Workshops & Retreats

Ghost Ranch Family Week 2020 – 5 nights – July 26-31

What is family? What sews us together; what are these ties that bind? And how do we end up part of the same crazy quilt?

No matter what your interpretation of family is, this week at Ghost Ranch is tailor-made for you. Join us while we explore some of the various ‘stitches’ that go into making the many kinds of families – art and adventure, music and movies, love and laughter.

In the mornings, adults will have a choose one of several mini-workshops (note second choice on registration form), while younger family members will participate in youth activities. Ranch evenings will be a patchwork of family fun. There will a movie night (with popcorn), a scavenger hunt, a campfire and a concert at the end of the week.

Outdoor Adventure is offered throughout the week, as well as yoga, Art on the Portal, and a ‘drop in and make your own quilt square’ work and play area.

Come be part of the Ghost Ranch family quilt.

If you have questions, contact Family Week Coordinator, Robin Keck.

Family Friendly Rates – Registration Coming Soon

Rates this week include registration, lodging and meals for an all-inclusive family price. Of course, tent and RV camping are available, meals included. There are opt-out meal options for campers but we are finding that in the midst of activities more families are choosing to eat at the Dining Hall as old and new friends alike create community and impromptu conversations and activities sprout in the alfalfa field. Purchasing meals ahead of time will help us prepare.

Adult Morning Workshops

One Plus One Equals Three – Haiku, Block prints and Haiga
Laura DeLind, Anita Skeen
Hike into Box Canyon and along Matrimonial Mesa Trail and turn your experiences into printed images and haiku. This workshop is open to families and individuals 14 years old and older.

Fused Glass is Hot!
Katrina Jameson
Bright, colorful, and easy, fused glass is a hot fashion item. Create objects from glass, using high temperature firing in a kiln to fuse, slump, and finish glass.

The Pastel Groove
Juliana Crownover
Pastel painting is: vibrant, immediately gratifying, just a little messy and very portable. What’s not to love!

Adult & Youth Service Corps
See page 14 for full description.

Outdoor Adventures
A variety of hikes, exploration, climbing wall and other nature-based activities for adults.

Guillermo Delgado
Paint a narrative story – devotional, personal, political, social – inspired by the Mexican folk art tradition of retablo. Summarize your stories, practice drawing and composition, and mix acrylics and other mediums to paint on metal panels.

Sew Happy Service Corps
Ronnie Ashford
Join us for 25 hours working on ranch-designated sewing projects. Prepare to share your talents, your stories, your knowledge and laughter with friends old and new. See Service Corps rates on page 14.

Songwriting for Everyone
Colleen Anderson
Learn about the creative beginnings of some original songs and tech-niques for writing your own. You don’t need a great voice or an instrument—just a desire to express yourself in song.




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