Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

Paul Bowen Drawing on the Waterfront July 24 to July 29, 2016 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Drawing OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This class will take place along Provincetown’s harbor. Be inspired by its wharves and blackened pilings, schools of fish breaking up the surface of the sea, brightly colored boats pulled up onto the beach, sailboats, dories, fishing boats and ferries moving in and out of view. Just a few of the everyday sights along the Provincetown waterfront to which artists have been responding for over a hundred years. With charcoal, pen, ink and graphite, we will search out our own inspiration, interpreting what we see in a thoroughly contemporary way.

Time will also be set aside to visit galleries and the graves of some of Provincetown’s renowned artists; we may even spend an evening catching squid, whose ink is a wonderful medium with which to draw.


Paul Bowen came to Provincetown from Wales as a Work Center Fellow in 1977 and stayed for almost thirty years. A resident of Vermont, he constructs sculpture from found wood and draws in a variety of media, including ink made from his own walnut trees. His work is in many museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In Provincetown, he is represented by Albert Merola.