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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

Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Elizabeth Mesh – G24030402

8,000 years ago, when the people in Central and Eastern Europe revered the egg as a miraculous bringer of life, the tradition of egg decorating began. Celebrate spring this year by coming to peaceful Ghost Ranch and taking part in the art of pysanky, or wax-resist Ukrainian egg decorating. During this course, you will learn […] ...
21 - 24 Mar
All Day

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

Exploring and Writing Ecopoetry in the Environment with Carrie Nassif – G24030503

This generative workshop for writers of all levels provides an introduction to ecopoetics: poetry that focuses on (1) establishing a sensitivity to the interconnectedness of natural systems (2) developing and/or demonstrating a more collective sense of self, and (3) nurturing a sense of individual responsibility for social change to maintain the integrity of our environment.  […] ...
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
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