Painting & Drawing

Code: D0432-23

    • III

      Level III

      Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-­D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.

Abstraction: Telegraph Signals of an Unknown Language

Jun 26 - 30, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

This workshop for intermediate painters focuses on the conditions contained within abstraction that are an amalgamation of disparate parts of our psychology and philosophy. The instructor provides specific prompts as fodder for the creation of a nonobjective image-making that may altogether arrive from a representational substrate and ultimately morph and dissolve into a new, abstract language. We delve into art history to augment our perception of the lineage of abstraction and the possibilities within our contemporary milieu vis-à-vis the personal and political.

Media

Students may choose to paint in either acrylic or oil on canvas, paper, wood, etc. Projects commence with drawing or collage where mixing media and experimentation are encouraged.

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Faculty

Rubens Ghenov

Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. Ghenov has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Rubens Ghenov, Found Tongue And Tooth

Tuition: $1,195.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

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.

 

Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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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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