Painting & Drawing

Code: D1230-22

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

The Abstract Landscape

Aug 22 - 26, 2022

9AM - 5PM

Concept

Abstraction has the ability to express narrative, and using the landscape as inspiration for abstraction can lead to an exciting visual language. Focusing on mark-making and its potential to produce flatness as well as depth, participants embark on the en plein air experience as a rigorous confrontation with image-making. This workshop encourages students to indulge their innate urge to create marks and find a voice through the immediacy of their surroundings. Through prompts, demonstrations and outdoor sessions as well as working in the studio from source imagery, students endeavor to recreate the narrative history of landscape painting.

Media

Water-based painting media, abstract painting, monochromatic, mark making, writing prompts, en plein air painting

Faculty

Michi Meko

Michi Meko has exhibited at: Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore; the Richmond Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles; Cress Gallery at the University of Chattanooga; Westobou Gallery, Augusta; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta. He received the Atlanta Artadia Award and the Joan Mitchell Award.

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Michi Meko, Season Summer

Tuition: $1,155.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

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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. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Sketch Club” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting. 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.

Colored pencils

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Drawing pencils

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Watercolor Paper

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minute epoxy glue, a glue gun and glue sticks, white glue, other favorite adhesive

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Moleskin

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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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Scissors

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Tote Board with Clips

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X-Acto knife and blades

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes 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.

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.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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Scholarships & College Credit

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. Click below to learn more.

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