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This new retreat will include instruction and discussion of Georgia O’Keeffe’s life combined with studio instruction and hands on exploration of the techniques that O’Keeffe employed in the creation of her own style. Miss O’Keeffe’s philosophy and influencing factors such as the feminist movement, the political environment, religious beliefs and influences will be explored. Time will be set aside to allow students to read, reflect, write and work in the studio.
Three experienced instructors will collaborate to provide this class: Carol Ho will provide art instruction including introduction to charcoal and watercolor pencil. Professor Matthew Rohn will offer lecture and discussion of Miss O’Keeffe’s life and practice in relation to feminism and
religion. And Ghost Ranch’s Tour Manager Karen Butts will provide the cultural and historical context of Ghost Ranch, New Mexico and the Upper Sonoran Zone to better understand Miss O’Keeffe’s connection to the land and “a sense of place.”
Sketching and Drawing
Charcoals and watercolor pencils (several sessions throughout the retreat)
Field Trip Day to Abiquiu
Abiquiu Home and Studio Tour
Ladies of the Canyon Exhibit and Archaeology museum
Ladies of the Canyon exhibition tour paired with a lecture and discussion surrounding feminism and other strong women of the era and area
Reviewing O’Keeffe’s work and studying the extensive literature about O’Keeffe in our library’s Southwest Collection
Walk In Georgia O’Keeffe’s Footsteps Tour
O’Keeffe Landscape Tour
Ghost Ranch Walking History Tour
Field Trips (weather permitting)
Santa Fe – O’Keeffe Museum and Wheelwright Museum
Region – The White Place, Christ in the Desert Monastery and Echo Amphitheater
Arrive early and receive a discounted rate for our “Weekend Relax and Renew” January 10-12 package with Saturday Cultural Honoring Day bonus. Click here for information.