Dot,Dot,Dot: Hand-drawn Batik & Natural Dyes – G201015
Each participant will create hand-dyed batik cotton samples, a one-of-a-kind bandana, and develop a personal batik project. With instructor guidance, the personal batik project will be uniquely designed to support each individual’s own artistic practice and creative goals. By deriving color from plants and inspiration from the high desert, we will deepen our connection with the surrounding area and mother earth. Through meditative making, we will organically draw imagery and patterns from inner and outer landscapes. An optional group hike and open afternoons will offer workshop participants plenty of time for visual reflection and sketching. Ample studio time will be available for participants to practice mark making, to experiment with dyes, and to work on more complex personal projects. At the end of the week, each participant will walk away with the knowledge to set-up their own home batik studio and begin independently working with natural dyes
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During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.
Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.
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What day/time does the workshop start and end?
Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..
What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
- All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
- In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
- During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
- Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
- Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
- Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
- Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.