The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Art Making – S0608

Date: Jul 13 - 14, 2016

Skill Level(s): II - IV, Participants will be selected by application i

Instructor(s): Tom Sachs & Tom Healy

Tuition: $525
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $45

Sponsored by Nancy and Robert Magoon


Engage in a lively, contemplative two-evening seminar that explores the values and meanings surrounding contemporary art making. We ask, “Why do we make what we make?” and “What is the cultural significance and importance of art making?” You are encouraged to actively participate in a dialogue that examines your own experiences in your artistic journey, gaining a better understanding of your own art practice. This course is open to art makers, critical thinkers, critical writers and patrons of the arts.


Students engage in readings, presentations and discussions.


The two-hour evening workshop will be on Wednesday and Thursday. The format is limited to 12 direct participants and will be held in Anderson Ranch’s Schermer Meeting Hall. The direct participant portion of the workshop is currently full.

Open-to-all Experience

If you are interested in observing and participating in the open-to-all question-and-answer sessions portion of the workshop, please click here. Registration for the open-to-all experience is open!


Tom Sachs is a sculptor and art provocateur, best known for his elaborate recreations of various modern icons, such as the NASA Apollo 11 lunar landing module and Le Corbusier’s 1952 Unite de Habitation. He works and lives in New York City where he has an active art making studio. Tom has exhibited worldwide.

Tom Healy is a poet and Advisor on Global Initiatives to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He has collaborated with Tom Sachs and written extensively about his work. Tom curated Sachs’ first major gallery exhibition is 1994 and is a collector of his art work.

Application Required:

Acceptance to the workshop will be based upon selection from an applicant pool.

To be considered as one of the 12 direct workshop participants, please send a cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Jose Ferreira, at by Friday, April 8, 2016. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, April 22, 2016. 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 April 8, you will be considered on a space available basis.

Thank you for your interest in The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Art Making. Please feel free to contact Artistic Director, Jose Ferreira, with any questions at or (970) 923-3181, ext. 234. Please do not contact Mr. Sachs or Mr. Healy directly.

LEM, 2007 (detail) Photo by Graham Judson

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