Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Sculpture, Architecture and Abstraction
Jun 13 - 17, 2022
This small-scale sculpture course explores the intersections between architectural model and tabletop sculpture. Students reconsider and recreate the properties, sensations and language surrounding monuments, sites and structures at a domestic scale. Students also use economical construction methods with basic wood, foam, resin and mixed-media assembly. Modular units, structural stability, color, light and context are investigated. Tools and materials are stretched to their limits and methods practiced in the course remain achievable long after the workshop’s conclusion.
Model making, cardboard, wood and foam construction, carving, mixed media, epoxy, finishing and sculptural coloration techniquesSupply List
Sarah Tortora lives and works in New York City. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended residencies at Skowhegan, the MacDowell Colony, and Ox-Bow School of Art. Her work has been on view at Camayuhs (Atlanta), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York and Los Angeles), and Ulterior Gallery (New York).
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Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.
Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.
Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.
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.
Sketchbook and pencils
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. There is no housing or meals available for Fall Studio Sessions Studio Practice programs.
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.
Health & Safety
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 traveler’s insurance.
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.