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Representational Painting: A Step-by-Step Guide – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Jo Hay 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 NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options

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.


Jo Hay is a contemporary British American portrait painter. Hay received the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant 2010 sponsored in part by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the New York Academy of Art Portrait Scholarship 2011. With her self portrait entitled 'Dodger' she was a semi-finalist in the BP Portrait Award 2015 at the National Gallery in London. In 2017 Hay began the ongoing project titled 'Persisters', large-scale portrait paintings representing contemporary, trailblazing women in their pursuit of justice. In 2019, a solo exhibition of the Persisters series was shown at The Provincetown Commons.