Sculpture

Code: S0808-22

    • O

      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Body Impressions: Casting, Fabrication and Found Materials

Jul 25 - 29, 2022

9AM-5PM

Concept

Consider the body and its intersection with fabricated and found elements in this exciting and exploratory sculpture workshop designed to add new tools and skills to your studio practice. This dynamic workshop explores the plaster-casting technique and encourages experimentation to join cast parts of the body with metal fabrication and found objects to create unique figurative works. Students may also cast objects that can be assembled and integrated into sculptural structures/compositions. Rigor, exploration and skill-building are the focus of this fa​​st-paced and hands-on week of art-making.

Media

Plaster casting, mold-making, metal fabrication, found objects, joining techniques

Faculty

Jeffrey Meris

Jeffrey Meris is an artist who earned an AA in Arts and Crafts from the University of The Bahamas, a BFA in Sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Jeffrey was a 2020 NXTHVN Fellow and is currently a studio fellow at Sharpe Walentas in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jeffrey Meris, The Block is Hot

Tuition: $1,095.00
Studio Fee: $175.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

Sculpture

Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.

Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.

Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.

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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.

Sketchbook and pencils

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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.

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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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