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The Infinity of Nature: A Landscape Painting Workshop – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Peter Hocking The Infinity of Nature: A Landscape Painting Workshop June 7 to June 12, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Painting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

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 and writer based on Cape Cod. In addition to being represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, he’s recently shown with the Chazan Gallery in Providence RI, The Dorado Project in Jersey City NJ, the Plough Gallery in Tifton GA, and at VeeVee in Boston MA. In May 2019 he was Artist in Residence at the Hawthorne Barn with Twenty Summers. He teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. From 2003-2021 he was full-time faculty in Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts. He is a founding board member of The Provincetown Commons, a center for the arts and creative economy.