Established as a non-profit 2010

Painting event at the North light barn studio, built by Charles Hawthorne

May 26th - 30, 9am to 6pm

Join The Cape School of Art for an exciting event at the original North light barn studio built by Charles Hawthorne, founder of The Cape School of Art, for his students in
the early 1900’s.

Cedric Egeli, one of the nation’s top portrait painters, will teach a portrait workshop. Hilda Neily and John Clayton will teach still life and landscape. Mary Giammarino will conduct her popular No Fear workshop during the sunset hours. Come paint with us at this beautiful, historic site!

Workshops will continue through Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Instruction at the School focuses on the study of color as it is influenced by natural light at various times of the day and in changing light conditions. Through this specific way of study, developed over 100 years ago, students can acquire new skills in observation, and new ways of looking at nature that can reveal to us color notes we may never have had the visual ability to see before. It is said that Hawthorne "put Impressionism into a teachable form."

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Or call the school at (617) 717-9568 or (508) 487-0144


Cedric Egeli demonstrating portrait painting
in the Hawthorne barn








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.

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