START, in partnership with the Fine Arts Work Center, is now entering its third year! Designed to provide new, exciting, and concentrated media classes, START students work with Fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center during Saturday afternoon sessions over a 6-week period. Students may apply to any class of the program; no prior art experience is required. Students may also choose to participate in one or two semesters. All START programming is offered free-of-charge, with transportation, materials, and snacks provided thanks to a generous donor.


Each START session is determined by the expertise of the FAWC Fellow teaching artists. These gifted artists and writers bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Cape, hailing from across the US and abroad, and provide young artists a chance to dig deep into a particular medium, developing both their skill set and their portfolio. Previous sessions have included classes in sculpture, mixed-media, creative writing, cinematography, digital animation, and drawing. START is currently available to students ages 13-19, with specific class content being announced early fall, 2019.


AGES 13-19 | SATURDAYS | 3:30-6:30PM

Semester One: November 9th – December 21st, 2019 (6 weeks) *no session November 30th
CLASS: TBD in early fall
CLASS: TBD in early fall

Semester Two: February 1st – March 14th, 2020 (6 weeks) *no session February 22nd
CLASS: TBD in early fall
CLASS: TBD in early fall



All students interested in any START class must complete an initial application. This can be done online, by downloading the application form and scanning/emailing it to, or mailing it to PAAM, ATTN: Tessa Bry Taylor, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.


Once your application is received, you will be contacted by Tessa to complete your registration or confirm your spot on the waitlist.

Remember! Attendance at START is very important. Limited space is available and students are expected to participate to the fullest extent possible. If you anticipate being unable to commit fully to the program, or are concerned about anticipated absences, please notate them in the appropriate space on the application form. Any questions? Contact Tessa at, 508.487.1750 x13.