Painting & Drawing

Code: D11W03-21

    • O

      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

    • Virtual Workshop

      Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Automatic/Expressive Drawing

Mar 15 - 26, 2021

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1-4PM MST

Concept

This virtual workshop explores automatic drawing as a process whereby one enters into an altered state of consciousness to explore the worldview of an artist through the medium of the hands. Gesture drawing is one example. Using automatic drawing, an individual can connect with and channel the sensibilities of artists such as Picasso or Cézanne. Each class begins with a lecture and demonstration (facilitated via video conferencing) on artists and techniques to be explored. Students learn the automatic drawing process and how to merge it with a multitude of media.

This workshop meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com). An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Media

Mixed media: charcoal and ink wash, conté and chalk crayon, oil and acrylic paint on paper

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Faculty

William Downs

William Downs is an award-winning contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta and was chosen by Artadia as their 2018 Atlanta awardee and by MOCA GA WAP (Working Artist Project) for 2020.

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William Downs, A Soft Place to Lay

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Scholarships & College Credit

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. Click below to learn more.

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