Students have experience with a variety of materials and fabrication techniques and know how to use hand and power tools competently and safely. Students are self-starting with some formal training in critical aspects of sculpture and have completed a portfolio of work. Students have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Soft Sculpture: Accumulated Actions
Aug 14 - 18, 2023
Soft materials speak to our most basic needs of protection and comfort, and offer expressive possibilities based in our most intimate bodily experiences with items like garments and blankets. Soft materials are also challenging to build with and achieving form often requires support structures and stiffeners to maintain shape and volume. We explore the ways accumulated gestures and the inherent qualities of materials can help us build structure and form with soft materials. Knitting, felting, beadwork, and sewing processes are investigated as methods to build upon. Some experience with knitting is ideal.
Knitting, felting, beadwork, sewingSupply List
Mark Newport’s work uses textiles, performance, print and photography to reveal the vulnerability inherent in traditional western ideals of masculinity. His work has been recognized by awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the Creative Capital Foundation. Mark is represented by the Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit.
Studio Fee: $175.00
Registration Fee: $45.00
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.
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.
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.
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Summer Facilitated Studio Practice: Metal and Miscellaneous
Anderson Ranch’s Facilitated Studio Practice approach provides artists the opportunity to work on independent projects while receiving regular one-on-one mentoring and critique sessions with Studio Coordinator, Teddy Andriese. Each participant receives an assigned workspace, orientation, and access to equipment, with technical guidance in the Ranch’s state-of-the-art facilities. Demos are provided for participants interested in incorporating metal, wood, or basic mold making techniques into their practice. This program allows local artists the experience enjoyed by national and international artists who travel to Snowmass Village from all over the world. Participants may expand their practices, take artistic risks, try new media, or complete works for exhibition. Participants are encouraged to bring unique materials or found objects to incorporate into their artistic processes. Applicants must submit a concise project proposal to Sculpture Studio Coordinator Teddy Andriese before applying. A limited number of participants will be accepted. To submit or discuss proposals, please contact email@example.com or call 970.924.5077