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Weeks 1&2: June 4 - June 17

Summer Project Residency 2023
June 4 to June 17, 2023

​​”We have had a lovely visit, and I am very happy with the body of work I made. So glad I got the studio. I wish we could come back again for a month!” – Summer Project Resident   This component of the Summer Workshops Program is an opportunity for artists and writers to take... more

Week 3: June 18 - June 24

Paul Bowen
Drawing Provincetown
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00

We will draw along Provincetown’s harbor with its wharves, blackened pilings, schools of fish breaking up the sea’s surface, sailboats, fishing boats, and ferries moving in and out of view — all of which have inspired artists for over a hundred years. We also will look at the geometry of houses, narrow streets, and a... more
Zehra Khan
Multi-Media Experimental Art
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop challenges your art making habits through experiments and play with multi-media, process, and output. We will use unconventional materials (found objects, organic matter, land/environment), try varied processes (drawing, sculpture, text, performance, photography, video, collaboration), and discuss the different experiences of creative output (online, in-real-life, gallery, museum, public, permanent/impermanent.) Through experiments with the unfamiliar... more
Carmen Maria Machado
Every Story is a Haunted House Story
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
During this workshop, we will break down the haunted house genre to its essential elements — ghosts, metaphor, memory, the uncanny, the philosophy of space, the intrusion of the past onto the present, and the relationship between author and story, story and reader, and author and reader — and explore how they function as a... more
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Sound and Sense in Poetry
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop offers poets of all levels an opportunity to study how ideas and sound work together to enhance poems. In other words, we will work on making your poems sound as good as possible while keeping the ideas in them clear. A poem is always about the relationship between its sonic and imaginative parts;... more
Susanna Sonnenberg
Against Silence
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
“Against Silence” will teach you to break down your inhibitions and barriers to telling, as we examine and experiment with the great powers in voice, language, narrative tension, and scene setting. We will work from generative prompts, discussion, and short readings. You will be expected to respect everyone in the room, to work rigorously, and... more
Vicky Tomayko
Silkscreen Printmaking
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Silkscreen is a graphic medium for the artist and artisan. Printing can be done on a variety of surfaces including paper and fabric. This workshop will provide an introduction for beginners as well as advanced silkscreen methods for those who have more experience. Learn several ways to create an image including hand-cut stencil, direct drawing,... more
Joan Wickersham
Jumpstarts for Cold Mornings
June 18 to June 24, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
How do we free ourselves from what we think we’re supposed to be writing, and head for the sometimes scary — and always far more interesting — territory of messy experience and complex emotion? In this generative workshop, we’ll work from prompts suggested by our own lives and experiences, finding rich new resources to draw... more

Week 4: June 25 - July 1

Oliver Baez Bendorf
Seedy Verse: Queer/Trans Ecopoetry
June 25 to July 1, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Perhaps you have a sense that your poems could be messier, not cleaner. Perhaps you are tired of decontaminated art. We will read and write poems that are complex, organic, impure, dirty, steamy, trans, queer, ripe… and because of all those things, fertile — seedy in every sense of the word. We will write alongside... more
Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas
The Lavender Press
June 25 to July 1, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop will explore several methods for creating prints using and inspired by local plants. Participants will spend time walking and gathering plants each day. Back in the studio, we will work with monoprint techniques to explore transparent color layering, stencils using leaves and stems, and serial image-making that builds on a central focus over... more
Alexander Chee
Self-Censorship, Writing, and Reclamation
June 25 to July 1, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Self-censorship is pervasive for LGBTQ+ writers, whether we are considering being out at work or addressing intergenerational trauma. How can we recuperate what we have hidden even from ourselves — much less others — as we set out to write fiction, and how can we write about it meaningfully, without harming or re-traumatizing ourselves or... more
Jess T. Dugan
The Intimate Portrait
June 25 to July 1, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Making a photographic portrait is an intimate endeavor, requiring both photographer and subject to work together to create a compelling image. In this workshop, participants will investigate their motivations for making portraits, strengthen their skills working with people, and engage deeply with issues in contemporary photography through lectures, demonstrations, and critique. While we will address... more
Melissa Febos
Nonfiction Essay Lab
June 25 to July 1, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
ADVANCED
Conventional essay forms offer us familiar containers in which to pour our content. And essays are traditionally driven by content. It is a formula that works. The problem with formula, and the familiar, is that it lulls the imagination and protects the psyche. But what happens when we lead with structure? What happens to our... more
Andrea Lawlor
Queer / Trans Fabulism: Writing the Mythic From the Margins
June 25 to July 1, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Queer and trans people have often found ourselves in the position of having to write ourselves into our own lives as well as writing our lives into literature — no wonder so many of us turn to fabulist writing to tell stories that don’t fit into conventional structures. In this craft-focused multi-genre workshop, we will... more
Bishakh Som
Queertopia: A Zine-making Workshop
June 25 to July 1, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
In the absence of mainstream structures that accept, nurture us and let us thrive, we as queer and trans folks have always had to imagine and create our communities and culture. What if we could expand the scale of that imagination to encompass a neighborhood, a vicinity, a city, an entire world? What if you... more

