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Painting in O’Keeffe Country – G2110114

Let the landscape that lured and mesmerized Georgia O’Keeffe inspire you. Enhance your creativity with exercises modeled on those that influenced O’Keeffe, and that she assigned to students. Learn about O’Keeffe from someone with firsthand knowledge: Anna Koster was O’Keeffe’s 1976 weekend companion and has gone on to study her art and life. Lessons focus on composition, color mixing and blend, but cover much more. A trip to O’Keeffe’s “White Place” is included.You are encouraged to bring your favorite medium; demos will be in acrylic.



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  • Anna Koster
    Anna Koster

    Anna Koster has enjoyed a full life focused on art. In 1976, she had the opportunity to serve as Georgia O’Keeffe’s weekend companion. She went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree and teach at the Community College of Denver, San Jose Museum Art School, and other venues through the 1980s. At the same time, her career as an artist progressed with solo and group shows. Then she began working in art museums, completing a 35-year career in California, with the final 15 years at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center.

    She has been leading workshops at Ghost Ranch since 2014. In recent years, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe), Nevada Museum of Art (Reno), and the Palo Alto Art Center (California) have offered Anna’s classes. Her positive, affirming approach to teaching, combined with insights from O’Keeffe’s art and life have earned praise from participants: “uplifting,” “inspiring,” and “amazing.” See more at annakoster.com/testimonials.

    Anna’s own work includes super-realistic and trompe l’oeil (trick-the-eye) painting as well as drawing and conceptual art projects. Visit www.annakoster.com to view Anna’s art; her resume is at annakoster.com/resume.


Oct 03 - 09 2021


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3:00 pm - 9:00 am

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