Ralph Scala & John Lloyd
DATES: August 10 – 14, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: In this workshop, longtime “Ranchers” Ralph and John show how to move steel wire and rod in relationship to drawings and then into sculptures. Students investigate the steel “line” and the place where drawing and sculpture overlap. Drawing with wire is a bridge to sculpture. Rigid cold rolled steel is conducive to geometric approaches while annealed or “dead soft” wire is easy to form and works well with an organic aesthetic. Plenty of work time is peppered with safety and technical demonstrations.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use paper and charcoal, steel wire, cold rolled steel rods, annealed #9 tie wire, and hot rolled rods. Binding, hydraulic and hand bending, brazing, and welding techniques, mixed media, and paint.
ACTIVITIES: We learn through gesture drawings, demonstrations, presentations, followed by work time and individual assistance.
FACULTY: Ralph Scala is the Ceramics Studio Coordinator at Anderson Ranch. He received his B.A. in painting and sculpture from Evergreen College in 1995. He served as Studio Director at Lill Street Art Center in Chicago from 1995 to 2000 and Studio Director at Santa Fe Clay from 2000 to 2005.
John Lloyd is the Sculpture Studio Coordinator at Anderson Ranch. He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University. He poured iron with Kohler’s Arts/ Industry program and has built custom cabinets, furniture and homes around the U.S. and Europe. Previously, he worked eight summers at the Ranch, including three years as artist-in-residence.
Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95