Painting & Drawing

Code: D0102-22

    • I

      Level I

      Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.

    • II

      Level II

      Students have basic knowledge of 2-­D art making including form, negative space, value and line.

Acrylic: the Scope of Possibilities

Jun 6 - 10, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This workshop develops a variety of acrylic painting techniques ranging from the very precise and geometric to the more spontaneous and organic. Using these techniques, students learn to push their paintings into new and complex territory while also learning to express a strong voice through their work. In addition to the exploration of hard-edge painting, soft dry brush painting and other techniques, participants discover transparency, opacity and a wide array of possibilities in color. Mixed media is also encouraged, either on the surface or embedded in the paint.

Media

Acrylic painting, pencil, ink, mixed-media materials, masking tape, stencils, free hand painting techniques

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Faculty

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson received her MFA from Georgia State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art, Goya Contemporary, and the International Printing Museum.

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Join Waitlist for Acrylic: the Scope of Possibilities

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.

2H pencil

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Watercolor Paper

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Variety of acrylic brushes

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X-Acto knife

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Acrylic paints

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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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