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Festival of the Arts Week 1

Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13
We invite you to be a part of Ghost Ranch’s long-held tradition of fostering the arts. Learn to weave or paint, sew or photograph – with more than a dozen arts offerings during each of the three Festival of the Arts Weeks, you will find a new skill to hone while enjoying the high desert environs. The Ghost Ranch landscape has inspired hundreds of artists – famous and not – and these special weeks at the Ranch will inspire you to get creative, learn and make something beautiful! Learn More & Register
Ghost Ranch is Family Friendly. During workshops June 16-August 3, while adults engage in daily workshops, Ghost Ranch offers a youth activity program. Youth participants will engage in art, outdoor adventure and other age-appropriate activities. Most afternoons are family time with some evening activities. Use the Add Guest button to register for the appropriate age group.
Retreats, lodging and campsites are filling up fast, so don’t hesitate to reserve your space! Can’t attend Week 1? Click to see Ghost Ranch’s offerings for Week 2 (July 14-July 20) and Week 3 (July 21-27). The descriptive emails for Week 2 and Week 3 will be landing in your inbox in the next few days.

Weave and Wander
Wrap yourself in the traditions and of northern New Mexican weaving culture. Witness the multi-generational weavers of Chimayo, and explore Tierra Wools in Los Ojos. Best yet, learn the art of floor loom weaving, with emphasis on color, pattern, texture and design. You will take home your own creation, inspired by Ghost Ranch. Open to weavers at all skill levels. Instructed by Suzanne Halvorson. Learn More & Register


In Pastels for Everyone experience the immediacy and joy of working in pastels. In this class for beginners as well as seasoned pastelists, work both in the studio and at different painting locations in and around Ghost Ranch. Explore different papers, techniques, and methods of composition in this majestic setting. Instructed by Diane Arenberg. Learn More & Register
Join our “welding-in-the-round” community and experience the thrill of metal art welding surrounded by the incredible beauty of Ghost Ranch. Learn the basics of oxygen acetylene welding and brazing to make functional and artistic works. Weld using metal from ferrous (iron) materials and accent with glass, stone and non-ferrous metals. Instructed by Connie Burkhart and David Kadlec. Learn More & Register
The basics of Southwest silversmithing are learned best in the inspiring environment of Ghost Ranch. Experience expert instruction and hours of hands-on work; designing, sawing, soldering, stone setting, finishing. Create your own designs in beautiful silver. Instructed by Jamie Halpern and Susie Sawin. Learn More & Register
Let your creativity shine and create a brilliant mosaic. Materials include mirror, millefiori, beads, stained glass and more. Learn how to nip and cut glass, grout and finish your piece. No experience necessary, open to anyone over age 16. Instructed by Kathy Thaden. 
Gather inspiration from the Land of Enchantment to create small landscape quilts, bags, fabric containers, simple clothing or art. In our design work, we will primarily use turned edge and raw edge, and applique methods. Embellishments can expand your vision! Instructed by Karena Koeberle-Wells. Learn More & Register
Transfer your favorite landscape into a stunning fused glass masterpiece. Cut and layer sheet glass, frit, various powders and dichroic glass to add depth and dimension. Build your masterpiece by learning multiple techniques and firings. We will cover basic glass cutting skills as well as design and composition. Instructed by Katrina Jameson. Learn More & Register
Learn the ancient, yet newly revived art of Eco Dyeing and Printing! We print flowers, natural materials and rusty metal on paper and fabric, without using synthetic dyes. The results are unpredictable, beautiful, and useful. Instructed by Valerie Bashaw. Learn More & Register
In this satisfyingly clay-immersive class, we will play with our chosen medium literally from its beginning to end. Start by digging our own clay and processing it, then build art before fume firing or cold finishing each. This class is aimed at non-functional decorative and sculptural pottery pieces. Instructed by Barbara Campbell. Learn More & Register
Explore the spiritual and photographic meanings of Light and light in this sacred landscape of northern New Mexico. Look closely at what there is below or above the surface. Learn creative techniques for creating photographs that convey our spiritual selves. Instructed by Chuck Kircher. 
Experiment with a variety of art materials. Discover how water-soluble media like pencils, crayons and paints interact with water-resistant materials such as oil pastels. Gathered into a hand-bound book, they are a record of your creative journey whether you are a beginner or a more experienced student. Instructed by Kathy Finnerty, MA LMFT. Learn More & Register
The joyful legacy of the Ghost Ranch Chorale continues this summer with our new director, accomplished conductor/composer/pianist Adam Waite, out of Montview Presbyterian in Denver. Join Adam and his wife Leena, for an entire week of discovering American Voices for Peace & Justice. Learn More & Register
Become part of Ghost Ranch’s on-going archaeological research program as we continue excavation of GR-145, a rock shelter used by hunter and gatherers as early as 3000 years ago. Evening lectures, discussions and short excursions are included. Instructed by John Hayden, Maise Morris, Jacque Kocer and Thaddeus Liebert. Learn More & Register
Soul Tenders will be based at retreat house Casa del Sol which inspires the imagination and calls forth a deep solace just by the sheer magnificence of the soaring painted cliffs and intimate riparian canyons around it. Instructed by Anita Amstutz. Learn More & Register
Youth Programming
While you spend mornings and evenings immersed in your workshop, your children spend mornings and evenings experiencing all kinds of activities, some familiar and some brand new under the guidance of our trained staff.Learn More & Register
Senior High Initiative
Whether this is your first year at Ghost Ranch or your fifth, come see the Ranch from a different perspective using a variety of different art mediums normally available to adults taking courses. Learn More & Register
Non-Participant Enrollment You do not have to enroll in a retreat to visit Ghost Ranch! If your spouse, significant other, or friend is attending a retreat, you are welcome to come, relax and unwind while they are in session. Learn More & Register

The deadline to enter our 2020 Calendar Photo Contest has been extended to Sunday, April 28! 
GRAND PRIZE (1) wins free registration to a 2020 Ghost Ranch workshop offering of their choice (communal lodging based upon double occupancy with meals) and ten free calendars. Runners up will each receive ten free calendars. Pictured: Thunderstorm by Julie Amador, last year’s first place winner. 

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