[Hybrid] Monumental Art and the Figure

With Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 10am–2pm. Members: $450, Non-Members: $500.

What are the different concerns when making monumental art, here defined as bigger than your body?

This immersive class will explore the human form in art from antiquity to today. Each morning begins with a presentation. Then, three hours of model time daily will be guided by exercises that demonstrate to each student what composition, shape and form can do when the intent is to make the figure both talisman and social statement. Critiques happen within a safe, lively discourse and a shared love of art. You will leave with very large roll-able art, sketches, maybe paintings and a whole new sense of scale to bring back to your own studio practice. Large paper for a fee will be provided in person. This is a hybrid in-person/Zoom class. In response to the pandemic, they created Shabott + Barrett, a virtual art school which partners with arts institutions


Laura Shabott

Provincetown based Laura Shabott makes drawings, paintings and collage that respond to the human form with boldness and originality. She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at TUFTS, a frequent Returning Resident at the Fine Arts Work Center, and represented by Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown. www.laurashabott.com

Alana Barrett

Miami based Alana Barrett is a multidisciplinary artist that works across a variety of mediums, including paint, woodworking, electronics, and fabrics. Her work is united by playful spatial relationships, whimsical perspectives, her curious nature, and willingness to experiment. Barrett is a graduate of the University of Miami, with an undergraduate degree in Studio Art. www.alanacbarrett.com

Image: Laura Shabott, detail of Blue, 2021, oil on canvas, 48 x 48, Courtesy of Berta Walker Gallery