Painting & Drawing

Make, reflect, consider, engage—these are all critical elements of the Painting and Drawing workshops at Anderson Ranch. Our exceptional workshops combine focused, hands-on art making with critical feedback for artists of all levels. Painting and Drawing guest faculty are phenomenal artists and educators with experience supporting students by offering technical knowledge and encouragement.

The bright, natural light of the Wyly Painting and Drawing Building provides an inspiring environment where students can explore and expand their artistic practice. Our facilities are equipped with individual worktables, wall space, easels, rolling palettes, odorless solvents, a wide range of hand and power tools, computer access with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning and projection capabilities. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. Spend a week here— or several—and engage in a variety of activities that will fuel your practice throughout the year.

Liz Ferrill

Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking; Chair, Artists-in-Residence Program; Chair, Critical Dialog

Elizabeth Ferrill received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including in Aspen, CO; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; New York and Berlin, Germany.

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Paul Keefe

Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Paul Keefe is an artist working primarily in painting and sculpture. He has exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Lane Meyer Projects in Denver, CO. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas and was an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Anderson Ranch Campus

Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Oct 25 - 29, 2021
1PM - 4PM M-F

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Figurative Collage: color, gesture & narrative

Kathy Liao

Tuition $595
Code D43W01-21

This dynamic, virtual collage workshop encourages students to explore different methods of storytelling through figurative gestures, thoughtful compositions and expressive colors. Participants draw gestures from life while they experiment with materiality, collage, color and composition. These studies, combined with personal imagery and reference photos, are used to create figurative narratives. Class discussions, facilitated via video conferencing software, focus on the expressive qualities of color and the arresting power of composition. Playing with different kinds of image-making and layered surfaces are emphasized as ways to create eye-catching and unique collages. One-on-one virtual critiques occur throughout the last two days of class for students to receive individual feedback.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Nov 9 - 19, 2021
1PM - 4PM T,W,F

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Possibilities in Painting, Drawing & Collage

Yevgeniya Baras

Tuition $595
Code D45W02-21

This project-based, virtual workshop for beginners guides students to making unique and personal works of art while combining painting, drawing and collage. Technical exploration, perception, development of ideas, intuition, invention, representation and communication are at the core of this workshop. We explore different ways of working with acrylic paint and expand on the idea of what painting is by integrating alternative painting materials. Each painting begins with drawing and collaging in order to generate our own sources of inspiration. Technical demonstrations encourage students to boldly explore different approaches to art making and to foster fearlessness when tackling new materials and processes.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jan 3 - 21, 2022
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM

Facilitated Studio Practice: Painting & Drawing

Paul Keefe

Tuition $3,000
Code ZSD0101-22

Anderson Ranch’s Facilitated Studio Practice approach provides artists the opportunity to work on independent projects while receiving regular one-on-one mentoring and critique sessions with Anderson Ranch artistic staff and interns. Each participant receives an assigned studio space, orientation and access to equipment, as well as five hours of weekly technical guidance in the Ranch’s state-of-the-art facilities. This non-residential program allows local artists the experience enjoyed by national and international artists who travel to Snowmass Village from all over the world. Participants may expand their practices, take artistic risks, try new media or complete works for exhibition. Applicants must submit project proposals or portfolios for approval. A limited number of participants will be accepted and rigorous health and safety standards, as well as social distancing requirements, must be followed. Facilitated Studio Practice winter sessions run January 3-21 and participants may register for one, two or all three weeks. Cost is $1,000 per week.  Participants who register for all three weeks will be eligible for lodging at Anderson Ranch for an additional fee, please inquire for details. Contact Liz Ferrill to apply. lferrill@andersonranch.org

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