Printmaking

Code: R1312-21

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Watermedia Monotype

Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

Develop printing and watermedia painting skills in this experimental monotype workshop. Create prints using solvent-free watercolor, developing the image through a series of states and multiple layers to better understand color and compositional strategies. This simple, yet stunning process allows for the printing of crisp watercolors with brilliant highlights. The immediacy of the finished print belies the free experimentation and repeated addition, subtraction and radical changes one can make in developing painting on a nonabsorbent surface and then transferring it to paper. Each remaining ghost image can then be reworked in a new direction and printed again.

Media

Transparent watercolor and gouache applied with brushes, rollers, sponges, sprayers and textured cloths on translucent film, transferred to paper

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Faculty

Brian Shure

Master Printer and Director, Anderson Ranch Editions

Brian Shure is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York, where he curated the 2018 show Bathing. He has taught at RISD, Brown, and Cornell and conducted classes in China, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. He is Master Printer, director of Anderson Ranch Editions, and chair of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch.

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Brian Shure, Ruby Beach

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Printmaking

Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer 2021 print workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International 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.

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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.

Arches 88 paper

Paper any size and choice. Recommended papers: Arches 88 22×30”, Fabriano Artistico Hot press 140 lb. 22×30”, Rives BFK 22×30” 250 gsm or heavier

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Rives BFK paper

Paper any size and choice. Recommended papers: Arches 88 22×30”, Fabriano Artistico Hot press 140 lb. 22×30”, Rives BFK 22×30” 250 gsm or heavier

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Fabriano Artistico paper

Paper any size and choice. Recommended papers: Arches 88 22×30”, Fabriano Artistico Hot press 140 lb. 22×30”, Rives BFK 22×30” 250 gsm or heavier

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Variety of brushes of choice

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Japanese cakes, 12, 24 or 36:

From Dickblick: https://www.dickblick.com/products/kuretake-gansai-tambi-watercolor-paint-pan-sets/

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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.

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 travelers insurance.

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.

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.
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 travelers insurance.

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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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