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Drawing on the Waterfront – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Paul Bowen Drawing on the Waterfront July 23 to July 28, 2017 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Drawing OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options

This class will take place along Provincetown’s harbor. Be inspired by its wharves and blackened pilings, schools of fish breaking up the surface of the sea, brightly colored boats pulled up onto the beach, sailboats, dories, fishing boats and ferries moving in and out of view. Just a few of the everyday sights along the Provincetown waterfront to which artists have been responding for over a hundred years. With charcoal, pen, ink and graphite, we will search out our own inspiration, interpreting what we see in a thoroughly contemporary way.

Time will also be set aside to visit galleries and the graves of some of Provincetown’s renowned artists; we may even spend an evening catching squid, whose ink is a wonderful medium with which to draw.


Paul Bowen came to Provincetown from Wales and lived there for three decades. A Vermont resident, he constructs found wood sculptures and draws with various media, such as inks made from walnuts, squid, and toner. His work is in many collections, including The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The MFA, Boston; and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. His work is represented by the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, Pulp in Holyoke, MA, and Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY.