Painting & Drawing

Code: D1017-22

    • II

      Level II

      Students have basic knowledge of 2-­D art making including form, negative space, value and line.

    • 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.

From Painting to Painting

Aug 8 - 12, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This rigorous painting class focuses on how iterative thinking and making can be used to do two things simultaneously–to expand and hone in on one’s existing ideas. The focus is particularly on the role of color, the variables of size and scale and conditions of space in order to create a series or small body of work. Students work from life, imagination and reference imagery. Working methods shift between dry media, such as pastels and charcoal, and wet media, such as oil or acrylic paint. Surfaces include paper and multiple pre-stretched canvases or prepared panels.

Media

Dry media such as dry pastels and charcoal on paper, acrylic or oil paint on canvas

Faculty

Sangram Majumdar

Born in Kolkata, India, Sangram Majumdar lives and works in Seattle, WA. Recently he has exhibited at venues including Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, Geary Contemporary, New York City, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York City and Asia Society Texas Center. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic, among others.

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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. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. 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.

Acrylic paints

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Charcoal

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

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Gesso Brush

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Oil if desired for over-painting.

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Palette knife

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Pastels

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Pre-gessoed painting panels

Pre-gessoed painting panels, stretched canvas, or smaller rectangles that can be used in a grid as desired

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Sketchbook

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Variety of acrylic brushes

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio 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.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes 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.

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.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
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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