Painting & Drawing

Code: D0404-21

    • III

      Level III

      Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-­D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.

Narrative Art of the Fantastic

Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Through an exploration of mythology, fantasy and genre students develop an approach to narrative art-making. The course emphasizes studio production in water-based paints with inspiration drawn from research in film, television, literature, cinema and classical mythology. Students experiment with visualization methods including automatic writing, frottage, modeling and meditation.

Media

Acrylic paint, gouache, ink and various substrates including canvas and paper

Supply List

Faculty

Matt Bollinger

Matt Bollinger received his MFA from RISD. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Paris and elsewhere. Awards include fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center, a fellowship from NYFA and a residency at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. He is represented by Zürcher Gallery.

Learn More

Matt Bollinger, Letter Jacket III - detail

Join Waitlist for Narrative Art of the Fantastic

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.

Learn More

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.

Painter’s tape

Buy

Sketchbook

Buy

Drawing pencils

Buy

Eraser

Buy

Pencil sharpener

Buy

Palette knife

Buy

Stretched canvas

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Carmine

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Flame Red

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Permanent Yellow Deep

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Lemon Yellow

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Turquoise Blue

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Ultramarine Blue

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Ivory Black

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

Gouache paints - Holbein Primary White

Holbein; 15 ml tubes

Buy

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.

Learn More

You Might Also Be Interested In

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jul 22 - 26, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Rendering the Tangible: Drawing from Life

Simon Haas, Liz Ferrill

Tuition $1,225
Code D0816-24

Participants allow themselves the time, space, and guidance to examine and respond to what they see in this drawing workshop open to artists of all skill levels. Each day, they embark on the fascinating journey of taking the time to make drawings from a live model, still life, personal objects/relics, and our natural surroundings, formally approaching drawing through exercises in line, contour, negative/positive space, value studies, and composition. Conceptual intent is also explored through choosing personal subject matter and discovering ways to best articulate through the immediate medium of drawing. Liz Ferrill will be present for the entire duration of the workshop; Simon Haas will join daily from 9am – 3pm.

Learn More

  • II

    Level II

    Students have basic knowledge of 2-­D art making including form, negative space, value and line.

Jul 22 - 26, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Watercolor: Abstract Flora

Jan Heaton

Tuition $1,275
Code D0815-24

Observe flowers with an exciting new perspective using abstraction interpreted in watercolor. Students capture not only what they see using watercolor, but also their personal responses as they paint form, line, shape, and work in color. Daily demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and presentations provide the foundation for a dynamic exploration of this nuanced medium. A one-day plein air painting experience is part of this workshop, as a way to work from life and take it back into the studio to condense and deconstruct.

Learn More

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Oil Painting: Color, Brush and Mark

Kylie Manning

Tuition $1,225
Code D0917-24

Embark upon an oil painting journey by learning the fundamentals of the medium and finding new ways to develop personal imagery. Emphasis is on developing the lush, nuanced surfaces that oil painting can accomplish, focusing on canvas preparation, underpainting, glazing, color, and brush stroke. Students are encouraged to consider the subject matter, narrative, and many formal concerns that support these concepts. Composition, form, mood, contrast, and surface are also topics to be explored. This rigorous course results in several paintings upon which to build and reflect.

Learn More

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Tell us what you're interested in!