Home Upcoming Events The Georgia O’Keeffe Immersion: Writing and Reflection in O’Keeffe’s Footsteps – G2108410

The Georgia O’Keeffe Immersion: Writing and Reflection in O’Keeffe’s Footsteps – G2108410

Spend a few days immersed in the environment that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe: walk the land she loved and painted, reflect upon the quiet beauty and record your observations in a series of writing exercises. This class is held in a restricted area of the ranch, in sight of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home, Rancho de los Burros. Your instructor facilitates your experience through an exploration of the land, discussion of O’Keeffe’s life and examination of her writings and paintings. Because of the unique aspects of this immersion, all participants will be based at Casa del Sol.

This retreat takes place at Casa del Sol, away from the main ranch, which provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.

Single Occupancy Rates
Private Bath – $1,050 
Shared Bath – $845 
2nd person in the same room (taking the course) – $595 

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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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.

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Instructors

  • Karen Butts
    Karen Butts

    Karen Butts is the Tours and Education Manager at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico where she develops curriculum for our tours, train guides and leads interpretive tours and walks. She became interested in Georgia O’Keeffe while taking an Art History class at Sarah Lawrence College. Karen is an outdoor enthusiast and has worked in the field teaching natural history in Montana, California and the desert Southwest. Karen specializes in the subject of Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch and Southwest history and ecology. She has lectured, taught classes and developed numerous tours on these subjects.

  • Margaret Wood
    Margaret Wood

    Margaret Wood worked as a companion to Georgia O’Keeffe from 1977 to 1982 when the painter was in her nineties. Ms. Wood later wrote “A Painter’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe,” and the memoir, “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe.”

    Ms. Wood is currently a speech pathologist, providing therapy services for people with neurological diseases affecting voice and swallowing. She has been writing short stories and various series based on memoir since 1991. She has been an instructor with Karen Butts during Georgia O’Keeffe Immersion classes over the past several years.

Date

Aug 26 - 29 2021

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