Established as a non-profit 2010

Paint the Town With John Clayton

August 25th to 29th   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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Essentials of Cape School Plein Air Painting

Instructor: Rob Longley

September 6 and 7, 9am to 4pm

The methods of plein air painting originally developed and taught by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche are unique and revolutionary. Based on seeing color relationships in light, and using paint to express those color relationships, the Cape School methods enable the painter to express the light effects of different times and types of day, and to employ a greater variety of color relationships in an individual painting.

Essentials of Cape School Plein Air Painting will introduce students of any skill level to this method of painting, and will provide students with a framework for continued study in this method.





 Summer Light by John Clayton













Rob Longley


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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