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Two day class: June 7  – June 8, from 10:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: $140/$125 members

Join Laura Shabott for a two day figure painting and still life workshop on June 7 and 8 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm that explores Hans Hoffman’s push/pull theory.

Master painter and teacher Hans Hofmann had a school in Provincetown from 1935 to 1958, influencing a generation of art students who went on to become important painters. Course instructor Laura Shabott learned of Hofmann’s push/pull theory through her studies with painter/teacher Robert Henry and as a former gallery assistant at Berta Walker Gallery.

Designed to deepen your understanding of Hofmann’s contribution to painting, and how it relates to your own work, this third in a series of workshops begins with one hour of figure drawing. Then, we will go through visual exercises that demonstrate the difference between perspective and the push/pull theory when creating on a two-dimensional surface.

Day two, we will work from a model beginning with a warm-up of figure drawings and move right into painting to discover how color and form relates to push/pull. There will be breaks for discussion on how to integrate this way of seeing into your own visual vocabulary. Feedback in a safe group environment, as well as individual conversations with the teacher, will occur throughout this affirming, process-based course. Class size is limited to ten .