ONLINE SERIES 1 OF 3: Figure Drawing through the Eyes of Hans Hofmann with Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett

October 10th | Sunday 10am-3pm | $140 for members, $150 for non members, $420 for full series

Please note this is the first of a three part workshop series. Students have the ability to sign up for an Individual Workshop or for the Entire Series at once by specifying “Shabott Barrett Series” at Registration. Full series also include 4 sessions to our renowned Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing.

Hofmann’s theory of pushing and pulling a composition on a two-dimensional surface is best understood when drawing from life with charcoal on paper. We will work using guided exercises that demonstrate this fundamental principle and how it is integral to understanding modern art. This course begins with a lecture on Hofmann’s push/pull theory by viewing the work of his students and continues with two and half hours of drawing with a break for lunch. Each artist, no matter what your level of experience, will leave with a deeper understanding of how you respond to the figure in your art.

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. Shabott is part of a core group of artists whose presence and practices – whether visual, literary or performance -ensures the continuance of Provincetown as a vital arts colony. 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.
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.