Anderson Ranch adds two new workshops to summer schedule |

Anderson Ranch adds two new workshops to summer schedule

Aspen Times Staff Report

Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village is continuing to accept registrations for its summer workshops, including two new courses: “Working With Metals” and “Sculpting With Wood.”

Artists and instructors from around the world are teaching nearly 100 workshops at this ranch this summer, focusing on such topics as: creative studies, painting, drawing, printmaking, digital imaging, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, furniture design and photography. Workshops for children and adults are offered.

Newly added program “Working with Metals” for adults will be offered Aug. 23-27, while the “Sculpting with Wood,” added to the children’s schedule, will be offered July 12-16.

In the metals class, instructor Tai Pomara will lead participants in exploring many approaches to metalworking, including welding, sheetmetal work, traditional blacksmithing and tool making. Participants will receive technical instruction in the mornings and individual attention in the afternoon.

Students are encouraged to bring ideas into the classroom, from which a focus will be developed and work created.

Due to popular demand, the children’s workshop program has introduced “Sculpting with Wood” for 9- to 12-year-olds. Kristin Zotolli, woodworker and furniture maker, will begin by instructing children in the proper handling of basic woodworking tools.

Then, youngsters will take a trip into the forest and choose a piece of aspen for a walking stick or magic wand. They will complete the week working on projects of their own choosing. The emphasis will be on creativity, safety and fun.

Call the registrar at 923-3181 to learn more about the new workshops and space availability in other summer workshop offerings.

Anderson Ranch is a nonprofit, year-round visual arts community that offers workshops, artist residencies, exhibitions, lectures and more. Its Web site is at

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