Painting & Drawing

Code: D1329-23

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

(Re)defining the Mark: Drawing as Tradition and Experiment

Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2023

9AM-5PM

Concept

In this class, students explore a variety of drawing approaches used throughout art history with the goal of developing a personal, meaningful, abstract drawing language. This workshop is ideal for artists working in abstraction who want to reinvigorate their practice and for artists interested in a rigorous drawing practice that may evolve into new strategies for abstraction. Participants consider the relationship of mark-making to pictorial language, mark-making as a remnant of process, and mark-making as a tool for abstraction. Discoveries made in this drawing workshop are applicable to a larger painting, printmaking, or sculpture practice.

Media

Graphite, charcoal, ink, on paper, drawing from observation, drawing developed through process, drawing resulting from experimentation

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Faculty

Jennifer Wroblewski

Jen Wroblewski is an artist, professor, and curator who is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the NYFA in printmaking/book arts/drawing, an Aldrich Radius fellowship, and the A.I.R. Gallery fellowship. Her work and projects have been discussed in The New York Times, Hartford Courant, The Brooklyn Rail, New Jersey Star-Ledger, and many other publications.

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Jennifer Wroblewski, textile drawings

Join Waitlist for (Re)defining the Mark: Drawing as Tradition and Experiment

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.

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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