Photography & New Media

Code: P1226-21

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

The Handmade Book

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

This class is aimed at photographers who have completed a body of photographic work and are ready to create a handmade book to better share their work. The course examines the importance of the book media in the storytelling process. Students learn editing, sequencing and printing; discuss writing and book design as well as explore and practice two different techniques of book-making: concertina and perfect binding. Each student comes to class with their project in digital format and leaves with a beautifully printed book.

Media

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, photo editing techniques, printing, cutting and scoring; proper adhesive techniques; basic binding methods along with understanding sequencing and order in the book format

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Faculty

Kristen Law Lewis

Kristen Law Lewis has been teaching bookbinding for over a decade. It is her continual honor to witness others intersect bookmaking with their own creative practices. With degrees in Studio Art and Museum Studies, Kristen mixes her time caring for artifacts, facilitating classes, and making books.

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Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 24-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

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Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members and Center for Fine Art Photography members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SPE and Center for Fine Art Photography discount does not apply to The Center / Advanced Mentored Studies program, nor can it be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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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.

bone folder

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Ruler

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Eraser

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Scissors

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x-acto knife and replacement blades

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Paint / glue brushes

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bunch of pencils and pens / markers that are fancy

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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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