Locals' Clubs

Photography, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture & Ceramics

Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers an exciting new way to learn from our expert staff, create work in our studios and be part of the art-making community here at the Ranch:


Join one of our Locals’ Clubs!



Locals’ Photography Circle

The Photography Circle welcomes all who have an interest in photography and lens-based media regardless of their level of expertise. We further our understanding of photography as a visual language and art form through photographic presentations, discussions and portfolio reviews. We invite you to join us!

Upcoming Dates for 2019:

February 5 | 3-5PM
March 5 | 3-5PM
April 2 | 3-5PM

Please contact Ben Timpson, Studio Coordinator of Photography & New Media, to RSVP or for more information at btimpson@andersonranch.org

More information about our February and March events can be found below:

Amber Bracken
February 5 from 3:30-4PM

FACULTY: Amber Bracken’s work focuses on the intersection of photography, journalism and public service with a special focus on issues affecting Indigenous people. She is the recipient of the 2018 Infinity Prize from the International Centre of Photography in New York, NY. Amber’s work has been exhibited internationally and published extensively, including in The New York Times and National Geographic.

Amber Bracken will be teaching the workshop, Developing Style: the art of composition, light & color July 1 – 5 and iPhone Photography on July 6th, 2019 at Anderson Ranch.


Haley Samuelson
March 5 from 3:30-4PM

FACULTY: Haley Jane Samuelson has taught courses at The City University of New York, Metropolitan State University and the University of Denver. Her work has been shown at art fairs across the globe, including Photo LA, Photo Miami, and Art Basel. Her work has been published in several international magazines, including Zoom Magazine, Oxford American Photo France, and Korea Photo+, among others.

Haley Jane Samuelson will be teaching the workshop, Capture to Print July 8 – 12, 2019 at Anderson Ranch.




Locals’ Sketch Club

Upcoming Dates for 2019:

February 5 | 10AM-12PM
March 5 | 10AM-12PM
April 2 | 10AM-12PM

Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Painting & Drawing department invites you to join our Sketch Club. The group meets once per month to draw from a still life, landscape or from source materials like personal photographs. We focus on basic drawing concerns including composition, line, value and subject matter while having fun honing our skills and creating original drawings. Some basic drawing materials are provided such as graphite, charcoal, and newsprint. However participants may bring whatever materials they like including pastels, watercolor/ink, collage materials and any other tools with which they choose to draw. Enjoy the Ranch setting and getting your hands dirty while broadening your drawing experience. All skill levels are welcome.

Meetings take place in the wood loft on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

RSVP and more information at lpeterson@andersonranch.org


“Circle of Fire” Kiln Firings

Upcoming dates for 2019:

February 14th | 8AM-6PM
March 14th | 8AM-6PM
April 4th | 8AM-6PM

Local ceramic artists and potters are invited to fire work with the Anderson Ranch team in the Ranch’s own incredible wood kilns. Pottery and sculptures need to be made of high fire stoneware and porcelain clays. The glazing can happen with Ranch glazes the day before the loading. Our Studio Coordinator of Ceramics, Louise Deroualle will plan, load and coordinate the firings in our V6 wood/soda kiln.

Cost: $250 per firing, split among the participants

Please contact Louise Deroualle to sign up for more information at lderoualle@andersonranch.org

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