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[Online] Artmaking Through The Eyes of Blanche Lazzell with Laura Shabott and Alana Barrett, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

February 25 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

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Saturday February 25, 10am-1pm, with all-series critique on Saturday March 11, 3-5pm

Member rate:  $125 per session (includes model fee), $300 for full series of three ($75 savings)

Non-member rate: $140 per session, (includes model fee), $345 for full series of three ($75 savings)

Paint, draw, collage from a model using the modernist principles of Blanche Lazzell. Lecture, active artmaking, critique, and an all-classes critique.

Blanche Lazzell (1878 – 1956) is a Provincetown artist whose oeuvre spans the time of Hawthorne and Hofmann. You will study her principles of abstraction through working from a live model, with exercises that reveal how line, space and form move on a two-dimensional surface.

We begin with a PowerPoint presentation of works by Blanche Lazzell focusing on her figurative work. When the model arrives on ZOOM, we continue with two hours of drawing/painting/collage with a half hour of affirming and insightful virtual critique at the end. You will leave with original artwork, knowledge about abstracting the figure, and a day well spent with other artists while working from the comfort of your own environment. Suggested reading available for purchase at PAAM: Search for the Real and Blanche Lazzell: The Hofmann Drawings.

This is Session 1 of a 3-Part Series. Read about Session 2: Artmaking Through the Eyes of Tony Vevers here and Session 3: Artmaking Through the Eyes of Helen Frankenthaler here. There is an all-classes ZOOM critique March 11, 3-5pm.


Shabott/Barrett provides dynamic online/hybrid art courses in partnerships with art institutions, and through independent programming. www.shabottbarrett.com

Laura Shabott

Provincetown based Laura Shabott makes paintings, drawings and collage that respond to nature with boldness, strength, 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.

Website: www.laurashabott.com, Instagram:@laurashabottart, Facebook: Laura Shabott

Alana Barrett

Miami based Alana Barrett is a multidisciplinary artist who 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.

Website: www.alanacbarrett.com, Instagram: @alanacbarrett

Image: Blanche Lazzell, detail of Black Fish and Untitled double-sided work, 1920, carved woodblock, 12 x 11.5 inches, courtesy HA auctions