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.

Zakriya Rabani

Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Zakriya Rabani, Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He was a resident at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and has exhibited work nationwide in galleries, competitions and public art spaces. He was ArtFields 2019 Best Installation/Performance Winner. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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Anderson Ranch Campus

Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 6 - 17, 2022
9AM-5PM

Virgil Ortiz: The Future is History

Virgil Ortiz

Tuition $1,350
Code C0102-22

Historical events like the 1680 Pueblo Revolt may not immediately spring to mind when you think of science fiction, but blending age-old traditional methods with contemporary clay techniques traverses into the future. Using visual storytelling, students learn about the central cast of characters from Ortiz's screenplay Revolt 1680/2180 and how they shape the fantastical world he's creating with clay and multimedia art. Using a unique coil and scrape building process and carving methods, participants examine, explore and build a mid-sized scale bust. Students also create a personal rendition and interpretation of Virgil Ortiz's latest character to be revealed and exhibited at Vladem Contemporary Museum, Fall 2022.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 6 - 10, 2022
9AM-5PM

The Brutal and the Delicate: Steel Combined With Soft Materials

Carl Reed

Tuition $1,095
Code S0101-22

Throughout the history of art, steel is a material commonly associated with industry, violence and strength. This workshop challenges such connections, 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 and how to challenge material assumptions if steel becomes a secondary, rather than a 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 13 - 17, 2022
9AM-5PM

Sculpture, Architecture and Abstraction

Sarah Tortora

Tuition $1,095
Code S0202-22

This small-scale sculpture course explores the intersections between architectural model and tabletop sculpture. Students reconsider and recreate the properties, sensations and language surrounding monuments, sites and structures at a domestic scale. Students also use economical construction methods with basic wood, foam, resin and mixed-media assembly. Modular units, structural stability, color, light and context are investigated. Tools and materials are stretched to their limits and methods practiced in the course remain achievable long after the workshop’s conclusion.

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