2023 Summer Workshops
David Hockney once said his subject is the infinite variety of nature. While speaking of the landscape, Hockney was speaking beyond it too — to include the figure as well as human ecology. In my experience, strong painting grows from one’s engagement with the world through fieldwork research, active memory, a full range of sensory experience, and great note taking. Building on local field work done in the afternoons and evenings on your own, this workshop will consider composition as we build artworks in the studio. For those who would like to work directly from the landscape, there are ample opportunities to build plein air works in proximity to the FAWC campus. The workshop is designed for painters of any level, with the focus being on supporting participants individually to develop their voice and idiom as painters. The material list is for oil paint. but participants may use the painting media of their preference.
Pete Hocking is a visual artist & writer based in Truro, MA. His work is concerned with personal narrative, place, poetics, and political consciousness. He teaches at Goddard College in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and at Rhode Island School of Design. He's a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the arts and creative economy. He's represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown.