Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

James Stanley From Head to Toe: A Figure Painting Workshop July 31 to August 5, 2016 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Painting INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED On-site Housing Available

Artists through the centuries have painted the figure to more fully understand the human form and to use it to communicate broader issues. Even today, when digital media is everywhere, more and more contemporary artists are drawn to the pursuit of figurative painting in traditional and innovative ways. In this workshop, we’ll examine contemporary issues in figure painting. Class sessions will include painting the model from observa­tion, exploration utilizing different painting exercises and techniques, slide lectures, and critique.


James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship in New York. His paintings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Schoolhouse gallery in Provincetown. He is an Assistant Professor in the Painting Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.