No Fear Painting
Spring and Summer Classes begin Monday, May 18th
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.
Or call the school at (617) 717-9568
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.
Atwood Lane by Mary Giammarino
THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL:
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
"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
| THE LIFE AND PRACTICES OF THE ARTIST'S COLONY
AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE
"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
HISTORIC ART SCHOOL REVIVED IN PROVINCETOWN
September 7, 2010