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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Body Impressions: Casting, Fabrication and Found Materials

Jul 25 - 29, 2022



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.


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

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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

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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

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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


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. There is no housing or meals available for Fall Studio Sessions Studio Practice programs.

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.


Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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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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