Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

ForrestWilliams Painting the Figure June 21 to June 26, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Painting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Instruction in painting from the live model. Students will be encouraged to create a basic palette from direct observation of the model, using oil paint. Setting up a composition on either canvas or panel (student’s choice) will be considered. Students will receive individual instruction as they develop two figurative paintings over the course of the week. We will emphasize the basic forms of the figure as well as value and light and shadow. Students should arrive with two pre-tinted (and dry) canvases or panels, which will provide a ready-made ground upon which to build the paintings.


Forrest Williams is a figurative painter who has shown his work in San Francisco, New York, Portland, Montreal, and for numerous summers at Provincetown's AMP gallery. He was an English major undergrad and then received his MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art. He now lives and works in both New York City and Provincetown. This is his third summer teaching at FAWC.