Painting & Drawing

Code: D0712-22

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Abstract Clarity: a Journey to Figuration

Jul 18 - 22, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This workshop merges abstraction and figuration, nurturing the softest whispers to the most potent urges. While listening to the rhythm of their bodies, students identify the exciting territory where figuration can exist in the midst of abstraction. Through intuitive movements, students investigate tactile materials such as glitter and a variety of painting techniques to develop their own narratives. In tandem with the emphasis on materials and formal concerns, students explore the concept of totem making and how an element of support can assist in the use of the figure and play an important role in the context of their practice.

Media

Dry Brush, washing, detailing, underpainting / overpainting, shape, line, form, space, texture, impasto

Supply List

Faculty

Theresa Chromati

Theresa Chromati is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist of Guyanese-American descent. Recently, Theresa’s work has been on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, and The Moscow Museum of Modern Art. She has been featured in The New York Times, i-D, Interview Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Document Journal, Architectural Digest, and Vogue.

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Theresa Chromati, Whispers On Top of Whispers

Join Waitlist for Abstract Clarity: a Journey to Figuration

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.

Painting & Drawing

Make, reflect, consider, engage—these are all critical elements of the Painting and Drawing workshops at Anderson Ranch. Our exceptional workshops combine focused, hands-on art making with critical feedback for artists of all levels. Painting and Drawing guest faculty are phenomenal artists and educators with experience supporting students by offering technical knowledge and encouragement.

The bright, natural light of the Wyly Painting and Drawing Building provides an inspiring environment where students can explore and expand their artistic practice. Our facilities are equipped with individual worktables, wall space, easels, rolling palettes, odorless solvents, a wide range of hand and power tools, computer access with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities. Spend a week here— or several—and engage in a variety of activities that will fuel your practice throughout the year.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

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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