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

March 11 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

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Saturday March 11, 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 abstract expressive principles of Helen Frankenthaler. Lecture, active artmaking, critique, and an all-classes critique.

Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) was an abstract expressionist painter who spent summers in Provincetown. Her contributions to modern art include introducing color field painting to her contemporaries and continuing to influence future generations, including ours. You will work from a model, with exercises that reveal how color, use of materials and memory can be incorporated into working from life.

We begin with a PowerPoint presentation that includes works from the PAAM collection by the artist. When the model arrives on ZOOM, we continue with two hours of drawing/painting/collage and a half hour of inspiring and insightful critique at the end of class. You will leave with original artwork, knowledge about color field painting, and a day well spent with other artists while working from the comfort of your own environment. Suggest reading from PAAM store Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler.

This is Session 3 of a 3-Part Series. Read about Session 1: Artmaking Through the Eyes of Blanche Lazzell here and Session 2: Artmaking Through the Eyes of Tony Vevers 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: Provincetown Series #2, 1960, watercolor and crayon on paper, 35 ⅛” x 35”, PAAM Collection, Gift of The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, 2022. © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Right Society (ARS), New York.