Oils and Pastels: In the Studio G220244
In this weeklong immersion with your inner artist in one of the most inspiring settings in the nation, you will enhance your understanding of recording what you see in your own voice with oils or pastels as your medium. If you use watercolor or acrylic, you are certainly welcome although my expertise and explanation is geared toward oil and pastel.
The landscape at Ghost Ranch provides infinite challenges with the quickly changing light, varied textures and shapes, and is full of color both to inspire you and to teach you to be a better painter. We will be working, in studio, to raise your skill level and to learn tips and tricks for better compositions and for better overall conveyance of your subject.
So much of the process of learning to “see” is being able to articulate what it is that causes you to react to the beauty of a scene or a still life. Learn how atmosphere, big shapes and composition, temperature and color all play a part in expressing that reaction in your painting.
Each day will begin with discussion about the reference we will be concentrating on for the day. After you begin working the instructor will work with each of participant individually. Photo references of the local landscape will be provided. Paint from the printout or if you have an iPad or tablet that you can bring, that works great for your reference.
This class requires at least minimal experience with the medium of oils or pastels, but all levels of skill are most welcome to attend. You will be “starting where you are” once we get settled into the first painting of the class. In this highly nurturing environment where the only competition you will have is the last painting you painted.
Additional Fee: Lodging options range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 and include room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the commuter option in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.
During this Covid-19 period, participants are asked to bring their own supplies (hand sanitizer, KN95 or N95 masks, water bottle) to limit touchpoint and sharing. Lodging options range from dorm style $684 to private bath $1,074 that includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the commuter option in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow up information.
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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 bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.
Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.
Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.