Painting & Drawing

Code: D1227-24

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Gouache and Mixed Media

Aug 19 - 23, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Participants embrace nature, color, and shape in this mixed media workshop, allowing nature, just outside the door, to inspire dynamic abstracts as they develop lines, patterns, and repetitions. Students sketch their vision, handcraft their color palette on tissue, and dive into the richness of gouache—a true gift for color enthusiasts. Together, the class explores composition on paper and wood panels, taking cues from the natural world, all while deepening an understanding of collage. Daily prompts fuel creativity, and the instructor is there to guide, sharing demos and insights as students transform raw inspiration into vivid artistry on a colorful journey.

Media

Gouache on wood panel, collage on paper

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Faculty

Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda Gonzalez is a Ferris State University Visual Communications graduate and has 30 years of experience in illustration, photography, and design. Owner of a Grand Rapids brand agency, she’s active in local art communities. Her abstract landscapes blend color, wit, and playfulness inspired by the woods and dune life around the Great Lakes.

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Yolanda Gonzalez, Autumn Waits

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

Registration Information

Join Waitlist for Gouache and Mixed Media

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

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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