Launch into something new this year or dig deeper into what you love. PAAM is pleased to announce a new program, in partnership with the Fine Arts Work Center.

Teens work with Fellows in a variety of media, including creative writing, sculpture, drawing/painting, cinematography and digital animation. These gifted artists and writers bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Cape, hailing from across the US and abroad.

Materials, snacks and bus transport from Harwich to Provincetown and back provided free-of-charge, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor. The eight week workshops are offered over the course of two semesters.

FALL Workshops


SATURDAYS: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 2018 | 3:30-6:30pm

Do you love creating patterns, working with fabrics, and with all kinds of paper? In this workshop we’ll explore textile processes and painting, and engage with color, patterns, textures and printmaking processes to create our own hand-made books. Initial class sessions will focus on surface design and printing techniques for fabric and paper, including marbling, block printing, silk screen printing and more! From here we will explore a variety of simple book-binding techniques using the materials we’ve produced. Students will be introduced to contemporary artist-book-making to provide context and encourage further exploration. Open to all levels of skills and experience.

Wilder Alison is an interdisciplinary artist and a 2016 graduate of the Bard MFA Painting program. In recent years, Alison has exhibited work in New York at CUE Foundation, 247365, Rachel Uffner, Culture Room, Primetime, and Garden Party Arts, among others. Alison has apprenticed at the Fabric Workshop & Museum and has participated in residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Real Time & Space, Ox-Bow, Fire Island Artist Residency, and the Lower East Side Printshop. In 2016-17, Alison was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where she returns for a second-year fellowship in 2018-19.


SATURDAYS: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 2018 | 3:30-6:30pm

Mythological stories, and the creatures who inhabit them, can help us explain the unexplainable, stretch our imaginations, and connect us with a sense of magic. In these classes we will begin by researching mythical creatures from around the world, along with introducing some of our own favorites. Using our findings, we will imagine our own original mythical creatures, complete with a detailed backstory. Students will draw, paint and sculpt their own creature over the course of 6 sessions. No experience necessary!

SV Randall is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, photography and installation. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally; he is the recipient of the Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship Award, a Sculpture Fellowship through the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and a Visiting Artist Grant through the Institute for Electronic Arts. Since graduating from Alfred University in 2010, he has worked as an art handler, screen printer, art educator who has taught in K-12 schools and college programs, and a research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He recently received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an Artist Fellow in the 2018-19 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship program.


PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation; an anonymous donor; Shirl Roccapriore and Oils by the Sea Gallery; Cape Cod Five Foundation; Stop & Shop Provincetown, in memory of John Michael Gray; and Keith Hayes and Teresa Townsend. PAAM collaborates with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Cape Cod Regional Technical School, and Cape Cod Community College to provide accessible, creative education programs of the highest caliber.