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"Paint the Town" in Provincetown, MA

  • Inn at Cook Street 7 Cook Street Provincetown, MA 02657 United States (map)

Come join Anne for a plein air painting adventure in one of the most quaint towns on Cape Cod...Provincetown!

In this workshop, Anne will guide you through her methods for composing a successful outdoor painting from start to finish. She will show you how to quickly hone in on a subject, set up a solid foundation, and then employ loose and dynamic brushwork to capture the moment.  Anne will demonstrate daily and share key elements that make a painting successful while showing how to balance academics with personal expression. You will learn to create solid paintings that reflect your individual style.


We’ll be painting around town as well as in the gardens of the beautiful Inn at Cook Street on the quiet East End. We are recommending staying at the Inn since it will be home base for the workshop. Book soon because they are very popular and fill up fast!

Provincetown is filled with quaint Inns and B&B’s should you prefer another option. Other recommendations:

Close to Inn at Cook Street:

Mid/West End:

*Please note*

Provincetown is a wildly popular tourist destination and is filled with energy and activity throughout the Summer. Parking a car is challenging on the main thoroughfare. As such, this workshop is best suited for those willing and able to do some walking. Plein air painting experience is a must, and you will want to have a very light and compact painting set-up for ease of movement from location to location. 

History of Provincetown, MA

The Provincetown art colony came into being when Charles Webster Hawthorne opened his Cape Cod School of Art in the summer of 1899. By 1915 as many as 90 students were enrolled to learn his style of impressionist painting en plein air. Soon after, there was an influx of painters, poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights as well as artists from Greenwich Village, who brought with them a bohemian lifestyle. Today, Provincetown remains a thriving art community as well as a sought after destination for plein air painting. 


Inn at Cook Street
7 Cook Street
Provincetown, MA 02657


To register, please contact: 

Rachel Blair 615.504.7201 or

Cost: $575

We accept check or credit card.

Questions? Please email any questions to

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