Summer Program Overview

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Summer Program Workshops!

Explore our new catalog with nearly 90 exciting weeklong workshops in creative writing and visual arts. Inspiring workshops taught by our extraordinary faculty include poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, songwriting, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation, and mixed media.

New this summer: MEMOIR INTENSIVE: WOMEN’S VOICES, featuring a faculty of powerful women memoirists and artists in a provocative week dedicated to memoir, portraits, and identity. This exhilarating week includes a dynamic keynote address on the art of memoir and benefit concerts by Kristin Hersh and Anaïs Mitchell as part of MUSIC: THE LYRIC SERIES at the Work Center, featuring uniquely original artists in our summer concert series.

Other highlights: our 2nd Annual POETRY FESTIVAL. Phenomenally popular last summer, the Festival welcomes eight extraordinary faculty poets for a week of transformative workshops, launched by a vitalizing keynote address. Patty Larkin,  Robert Pinsky and PoemJazz return to perform benefit concerts this week.

We’ve expanded our acclaimed MASTER PRINTER SERIES held in the Michael Mazur Print Studio. The series offers intriguing open-enrollment workshops taught by renowned printmakers, as well as advanced workshops in which artists practice their craft in collaboration with a master printer.

All summer workshops are held on the campus of the Fine Arts Work Center, located in the heart of Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod surrounded by 40 miles of pristine national seashore and offering outdoor activities such as whale watching, sailing, kayaking, dune tours, biking and swimming.

The Work Center campus will be electric with nightly readings and talks by our distinguished faculty. With 24-hour studio access, you’ll be free to create any time you like. Enjoy daily breakfasts in the lounge, Sunday night reception, mid-week BBQ, Friday gallery strolls, and the beloved Student Open Studios and Readings. 

As the nation’s oldest continuous artist colony, Provincetown’s streets are lined with art galleries, museums, music venues and performing arts spaces providing an array of cultural happenings. 

Art and literature remain vital to the human spirit. As a recent summer program student said, The Fine Arts Work Center is far more than a place to take a class. It is a sacred center of learning, of creating, of unfolding into possibility.

We hope you will join our community this summer!

Kelle Groom                               Dawn Walsh
Summer Program Director             Summer Program & Community Outreach Coordinator