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Bones & Blossoms: O’Keeffe and You – G200631

Workshop ID: G200631
Dates: June 14 - June 19
Price: $650.00 - $1,285.00

At Ghost Ranch, Georgia O’Keeffe found inspiration in the desert around her. Plants and animal bones were among her favorite subjects, often in combination. Here is your chance to explore how the same subjects inspire the artist in YOU! Refine your art skills with a week in residence at historic Casa del Sol, near O’Keeffe’s beloved Ghost Ranch home, under the guidance of Helen Byers, an award-winning artist and illustrator with years of experience in realistic drawing and painting. Helen’s in-depth demos and personalized instruction will guide participants in techniques using charcoal, colored pencil, and watercolor. In Bones & Blossoms: O’Keeffe & You, choose one medium in which to work, or try all three. Select bones and flowers will be provided (and we may find more in bloom nearby, including Indian Paintbrush and Yucca). Some previous drawing experience helpful. Join us! Our schedule will include: 7:30-8:30 Breakfast* 9:00-12:00 Morning instruction 12:00-1:30 Lunch* 1:30-5:30 Free time to continue working semi-independently (or what you will) 5:30-6:30 Dinner* 7:00-8:30 Nature walks, fireside camaraderie, star-gazing, a video or two… *Meals may be taken at Casa del Sol or in the Dining Hall, a mile away on the main campus of the Ranch.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$995.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,285.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,225.00
Camping - Meals$845.00
Camping - No Meals$675.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - Meals$885.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - No Meals$715.00
Helen Byers

Helen Byers is an award-winning artist and educator who has taught at Ghost Ranch since 2005. She has also taught at Tower Hill Botanic Garden (near Boston) since 2012, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and

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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