Free Members' Workshop: Figure Drawing

Workshop Date:November 11

When: 9:30-12:30pm

Sessions: 1

Price: Free for Members of the Museum

Teaching Artist: Laura Shabott

*This was a Fall 2017 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

So, you’ve always wanted to learn figure drawing? Let’s get started.

Do you often think about coming to PAAM’s Life Drawing sessions, but stop because you don’t feel ready? This introductory workshop is designed for you, a person who has never taken figure drawing or is beginning again. We will go through a series of exercises designed to loosen your hand and train your eye to see the human form in a whole new way.

The workshop is limited to ten people. Please come prepared with materials list below:

Materials list:

  1. 1 18 x 24” newsprint pad 100 pages.
  2. 1 Jumbo Charcoal Stick(s).
  3. 4 compressed Charcoal Sticks (package)
  4. 1 chamois cloth
  5. 1 kneaded eraser
  6. Handwipes

All materials are available at the Artists’ Loft in Provincetown. Coffee and snacks are available at Angel Foods directly across the street. Street parking, while free this time of the year, is not always easy to find so plan on extra time if driving.

Laura Shabott is a true Provincetown artist; multi-faceted and actively engaged in the arts colony. Her ODE TO HOFMANN series of ten paintings are works of the same still life arrangement created over many months, a classic assignment from the master teacher/artist to his students. She considers figure drawing the foundation of her studio practice and attends the Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing at PAAM.

Shabott is the recipient of a Romano Rizk Scholarship from the LOWF Museum School and a Cape Resident Scholarship recipient with a Returning Residency from the Fine Arts Work Center. A graduate of School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston at Tufts, she shows with Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown.

Education 1974-2016: Parsons School of Design (NY), Philadelphia College of Art, now University of the Arts (PA), School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (MA) Diploma, LOWF Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), Provincetown.