Established as a non-profit 2010

Paint the Town With John Clayton

July 21st to 25th   9am to 4pm

This workshop will introduce students to the practice of painting in the open air, including the set-up of paints and equipment. Instruction will focus on developing techniques to examine the visual components of landscape painting, including basic color relationships, patterns, and the understanding of light and shade. Lessons will be informed by the elegantly simple painting approach of capturing light and color on canvas developed by the artist Henry Hensche. Open to all levels: first-time painters welcome. 

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No Fear Painting

Instructor: Mary Giammarino

July 28th - August 1st

In this course we will be studying and applying many of the fundamental techniques of plein air painting. Together, we will investigate light and its effect on our visual field and how to translate that onto a canvas. We will not employ formulas; there is no “correct” way to paint and no such thing as a “mistake.” It is my goal to equip you with the tools necessary for a lifetime of exploration with Plein Air painting. This workshop includes morning access to the studio during non-class time. 





 Summer Light by John Clayton













Provincetown Street by Mary Giammarino


THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL:

 Henry Hensche
Chinese Elm in Autumn, Late Light
Oil on board, 16"x 20", c. 1970s


The Cape School of Art has a unique purpose: to educate the artist in the perception and use of color and light in representational painting. Through workshops, classes, and lectures we work to inform a new generation of artists, patrons, Provincetown residents and visitors about the teaching and enduring influence of American Impressionist Henry Hensche and his mentor Charles W. Hawthorne, founder of Provincetown's historic art colony and the original Cape Cod School of Art.

PAINTING PRACTICES OF THE CAPE SCHOOL

PLEIN AIR PAINTING MAGAZINE
Fall, 2011

"When I was recently out of college and living in New York City, I decided to forestall adult life and serious employment–and avoid a humid summer in the city – by migrating to Provincetown, Massachusetts... "

By Michael Gormley
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 THE LIFE AND PRACTICES OF THE ARTIST'S COLONY

AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE
October, 2010

"A restless summer during my youth led me to the Cape School of Art and its rich tradition of instruction. It is but one example of America's artists' colonies, which provide instruction and support for artists looking to advance their skills."

By Michael Gormley
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HISTORIC ART SCHOOL REVIVED IN PROVINCETOWN

PROVINCETOWN BANNER
September 7, 2010

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