Painting & Drawing

Code: D0202-21

    • 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.

Bodies, Faces, Oil Paint

Jun 14 - 18, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

In this workshop students engage in one of the most interesting and challenging pursuits in representational painting: working with the figure. From color mixing exercises to studies of proportion and composition, students learn to represent the figure quickly and convincingly with oil paint. Further emphasis on paint handling and brush work helps students become more adept at oil painting techniques. In addition to painting from a model, students are guided to create meaningful and expressive self-portraits. Even the total beginner comes away from this workshop with a heightened understanding and ability to work in this popular and eternal medium.

Media

Oil paint, oil painting mediums, primed, stretched canvas, limited palette to create a variety of subtle colors via paint mixing

Faculty

Julie Burleigh

Julie Burleigh has been painting, drawing and making sculpture since the early 1980s. She studied painting and drawing at the Kansas City Art Institute, Yale University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She has taught throughout the Midwest and in Southern California at many schools and universities.

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Julie Burleigh, Portrait - detail

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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. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. 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: 37 ml tubes Titanium white

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

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Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Burnt sienna

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

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Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Raw umber

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

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Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Cadmium yellow medium

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

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Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Lemon yellow

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

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Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Ultramarine blue deep (or French Ultramarine)

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

Buy

Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Cobalt blue

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

Buy

Oil paint: 37 ml tubes Cadmium red medium

Winsor Newton is a good brand; The ArtWorks Store carries Holbein

Buy

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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Palette knife with a bent metal blade

about the size of your thumb or a little larger

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Safflower Oil (4.2 oz) (ingredient for painting medium)

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes 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.

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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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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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