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Inspiring Landscape – Paint It Your Way – G200346

Workshop ID: G200346
Dates: March 22 - March 27
Price: $595.00 - $1,275.00

We know and love Georgia O”Keefe’s vision of the New Mexican landscape—but we’re not trying to imitate her. Do you ache to be inspired by the same vision—and to be able to paint or sketch it in a new way? To capture the land and light of New Mexico as you’ve never done before? This workshop is for you to help you find your own expression, whether you’re an experienced painter, or just beginning your painting exploration. This is all about developing your personal style and translating it to canvas and sketchbook with your own meaning and in your own unique way. You’ll experience landscape painting on the Ghost Ranch property with guided instruction, as well as exploration through field trips to surrounding areas that inspired Georgia O’Keefe, such as to the “town” of Abiquiu, plus time on your own for painting and sketching, and to enjoy Ghost Ranch itself.

I’ll demonstrate acrylic techniques and provide instruction using the surrounding landscape as subject matter; to help you with your personal perspective that you’ll be able to use for both plein air and studio, featuring bold color, form, and joy! Expect to learn various techniques, including background painting, acrylic tips, collage, using various mediums to extend acrylic paint drying times, and more, with the goal of finding your own creative style. Julie Barreto, an accomplished sketch artist, will join us to lead workshops and give tips in expressively capturing the landscapes with pen, ink, and watercolor, showing her techniques and skills that you can use for all travel sketching now and in the future; (watercolor is optional, but highly recommended to enhance your sketches).

Emerge with a wonderful enrichment with nature, new perspectives on your painting, and camaraderie with your fellow participants—it’s a gift of Ghost Ranch! It may change your life as it did mine!


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,265.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$855.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,275.00
Susan Brown

Susan L. Brown has been an artist since her childhood, winning awards as a student in Ohio and in Chicago, at Northwestern University. Moving to CA in 1978, she continued studying drawing and painting at

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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