Studio Coordinator, Sculpture
Zakriya Rabani, Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch, 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.
Zakriya's Upcoming Workshops
Students have a basic knowledge of 3-D art making and sculpture concepts and are comfortable using a variety of hand and power tools. Students have taken one or two sculpture classes or workshops.
Students have experience with a variety of materials and fabrication techniques and know how to use hand and power tools competently and safely. Students are self-starting with some formal training in critical aspects of sculpture and have completed a portfolio of work. Students have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2021
Alter-Ego: casting, wood, wire & fabric
Stefanie Victor, Zakriya Rabani
Investigate an object’s ‘alter-ego’ to conceptualize and realize new sculptures, incorporating plaster casting, sheet wood fabrication, wire and fabric construction with an experimental approach. How might one play with, or subvert, the conspicuous aesthetic and functional characteristics of everyday objects to make new meaning? How can a sculpture draw out an object’s latent emotional, psychological or symbolic life? Considerations of scale, material and abstraction within the interrelated histories of product design, studio craft and fine art enable such shifts and contribute to the meanings one derives from objects and sculptures alike.
Students are new to sculpture and have no formal training.
Sep 6 - 10, 2021
Tools, Tricks & Techniques
This workshop emphasizes individual idea development, material experimentation and risk-taking; this is a chance for artists to make use of a well-equipped shop to further their skillsets, experiment with new formats and drive their work to the next stage. Students will learn and work with a new medium or technique, learning the tools and tricks for welding, metal fabrication, shaping wood, cardboard and paper materials and finally surface treatment as it pertains to drawing, paint, finishes, light and installation methods. The goal is to help students lay a foundation of skills so that they may explore, experiment and use them confidently in their own sculpture practice.