After Hofmann: Integrating figurative expression into your art
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This two-day drawing and painting workshop, taught by painter/teacher Laura Shabott, will explore the fundamentals of figurative expressionism.
Each day begins by figure drawing with charcoal on paper and moving to oil painting on canvas. You will learn art history - Cubism, Hofmann's push/pull, Abstract Expressionism and Figurative Expression - through practical application and a collective discourse. This way of working will allow you to discover your own visual language: the marks, colors and forms that make your art unique. There will be affirming critiques in a safe and encouraging environment.
About the Instructor: Shabott, a Provincetown resident for over twenty years, is part of a core group of people who make art on the Outer Cape year-round. Trained for a multi-disciplinary practice at the SMFA at TUFTS (1992-95), she returned to painting and drawing in 2015 through a Romano Rizk Grant from PAAM for Open Life sessions and a gift from Berta Walker to study with Robert Henry.
Represented by Four Eleven Gallery, the emerging artist has also shown at Berta Walker Gallery as well as in juried/invitational exhibitions at PAAM, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. She teaches figure drawing and painting in the Hofmann tradition at PAAM, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and the Cape Cope Museum of Art.
· Supply list
· One 18 x 24” sized white acid free drawing paper pad with at least 25 sheets. Strathmore Windpower, XL Sketch brands are good. Newsprint is acidic and yellows over time.
· Vine charcoal: Grumbacher Soft 3 sticks or Nitram Soft Fine Art Charcoal (divine.)
· Chamois Cloth
· Kneaded Erasers: Faber Castelli Kneadable Art Eraser
· Glue Stick
· Oil Paints: whatever kind you already use. Make sure to have the primaries: red, yellow, blue, black, white and a raw umber and burnt sienna. (contact me if paint in acrylic).
· Canvas: Four (4-6) 18 x 24” or 22 x 30-inch gesso primed and stretched
· Brushes: the largest that you have. One size 50. (go inexpensive).
· Palette Knives: Plastic or Metal (use old kitchen knives if you want).
· Unexpected Tools: bubble wrap, knives (not too sharp), hardware store tools.
· GAMSOL only.
· You will take this with you and bring back each day: Gamsol as solvent, jars, rags, bag.
- Not-yet Members$155$1550$0