Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Jim Peters The Contemporary Figure – De Kooning to Dumas June 25 to June 30, 2017 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Painting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

In a workshop environment we will be painting from the figure and investigating the figurative work of post World War II artists. We will analyze/discuss the images, processes, narrative aspect and use of space/placement in the work of Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Alice Neel, Lucian Freud, and Marlene Dumas. Painting will be the primary theater of investigation. Models (female and/or male) will be present during all sessions. All students are critiqued daily on an individual basis. This is a workshop and students may therefore be engaged in quite different projects/ideas and with different processes. Students can work in any media including graphic media (drawing, etc.). All students/artists are welcome, regardless of their level of experience. Remember, the emphasis of the week is more on Experimentation and Process than on Product.


Jim Peters graduated United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MS, Nuclear Engineering), and Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore,  (MFA, Painting). He has exhibited regularly in NYC and Provincetown, MA (Berta Walker Gallery). Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-1984), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships/Grants (1985,1988,2002, 2008). He teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School Of Design.