Week 5: July 2 - July 8

Nydia Blas
Constructing the Photographic Image
July 2 to July 8, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
This workshop will explore the ways that photography works as a metaphoric platform. We will consider how to construct images, as opposed to finding them in the world. Working in the style of photographic tableau vivant, students will make photographs inspired by fiction/poetry/lyrics/dreams and ideas/concepts. Additionally, we will investigate how subject, prop, gestures/action, backdrop, and... more
Chen Chen
Letters, Constellations, Dreams, Correspondences
July 2 to July 8, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this generative workshop, we’ll read, discuss, and practice epistolary forms — mainly in poetry with some shoutouts to nonfiction and fiction. We’ll each also write an actual letter to send via snail mail. Participants can expect to draft at least five poems. Poet-correspondents such as Aracelis Girmay, Jean Valentine, Matthew Olzmann, Jennifer S. Cheng,... more
Kimiko Hahn
Capturing the Hybrid Text (Poetry and Otherwise)
July 2 to July 8, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
The Chimera is a mythological animal created from different beasts. Is this your work or an area you’d like to explore? In this generative workshop, we will literally mix things up to create a new unified experience. You can expect to write new material, rip up old stuff, and research captivating fields. By Friday, you’ll... more
Pete Hocking
It Starts With a Feeling
July 2 to July 8, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Richard Diebenkorn once said that every painting starts with a feeling. In my view, feeling comes from the totality of our experience of a place or thing — fieldwork research, memory, mnemonic tools, and a full range of sensory experience. Direct, spontaneous picture making allows a painter to capture something ephemeral and unexpected, and slower... more
Andrew Mockler
Monoprint: Woodcut and Collograph 
July 2 to July 8, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this Master Printer Series workshop, each participant will work to develop a group of prints that explores a range of variations on a theme. We will work with monotype and other print techniques including woodcut, drypoint, and collograph. Over the week, each artist will work toward achieving a body of work that has a... more
Deborah Taffa
The Many Voices of Creative Nonfiction
July 2 to July 8, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
In this workshop we will engage in creative nonfiction with an eye to its shape shifting possibilities. We will read a lyric essay, a braided essay, a traditional essay, and a couple of memoirs. By examining the possibility of styles that the genre presents, we empower ourselves as writers. Students will generate work and receive... more
Monica Youn
Word as Medium
July 2 to July 8, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop, we will be focusing intensively on contemporary poetic craft — workshopping participants’ existing poems, but also looking at how a widely diverse array of poets have responded to a given challenge — from sonics to lineation, from disjunction to revision. Students will receive readings geared toward each topic as well as generative... more

