Drawing on the Waterfront

Drawing on the Waterfront

Paul Bowen
Week 7: July 23 to July 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Discipline: Drawing
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 5 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

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 as a Work Center Fellow in 1977 and stayed for almost thirty years. A resident of Vermont, he constructs sculpture from found wood and draws in a variety of media, including ink made from his own walnut trees. His work is in many museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In Provincetown, he is represented by Albert Merola.