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.

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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

Join Waitlist for Make; Matter; Meaning

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.

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

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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