Week 6: July 9 - July 15

Rubens Ghenov
Telegraph Signals: Painting in Abstraction
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
ADVANCED
This workshop focuses on the condition abstraction presents in amalgamating disparate parts of our psychology and philosophy in the medium of painting. Specific prompts will provide fodder for the creation of a visual language which may arrive from a representational substrate to ultimately morph in the abstract. We will delve in both past and contemporary... more
David Hilliard
Taking Inventory; What Matters Now?
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
ADVANCED
We’re all overwhelmed lately. An ongoing pandemic. Social, economic, and political upheaval, as well as continued battles to maintain basic human rights. In this intensive workshop, we will explore photography as a universal storytelling language with which to explore “what matters now” as we move forward in our lives. What stories need to be told... more
Paul Lisicky
On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2023? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, care, survival, and power — all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll... more
Gail Mazur
Writing and Revising, a Poetry Workshop
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Sometimes, writers might have a nagging feeling a poem doesn’t work, but they are not confident about how to revise. During this week, we will talk about poems we love (everyone should bring at least one of those), write poems, and read and revise poems participants bring to the table. Walking in Provincetown itself can... more
Porsha Olayiwola
Positive Obsession: A Poetry Workshop
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Many writers say they’ve only written one poem. It is not a saying of trickery, but one of obsession. There is always a poem we seem to keep writing. Disciplined obsession is often a tool of poets to get ‘as close to the bone’ as possible. Writing “the same poem” can allow us to express... more
Seema Reza
Dream/Body: Experiment & Discovery with Form & Voice
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
This generative hybrid poetry/memoir workshop will introduce writers of all levels to new facets of their own most essential stories. Using experimental forms to tap into unfamiliar parts of the creative mind, we’ll spend time each class examining and discussing example texts, writing in response to prompts, and analyzing our own discoveries. The workshop will... more
James Stroud
Jumpstart Etching: Photo-Etching on Copper
July 9 to July 15, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
In this Master Printer Series workshop, students will get far into the etching process by transferring drawings from clear films to copper plates coated with a photosensitive resist. Once the plates are processed photographically and etched into the plates, they can be developed further by using traditional etching techniques. Photo-copper plates will be available from... more

Week 7: July 16 - July 22

Kate Clark
Figurative Sculpture: Using Non-Traditional Materials to Build a Narrative
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Transforming the surface of an object can powerfully change that object’s meaning, allowing the external to suggest an internal state. You will sculpt a very basic life size bust, referencing a model. The transformation and storytelling begins as you cover the head with collected materials, such as natural materials, candy wrappers, cigarette butts, vegetable skins,... more
Garrard Conley
Jumpstart Your Nonfiction Project
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by research, intimidated by structure and/or narrative possibilities, or otherwise stuck in pre-drafting limbo, this workshop will present you with generative prompts, examples drawn from skilled writers, and opportunities to go hands-on with your nonfiction project. There will be a mix of discussion, in-class writing, and workshops which focus primarily on... more
Vievee Francis
Fainting at the Cy Twombly House Or: The Power of Ekphrasis!
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop we will generate work based on art. Expect to walk away with four new poems. I will respond to the first poems from each student and we will workshop the last two poems in class. Each day will consist of a mini lecture, in-class writing, and workshopping. Students will have the same... more
Nabil Gonzalez
Monotype Through the Screen: Merging Screen Printing and Drawing
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop participants will explore the merging of two processes: drawing and monotype screen printing. We will develop a set of drawings to work from, although students are encouraged to come with some sketched ideas/concepts that can further be developed during class time. Basic sketches will be transformed into complete compositions using water-based drawing... more
Celeste Lecesne
Story
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Every story we tell is the myth of our lives struggling to be heard. This workshop is designed to explore your individual myth, give voice to your emotional, political, and personal truth, and create a structure that will carry your story into the world. Whether you are working on a screenplay, a TV pilot, a... more
Matthew Olzmann
Strangeness, Curiosities, and Defamiliarization
July 16 to July 22, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop will explore the concept that poetry should “make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.” How does a poem take something ordinary and charge it with wonder and mystery? How does something wild and surreal feel immediately connected to our daily lives? Let’s talk about how that happens. This will be a generative... more
Janine Wong
Artist Books and Book Forms
July 16 to July 22, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Explore the possibilities inherent in the book’s function as a repository of images and ideas. Experiment with bookbinding structures, formats, and materials, using your own artwork and/or writing. Experiment with bookbinding techniques to understand how the book sets a stage for your work. Each student will make six book models, cutting and collaging their own... more

