Painting & Drawing

Code: D0306-23

    • I

      Level I

      Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.

    • II

      Level II

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

Oil Painting: Creating Color, Light and Narrative

Jun 19 - 23, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

This exploratory oil painting workshop introduces students to a technique-based and conceptual approach to creating an image in this traditional medium. With prompts, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction, students investigate monochromatic value scale, techniques in oil painting, and working from the figure. The workshop emphasizes color mixing, composition, form, light, and a painting’s potential to tell a story. In addition to focusing on methods and techniques, the class discovers the use of painting to communicate using an exciting visual language.

Media

Oil paint on canvas, graphite on paper

Supply List

Faculty

Reginald O'Neal

Reginald O’Neal (L.E.O.) began painting in 2012, soon after meeting his mentor, Alejandro Dorda. In 2014, he traveled to Europe to complete murals in Austria, Norway, and Spain, and to exhibit in a show alongside Dorda in Berlin, Germany. L.E.O. focuses on canvas work, residencies, and murals that embody his community surroundings, experiences, and beliefs.

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Reginald O'Neal, Rose

Join Waitlist for Oil Painting: Creating Color, Light and Narrative

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.

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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