Painting & Drawing

Code: D0511-24

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

TEXTile: Drawing, Weaving and Writing

Jul 1 - 5, 2024

9AM - 5PM

Concept

This exciting, mixed-media workshop explores the intersection of drawing, writing and textiles. Through these processes, students discover the subtle ways that we encode material, causing meaning to appear and disappear from view, and how the combination of text and image can create a rich narrative. The ancient technologies of weaving are introduced as a way to bridge the process with that of writing. Students experiment with the method of making paper into thread and weaving it into a cloth. Emphasis is placed on how these media merge together to create a powerful narrative.

Media

Drawing, weaving, writing

Supply List

Faculty

Kenturah Davis

Kenturah Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles and Accra (Ghana). Using text as a point of departure, she explores the fundamental role that language has in shaping how we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her work has been included in institutional exhibitions in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Kenturah was commissioned by LA Metro to create large-scale, site-specific works permanently installed on the new Crenshaw/LAX rail line. She was an inaugural artist fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT.

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Kenturah Davis, Planar Vessel IX

Join Waitlist for TEXTile: Drawing, Weaving and Writing

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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