ONLINE SERIES 3 OF 3: Figure Drawing and Painting through the eyes of Bay Area Figurative Art with Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett

October 24th | Sunday 10am-3pm | $140 for members, $150 for non members, $420 for full series

Please note this is the third 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 school created two generations of Abstract Expressionists and the Bay Area Figurative Art movement was a direct reaction and rebellion to AbEX. Our course begins with a lecture of the work of David Parks, Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, and others. Exercises with a model will show you the elements of this art movement through two and half hours of drawing and painting with a break for lunch. Each artist, no matter what your level of experience, will learn the possibility of abstracting the figure directly with the paint, a wonderful discovery and very freeing.

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.