Allen Birnbach: lighting the world with speed lights

Date: June 17, 2013

Last week we were fortunate enough to have Allen Birnbach at the Ranch to teach a course on photographic lighting using speed lights. As we enter every new week, we reflect fondly on visitors and teachers whose time here has past. Keep up with Allen by following him on his blog: (recent post: (main page:

Up in the Air: with visiting artists Melanie Walker and George Peters

Date: June 13, 2013

Melanie Walker Melanie Walker has an exhibition history that spans more than thirty years. She received a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Florida State University. She is a mixed media artist invested in ideas. Her approach to materials includes photographic media, digital art, sculpture, installation, fiber art, printmaking, kite making, […]

Create Painterly Prints in Elizabeth Ferrill’s Monotype Workshop

Date: June 11, 2013

Monotypes are often described as “painterly prints,” but using Mylar to make hand-cut stencils yields a more graphic, clean-edged effect. This workshop is open to painters and printmakers alike who are intrigued by the process of creating one-of-a-kind prints. Stencil methods are introduced in addition to mark making processes, background blends, gum Arabic transfers and […]

Make the Ordinary Extraordinary in Bill Ellzey’s Photography Workshop

Date: June 6, 2013

Learn to see and compose landscape images in your own way. Students consider images that make the ordinary into the extraordinary by focusing on natural elements, from lichen and wildflowers to majestic landscapes. This is about seeking and honing one’s personal vision of the landscape. Bill Ellzey started shooting in 1965 and began making a […]

“Interior” Group Exhibition: Opening Reception TODAY! (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Date: June 4, 2013

Anderson Ranch Arts Center presents “Interior,” an exploration in the limitless boundaries of contemporary Colorado furniture designers and visual artists, opening on Tuesday, June 4, in the Patton-Malott Gallery. Opening in the adjoining Gideon Gartner Gallery is “The Men’s Room”, a solo exhibition of two-dimensional work by Jason Schneider. Both exhibitions run June 3 through […]

iPhones and Karen Divine: Tools For Photographic Inovation

Date: May 30, 2013

The iphone is such a powerful tool for creating beautiful single photographs and brilliant at creating stunning composite imagery. Karen will cover the basics of organizing and transferring images as well as providing one-on-one time guiding you towards the images you want to create and establishing your own personal voice. She will go in depth […]

Construct Your Reality in Grant Hottle’s Landscape Workshop

Date: May 28, 2013

Memory and perception are specific to each individual: how one sees and remembers the space around them is how one andersonranch.orgs reality. This workshop explores that notion by combining traditional landscape painting with modern and contemporary techniques. We use nature as a departure point for invention and experimentation. We work in the studio and out […]