Painting & Drawing

Code: D0407-22

    • 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.

Accessing the Abstract

Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2022

9AM-5PM

Concept

In this rigorous and productive painting course, we explore the generative elements of our individual and shared visual language as it relates to abstract painting. Through daily assignments, prompts and a series of one-on-one and group critiques, we focus on how to access our inherent intentions in regards to mark making, brushwork and color and build on our ideas. Students interested in exploring the emotive qualities of paint and/or the desire to delve into abstraction in their paintings are welcome. Additionally, with these exercises, we cultivate our work alongside each other and hone our language to constructively conceive of and discuss our varying artistic processes and what inspires our work to develop.

 

 

Media

Work in your preferred painting materials and painting surfaces

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Faculty

Rema Ghuloum

Rema Ghuloum is a visual artist based on Los Angeles, CA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of multiple grants including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Hyperallergic, CARLA, the LA Times, among others.

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Rema Ghuloum, Stargazer

Join Waitlist for Accessing the Abstract

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.

Oil Paint

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Assortment of paint brushes

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Palette knife

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3-4 stretched, primed canvases, your choice of any of these sizes – 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 20 x 24

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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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