How to Draw the Figure

Workshop Date:September 15

When: Saturday, 9:30-12:30pm

Sessions: 1

Price: $75

Teaching Artist: Laura Shabott

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*This was a Fall 2018 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

In this one-day workshop, you will be presented with a series of exercises, starting with ten one-minute poses and multiple short poses, to loosen your hand and train your eye to draw the figure. There will be a mini art history lecture and two hours with a model working with a variety of charcoal on paper.

Whether a beginner or a professional artist needing a reboot, this course will leave you with the desire and the ability to attend open life drawing sessions.

Laura Shabott is part of a core group of artists whose presence and practices – whether visual, literary or performance – insures the continuance of Provincetown as a vital arts colony. Her artistic path in the past thirty years has been circuitous, instinctual and diverse. In 2015, Shabott returned to painting and drawing as if coming home from a long journey. She is represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown.

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.”

A teaching artist at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, she works with adults who want to begin or begin again.