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.

 In 2015, the multi-disciplinary artist returned to painting and drawing through the teachings of Robert Henry and a Romano Rizk Scholarship from PAAM. About her solo show at Four Eleven Gallery in 2018, Emily Mergel writes for 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 PAAM, Castle Hill and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Shabott works with adults who want to immerse themselves in drawing and painting after other careers and journeys.