Sculpture

Code: S0203-24

    • II

      Level II

      Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.

    • III

      Level III

      Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self­-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.

Building with Clay and Steel

Jun 10 - 21, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Investigate new materials and approaches to building sculpture in this two-week exploratory workshop. Students discover innovative ways to combine different materials, creating dynamic mixed-media sculptures. This workshop experiments with adding different materials to students’ work—such as clay, steel, and found objects—while considering how each adds formal information and intensified content. This rigorous studio environment gives access to a variety of new materials and fresh ways of approaching students’ studio practice. The workshop is open to students working in any media who are looking to try something different and add new skills to their toolbox.

Media

Cutting, forming and welding steel, coil, slab, solid construction, hand-building, surface treatments, oxidation, cone 6

Supply List

Faculty

Trey Hill

Trey Hill is a professional sculptor and associate professor at the University of Montana where he teaches both ceramics and sculpture. He received his BFA from Bowling Green State University and his MFA from San Jose State University. His work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Trey has gained extensive travel and creative experiences through his many artist residencies.

Learn More

Trey Hill, Half-Light

Join Waitlist for Building with Clay and Steel

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.

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.

Learn More

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.

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.

 

Related Events

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.

Learn More

You Might Also Be Interested In

  • II

    Level II

    Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.

  • III

    Level III

    Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self­-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.

Jun 17 - 28, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Thinking Positive: Molding and Casting the Sculptural Form

Hae Won Sohn

Tuition $1,450
Code C0304-24

The workshop focuses on reverse thinking between the cast form and the mold. While learning the basics of plaster mold-making and slip-casting, students are introduced to the versatility of molds by exploring the interplay of the negative and positive forms created in the casting process. Students are encouraged to explore molds beyond their conventional use as a way to produce multiples and discover the possibilities of mold-making as a generative tool for creating new forms. With access to the kilns and ceramic and sculpture studios, students are able to create unique mixed-media and ceramic sculptures.

Learn More

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jul 1 - 5, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Surface to Form: Panel Building Techniques

Austin Ballard

Tuition $1,160
Code S0504-24

This exploratory workshop is for artists of all skill levels interested in an organic approach to constructing voluminous sculptures that are lightweight and strong. Students are introduced to a foundational process of panel building that reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Construction, a method that is both architecturally exacting and fluid. By combining design and spontaneous approaches, students invent their own elaborate sculptural forms using epoxy clay and a combination of porous substrates such as latch-hook vinyl and burlap. Employing this unique process of draping and patterning, students follow an organic “call and response” approach to form building.

Learn More

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jul 15 - 19, 2024
9AM - 5PM

No Strings on Me: Marionette Making

Russell Hamilton

Tuition $1,160
Code S0705-24

The embodiment of human expression and mimicry, marionettes have historically captivated the imagination through their theatrical and allegorical power. This workshop guides participants through the process of designing, constructing, and presenting a marionette doll using personal stories and a variety of materials and processes such as wood, metal, 3D printing, and found objects.

Learn More

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Tell us what you're interested in!