Painting & Drawing

Code: D1012-21

    • Ages 13 - 17

Drawing from Life for Teens

Aug 9 - 13, 2021

9AM-3PM

Concept

Hone drawing skills and grow your portfolio in this teen-specific workshop designed to teach young artists not only how to draw recognizable objects, but to develop new ways of seeing the world. This workshop focuses on basic design elements including line, composition, color, scale and perspective. Working from still life, self-portraiture and the landscape, students learn a variety of methods to enhance fundamental drawing skills and to build a strong and dynamic portfolio of original drawings. The course explores a wide range of media and subject matter to improve technical and creative abilities, including alternative approaches (e.g., drawing from sound, body movement, and using three-dimensional elements.)

Media

Graphite, charcoal, ink, ink washes, marker, non-art materials; drawing from observation, abstraction, narrative, and gesture; contour, cross-contour, blind-contour, hatching and shading, line weight and value, proportion, and negative space.

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Faculty

Paul Keefe

Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

Paul Keefe is an artist working primarily in painting and sculpture. He has exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Lane Meyer Projects in Denver, CO. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas and was an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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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.

Drawing paper pad 18x24”

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2H pencil

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H pencil

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B pencil

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2B pencil

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4B pencil

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6B pencil

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White eraser

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Kneaded eraser

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Set of colored pens, markers, and/or pencils

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Tombow colored pens

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India Ink

Drawing materials like charcoal and kneaded erasers, etc., and/or ink and foam brushes

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Wash Brush(s)

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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.

 

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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Child & Teen Scholarships

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

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