Workshops & Retreats

January Term 2020

An Apprenticeship and a Cultural Immersion Experience

If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing wide-open spaces, starry night skies, purple mountains, sage green mesas, and red rock formations, we invite you to spend your Jan Term at Ghost Ranch! 

Jan Term is an apprenticeship and a cultural immersion experience. Some say it’s like leaving the country without a passport. It includes cultural lectures and field trips to Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument, as well as Ghost Ranch tours and offerings, culminating in the ultimate New Mexico cultural experience, a trip to the San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day Dances. Jan Term at Ghost Ranch is open to college and non-college students of all ages.

Arrival: Thursday, January 2, 2020 ◊ Departure: Monday, January 20, 2020

While you study one subject intensively, you also immerse yourself in the multi-culture nature and stunning landscape of this 21,000-acre working Ranch in Northern New Mexico.

All courses provide an intensive study of the subject you choose. Class sizes are small, usually 12 or fewer students per instructor, allowing for individualized instruction and easy student to faculty interaction. 

SIX CLASSES TO CHOOSE FROM

Jan Term Desert Light: Digital Photography in Color and Black and White

Jan Term Desert Light: Digital Photography in Color and Black and White

Workshop ID: G20A144
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,240.00

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Jan Term - Outdoor Adventures G20O141

Jan Term - Outdoor Adventures G20O141

Workshop ID: G20O141-1
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,240.00

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Jan Term Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition - G20A141

Jan Term Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition - G20A141

Workshop ID: G20A141
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,450.00 - $4,440.00

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Jan Term - Rocks, Ruins and Dinosaur Bones for Explorers 2020

Jan Term - Rocks, Ruins and Dinosaur Bones for Explorers 2020

Workshop ID: G20SW141-1
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,240.00

An Apprenticeship and a Cultural Immersion Experience If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing wide-open spaces, starry night skies, purple mountains, sage green mesas, and red rock […]


Jan Term - Georgia O'Keeffe, Development of a Modernist Painter Through the Lens of Ghost Ranch

Jan Term - Georgia O'Keeffe, Development of a Modernist Painter Through the Lens of Ghost Ranch

Workshop ID: G20A143
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,240.00

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Jan Term The Spirit of Clay Micaceous Pottery G20A142

Jan Term The Spirit of Clay Micaceous Pottery G20A142

Workshop ID: G20A142
Dates: January 2, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,240.00

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CREDITS, RATES & REGISTRATION INFO

College Student Rate:

$3250.00 (includes dorm-style lodging, meals, tuition, course materials, entrance to museums, venues and hot springs, and shuttle to and from the Albuquerque airport). Silversmithing, $3450, includes an additional $200 materials fee; other materials will also be available for purchase.

Non-College Student Rates:

The rates for non-college students wishing to upgrade lodging are listed on the description page on the “Packages” tab.

Information & Registration

For those seeking college credit, please register through your school’s Jan Term office. For persons not seeking credit (which includes non-college participants of all ages), please contact the Ghost Ranch Registrar at 505.685.1001 or 1017.

For general information and to answer any further questions, contact Ben Ahern-Wild, bena@GhostRanch.org. Please note that class sizes are limited, so early registration is advised especially for students who want to secure space in a particular class.

 


FAQ’s

What Other Activities are Included

Field Trips to places such as Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Taos • Cultural Presentations – Northern NM Cooking & Dancing • Guided Hikes • Wellness & Yoga • Full Moon Hike • Ghost Ranch Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour • Coffee House & Open Mic • Ojo Caliente hot springs soak • Fireside Chat Speaker Series • Team Building (Ropes Challenge Course) • Horseback Riding

What time should I arrive at Ghost Ranch on Tuesday, January 2nd?

You should arrive at the Ranch before 5:00 p.m. on January 2rd for opening orientation and dinner.

What are the transportation options to and from Ghost Ranch for Jan Term?

On January 2nd a shuttle will leave Albuquerque airport at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to take this shuttle your flight must arrive before this time. On January 20th a shuttle leaves Ghost Ranch for the airport at 8:00 a.m. Departing flights should be scheduled after 12:30 p.m. to assure that you have time to arrive at your flight on time. The cost for these shuttles is included in your tuition. Please indicate when you register if you wish to take the shuttle, one or both ways.

What is included in the tuition price for courses?

Prices for courses are inclusive of tuition fees, lodging and meals and transportation for the duration of Jan Term.

What is the lodging situation for non-college students enrolled in Jan Term courses?

Non-college students are given either shared bath and private bath lodging at the Ranch. The rates for non-college students wishing to upgrade lodging are listed on the description page on the “Packages” tab.

What are class times during Jan Term?

Classes occur Monday-Friday generally from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with weekends being reserved as a time to go on field trips to noteworthy areas on and around Ghost Ranch.

If I’m a non-college student, when should I make travel arrangements?

We ask that you do not make travel arrangements before November 2nd, 2020. You will be notified by that date on the status of your desired course.

Jan Term Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is presently being reviewed. Please stay tuned.

Click below to view videos of the 2019 January Term Experience:

Pottery Instructor Sal Yepa discusses January Term at Ghost Ranch.
Connecting with students and a little levity from Pottery Instructor Sal Yepa.
Photography Student Caitlin Mongon discusses her January Term experience.
Caitlin Mongon describes unforgettable Ghost Ranch January Term memories.
Student Maria Di-Stefano describes her Ghost Ranch January Term experience.
Maria Di-Stefano answers why she chose Ghost Ranch for three weeks of a Pottery workshop during January Term.

Click below to view the video of the 2013 January Term Experience.

January Term at Ghost Ranch 2013 from Ghost Ranch on Vimeo.

Click below to view the video from the 2010 January Term – participant comments about the experience still convey the spirit of January Term at Ghost Ranch.

Ghost Ranch January Term 2010 from Ghost Ranch on Vimeo.

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