Painting & Drawing

Code: D0303-21

    • III

      Level III

      Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-­D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.

The Architecture of Color

Jun 21 - 25, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

The way a painter uses color can be akin to the organic process of thinking. This workshop is for artists who use color as a way of navigating their material world. With an emphasis on the metaphorical, conceptual and even the poetic, this workshop is open to traditional painters as well as those in expanded media, including collage, installation, sculpture or performance. Topics are explored through informal critiques, one-on-one studio visits and group discussions informed by independent studio time. Artists should be able to work independently in the studio and ready to engage in active and open dialogue with other participants.

Media

Please bring any painting material or medium you are comfortable working with. As with collage or installation, feel free to think in different or new ways.

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Faculty

Rashawn Griffin

Along with the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Rashawn Griffin’s work has been exhibited widely, including “Freequency” at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and “Freeway Balconies” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany. He received an MFA from Yale University and a 2005-2006 A.I.R. of the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Rashawn Griffin, Home and a Stranger

Join Waitlist for The Architecture of Color

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.

Golden Soft Acrylic Gel Medium – Gloss

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Krylon Spray Adhesive

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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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