Sculpture

Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.

Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.

Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.

Teddy Andriese

Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Teddy Andriese is an artist focusing on functional and sculptural furniture, made primarily from wood and metal. He received his BFA with a concentration in Furniture Design and Woodworking from Northern Michigan University in 2020 and is the Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Preferred pronouns: he/him

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Upcoming Workshops

Trade Blanket and Steel
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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 5 - 9, 2023
9AM-5PM

The Brutal and the Delicate: Steel Combined with Soft Materials

Carl Reed

Tuition $1,150
Code S0101-23

Throughout the history of art, steel is a material commonly associated with industry, violence, and strength. This workshop challenges such connections by investigating ways that steel can become visually delicate, and inventing new meanings and visual relationships through combining steel with materials that contain opposite characteristics. Exercises address both technical and creative inquiries regarding how steel is cut, shaped, and physically joined, as well as how to challenge material assumptions when steel becomes a secondary rather than primary compositional element. We explore the aesthetic and technical consequences of combining steel with soft, vulnerable, contradictory, and unexpected materials.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 12 - 16, 2023
9AM-5PM

Materials Lab: Raw and Cooked

Lan Tuazon

Tuition $1,150
Code S0202-23

Raw and Cooked is a materials lab exploring five techniques of material invention: densify, reconfigure, transform, design, and cultivate. This class encourages experimentation with traditional techniques of production including casting, papermaking, and weaving. Accompanying lectures on garbology, vernacular architecture, secondary-use design, and current industrial models of material manufacture help us to understand both physical properties and their interconnected social, political, and ethical meanings. Dispensing with the notion of nature as a standing supply of raw materials, this course exercises art in a circular economy by sourcing surplus, waste, and by-products as the resources for making which contain inherent potential for meaning.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 19 - 23, 2023
9AM-5PM

Animist Assemblages of the Make Do

Massa Lemu

Tuition $1,150
Code S0303-23

This workshop introduces students to contemporary animist assemblages of the make do. Participants experiment with processes of animating objects of everyday life and incorporating them as temporary bodily appendages, extensions, and assemblage. To reflect on how technological objects such as headphones, computers, and other gadgets have become extensions of the body, students experiment with animist assemblage as extensions of their own bodies. Borrowing from African animist strategies, the workshop focuses on the processing of objects and treatment of surfaces, creation of support, linking, and presentation.

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