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WaterColor Sketching: Off the Ranch – G201029

Workshop ID: G201029
Dates: October 11 - October 17
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

Learn to sketch and paint in a small journal while traveling to small New Mexican towns. You will have specific daily assignments which build day by day so by the end of the week with a full day in Taos, you will have learned enough to go out on your own. This class is for anyone who wants to record travel experiences in a personal way. It uses minimal materials which can be stored in a big baggie and put in a purse, tote bag, or day pack. Instead of taking 1000 pictures on a digital camera, you’ll learn to create a memorable painting in sometimes only fifteen minutes! I provide xeroxed handouts on the history of the various places we visit which helps you understand where you are and what you’re painting. All places we visit have an artistic culture which adds to your painting experience. Camp chairs are provided for those people who don’t have their own art travel stools. Supplies can be purchased online at Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht, Cheap Joe’s, and ASW. Locally, Artisan’s on Cerrillos Rd. in Santa Fe is a big art supply store.


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
Deborah Rubin

"Why do I love to teach at Ghost Ranch? Fab students, fab staff, fab food, and FABULOUS scenery!" Deborah Rubin paints in watercolor and occasionally acrylic and gouache. She has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism

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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