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January Immersion Retreats at Ghost Ranch

Immerse Yourself in the Quiet Beauty of Ghost Ranch and Dive Deep into One of These Six Three-Week Retreats
Thursday, January 2 – Monday, January 20
“A January of making art at Ghost Ranch was my birthday gift to myself in 2019. The experience was so much more than a three-week art class. It was an unforgettable immersion into the culture of northern New Mexico including field trips to Jemez Pueblo for a traditional home cooked meal and the Pueblo winter dances, and visits to Santa Fe galleries. The beauty and serenity of the ranch in January was breathtaking, and the camaraderie with fellow students, young and old, was an inspiration to my art-making. I will go back again.”
~ Kelly Finnerty

New Offering! Georgia O’Keeffe, Development of a Modernist Painter Through the Lens of Ghost Ranch
Karen Butts, Carol Ho, and Matthew Rohn, Ph.D.
Discover Miss O’Keeffe, through a hands-on approach as you explore her life and work. Walk the land, experience the sky, breath in the expansive landscape. Begin by mimicking Miss O’Keeffe’s experiments of 1915 – using paper and charcoal – the class will explore line and form. The class will reflect on how O’Keeffe developed her own unique style and lived her life in the context of Ghost Ranch. Click to learn more or to register. 

The Spirit of Clay Micaceous Pottery
Martha Romero and Michael Bancroft
You will gather clay from the earth, learn how to prepare it and coil it into pots, then fire your pots in ways traditional to the Pueblo potter. Join in the rare opportunity to experience the potter’s relationship to the earth, which is rooted in the respect and honoring, and carry the earth of northern New Mexico back to your homes as micaceous pots. Click here for more information or to register. 

Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition
Jamie Halpern and Steve Wikviya LaRance
This is both a hands-on course in the basics of making silver jewelry and lapidary with stones and shell, and in the history of Southwest jewelry-making and its role in the culture and economy of local families and communities. Click to learn more or to register. 

Digital Photography in Color and Black and White
Kent Bowser and John Hayden
Are you ready for the possibilities of a Ghost Ranch photographic adventure fresh into the new year? Explore and experience the natural beauty of the ranch and seldom seen places in northern New Mexico in a course for all who want to craft and hone their photography skills. This is both a field class and a studio class. Click to learn more or to register. 

Rocks, Ruins and Dinosaur Bones for Explorers
Martha Yates, Ph.D. (archaeology), Carola Stearns, Ph.D. (geology) and Axel Hungerbehuler, Ph.D. (paleontolgy)
An outdoor adventure to hike first-hand the geology, paleontology and archaeology of northern New Mexico, all of which the Ghost Ranch area is internationally known. The class includes field trips to the spectacular geology of the Colorado Plateau, Rio Grande Rift and Jemez volcanic field, the dinosaur quarries of Ghost Ranch, and ancient village ruins of the Southwest. Click to learn more or to register. 

Outdoor Adventures
Bruce Clay, Tito Naranjo and Brad Childs
In the vastness of these 21,000 acres, surrounded by timeless red rocks and deep blue skies, join in a variety of outdoor adventures including hiking, high and low rope challenge course facilitation, orienteering, archery, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, wilderness survival training and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. Explore the high desert terrain in a new and invigorating way. Click to learn more or to register.

Do you have an amazing photo from your recent stay at the ranch? Enter our 2021 Calendar Contest! 
Click here for details on how to enter.
Pictured left, “Pedernal from Blackie’s Cabin,” the 2020 contest winner. Click here to order the calendar.


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