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