Painting & Drawing

Code: D1417-21

    • 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.

Painting & Materiality

Sep 6 - 10, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

In this rigorous painting workshop, explore the expressivity of materials, whether working with representational imagery, abstraction or the fertile area in between. With an expanded definition of painting that might also include mixed media or collage, participants discover new relationships between content and form with an emphasis on experimentation, arriving at imagery in spontaneous or unexpected ways. Exercises, material demonstrations, readings and slide shows of contemporary painting reveal new methods for synthesizing imagery and materials to increase the potency and meaning of the visual experience.

Media

Students may use any preferred 2-D medium or substrate, including acrylic, collage, oil, drawing, pastels, ink, etc., on canvas, paper, wood, plastic, metal, etc.; mixing media is encouraged.

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Faculty

Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows is a Los Angeles-based artist whose mixed-media works incorporate assemblage, painting, drawing, glass and sculptural relief. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

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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.

Pad of Bristol paper, Strathmore 300 recommended, size of choice

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Stretched Canvases

— 4-5 stretched canvases, panels, or other substrates, size of choice, bring more if working smaller and fewer if working large, depending on your work speed/style or roll of un-stretched canvas if wanting to work larger

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Panels

— 4-5 stretched canvases, panels, or other substrates, size of choice, bring more if working smaller and fewer if working large, depending on your work speed/style or roll of un-stretched canvas if wanting to work larger

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Mediums of choice

any type of paint, ink, pastels, mixed media or assemblage materials, etc.

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Variety of brushes

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Adhesives or other mediums you typically use

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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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