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[Full] Free Member Workshop: How to Approach Your Artistic Practice with Laura Shabott

April 5 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

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Friday, April 5, 1-4pm

1 session | Free for PAAM members

This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist, email Ruby T.: rubyt@paam.org

This workshop is part of our Free Members Workshops series, offered every winter to PAAM Members. You do not need to be member prior to signing up for this workshop, simply select your desired Membership Level on the workshop registration form!

Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior repeatedly, to help learn and eventually master a skill. The word derives from the Greek… “πρακτικός” (praktikos)” fit for or concerned with action, practical”, and from the verb “πράσσω” (prasso), “to achieve, bring about, effect, accomplish” (Wikipedia).

Guided by artist Laura Shabott, participants will examine the elements that make up a contemporary practice: artmaking, shows, curation, teaching, writing, community, recognition, representation, and more.

You will ask yourself: Am I someone who needs to apply for artist residencies and grants to feel fulfilled? Do I want awards and recognition for my work and contributions? How much time do I really have to make art, and how do I maximize that time?  You will leave with increased clarity about who you are as a creative person.

Please bring a notebook or writing paper, and a writing utensil.


Laura Shabott creates figurative expressive drawings, paintings and collages that are bold, original, and inspired by artist Hans Hofmann and his students.  A recipient of a Romano Rizk Scholarship from the LOWF Museum School (PAAM) and a Returning Resident at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), Shabott is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston, at TUFTS who exhibits regionally and is represented by Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown. 

Website: laurashabott.com

Instagram: @laurashabottart