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HOW TO DRAW: EXPLORING WAYS TO SEE THE HUMAN FIGURE THROUGH ART
Jul
8
to Aug 19

HOW TO DRAW: EXPLORING WAYS TO SEE THE HUMAN FIGURE THROUGH ART

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Mondays, July 8 - August 19, 9:30 to 12:30 am. $350.

Designed for all people interested in drawing from life, each Monday morning begins with an art history lecture inspired by PAAM’s collection. Then, for two hours, we will work from a nude model using charcoal, conte and chalk on 18 x 24-inch sketch paper.

The drawing sessions start with ten one-minute poses and multiple short poses that loosen your hand and train your eye. You will learn fundamental ways to approach perspective, composition, gestural mark-marking, abstraction, deconstruction and Hofmann’s theory of push/pull.

Week One: July 8th: The Figure as Gesture

Experience the immediacy of bold sweepings strokes as you create your own visual vocabulary.

Week Two: July 15th: The Figure as Expression

Learn to convey emotion in your drawing using the figure as inspiration.

Week Three: July 22nd: The Figure in Perspective

Understand how one and two-point perspective deepens the picture plane of your drawings.

Week Four: July 29th: The Figure Deconstructed

See how cubism deconstructs the figure and recreates the human form as planes and shapes.

Week Five: August 5th: The Figure Pushed and Pulled

Use Hofmann’s theory of push and pull to grasp how a two-dimensional surface gets activated.

Week Six: August 12th: The Figure Costumed

Adding elements of fantasy deepens your ability to create a visual experience for the viewer.

Week Seven: August 19th: The Figure as Allegory

Gain skills to use drawing for visual storytelling.

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.

 

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