Advanced Painting: delving into practice – D1018-19

Date: Aug 05 - 09, 2019

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Rubens Ghenov

Tuition: $1,200
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45



This workshop for experienced painters consists of engaging studio time and intensive critique, and is designed to challenge artists to open their practice to new possibilities. Students work on self-directed prompts and projects amidst one-on-one and group discussions and faculty critiques. Focus is on color choices, the treatment of surface and other elements of painting that affect content. Films, articles and conversations take place in class to foster discourse and strengthen praxes. Students are encouraged to bring a digital portfolio of recent work as a stepping stone to dialog about their research, methods and practice.


Students work with their own choice of paint (acrylic, oil, etc.) and/or other media and should bring materials needed to make their work.


Bring existing work for continuation or start a new body of work. Every day includes discussions and slide lectures on contemporary art and art history, readings, ample studio time, and both one-on-one and group critiques.


Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the United States in 1989. He has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, TSA Brooklyn, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens is an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Portfolio Review Required:

Thank you for your interest in our Level IV painting workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Since a portfolio review is required, the instructions on how to submit your portfolio are provided here.

In order to conduct the required portfolio review, we will need to see digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) sent directly to Anderson Ranch Studio Coordinator, Lauren Peterson, via email at Please include 10 images of 10 works. Additionally, please include an image identification list that includes: title, media, dimensions and year. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Lastly, please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. These materials must be submitted as a single PDF (less than 10 MB) to be considered.

Please include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, Lauren Peterson must receive portfolios by Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

Please note, if we receive your materials after Feb. 8, you will be considered on a space-available basis.

Thank you for your interest in our advanced painting workshops. Please feel free to contact Liz Ferrill with any questions at or 970/924-5076.

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