Visual Research & Painting From Source Material

Workshop Date:January 27 - January 31

When: Monday-Friday, 10-3pm

Sessions: 5

Price: $335 for members, $350 for non-members

Teaching Artist: Pete Hocking

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Painters draw inspiration from sources, be it observation, experience, dreams, imagination, objects, writing, photographs, mirrors, drawings, or other manifestations of visual culture. Approaching painting as a subjective art form, this workshop will consider ways artists undertake visual research and transform source material (as opposed to simply reproducing it) into original artworks. It’s designed to develop several new paintings (ideally one a day). Participants are encouraged to bring source material of interest to them and, weather permitting, we’ll also engage in short field trips to do visual research in town. The course is designed for students interested in oil or acrylic painting, but multimedia approaches are also encouraged.

Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer based in Provincetown & Truro, MA.

In addition to being represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, he’s recently shown with the Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI, The Dorado Project in Jersey City, NJ, the Plough Gallery in Tifton, GA, and at VeeVee in Boston, MA. In May 2019 he was an artist-in-residence at the Hawthorne Barn with Twenty Summers. He is the lead faculty of Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and teaches in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. He’s a founding board member of the Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the arts and creative economy.