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Fri, Jun 01


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Exploring Hofmann's push/pull theory in Paint

Join Laura Shabott for a two day figure painting workshop on June 1 & 2 from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm that explores Hans Hoffman's push/pull theory.

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Exploring Hofmann's push/pull theory in Paint
Exploring Hofmann's push/pull theory in Paint

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jun 02, 2018, 3:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Hans Hofmann is considered one of the most important teachers and painters of the twentieth century. His push/pull theory influenced students who went on to become great artists, many of whom were on exhibit in The Hans Hofmann Legacy: Creative Diversity at the Cape Cod Museum of Art this past winter. Through her studies with painter Robert Henry, and as a former gallery assistant at Berta Walker Gallery, Shabott learned of Hofmann’s push/pull theory and embraces it in her paintings and drawings.

Your two-day painting workshop with artist Laura Shabott begins with one hour of figure drawing and then you will make paintings that enhance your understanding of the theory of Hofmann’s push/pull for the remainder of the class. Day two, we will work from a different model beginning with a warm-up of figure drawings and moving right into painting. There will be affirming and encouraging critiques throughout the course.

Artist Biography:

Laura Shabott returned to painting and drawing full-time through a Romano Rizk Scholarship from the LOWF Museum School at PAAM and with a Cape Resident Scholarship and a Returning Residency from the Fine Arts Work Center. A graduate of School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston at Tufts, she will have solo show of works on canvas at Provincetown’s Four Eleven Gallery in September of 2018.


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