Painting & Drawing

Code: D1020-23

    • 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.

Painting in the Present

Aug 7 - 11, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

This rigorous painting workshop involves making many paintings and engaging in dialog and critiques. Emphasis is placed on the clarity of the artist’s intention, keeping in mind that painting as a medium and field is a specific language and semiotic system. In addition to signifiers within the painting itself, it exists within a larger, post-medium, expanded field of art with different sets of contexts and criteria. This workshop examines the present conversation between artists within contemporary painting as well as its relationship to other current art critical trends and pressures. Topics examined include digital culture, feminism, critique of capitalism, photorealism, and appropriation.

Media

Any painting media or techniques

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Faculty

Christine Tien Wang

Christine Tien Wang received her MFA in painting from UCLA. Solo exhibition venues include Night Gallery Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne and Berlin. She is in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Groeninghe Art Collection in Belgium. Wang is associate professor of painting and drawing at California College of Art in San Francisco.

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Tuition: $1,195.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

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.

 

Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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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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