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Paint Stories Like Frida Kahlo – G210738

Frida Kahlo was influenced by the Mexican retablo and ex-voto religious art traditions. Explore how these votive offerings inspired Frida and other contemporary artists to tell their stories through a narrative painting style. In this class, you’ll paint your own story based on a personal, social, political, or transformative life event. Participants will draft and summarize their stories, learn to draw and compose a scene, and mix acrylic paints and mediums, to create colorful paintings on metal panels. No painting or artistic experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Tuition: $625 + $50 additional Materials Fee = $675

Sunday-Friday, July 18-23, 2021

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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.

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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.

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  • Guillermo Delgado
    Guillermo Delgado

    Guillermo Delgado is an Academic Specialist in Community & Socially Engaged Arts at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University and has been a Ghost Ranch instructor since 2003. He teaches art, poetry, contemplative practices (yoga, meditation, walking), and community engagement courses. Currently, he’s working with six Mid-Michigan correctional facilities, including the juvenile detention center in Lansing. In addition to completing a yoga teacher training program, Guillermo is trained in prison and trauma-informed yoga through The Prison Yoga Project. As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, Guillermo strives for creating safe, accessible, and mindful learning opportunities everywhere he goes.
    “I’m not saying art will save you, but as humans, we need hope to survive and thrive. Art is hope. And hope allows us to imagine something better for ourselves and the world.” ~ Guillermo


Jul 18 - 23 2021



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