The Festival of the Arts weeks started at Ghost Ranch in the early 1970s so artists could share their skills. Over the years, these special summertime weeks have evolved into a space where artists and aspiring artists come to teach and learn, but also to connect and inspire. The communities that have developed around our Festival of the Arts weeks are deeply rooted in a sense of place and many reconnect year after year. All are welcome, and we invite you to join us this summer. 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.
Spend five days in a stained glass course that will introduce you to all facets of the craft. Combining ancient and modern ways of working with stained glass, you will first develop your own unique design, then using copper foil assembling processes, glass fusing for texture and paints for detail, build your own glass panel. No experience is necessary. Instructed by Mary White and Marty Meade. Learn More & Register
Oil paint on location the saturated hues of the mesas, the vivid golds of sunsets, and the many reds of O’Keeffe’s hills. Learn how to capture the everchanging light through value, color, and composition. Each day includes demonstrations, individual instruction, and of course, hours of painting. All levels welcome. Instructed by Juliana Crownover. 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 most spontaneous of the pottery disciplines is raku. Work your voice into the clay, tapping into the elements, especially earth and fire. Once the creating is done, we will rush them from the kiln as they burst into flame, producing new colors and patterns. Instructed by Michael Thornton.Learn More & Register
Throw yourself into color with big brushes, on big paper, and mixing exuberant pigments. Expand your creativity beyond the traditional. Anticipate a healthy dose of color theory, design tools, and value patterns. Instructed by Pomona Hallenbeck.
Create a unique mosaic shape! Learn how to form a substrate and mosaic your one-of-a-kind piece with glass, millefiori, beads and more. Learn how to nip and cut glass, grout and finish your piece. No experience necessary. Instructed by Kathy Thaden.
Come learn all the facets that go into weaving your own tapestry. Research images and symbols, graph out a design, sample fast weaving structures, and then apply them all in your own unique creation. Instructed by Rose Vigil. Learn More & Register
Join us for 25 hours on ranch-designated sewing projects. Enjoy the beauty of the land, along with the satisfaction of giving back. Prepare to share your talents, your stories, your knowledge, and laughter with friends old and new. Instructed by Ronnie Ashford.Learn More & Register
Learn lapidary and silver-channel inlay construction with semi-precious stones and shell. Hands-on studio work is tied to demos, discussion, and guest instructors. Students leave wearing their own jewelry art. For intermediate to advanced artists in jewelry making and lapidary. Instructed by Jamie Halpern and Susie Sawin. Learn More & Register
Sculpting stone joins the material and the spiritual. The materials we will use to shape soapstone and alabaster are files, rasps, saws, and sandpaper. The spiritual arises from the imagination, elbow grease, and wonder that comes from transforming stone into figures. Instructed by Robin Keck. Learn More & Register
As artists and environmentalists, we care deeply about our planet and what is happening to it. In this workshop, we will study the art of photography and use the environment, more specifically climate change, to learn about the creative process, what makes great images, and exploring the differences of making vesus taking photographs. Instructed by Steve Hager and Trent Foltz. 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
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
While you spend mornings and evenings immersed in a 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 arts mediums normally only available to adults taking courses. Learn More & Register
Pure elegance and a Ghost Ranch exclusive! Own this hat inspired by one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorites. Each hat is exquisitely crafted from the finest felt materials by New Mexico milliner Menolda Bakker of Atelier Obhut LLC (millinery assistant at the famed Santa Fe Opera Costume Shop). Click here to order yours!