Painting & Drawing

Code: D0532-22

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Pattern and Geometry in Acrylic

Jul 4 - 8, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Delve into the complexity, or simplicity, of working with systems and patterns to create dynamic paintings in acrylic during this exciting workshop for artists of all levels. Students learn techniques associated with the myriad ways to approach overlapping and interwoven patterns, with emphasis on color and shape interactions to create space. Demonstrations also cover preparing wood panels, techniques of taping, as well as painting geometrically in a freehand method. Discussions spark the potential for content embedded in geometric abstraction and its ability to reference the world around us.

Media

Acrylic paint, wood panel, stenciling and geometric abstraction

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Faculty

Amber Heaton

Amber Heaton uses systems and patterns to create works on paper, paintings, and installations. Her work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Parrish Museum of Art, International Print Center New York, and other venues internationally. Heaton received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.

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Amber Heaton, Trying Way Too Hard, Detail

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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.

Acrylic paint set

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1 - 2 pre-gessoed wood panel: 16 x 20” or 18 x 24”

We will be doing specific exercises using the above surfaces, but feel free to bring more of the above surfaces at the quality / size you prefer, or paper sheets, for other works to use during your studio time. These are just so we have some materials to begin working on as grounds, but if you have an alternative material or ground, feel free to bring instead.

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Mechanical Pencil .5mm

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Assortment of paint brushes

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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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