Outside: Portable Studio - Painting and Drawing in the Expanded Field

Workshop Date:August 16 - August 20

When: Monday-Friday, 9am-noon

Sessions: 5

Price: $380 for members, $400 for non-members

Teaching Artist: Megan Hinton

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In our current age of social distancing and inaccessibility to workshop space artists are creating new means of production that do not require the use of a studio. This experimental week-long workshop explores painting and drawing by literally stepping outside of the traditional art studio. Course objectives will challenge studio practice by exploring themes of looking at, communing with, and finding models on the natural and public landscapes of Provincetown. Carrying manageable portable drawing and painting supplies to make a series of investigations will be explored. By way of looking at contemporary art, readings, and in class exercises participants will be exposed to expansive techniques and materials for work in the open air. The workshop will also expand painting and drawing by means of finding landscape material on site to act as  models for two-dimensional investigations en plein air.  All levels of experience are welcome.

Masks will be required in all outdoor and plein air workshops at PAAM, regardless of vaccination status.

Megan Hinton assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. Megan received a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Mills College in Oakland, California where she was awarded the Hung Liu MFA Prize.  She is also the 2020 recipient of the Alice C. Cole ’42 Merit Grant from Wellesley College. Her work has been shown at Farm Project Space in Wellfleet, MA, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco and The State University of New York Adirondack Visual Art Gallery. In 2019 Hinton was awarded The Murphy Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation and an artist residency from 20 Summers in Provincetown. Additional residency fellowships have been awarded from The Women’s Studio Workshop, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne in Brittany, France, and Frans Masereel Centrum, an International Printmaking Center in Belgium. Megan is also an art writer, educator, curator and lecturer.