Online: Looking at the Light: Exhibited and Collected by PAAM

Workshop Date:June 3 - June 10

When: Thursdays, 4-5:30pm

Sessions: 2

Price: $50 for members, $75 for non-members

Teaching Artist: Heather Blume


When artists are asked why they choose to create work on Outer Cape Cod, most likely “the light” is the proffered answer. Often that part of the conversation ends, as if all concerned are in common agreement as to what that means. Artist and Instructor Heather Blume offers two talks which will expand on the topic of light in art making on the Outer Cape. Each talk will cover select artworks either currently on exhibit at PAAM or in the permanent collection by identifying some of the salient light influenced approaches found in them. Each talk will be followed by an open dialogue session with participants on how and why light is such an essential part of said artists’ process. We will be looking at work in a variety of media such as digital photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. All are welcome, the more various the participants the more dynamic the class!

Heather Blume graduated from the University of Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in painting, from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in sculpture and completed the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Currently she exhibits her artwork on a regular basis. Several of her sculptures have been added to the permanent collections of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. She is also featured in the book, Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, People and Places by Deborah Foreman. Internationally, her works are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum, and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in Stockholm.
Blume is the recipient of several art awards and grants some of which include the State of Florida, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and her work is listed in the registry of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
In tandem with her studio practice, Blume has been professionally teaching art and giving workshops for over 20 years. Her teaching philosophy is based on combining the fundamentals of western art with intuitive creative processes and her practice focuses on the current import of nature in relation to the human condition.