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Drawing as Meditation Sharpening the Eye to See – G200717

Workshop ID: G200717
Dates: July 5 - July 11
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

A human being is essentially a spiritual eye.Whatever you really see, you are that. –Rumi Drawing is a practice in observation and focus; a way of fine-tuning the eye to see.From the horizon line to a blade of grass, we will explore different approaches to drawing and how the pencil can describe what we observe.This drawing class is primarily studio, and intentionally incorporates the contemplative component as students engage in focused observation to describe what they see in the language of line, shadow, shape, form, texture and value (the degree of light and dark).The first day we will explore the pencil as a tool, and what kinds of lines can be made with it.Each subsequent day will have a different focus, including one morning mid-week where we will sketch in the landscape near Georgia O’Keefee’s house,where she was so inspired by the painted desert.We also willincorporate drawing using several media:collage,India Ink and colored pencils.New material will be presented each morning. Afternoons will be open studio. Evenings will follow-up on that day’s focus. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had a chance to explore drawing in a variety of media, and more importantly, will experience seeing the world around them in a different way. This is a safe and supportive environment for those with no previous art experience.There is no such thing as an awful line!Come with a sense of wonder and play.


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

Elizabeth J. Buckley is a second-generation weaver of over 40 years and a lifelong artist who teaches and works in several media: drawing, watercolor, and hand woven French tapestry. For over 30 years, Elizabeth has

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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