Children's Program

Code: K0202-24

    • Ages 6 - 8

Absolutely Abstract

Jun 10 - 14, 2024

9AM - 3PM

Concept

Dive into the world of abstract art and become inspired by the colors, shapes, textures, and materials. Create vibrant watercolor prints, three-dimensional sculptures, oil pastel and paper collages, and so much more! We use unconventional materials to explore the likes of Helen Frankenthaler, Picasso, Joan Miro, Alma Woodsey Thomas among others. Our experiences, stories and feelings guide us to create our own personal touches on these absolutely artful abstractions!

Faculty

Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker is an artist and educator at Aspen Middle School. She originally from Northern Michigan, where she learned to be curious and aware of the space around her. She grew her artistic confidence in forests of towering hardwoods and pine trees that span miles of rolling hills. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and German and a minor in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan in 2018 and recently completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art in May 2023. She began teaching in 2019, inspired by students’ strength in outdoor education, and wanted to incorporate those dispositions into her own classroom. She wants students to know their ideas have value, problem solve how to express these ideas, and understand the impact their creations have on others.Outside of teaching, she loves experimenting with her own art and baking delicious treats.

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Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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