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Cowboy Hat Making – G200521

Workshop ID: G200521
Dates: May 13 - May 17
Price: $795.00 - $1,365.00

Learn vintage cowboy hat making techniques from one of the most notable and established hatters in Hollywood. You will design and create your own heirloom quality felt hat. Use vintage hat blocks and equipment to form and shape hats by hand with techniques and tools of early hatters. Hand workmanship will involve crown blocking, brim flanging, crown and brim finishing, sewing, steaming, and shaping. Take home a hat that you have made infused with a bit of Ghost Ranch cowboy spirit.

Additional material fee of $300 is included in the online-registration fee. When you call in or mail in your registration, an additional $300 will be added to the published four-night rates listed in the printed catalog.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,015.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,365.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,355.00
Camping RV$920.00
Camping w/Electricity$910.00
Tom Hirt

Tom Hirt has been making hats for thirty-plus years, starting out as apprentice under Art Henderson at the Wether Hat Shop in Colorado Springs. Known as the hatmaker for the movies, he designed and created

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 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 or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 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 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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