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[Full] Session 3/3: Drawing and Color Field Painting Through The Eyes Of Helen Frankenthaler with Laura Shabott

June 25 @ 9:30 am 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 25, 9:30am-1pm

$150 includes model fee, $350 for all three ($100 savings), $10 discount for members

This workshop is full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Ruby: rubyt@paam.org

Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) contributed to modern art by introducing color field painting to her contemporaries and by continuing to influence future generations, including ours.

Your workshop begins with a lecture on Frankenthaler’s works made in Provincetown and continues with two and half hours of drawing and painting from a model with a group critique at the end. Each of you, no matter what your level of experience, will leave with original artwork and increased skills in color, use of materials and how memory can be incorporated into working from life.

Suggest reading from PAAM store Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York by Alexander Nemerov | Provincetown Art Association and Museum (square.site) and Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art | Provincetown Art Association and Museum (square.site)

This is the third session in Through the Eyes of: A Figure-Focused Workshop Series of Three with Laura Shabott. Take one, two, or all three!

Session 1: Figure Drawing and Painting Through the Eyes of Hans Hofmann. Tuesday, June 4, 9:30am-1pm.

Session 2: Drawing and Collage Through the Eyes of Lee Krasner. Tuesday, June 18, 9:30am-1pm.


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 Returning Resident at the Fine Arts Work Center and a recipient of the Building Capacity Grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. In addition to her studio practice, Shabott is passionate about teaching, empowering artists to thrive, and sharing Provincetown’s artistic legacy. She is  represented by Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown. 

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

Image: Helen Frankenthaler, Provincetown Series II, 1960, watercolor and crayon on paper, 19” x 23 ¾”, PAAM Collection, Gift of The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, 2022. © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Right Society (ARS), New York.