Painting & Drawing

Code: D1011-21

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Make; Matter; Meaning

Aug 9 - 13, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Challenge convention and broaden the spectrum of materials in this provocative workshop that encourages participants to see the familiar with new eyes and a fresh take on content and form. Students examine their physical surroundings as well as the materials of their daily lives, parsing their value—in both utility, personal sentiment and cultural context—and come to understand them in new ways. Reassembling, repurposing, recombining, relocating, annotating and deconstructing are all process filters through which one pushes materials to communicate their histories and properties.

Media

Bring unconventional art materials and discover new materials as well. Diverse processes to creatively combine materials, such as fastenings, unconventional adhesives and format are developed as one responds to our chosen materials formally and with an investment in content.

Faculty

Gabriela Salazar

Through sculpture, drawing and site interventions New York City-based artist, Gabriela Salazar, investigates the relationship between our assumptions and ideals for the built environment and its simultaneous, imperfect and intangible realities. She has shown at Storm King Art Center, The Drawing Center, The Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio, among other venues.

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Gabriela Salazar, Matters in Shelter

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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.

mat knife and strong scissors; other favorite cutting tools

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minute epoxy glue, a glue gun and glue sticks, white glue, other favorite adhesive

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a preferred drawing implement

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Matte Medium

Acrylic or latex paint in two colors you respond to/identify with, and one container of acrylic medium (gloss or matte)—cheap paint is fine, aim for a quart of each

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Gloss Medium

Acrylic or latex paint in two colors you respond to/identify with, and one container of acrylic medium (gloss or matte)—cheap paint is fine, aim for a quart of each

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10 x 14 sketchpad(s) of smooth watercolor-weight paper — at least 30 sheets

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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.

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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