Painting & Drawing

Code: D0110-21

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Portrait & Figure in Watercolor: curiosity & awareness

Jun 7 - 11, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Bring the face and figure to life with the transparency and immediacy of watercolor. This extremely expressive media can also be highly controlled. Students work from life as well as photographic sources in this deceivingly direct paint medium. With daily demonstrations and a series of simple and accessible studio exercises, students develop skills controlling resoluble colors, reserving and pulling back highlights and maintaining brilliant and delicate tones that are unique to water-based media.

Media

Under-drawing pencil and light brushwork, using a transfer grid, stretching/flattening larger paper, transparent gum-based colors in tube and cake form, gouache, wet- and dry-brush, the laying of tint washes, scumbling, fine tone modulation

Faculty

Brian Shure

Master Printer Director, Anderson Ranch Editions Chair

Brian Shure is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown and Cornell Universities, and has printed at Editions Press, Crown Point Press, Graphicstudio, Houston Fine Art Press, and Gemini G.E.L. He is Master Printer, Director of Anderson Ranch Editions and Chair of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch.

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Brian Shure, Lola - detail

Tuition: $1,095.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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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. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. 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.

Gouache

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Variety of brushes

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Watercolor set

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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 for Summer 2021. 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 very limited and includes private lodging only. 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 At-a-Glance

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Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

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Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

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Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

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Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

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