Painting & Drawing

Code: D0306-24

    • IV

      Level IV

      Students have advanced skill and knowledge of painting and drawing. Students are highly motivated and self­-directed, have a minimum of five years experience in their field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Portfolio review is required for admittance to some Level IV classes.

Master Class: Talking it Out: Critique and Discussion

Jun 17 - 21, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Engage in critical group dialogues and individual critiques to hone the fundamental aspects of your work and deepen your understanding of contemporary art practice. In this workshop for advanced painters, students produce work at their own pace, pausing for daily discussion with the instructor and peers. Topics are in-depth and cover a wide-ranging scope, including technique, concept, and approach. Students are expected to work independently and to set their own studio goals for the week. We strongly encourage a broad interpretation of painting for this workshop, and welcome artists working in installation and incorporating 3D elements into their paintings.

Portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis. Instructions on how to submit your portfolio are as follows:

  • Submit digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) via email directly to Lindsey Yeager, Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, at lyeager@andersonranch.org
  • The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered.
  • Include 5-10 images of your work with image identification that lists the title, media, dimensions and year of each image. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed.

If you are accepted, a deposit of $650 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

Media

Choice of media and techniques including painting, installation, and sculpture, sketches of ideas, presentation of current work

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Faculty

Roy Dowell

Roy Dowell is the founding Chair of the Otis College of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Department, where he taught for 30 years. Solo exhibitions include the Fawbush, Curt Marcus, Lennon/Weinberg, 1969, Miles McEnery Galleries in New York and at the Rosamund Felsen, Margo Leavin, Various Small Fires, Tif Sigfrids, and the Landing Galleries in LA, James Harris Gallery in Seattle and Fred Snitzer Gallery in Miami. His work is included in numerous museum and private collections nationally and internationally.

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Roy Dowell, Untitled

Tuition: $1,300.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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.

 

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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