Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be closed from September 24th – October 2nd.

Painting & Drawing

Code: D0303-21

    • III

      Level III

      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.

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

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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. 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. 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.

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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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