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Understanding Hofmann's Push/Pull Theory through Paint - 2 days

Understanding Hofmann's Push/Pull Theory through Paint - 2 days Fri, Sep 28, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM and Sat, Sep 29, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM $125.00

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

In the CCMoA exhibit The Hans Hofmann Legacy: Creative Diversity, the museum showed how the artist’s theory of push/pull shaped a generation of painters. Hofmann’s influence continues with this course designed by Laura Shabott. She is considered a third generation Hofmann student through her training at Berta Walker Gallery and through course work with artist Robert Henry who studied with the master as a teenager.

The two-day course begins with one hour of figure drawing using charcoal on paper. Then, the group will make figure paintings from a model, or work directly from a still life arrangement, to gain a deeper understanding of how paint creates dimension and expression on the canvas. On day two, participants will begin with a warm-up of figure drawings and move right into painting. There will be affirming and encouraging critiques throughout the course with art history vignettes after lunch. People of all levels of experience are welcome.