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Art & Nature Collaboration at Ghost Ranch – G200741CDS

Workshop ID: G200741CDS
Dates: July 26 - July 31
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

For people who wish to explore their creativity and their connection with nature and spirit in the magnificent surroundings of Ghost Ranch. Art making can be a contemplative practice in observation and execution, a way of fine-tuning the eye, hand, and spirit. When the making of art dances between the natural world, the artist and a sense of spiritual listening, the collaboration often reveals inspired beauty, often sense of delicious inquiry or profound power and sometimes insight. What more powerful and appropriate place for this exploration than Ghost Ranch? Participants will forge a deeper relationship with the natural world, expand their artistic skills and vision and create some inspiring visual works. The rhythm of the days will begin with morning workshops and instruction in drawing/painting – both plein air and in the studio. We will even make some of our own paints. There will be time for hiking (at one’s own level) and opportunities for reflection and meditation. The afternoons will be flexible. Participants can further immerse themselves in art making, in hiking or they may choose to explore via horseback or take trips to local artists’ studios. Group field trips may include a trip to O’Keeffe’s home and/or the White Place and participants will have time to pursue other activities of their own choice such as horseback riding, O’Keeffe Landscape Tours, (some of which may require additional fees) Tours specific to O’Keefe’s life and work at the ranch, along with yoga classes and massage are also available. Evenings provide the option of slide talks and time to share ideas and work. Each day will include time in the natural landscape, actual art instruction, art making, time for reflection and discussion. EXERCISE your eyes, hands and spirit. Dr. McIntyre weaves her training in painting, dance, Buddhist study and aesthetics into her teaching and art making. A recipient of numerous international painting awards and residencies, she has worked and taught throughout the world, from Italy to Bhutan, from Cuba to China. She returns to teach at Ghost Ranch to share its power, beauty and inspiring grace with others.

This retreat house away from the main ranch provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping - Meals$990.00
Camping - No Meals$785.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - Meals$1,055.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - No Meals$850.00
Lynda Reeves McIntyre

Lynda Reeves McIntyre was trained as a painter and a dancer at the University of Massachusetts, Hunter College and Yale University. She holds a Doctorate in Aesthetics. She weaves her training in painting, dance, Buddhist

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
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