The Center

The Center at Anderson Ranch is a vital link in the education of emerging artists.
(formerly known as The Center for Advanced Mentored Studies)

The Center students gain access to master faculty—top contemporary artists and educators—over a three-year period, providing rigorous inquiry and steady direction for their individual practice. Students gain the critical levels of knowledge and mentorship necessary to take the next, important steps of becoming serious contributors in their chosen fields.

Anderson Ranch offers The Center programs in the fields of Photography, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture & Digital Fabrication and Ceramics.

The programs, which include studio work, critical dialog and critique, offer artists the opportunity to expand the scope of their current practice as well as their ability to develop a critical eye regarding their work. In addition to weeklong or two-week workshops each year, participants engage in mid-year portfolio reviews as well as quarterly meetings with faculty to discuss their ongoing work and progress. At mid-year, faculty conduct an online critique with the entire group.


2020 Programs:

Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects

Object Design and Architecture

Advanced Painting

Programs within The Center are generously underwritten by Becky and Mike Murray, David Newberger and the Windgate Foundation.