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The Painted Word – G210611

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.

We’ll work with the Neuland alphabet to supplement our paintings with text. There are no prerequisites for this class; rather we’ll begin with the skills you have, whether in drawing, painting or lettering, and work to develop your own vision. We’ll work with watercolor, gouache and drawing media, and choose texts that complement our ideas. You may want to use your own texts, or you may choose writers who inspire you.

We will review the fundamentals of drawing and painting, with the goal of experiencing the surroundings of Ghost Ranch more intensely. You may focus on landscape or on the local flora, or just work abstractly. We’ll do a number of studies to get started, and then work to achieve a series of paintings or an artist’s book.

You may not be experienced with all the media we will be using. Annie brings a love of color to her classes, so you will be learning a bit of paint chemistry along with many techniques for making watercolor work for you. Lettering with various media, such as designers gouache, will allow you to bring harmony to word and image. You may also choose to work with dry media, such as colored pencil, for more delicate work. An option will include making your own paint from the many colors of soil in the Ghost Ranch area.

To integrate text with your images, we’ll work with the Neuland alphabet, learning its fundamental principles, which make it ideal for incorporating with your images. Annie will bring other options for lettering your texts, from using your own handwriting to drawn letterforms. You’ll leave Ghost Ranch with a collection of studies that will enhance your memories of a wonderful week.

Cap: 8
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 | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee

Private Bath – $1,565
Dorm/Communal Bath – $1,325 (limited # available)

+ Additional person(s) in the same room
Taking a course -$815 (includes meal package + tuition + basic Materials Fee) | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Non Participant – $230 (includes meal package + conservation fee)

Commuter (lunches & dinners included + tuition + basic Materials Fee) $775 | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Rio Arriba County resident – $675

Camping Rates | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Tent without electricity with Meals – $995
Tent 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) Sharing a Campground SpaceTaking 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, 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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No notes for this event

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.

Ghost Ranch Scholarship Request

EVENT FAQ's

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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.

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.

We’ll work with the Neuland alphabet to supplement our paintings with text. There are no prerequisites for this class; rather we’ll begin with the skills you have, whether in drawing, painting or lettering, and work to develop your own vision. We’ll work with watercolor, gouache and drawing media, and choose texts that complement our ideas. You may want to use your own texts, or you may choose writers who inspire you.

We will review the fundamentals of drawing and painting, with the goal of experiencing the surroundings of Ghost Ranch more intensely. You may focus on landscape or on the local flora, or just work abstractly. We’ll do a number of studies to get started, and then work to achieve a series of paintings or an artist’s book.

You may not be experienced with all the media we will be using. Annie brings a love of color to her classes, so you will be learning a bit of paint chemistry along with many techniques for making watercolor work for you. Lettering with various media, such as designers gouache, will allow you to bring harmony to word and image. You may also choose to work with dry media, such as colored pencil, for more delicate work. An option will include making your own paint from the many colors of soil in the Ghost Ranch area.

To integrate text with your images, we’ll work with the Neuland alphabet, learning its fundamental principles, which make it ideal for incorporating with your images. Annie will bring other options for lettering your texts, from using your own handwriting to drawn letterforms. You’ll leave Ghost Ranch with a collection of studies that will enhance your memories of a wonderful week.

Cap: 8
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 | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee

Private Bath – $1,565
Dorm/Communal Bath – $1,325 (limited # available)

+ Additional person(s) in the same room
Taking a course -$815 (includes meal package + tuition + basic Materials Fee) | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Non Participant – $230 (includes meal package + conservation fee)

Commuter (lunches & dinners included + tuition + basic Materials Fee) $775 | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Rio Arriba County resident – $675

Camping Rates | This course carries an additional $25 Materials Fee
Tent without electricity with Meals – $995
Tent 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) Sharing a Campground SpaceTaking 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, 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.

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT

HELP

Please use the options below to find helpful information regarding Ghost Ranch Workshops and Retreats

No notes for this event

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.

Ghost Ranch Scholarship Request

EVENT FAQ's

Click here to see a full list of FAQs

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.
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Instructors

  • Annie Cicale
    Annie Cicale

    The world of books has captivated Annie Cicale since she was a child. Fascinated by writing, her first Osmiroid fountain pen led her to the world of calligraphy. After a short stint as a chemical engineer, she returned to school, receiving a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in graphic design; she now calls herself an intuitive engineer. She has taught calligraphy workshops throughout North America, Japan, Spain and Australia, and has had a number of one person exhibits, including the installation of ‘The Face of Humanity” at galleries in Tennessee, Montana, Illinois and North Carolina. Her artist’sbooks are in public and private collections, including the Design Library at Yale University. She is the author of The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering, revised in 2018. She divides her time among teaching, graphic design work, painting and making artist’s books. When not in the studio, she can be found in a swimming pool teaching water aerobics, in her garden, or hiking, with treks in Peru and Nepal testing the patience of her knee surgeon.

Date

Jun 06 - 12 2021

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