Week 8: July 23 - July 29

Aaron Aceves
Young Adult Writing
July 23 to July 29, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This introductory workshop will focus on young adult writing. Students will have the option to submit previously written short stories or excerpts of a longer work, the protagonists of which should be between ages 13 and 18 (not required). Those who submit will receive feedback from fellow students as well as the instructor with an... more
Brandy Colbert
The Power of Nonfiction Literature for Young People: A Critique Workshop
July 23 to July 29, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop is tailored for students who have started a nonfiction project and would like to receive critical feedback on their work in progress. We will look at pieces from each student throughout the course and provide feedback. Additionally, we will assess the fundamentals of writing nonfiction for young people, as well as the components... more
Mike Curato
Picture Book Illustration
July 23 to July 29, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop we will discuss the fundamentals of picture book illustration: composition, color, character design, layout, and more. We’ll talk about how to harness all of these tools to create a compelling visual narrative. For more intermediate to advanced students, we will deep dive into refining your portfolio and/or book dummy to get you... more
Sara Farizan
Writing for Young Readers
July 23 to July 29, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Whether you are a beginner, a novice, or someone deeply entrenched in kid lit publishing, let’s get together and workshop middle grade and young adult works in a supportive and focused atmosphere. Students should bring existing work for critique; whether it’s the beginnings of a first draft or one of the last revisions, we’ll explore... more
Leah Johnson
Raise Your Voice: A YA Workshop On Crafting Believable Characters
July 23 to July 29, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
You’ve nailed down the plot of your novel. You’ve mastered structure and form. But now it’s time to tap into an authentic voice for your character, and no amount of eavesdropping on teenagers in line at Starbucks is helping you craft a believable narrator. In this workshop, we’ll use examples from both YA and middle... more
Kyle Lukoff
Writing Picture Books
July 23 to July 29, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Picture books — shorter, illustrated stories, intended to be read aloud to younger children — are a distinct art form all their own. A good picture book often echoes formalist poetry, using a strict, tight structure that provides a strong skeleton for the plot to cling to. This workshop will examine, in granular detail, how... more
JooHee Yoon
Block Printing from History
July 23 to July 29, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop, we will explore how to create images using the block printing technique, working with a softer version of linoleum that is easy to carve for artists of all levels. Looking to the past for inspiration, we will observe spot printing techniques from classic picture books of the 1950s, along with contemporary examples,... more

Week 9: July 30 - August 5

Elizabeth Bradfield
Making Broadsides: Bringing Poetry and Art into Conversation
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
(Part of the interlinked Broadsided Press workshop series, which includes Artful Writing: Re-Seeing Your Writing Through Visual Art with Alexandra Teague and Poetic Art Making: Generating Visual Ideas From Writing with  Millian Giang Pham) Broadsides, single-sheet publications combining art and poetry, have a long and rich history dating back to the 16th century. This workshop... more
Tina Chang
Hybrid Poetry: Liminal Spaces, Sensual Blur
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this multi-genre poetry workshop we will invest in the spark, collision, and inspiration of poetry and other genres. We will workshop poems while responding to generative writing prompts where poems work in collaboration with memoir, photography, collage, and raw, collected material. Students are asked to experiment wildly and delve into the inventive play of... more
Joseph Diggs
A Constructive Approach to Painting
July 30 to August 5, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
“Go a little bit out of your depth and when you feel that your feet aren’t quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” – David Bowie This workshop is about developing one’s point of view, exploring, and expanding one’s compositional agility, as well as building one’s vocabulary... more
Lyle Ashton Harris
Land's End: Explorations in Photography
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
In this workshop students will be provided a forum in which to explore and engage the relationship between photography, landscape, and contemporary art. Through class assignments and readings we will develop a critical vocabulary for understanding the ways personal experience can be documented and articulated within an image to speak to larger ideas and concepts.... more
Fred Liang
Monoprinting: Creating Under Pressure
July 30 to August 5, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Bridge the immediacy of drawing with the processes of printmaking. You will focus on developing visual ideas in a serial, yet exploratory approach. This workshop is ideal both for artists with limited printmaking experience, and advanced printmakers eager to learn traditional and alternative printmaking techniques of committing their creative ideas and impulses to prints. Learn... more
Candace Perry
Making a Play
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Create. Build. Construct. Playwrights, like wheelwrights, are fabricators. We take our stories and shape words into a dramatic form called a play. In this workshop we’ll work at being play builders, using techniques of craft, borrowing from the greats, and discussing the elements that make a play. We’ll work primarily in the short form, using... more
Millian Giang Pham
Poetic Art Making: Generating Visual Ideas From Writing
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
(Part of the interlinked Broadsided Press workshop series, which includes Artful Writing: Re-Seeing Your Writing Through Visual Art with Alexandra Teague and Making Broadsides: Bringing Poetry and Art into Conversation with  Elizabeth Bradfield) Participants in this workshop will work collaboratively and individually to generate new work in response to poems — both historic and new-made... more
Alexandra Teague
Artful Writing: Re-Seeing Your Writing Through Visual Art
July 30 to August 5, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
(Part of the interlinked Broadsided Press workshop series, which includes Poetic Art Making: Generating Visual Ideas From Writing with Millian Giang Pham and Making Broadsides: Bringing Poetry and Art into Conversation with  Elizabeth Bradfield) Countless writers have been inspired by visual art — both as a subject and to learn to see closely and better... more

