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Georgia O’Keeffe, Development of a Modernist Painter Through the Lens of Ghost Ranch

Workshop ID: G200141-1
Dates: January 12, 2020 - January 18, 2020
Price: $1,350.00 - $1,795.00

Please note that this Jan Term workshop Georgia O’Keeffe, Development of a Modernist Painter Through the Lens of Ghost Ranch (originally Jan 2-20) has been re-worked into a 6-night O’Keeffe Immersion. Participants who wish to come two days early and enjoy our Rest and Renewal program, with the added value of Cultural Honoring Day Relax and Renew Package (special rate of $145.00 for two nights) may select this option at check out.**

“I decided I was going to begin to make drawings.  I thought, well, I have a few things in my head that I never thought of putting down, that nobody else taught me and I was going to begin with charcoal, and I wasn’t going to use color until I couldn’t do what I wanted to do with charcoal or black paint.”  Six months later O’Keeffe picked up the color blue.   

Discover Miss O’Keeffe, through a hands on approach as you explore her life and work. Walk the land, experience the sky breath in the expansive landscape. Begin by mimicking Miss O’Keeffe’s experiments of 1915 – using paper and charcoal – explore line and form. The class will reflect on how O’Keeffe developed of her own unique style and lived her life in the context of Ghost Ranch.

What can we learn when we see Ghost Ranch through Georgia’s eyes?

Georgia O’Keeffe’s time here will be investigated through historical, environmental, and culturally-critical lenses to reveal the lessons she uncovered throughout her life. Investigating what brought her to Ghost Ranch, what made her stay, and contextualizing her narrative to American history, can bring her unique narrative to the forefront of Modernism as a female painter. Her natural curiosity led her to many eclectic, far-reaching topics such as food psychology and gardening, while her innovative perspective, both personal and societal, reveals the gender roles of American society of the 20th century.

**Arrive early: January 10-12, acclimate to the altitude, explore Ghost Ranch and enjoy the Cultural Honoring Day activities at a discounted rate- Read More Weekend Relax and Renew Package Cultural Honoring Day – G200121


Package Price
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Private Bath$1,650.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,350.00
w/Cultural Day Package All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Private Bath$1,795.00
w/Cultural Day Package All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,495.00
Karen Butts

Karen Butts is the Tours and Education Manager at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico where she develops curriculum for our tours, train guides and leads interpretive tours and walks. She became interested in Georgia O’Keeffe

Carol Ho

Carol Ho is a current tour specialist, leading O'Keeffe Landscape Tours and Ghost Ranch History Tours. As an art instructor, Carol has traveled, and studied, and instructed students in beginning to advanced techniques. As a

Matt Rohn

Matt Rohn retired in June 2019 from St. Olaf College where he taught Art History, American Studies, and Environmental Studies. His books, articles he’s authored and the exhibitions he has curated have centered on modern

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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