Painting & Drawing

Code: D0205-24

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Oil Painting: From Nature to Abstraction

Jun 10 - 14, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Painters develop and hone oil painting skills using nature as the point of departure for the creation of an abstract language in this exploratory workshop. With an eye toward regionalist landscape painters who turned to abstraction, the class takes inspiration from artists like Forrest Bess, Marsden Hartley, Lawren Harris, and Agnes Martin. Emphasis is on gesture, color, and form as students find new and investigative strategies for the exploration of abstraction, changing the shape and approach to the practice of painting.

Media

Oil painting, representationalism, abstraction

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Faculty

Lily Stockman

Lily Stockman is a Los Angeles-based painter whose work draws from nature and its grammar of symmetry, camouflage, and repetition. Lily’s diverse studies in Mongolian thangka painting, Rajput miniature painting, botany, and poetry have informed her approach to biomorphic abstraction and her distinctive use of color. Her work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, the ICA Miami, and the Orange County Museum of Art, where she was included in the California Biennial 2022: Pacific Gold.

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Lily Stockman, Bell Buoy

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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.

 

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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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