Literally Letters Calligraphy Festival – Free Information Session
Monday, March 22 from noon to 12:45 Mountain Daylight Time. This is a free information session with the four instructors that will lead the Literally Letters Festival at Ghost Ranch. Join Annie, Elizabeth, Julie and Carol as they share some of the highlights of their artform and the topics that will be covered in each workshop.
Note: The information session will be recorded and posted on this webpage on 3/23.
Registration For These Courses Coming Soon
The Painted Word G210611 with Annie Cicale
The Ghost Ranch experience is unique to each visitor, and this workshop is a chance for you to respond to that through word and image. The landscape will influence our paintings, whether you work abstractly or realistically; whether your focus is large or small.
Paste Papers That Sing G210612 with Elizabeth McKee
Many of us were first introduced to paste paper in primary school where it is known as finger painting. More recently calligraphers realized that paste makes an excellent surface on which to letter.
Monoline Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures G210614 with Carol Pallesen
Make your writing small, smaller or smallest as we work with various tools conducive to unique lettering: microns, crowquills, and sharpened edged pens.
Alphabets Inspired by Nature G210613 with Julie Wildman
This is a class for anyone interested in bringing a fresh and creative approach to making beautiful letters using natural, found objects as inspiration.
Rates – week of June 6-12 (6 nights)
Includes 6 nights single occupancy lodging, meal package (arrival dinner through departure breakfast), course tuition + basic Materials Fee.
Note: Paste Papers That Sing (McKee) and The Painted Word (Cicale) will have an additional $25.00 materials fee.
Private Bath – $1,565
Dorm/Communal Bath – $1,325 (limited # available)
Invite a friend or family member that you would be comfortable traveling and sharing a room with for a more economical stay.
+ Additional person(s) in the same room
Taking a course -$815 (includes meal package + tuition + basic Materials Fee)
Non Participant – $230 (includes meal package + conservation fee)
Commuter (lunches & dinners included + tuition + basic Materials Fee) $775
Rio Arriba County resident – $675
Tent/Small RV without electricity with Meals – $995
Tent/Small RV without electricity without Meals – $790
Tent/Small RV with Electricity or Full Hook-Up with Meals – $1,055
Tent/Small RV with Electricity or Full Hook-Up without Meals – $850
+Additional person(s) in campground
Taking a course + meals – $815
Taking a course without meals – $615
Non Participant with meals – $225
Non Participant without meals – $25
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, basic course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.
During this Covid-19 period, participants are asked to bring their own supplies (hand sanitizer, water bottle) to limit touchpoint and sharing.
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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.
In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, 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. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.
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What day/time does the workshop start and end?
In-person workshops 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.
Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.
During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
- During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
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
- During Covid-19, all rooms will have a private bath. Semi-private and Communal/dorm types will be assigned a bathroom for each person.
- 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 between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining 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.