Photography & New Media

Code: P1034-21

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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Photographic Collage: an exploration of photography & painting

Aug 9 - 13, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Come engage in a meaningful exploration between two historic mediums: photography and painting. Students discover transfer techniques that integrate imagery and text directly onto painted surfaces, resulting in intriguingly layered works. Explore traditional collage and photomontage as well as master new methods that will allow for opaque and translucent layers suggest an archaeological approach to image development through reductive methods, such as sanding and scraping. The workshop emphasizes experimentation and exploratory approaches. Students produce a portfolio of physical examples of all techniques.

Media

Photographic and digital techniques to produce custom translucent collage layers; traditional collage with photographic material, both text and image; digital manipulation; direct printing onto Japanese papers; custom-built acrylic skins; reductive approaches in sanding and scraping surfaces

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Faculty

Ben Timpson

Benjamin Timpson received his MFA from Indiana University and is currently an assistant professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Benjamin is a Yale-Smithsonian Poynter Fellow.

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Ben Timpson, Twins, Cicada, June Beetle, Orchid, Alyssum, - detail

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Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 24-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

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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.

8 Pre-Gessoed 1/8th inch Artist Panels

variety of sizes – I recommend four 8”x10” panels and a variety of other sizes for your experimentation

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Cradled Panels: ¾ in. and 2 in. thickness

Variety of sizes – 6” square or 8” squares work great for 8.5 in. x 11 in transfers. Cradled panels have a frame of wood supporting the panel and allow for more aggressive collage layers as the panel is more stable.

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Cutting mat

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Acrylic paints

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16 oz Golden Polymer Medium (gloss)

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8 oz Golden GAC 200 Medium

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16 oz Gloss Gel Medium

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Round and flat painting brush #4

Some stiff, some flexible. We will be working with acrylic materials. Brushes will be available for you to use with oil based materials if necessary.

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Round and flat painting brush #6

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Round and flat painting brush #1/2

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4” Soft Rubber Brayer

Printmaking Roller

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Notebook or Sketchbook

Anything that will help you keep notes, sketches, and ideas

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12” ruler

Can be a plastic, metal, or wood. Inexpensive kids rulers work great! It will get covered in glue and gesso, so don’t bring your special drafting ruler – it will get messed up!

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Standard Scissors

it will get gummy and dull by the end of the week

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X-acto Knife and #11 Blades

I recommend the old fashioned cheapest metal handled X- acto.

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One Spray Bottle

for misting water on collage and printing paper

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Variety of fine point, chisel point, felt tip, pens and markers

For drawing on panel layers and in journal. If you’ve ever wanted to empty your kitchen junk drawer – this is the workshop for you! You can literally bring any and every kind of pen/pencil/marker you would like to experiment with in this course. We will discuss the issues involved in using non-archival materials but the more tools you have to develop layers of text and image, the better.

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Variety of Drawing Materials and Mark making tools.

Pencils, charcoal, conté, Caran d’Ache water color crayons, pastels, etc. Also any mark making tools you might like to work with (ceramic tools, dental scrapers, etching scribes, kitchen – cake spatulas, batter scrapers, etc)

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

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 travelers insurance.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes 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.

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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.
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 travelers insurance.

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Scholarships & College Credit

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. Click below to learn more.

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