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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.

WINTER Workshops

SELFIE POWER: DRAWING YOURSELF AND HUMAN BODIES WITH ROSANA YBARRA

SATURDAYS: February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, and 16, 2019 | 3:30-6:30pm

Do you like drawing people and characters and want to get better at making faces, hands, and bodies in general? How about self-portraits, the original selfies? In this class we will use selfie photos to create fantastic portraits with drawing, painting and collage materials. We’ll study anatomy and techniques in contemporary portraiture, and learn how to make an expressive variety of artworks, building from the realistic to the abstract. We’ll even have a chance to draw from a clothed model! Leave this workshop having produced an avatar of your most empowered self and a better understanding of how to draw the human figure. Open to all skill and experience levels.

Rosana Ybarra is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture and performance. Originally from southern California, she received her BFA from Portland State University (2013) and MFA in Studio Arts from University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL 2018). Rosana taught community painting classes in Oregon before teaching college level painting, drawing and visual art foundations during her tenure at UNL. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a Kimmel Nelson Harding Artist Residency Award, Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award, and Latinx Artist Visibility Award through the Ox-bow School of Art & Artist Residency. Her artwork and performances have been exhibited nationally. Rosana considers herself an activist and a dreamer, and she is most well-recognized by her uproarious laughter.

DRAWING AND SCULPTING REALISTIC ANIMALS WITH S.V. RANDALL

SATURDAYS: February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, and 16, 2019 | 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.

PHOTO BY HERMAN AGUIRRE