Code: R1312-21

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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Watermedia Monotype

Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2021



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.


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

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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 & Germany. He is Master Printer, Director of Anderson Ranch Editions at Anderson Ranch.

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Brian Shure, Ruby Beach

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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 printmaking 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 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 SGC discount cannot be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

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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


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


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


Variety of brushes of choice


Japanese cakes, 12, 24 or 36:

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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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