Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

JoHay Representational Painting: A Step-by-Step Guide June 14 to June 19, 2020 Tuition: $750 Workshop: 9am-1pm Discipline: Painting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This structured, rigorous, and lively class is designed to sharpen the students understanding and use of color. Each day, a specific painting exercise will focus the attention and practice on one of the individual elements required to make a successful representational painting. The complexity of the exercise will increase as the week goes on. Drawing exercises that inform the daily painting exercise will also be an important component of this class. There will be instructor critiques of the students work throughout the day and where necessary the students will also be encouraged to engage in the discussion. This class will benefit the development of all painting styles and is open to all levels. Please note, the instructor will actually be present each day till 4pm. It is recommended, but not obligatory, that students utilize this extra teaching time.


British-American portrait painter Jo Hay was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1964. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlesex University in London and her Master of Arts cum laude, from the New York Academy of Art in NYC. Hay was the first recipient of the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant 2010 sponsored by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. She is also the recipient of the New York Academy of Art Portrait Scholarship. She lives and works in Provincetown MA.