Painting & Drawing

Code: D1428-22

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Pushing Image Into Form: Expanding Dimension

Sep 5 - 9, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This workshop experiments with methods of representation and abstraction, using an interdisciplinary approach that embraces painted and/or photographic images, physical layers, repurposed materials and sculptural forms. Analog methods of image manipulation such as cutting, folding and photo transfer are taught in combination with digital techniques. Primarily working in the painting studios, students also learn to use the laser cutter and UV printer in the Ranch’s Digital Fabrication Lab. Participants explore the role of texture and layers in their work through shadow, color and surface. This course encourages playful and innovative ways to integrate two- and three-dimensional elements.

Media

Painting, collage, sculpture, photography, drawing with support materials such as paper, canvas, wood panels, acrylic and found objects, image transfers, mounting and building from flat materials, laser cutting, UV printing, hanging and installation

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Faculty

Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, and is currently based in Craryville and Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, and attended Skowhegan. She is represented by GRIMM Gallery, (Amsterdam/NY/London) and Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris. She has recently shown work at MASS MoCA, and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

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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.

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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1 – 2 Pre-stretched, pre-primed canvas panels: 16 x 20” or 20 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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Paint brushes

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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Sketchbook

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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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