oRegistration  June, July 3-8 Family Week and July 10-16; July 17-23 and July 24-29 Festival of the Arts Weeks. Other 2022 Workshop Registration is Coming Soon.




Below are the workshops and retreats that we have planned for the upcoming days.

We hope to see many of you in person in 2022. Mask wearing indoors and in public spaces is now optional. We ask that you practice social distancing in all spaces and require covid vaccinations or proof of negative covid test within 72 hours of arrival for all lodging and workshop guests.

June 5-11   Literally Letters Calligraphy and More (6 nights)


July 3-8    Family Week & 4th of July celebration (5 nights)
This week highlights the 4th of July with a parade, BBQ and games.

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  • Fused Glass is Hot (Katrina Jameson)
  • Pastel Groove (Juliana Crownover)
  • Make & Take Silver (Jamie Halpern and Bill Derrevere)
  • Photograph the Ranch (Liz Arenberg)
  • Morning Outdoor Adventures Afternoon and Evening Family events; movie, scavenger hunt, Traditional coffee house hosted by the college staff (talent show – plan your song, skit, poem; sign up when you arrive – family-friendly content only, of course!) Optional family worship service every day.

July 10-16  Festival of the Arts Week 1
An emphasis on traditional arts led by local instructors

This is also an intergenerational week. This week has workshops for adults and a week-long SummerVenture program for youth ages 3 to 14.  Youth ages 14 and up can join in an adult workshop or this week’s featured Senior High track – Adventures in Photography. Mornings are spent in respective workshops or youth program YouthSummerventure, with afternoons and some evenings as family time.

July 24-29  Festival of the Arts Week 3
Get out of the classroom and explore new talents and new places!
Adult & Youth Friendly Week – Adults participate in one workshop for the week; youth to age 13 participate in Youth SummerVenture – for youth ages 3 to 14; youth ages 14 plus can join in an adult workshop or this week’s featured track, Weld and Wander. Mornings are spent in respective workshops or youth program, with afternoons and some evenings as family time.

August  1-4 Rio Arriba Community Youth Day Camp

  • Daily Activity Club Open to Rio Arriba County Youth with local pickup locations and pre-registration


August  1-7 Stillpoint Spiritual Direction Training (6 nights)

August 21-27 (6 nights)

  • Holistic Photography: Seeing, Sensing, and Creating Artistic Images  (Randee Lawrence)

September 18-24 Inspired by the Masters Week (6 nights)

  • Plein Air Intensive  (Natasha Isenhour)
  • Mastering Silver  (Jamie Halpern)
  • Drawing from Nature  (Helen Byers)
  • Writing…and Then Some (Joan Logghe)
  • Family and Street Photography  (Sandy Kaplan)
  • Welding for Women  (Connie Burkhart)
  • Tai Chi & Qiong: Internal Energy Cultivation& Activation (Joseph Dudley and Master Paul Ramos)
  • Mosaics: In the Round  (Kathy Thaden)
  • Chimayo Weaving  (Lisa Trujillo)
  • Carving Stone by Hand  (Robin Keck)

October 8-14 Fall Writing Festival

  • Maps, Journeys and Geographies (Anita Skeen and Colleen Anderson)
  • The Art of Aging: Contending w/ Time in the Personal Essay (Marcia Aldrich)
  • Saints & Aints (Jean Hathaway)
  • Writing the 10-Minute Play (Kate Snodgrass)
  • Practically Painting with O’Keeffe (Anna Koster)
  • Silversmithing: Your Mementos (Jamie Halpern)
  • Fire it Up! Art Welding (Tom Nichols and David Kadlec)
  • Fall Colors and More: Photographing the Change (John Hayden and Kent Bowser)

October 16-23 Fall Writing Festival

  • My Letter to the World: The Art of the Letter and the Letter Poem (Anita Skeen)
  • Beauty in Brevity: the Art of the Short Essay  (Colleen Anderson)
  • Celebrate Women: Flourishing as We Age at Casa del sol (Susan Weber)
  • We Live Storied Lives: Every Story Matters  (Keith Herron)
  • Pottery: Hi-Fire Glazes  (Barbara Campbell)
  • Fused Glass Vessels   (Katrina Jameson)
  • Have Watercolor, Will Travel  (Deborah Rubin)
  • Fire it Up! Art Welding  (Tom Nichols & David Kadlec)
  • Astronomy: Under Autumn Skies  (Phillip Mahon)

October 30-November 3 

  • Creative Retreat for Day of The Dead (Dias de los Muertos)   (Casa del Sol with Helen Byers)
  • Healing Grief with the Sacred Wheel (Cheryl Downey)

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