artists, and the creative process.
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, located at 460 Commercial Street, is open Memorial Day through September: 11 am – 8 pm, Monday-Thursday; 11 am – 10 pm Friday; 11 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. October through May: Thursdays-Sundays, 12-5pm, and by appointment. $7 admission for non-members; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. For more information, please call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org.