Instructor: Rob Longley
9am to 12pm
You can register here using our secure Paypal account; for further information, call the registrar at 617-717-9568.
Using principles of observation and study taught by Henry Hensche, this class will endeavor to develop a student’s ability to see and express color and light in their paintings. The lessons are applicable to all types of painting…landscape, still life and figure…and all media. The class is suitable for everyone, beginners to seasoned professionals.
Classes will also include short demonstrations, and discussions of composition, perspective, and materials, as well as the history of Provincetown as an art colony.
I encourage students to paint around Provincetown outside of class time, and I will happily make suggestions as to where to go.
A good time will be had by all.
Knife: A Blick 44 or similar. Any palette knife that is approximately 1 3/4″ to 2 1/2″ long and 1/2 to 3/4″ wide is acceptable. No plastic knives. Do not spend too much on the knife. A decent knife should not cost more than $15 and good ones are available for less. I will have spare knives to sell to students.
Boards: Home Depot will cut up a 24×48″ sheet of MDF and 1/4″ is excellent as a painting surface. Some lumber yards have 4’x8′ sheets of MDF. 16X20, 11×14 and 14×18 are acceptable sizes. I will have primed boards available to sell. Students should have at least one panel for each day of classes. Panels should not be more than approximately 1/4″ thick. Prime with acrylic gesso.
Easel: Any sturdy portable easel is acceptable. The Julian French easel is a good choice.
A Prismacolor non-photo blue pencil. I will have extras available for sale.
Palette: Any palette that is easily carried and of sufficient size to allow for paints and mixing will do. Glass palettes are not acceptable.
Titanium White, large tube Permalba is acceptable
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Hansa Yellow Deep (Gamblin) or Winsor Yellow Deep
Cadmium Green Pale
Cerulean Blue of real Manganese Blue (Gamblin)
Ultramarine or French Ultramarine
I use other colors from time to time and students are welcome to bring any additional colors that they may like or wish to try.
A hat or sun visor. Must have a brim that is large enough to shade the eyes.
Please wear clear glasses to class. Sunglasses or glasses that darken change the colors.
A clip on umbrella can be very helpful, but is not required.
Rob Longley began his career in painting first under the tutelage of Dick Goetz at the Malden Bridge School of Art in the summer of 1968. Over the next three years, Longley continued his studies at Malden with Dick Goetz and Betty Warren, with whom he met while studying at the Albany Institute of History and Art.
In 1973, Longley earned his BFA from the Boston University of Fine Arts where he was furthered influenced by the teachings of BU instructors Reed Kay and Jack Kramer. Then, in 1971, Longley began studying at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown under the direction of Henry Hensche. He continued his studies with Hensche throughout the 1970s and maintained close association with Hensche throughout the 1980s and 1990s during his summer stays in Provincetown.
It was during his time with Hensche that Longley began to focus and hone his skills as a fine art painter. His continued efforts of growth earned Longley awards and grants, the first being earned in 1976 when Longley was awarded the Greenshields Foundation Grant, an award given to promising young artists. Longley’s first solo exhibit was held in 1979 and by 1985, Longley had representation at the Hammerquist Gallery in New York City and at the Jacob Fanning Gallery in Wellfleet, MA. In 1985, the Arts Exclusive Gallery in Simsbury, CT began representing Longley’s work which continues to this day. Longley is represented by Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, MA and the Sorelle Gallery of Albany, NY and New Canaan, CT.
In the 1990s, Longley began sharing his knowledge and skills by offering workshops and classes at the Cape Cod School of Art which he continues to this day.