Sculpture

Code: S0806-24

    • IV

      Level IV

      Students have advanced skills and knowledge of sculpture. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.

Master Class: The Engineer and Madam Bricolage are Lovers

Jul 22 - 26, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

In the early 1990s “Bricolage” was heavily referenced as a method of discourse, based on ideas found in the works of French theorists Claude Levi-Straus and Jacque Derrida. Thirty years later the term has become ubiquitous, naming entrepreneurial theory, restaurants, and architecture firms. Lifting small quotes from original texts, Sheila leads a master class in her favorite studio methods of accumulation, construction, and “taking apart and putting- back together,” all the while subjecting outcomes to tests of complexity, legibility, and aesthetic resolve. Open to all media from metal to found materials to fabric, this class encourages participants to come with their own set of studio practices and concerns, but to be looking for an opportunity to grow and expand their work.

Media

Metal, welding, wood construction, assemblage, found objects, fabric, installation

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Faculty

Sheila Pepe

As an artist and educator, Sheila Pepe likes to trespass disciplinary boundaries, and has been working in various sculptural media since 1995. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including venues such as the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; The Bemis Center for the Arts in Omaha, NE; and Art International with PASAJ, Istanbul, Turkey. Her most recent installation, “My Neighbor’s Garden,” was on public view in New York’s Madison Square Park. She has taught at Bard, Columbia, Pratt, RISD, Stamford, VCU, Williams College, and Yale, and was resident faculty at Skowhegan School in 2013 and at Dartmouth University in 2024.

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Sheila Pepe, My Neighbor's Garden

Tuition: $1,270.00
Studio Fee: $180.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

Sculpture

Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.

Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.

Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.

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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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