Week 10: August 6 - August 12

Jessica Jacobs
A Sanctuary in Time: Exploring the Sacred with Poetry
August 6 to August 12, 2023
1pm - 4pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In our shared week, we’ll strive to step outside the rush of ordinary time to create together a space of inspiration and contemplation, exploring questions as old as human consciousness: Why are we here? How do we live knowing we will die? What does it mean to be good? For writers of all levels, of... more
Eileen Myles
Pathetic Poetry
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
I’ve been obsessed with the notion of the pathetic since the aughts. It’s no accident that I’m a poet and that’s all I have to offer in this workshop. Poetry is a pathetic practice, touching in every sense of the word. We will write a poem every day of the class, we will focus on... more
Sarah Schulman
Prose Writing for All Levels
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop examines the fundamental craft issues in fiction and nonfiction. It is designed to be helpful to writers from early beginners, to those who have already published books. Students are invited to come in with ten page excerpts of existing works-in-progress, or a collection of notes, or even a description of an idea. Any... more
Rashod Taylor
Connecting with People Through Portraiture
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” — Edward Steichen Portraits, at their core, are about connection and being able to capture that dialog with your camera. In this workshop we will explore how to gain trust with your subjects, communicate your vision for the portrait, address fears... more
Tomas Vu
Drawing into Print
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop, students will be introduced to the fundamental techniques of drawing through monoprints and collages. Students are welcome to bring their own images, themes, or pre-existing work if they would like. The objective of the course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary link between drawing and printmaking and challenge the porous boundary... more
Melissa Kay Wilkinson
Watercolor Painting Using Collage
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Always wondered how to create more contemporary, unique, and original paintings with found source photographs? This workshop uses both the traditional and digital collage as the foundation for watercolor painting. From beginning to advanced skill sets, students will be immersing themselves in the glitched found image of the 21st century. Through instruction in both paper... more
Ronaldo Wilson
Composing Across Fields: Writing, Art, and Performance
August 6 to August 12, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Across writing, visual, and sound art, students will engage with the work of interdisciplinary writers and artists: Krista Franklin, Cecilia Vicuña, Addie Tsai, and Guillermo Goméz Peña, among others, by way of close study and interdisciplinary prompts (exploring images and objects; taking walks, notes, recordings, and making video) as methods to create their own interdisciplinary... more

Week 11: August 13 - August 19

Mark Adams
Thoreau on the Beach: A Drawing & Writing Workshop
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In this workshop we will shoulder a bag and walk trails and beaches in Provincetown and Truro including some of Henry David Thoreau’s paths and observations, using drawing methods suitable for beginners and the advanced, including pencil, ink and brush, value study and basic watercolor, and compose energetic sentences that complement the images. The sketchbook... more
Nick Flynn
Memoir as Bewilderment
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
In The Unnamable, Beckett offers this: “Dear incomprehension, it’s thanks to you I’ll be myself in the end.” In our week together, I would like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of “bewilderment” and how it gets acted out in our writing — either through syntax, our accessing the duende, leaps into... more
Marie Howe
Doing It Differently: Generative Workshop/Radical Revision
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Stanley Kunitz once cautioned us against clichés of speech, but he went on to caution us against clichés of thought and feeling as well. What are clichés of thought and feeling? What are ours? How do we undermine and revise thought habits, feeling habits and composition habits, so that writing (and revision) can become a... more
Simonette Quamina
Experiments with Relief Printmaking
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
Participants in this workshop will explore the multiple possibilities of working from a matrix and combining printmaking techniques to create layered multi-sensory images which challenge traditional notions of the “Print” and collage. Focusing on relief print techniques, we will cover methods in Collagraphy, Silk Aquatint, Frottage and other alternative printmaking methods. Challenges will occur as... more
Victoria Redel
Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
This workshop focuses on possibilities within a work of fiction — what are the possibilities and limitations found in choices of narrative point of view, syntax, time, memory, story structure, sentences, omission, openings, closure, objects, dialogue, and a narrative’s leaps and speed. How do we clear away obvious ways of sounding on the page in... more
Dani Shapiro
Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir, fiction — it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in pages of a memoir-in-progress or a work of fiction, we will approach... more
Forrest Williams
Painting the Figure
August 13 to August 19, 2023
9am - 12pm
TUITION: $800.00
OPEN TO ALL
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... more
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