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Our workshops and retreats often go beyond traditional classroom style teaching by creating a space where participants explore in a non-competitive, supportive, and hands-on learning environment.
March 2024

Introduction to Watercolor Landscapes with Patsy Welch – G24030504

This is a fun introduction to painting the landscape with watercolors that will start at the very beginning. There is no need to have any prior art experience whatsoever, but if you have taken watercolor classes beforehand, you are welcome to join the class. We will learn various ways to create the many textures we […] ...
24 - 30 Mar

Peace by Piece Mosaics with Kathy Thaden – G24030502

This mosaic course is an opportunity to engage in a visual conversation regarding our care of all that surrounds us. Issues of social justice are complex,but even small steps of compassion can make a difference for our sisters and brothers globally. We will take time during the week to see examples of modern mosaic art that contribute to the […] ...
24 - 30 Mar

Ritual Ceramic Vessels with Barbara Campbell – G24030508

Using different ceramic processes, we will do an exploration of ritual vessels used from ancient to modern times. Participants will build forms that create a bond between artist, technique and purpose…with a dash of chance. You can use anything from the Celtic knot to Oriental calligraphy, keeping in mind any of the natural, spiritual and anthropomorphic characteristics that define meaning in our […] ...
24 - 30 Mar
All Day
April 2024

Hoo Are You? with Raymond VanBuskirk – G24040301

Please call 505.685.1016 or 505.685.1000 ext. 4330 to register for this workshop. Owls are regarded as one of the planet’s most successful nocturnal predators,  which unfortunately for birders means that they’re very hard to get a look at. Some species of owls have such high-resolution vision and sharp hearing that they are able to detect […] ...
19 - 21 Apr
All Day

The Zen of Stone Carving with Robin Keck – G24040402

Stone carving is more than taking a piece of stone and creating an amazing work of art. It is about choosing a piece of stone and letting it choose you. It is about tapping in to your inner vision and finding the inner beauty in the stone. And it is about communicating with your art and your comrades. […] ...
21 - 26 Apr
All Day

Adobe on the Ranch with Wayne Williams – G24040405

Welcome to Ghost Ranch where you will take part in learning about the history and construction of adobe bricks. By the end of the class you will be able to make adobes and use them in constructing basic walls and an outdoor oven (an Horno). The skill of mud plastering is a hands-on experience too. […] ...
21 - 26 Apr
All Day

Exciting Variety in Plain Weave with Sarah Noggle – G24040406

  Plain weave can show up in unexpected places. There are multiple ways and uses for simple over-n-under plain weave structure. Explore these in a round​ robin setting, sharing the looms. Each participant​ will warp their loom and share it with the other​ weavers. Warps for each loom will be supplied.Several versions of plain weave will make a​ surprising […] ...
21 - 26 Apr
All Day

Wilderness First Aid Training with Darien Fernandez – G24040403

A Wilderness First Aid (WFA ) certification is an introductory course to wilderness medicine. This course is designed for interested people who have little or no experience in first aid or wilderness medicine. It is recommended for individuals who enjoy the backcountry, or are responsible for others while in the backcountry, (professional guides, youth leaders, […] ...
22 - 23 Apr
All Day
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