Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Mark Adams Drawing the Wild Side of Outer Cape Cod June 18 to June 23, 2017 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Drawing OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

A chance to draw and write in nature in Provincetown’s back yard: dunes, marshes, beach and woods of the outer Cape. Drawing media and methods suited to beginners and experienced artist/travelers with emphasis on capturing quick impressions, documenting singular moments with a minimal tools: sketchbook, pen, pencil, ink and brush. Each day we meet at a different outdoor location to explore the environmental psychology of place along while examining the underlying geology and ecological processes that have shaped the landscape. Cape Cod habitats are geologically new and unique in the northeast for their rarities and varieties of expansiveness. Each session will start with guided observations of place and time, echoing the scientists’ field journal combined with careful observation and personal reflection. These compositions of text and image can become part of a journaling practice.


Mark Adams has been a cartographer with the National Park Service for over 25 years and a painter showing at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. He has also exhibited photography, scientific illustration and video art. He has traveled with a sketchbook in Asia, Central America and Europe and has recently illustrated and co-authored a geologic primer, Coastal Landforms of Cape Cod with geologists from the Center for Coastal Studies and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.