Photography & New Media

Code: ZFP-23

    Fall Studio Sessions: Photography & New Media

    Oct 16 - Nov 9, 2023

    Monday - Thursday 9AM-5PM
    Participants may register for one, two, three, or all four weeks.
    TUITION is $800 PER WEEK

    Concept

    Are you looking for a space to ignite your creativity or finish an ongoing project? Join our Fall Studio Sessions at Anderson Ranch, where you’ll have the time, space, and support to expand your artistic practice. This program welcomes artists of all backgrounds and provides dedicated studio space, access to our multifaceted facilities, and the guidance of our talented staff. Engaging group discussions are included to inspire your creativity. Take this opportunity to join our artistic community and let your creativity flourish this fall.

    *Studios are open 24 hours a day with limited use of equipment due to safety requirements.

    IMPORTANT DETAILS:

    • Students will be responsible for all material costs associated with their projects.
    • There is no on-campus housing or meals available for this Fall program.
    • Participants who register for consecutive weeks will gain additional access to their studio from Friday through Sunday. This additional studio time will not include access to the machine rooms due to safety constraints nor are Ranch staff available for support on those days.

    To participate, discuss your project goals and/or submit a portfolio to Liz Ferrill, Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, at [email protected].

     

    Media

    Please bring any materials or mediums you are comfortable working with.

    Faculty

    Esther Macy Nooner

    Workshop Program Manager; Studio Coordinator of Photography and New Media

    Esther Macy Nooner received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas School of Art. She has participated in the artist-in-residence program in the National Park System, and most recently at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She has shown work nationally and internationally, and is currently the studio coordinator for Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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    Photography & New Media

    Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

    All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 24-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers.

    The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

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    Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members and Center for Fine Art Photography members. Please register online and then email [email protected] 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. *Please note that the SPE and Center for Fine Art Photography discount does not apply to The Center / Advanced Mentored Studies program, nor can it be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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    Workshop Details

    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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