Painting & Drawing

Code: D1018-22

    • III

      Level III

      Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-­D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.

Developing Narrative: Content, Form and Color

Aug 8 - 12, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This course challenges students to think critically about the potential for narrative in their figurative work and the ways to enhance a sense of story within a painting. It examines the distinctive ability for a painting to ask questions, convey mood and character and cause the viewer to be spellbound by the wonder of visual storytelling. These challenges are accessed and problem-solved through painterly decisions regarding form, pattern, brush strokes, mark-making, color choice, gesture and other formal concerns that are at the core of this exciting narrative painting workshop.

Media

A variety of painting mediums, variety of substrates

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Faculty

Elizabeth Glaessner

Elizabeth Glaessner has been exhibited in New York and internationally, including most recently in Paris with Perrotin and at the Galveston Artist Residency. She was also awarded residencies at the Leipzig International Art Programme and Glogau Artist-in-Residency in Berlin. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Elizabeth is represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City.

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Gerald Lovell

Born in 1992 in Chicago, IL, to Puerto Rican and African American parents—Gerald Lovell, uses his artistic practice as a means to self-discovery, and self-articulation. Lovell began his career as an artist after dropping out of the graphic design program at the University of West Georgia as an undergraduate, realizing his need to embrace a new creative path. This epiphany Lovell had in 2014 was his point of departure from a more formal to informal and unorthodox mode of artistic production. He later emerged as a self-taught artist, showing his work on the Atlanta art scene and beyond. Lovell has since developed a unique style and approach to painting, as he poses a dialogue between interspersed impasto and flat surrealist styles on canvas, to create imaginative portraits—using heavy paint application to highlight the human form. His development as a portrait painter has led to works of a very quotidian and common nature—while reifying the lived experiences of his peers.

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Gerald Lovell, Day on the court

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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.

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. 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.

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.

 

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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