Materials & Studio Guidelines

Material and supply costs are in addition to tuition and vary by workshop. They are the responsibility of the student. Many supplies are available in Provincetown at Conwell Lumber or Lands End True Value, both of which provide discounts to PAAM students. We recommend you obtain harder-to-find items before coming to town. PAAM studios include easels, stools, tables, drawing stools, and side tables. Additional materials are provided for printmaking workshops. Refer to workshop material lists for specific information.

A limited number of portable, outdoor, French easels are available for a nominal rental fee for plein air workshops. Otherwise, students are welcome to utilize our studio easels if they are not able to bring an outdoor easel.

Students traveling who are unable to carry materials with them can make prior arrangements to have items shipped to PAAM.

In the case that you forgot something, it broke, or ran out, we usually have one you can borrow. Feel free to ask.

Local Art Supply Stores

Conwell Ace Hardware and Lumber

  • 21 Conwell Street
  • 508.487.0150

Land’s End Marine Supply

  • 337 Commercial Street
  • 508.487.0784

Studio Guidelines

  • We are a Green building and care about both our students and the environment. PAAM’s physical plant has been awarded a Silver LEED rating by the United States Green Building Council to recognize PAAM’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which quantifies PAAM’s environmental performance, and assures the public that PAAM’s facility is designed and operated to help save energy and natural resources. Accordingly, we have a list of approved solvents and mediums that can be used in our facility.
  • All participants are expected to arrive on time and to cultivate an attitude of mutual respect towards others. PAAM is committed to providing all participants with meaningful and productive educational experiences. As a result, PAAM reserves the right to refuse admission to any workshop or to deny further participation to anyone who may adversely affect the quality of the educational experience. Anyone denied access to the remainder of a session, at the sole discretion of PAAM, will not be granted a refund. No pets are allowed in our studios.