ONLINE SERIES 2 OF 3: Figure Drawing and Collaging Through the Eyes of Matisse with Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett

October 17th | Sunday 10am-3pm | $140 for members, $150 for non members, $420 for full series

Please note this is the second 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.

Matisse (1869–1954) revolutionized how we respond to the figure in paint so completely that students will see his influence in contemporary artists, and themselves. The course begins with a lecture on Matisse’s interiors of saturated color, and graphic stylization with his cutouts. We will use a series of exercises that give artists an experiential understanding of Matisse’s principles.

A model will start with a series of gesture drawings, move to two longer poses for cutouts, and then to a final pose for the remainder of the day to create a painted interior with a model. Critique happens in real time through the Zoom experience. You will leave inspired and refreshed, bringing new approaches to your artmaking.

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.