Painting & Drawing

Code: D1328-24

    • 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 Space with Brush Stroke, Color and Gesture

Aug 26 - 30, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Investigate abstraction through building painted surfaces on canvas in this workshop for intermediate to advanced painters. Abstraction is approached as an alteration of reality and representational form rather than as non-objection—being inspired by the world around us when creating compositions. Emphasis is placed on inventive color choices made through a color-intuitive sense of palette generated from color and spatial relationships. Mark-making is explored while considering the connections between accident and intention, between chance and decision making. Students work flat as well as on the wall in order to change perspectives while painting.

Media

Paint on canvas

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Faculty

Sarah Awad

Sarah Awad has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles and The Third Line, Dubai, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, TX. Sarah teaches on the faculty of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine and is based in Los Angeles.

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Sarah Awad, I Had a Dream I Was an Island

Tuition: $1,225.00
Studio Fee: $125.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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Registration Information

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.

 

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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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