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!

Photography and New Media faculty members will host a Q and A for Photo Circle participants after the following Guest Faculty Lectures in Schermer Meeting Hall.

June 18
7 – 8:30PM
Whitney Johnson

July 16
7 – 8:30PM
James Estrin and Ed Kashi

August 1
7 – 8:30pm
Maggie Taylor and Accra Shepp

September 12
7 – 8:30PM
Cig Harvey

Check back for more details.

October 3
3 – 5PM

November 7
3 – 5PM

Dec 5
3 – 5PM

Please contact Andrea Wallace, Artistic Director of Photography & New Media, to RSVP or for more information at awallace@andersonranch.org.



Locals’ Sketch Club

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. Students use graphite, charcoal, 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.Tea and coffee served.

Meetings take place in the wood loft on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, May 2.

RSVP and more information at jmeier@andersonranch.org



Hand Forging for Local Artists

The Sculpture program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center invites you to a forging demonstration for local artists. This foundational and ancient technique in sculptural practices is still used by many contemporary artists today. The demonstration will be conducted by John Emerson, Studio Coordinator for Sculpture, and Jose Ferreira, Artistic Director of Sculpture.

Check back for future dates.

Please contact Jose Ferreira, Artistic Director of Sculpture, to RSVP or for more information at jferreira@andersonranch.org.



“Circle of Fire” Kiln Firings

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, Giselle Hicks, will plan, load and coordinate the firings in our V6 wood/soda kiln.

Cost: $250 per firing, split among the participants

Schedule: One day to load, one day to fire, three days to cool and unload

Time and Dates Available:

Check back for future dates.

Please contact Giselle Hicks, Studio Coordinator of Ceramics, to sign up for more information at ghicks@andersonranch.org.