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Online: Understanding the Figure Through Line and Watercolor with Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

March 7 | Sunday, 10AM-2PM | $125 for members, $150 for non-members

What are the elements of drawing and painting that create delicacy and intimacy? Working from a model allows us to explore how a variety of lines combined with the unexpected nature of watercolor or gouache brings a new and fresh relationship to drawing and painting the figure.We will begin with a lecture of Egon Schiele, David Hockney, as well as emerging contemporary artists. You will work from a model with guided exercises, one built upon the other, showing you how to go from an empty surface to a series of vibrant drawings or paintings. The affirming, real time critique throughout the day is the heart of the course. You connect with other artists in a safe environment to discuss process, principles, compositional choice, and color relationships through the mediums of pencil, ink and watercolor.

Laura Shabott discovered Provincetown and settled there while finishing her diploma from the SMFA at TUFTS. About her work, Emily Mergel writes in Artscope Magazine “Shabott continually draws inspiration from abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann and breaks forms into their most evocative essentials…She seizes the opportunity to burst the gallery walls, speaking with intentional gesture in visual vocabulary all her own.”

Shabott shows with Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown; with exhibits at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Ely Center for Contemporary Arts (New Haven), Fine Arts Work Center, Four Eleven Gallery, Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Alana Barrett is a multidisciplinary artist that works across a variety of two dimensional and three dimensional mediums, including paint, woodworking, electronics and fabrics. Her work spans a variety of subject matter from robotic sculptures to hard-edged abstract paintings. All of her work, however, is united by playful spatial relationships, whimsical perspectives, and her curious nature and willingness to experiment.

She is currently teaching art courses on topics such as abstract art, Han’s Hofmann’s principle of “push/pull”, figurative expression, color theory, and more, at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and The Art Guild.

She also works as a leader and creator of “The Art Hang” – a free online community course that aims to harness the social power of art in order to decolonize, democratize, and discuss creative fields. Alana is a recent graduate of the University of Miami, with an undergraduate degree in Studio Art.