Printmaking

Code: R0505-21

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      Level I

      Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.

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      Level II

      Students have a basic understanding of press operation, tools common to printmaking, paper preparation and basic principles of registration.

Exploring Color and Mark-Making Through Analog Silkscreen

Jul 5 - 9, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

This analog, yet contemporary, approach to silkscreen takes digital image processing and impeccable editioning practices and tosses them out the window. Students are encouraged to engage in direct mark-making on transparencies and challenge their color sensibilities through creating varied editions. These two expressive, spontaneous and nuanced approaches to the process not only lend themselves to unexpected and often painterly results; they focus on the formal qualities of image construction and deconstruction as well as provide a heightened awareness of color relationships. Students create their compositions from the local environment, source images, or invent them from the imagination.

Media

Acrylic screen-printing ink, transparency generation through brushwork, collage and wax crayon media, experimental printing methods with a focus on tone, value, transparency/opacity variation across each printed layer

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Faculty

Drew Bennett

Drew Bennett is a designer/builder, curator and creative director. He received his BA from Colorado College. Drew founded FB AIR, Facebook’s artist in residency program, where he worked with Katharina Grosse, Barry McGee, Alicia McCarthy and Tom Sachs. In 2015, Drew co-founded Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA.

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Drew Bennett, Haiku Valley - detail

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Printmaking

Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer 2021 print workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

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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.

Rives BFK available from the Artworks Webstore here: https://anderson-ranch-artworks-store.shoplightspeed.com/bfk-rives-22-x-30.html

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Arches 88 available from the Artworks Webstore here: https://anderson-ranch-artworks-store.shoplightspeed.com/arches-88-silk-screen-white-22x30.html

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Stonehenge White available from the Artworks Webstore here: https://anderson-ranch-artworks-store.shoplightspeed.com/white-stonehenge-250gsm-22x30.html

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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

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. 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 travelers insurance.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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Scholarships & College Credit

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. Click below to learn more.

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