Established as a non-profit 2010

Spring and Summer Classes begin Monday, May 18th

No Fear Painting

Instructor: Mary Giammarino

May 18th to 22nd 
2pm to 6pm

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.

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Or call the school at (617) 717-9568

Landscape Basics

Instructors: Hilda Neily and Glenna Hartwell

June 15th to 19th

9am to 12pm

Hilda Neily belongs to the prestigious community of painters living and working in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a Plein Air Impressionist artist, Neily works outside on landscapes and paints still life inside in north light. Primarily a landscape, seascape and still-life painter, Neily’s focus is on the changing light conditions and the expression of these changes in color. Plein Air Impressionist painting is marked by it's primary emphasis on how light conditions affect the eye's perception of color.

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Atwood Lane by Mary Giammarino


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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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