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The Portrait & Self-Expression – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Linda Bond The Portrait & Self-Expression July 2 to July 7, 2017 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Drawing OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

The art of portraiture dates back to ancient Egypt and continues today in traditional and unconventional forms of representation. During our week together we will explore a variety of approaches to portraiture, depicting the likeness and personality of our subjects while developing technical skills and personal styles. Students will work from direct observation and photo reference, exploring a variety of media in quick studies and more sustained drawings. Instruction will focus on dry media – pencil, charcoal, conte, colored pencil and pastel but students are invited to bring additional materials of their choice. Throughout the week we will look at the work of other artists, have group discussions and one-on-one critiques.


Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She has exhibited widely in museum and university venues including a recent twenty-year retrospective at Drexel University and a site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary both in Philadelphia. Bond has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.