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Southwest Themed Retreats

Southwest is a direction and a place. It is a place of desert, mystery, inspiration and cultural traditions.

In this place within the high desert of New Mexico, unique rockscapes, light and shadow, Ghost Ranch retreats invite you to call forth your own clarity, creativity, knowing.

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GOD’S DWELLING PLACE: A DESERT INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE March 8-13
Together we will explore places and communities in the high desert of northern New Mexico that have long inspired spiritual seekers of many different traditions. These include the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, a local Sikh community, the famed Santuario de Chimayo, a distinctive puebloan cultural center, and the White Place—a stunning canyon of evocative rock formations adjacent to Dar al Islam Mosque. We will also ensure ample time most days for enjoying the beauty and other offerings of the Ranch itself. Click for Info

INTRODUCTION TO TUFA CASTING March 22-27
Tufa Cast is a technique developed by American Indian artists to which the regional volcanic stone is integral to the creative process. Tufa serves as the mold for casting silver to create one -of-a-kind pieces found nowhere else in the world. Join Master Hopi Artist Steve Wikviya LaRance to learn this process. Click for Info

SOUTHWEST FIBER LANDSCAPES March 22-27
Using the wonder of nature in the southwest as a starting point, let’s explore several fiber art techniques to create a one of a kind landscape. Using a photograph as inspiration each person will design a pattern, and execute a beautiful fiber art piece. Click for Info

SUN + FIRE: IMMERSION INTO NATIVE CULTURE March 22-27
Pueblo people of New Mexico hold and protect sacred beliefs and practices that have guided them through life for centuries. Join Florence (old Laguna and Jemez Pueblos) and Salvador Yepa (Jemez Pueblo) for a cultural immersion into a way of being and knowing that comes from living in deep relationship to the land, oneself and those in community around you. Click for Info

BEGINNERS: FIND YOUR INNER O’KEEFFE & FIND YOURSELF April 19-24 & May 13-17
For beginners, amateurs and those looking for a new start for their work, this workshop is based on O’Keeffe’s dictum to “fill a space in a beautiful way.” Choose your medium: pastels, paint, collage. Get started or get further guidance from an instructor who worked for O’Keeffe in 1976 and went on to study art and a museum career. Click for Info

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS: NATURE OF NEW MEXICO April 19-24
Learn basic skills for working with flat stained glass like cutting, grinding, copper foil and solder. This class will also discuss stained glass design relating to plants, birds and animals of New Mexico. Click for Info

OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF O’KEEFFE April 19-24
While painting in the areas where O’Keeffe painted, let yourself be guided by O’Keeffe’s quote: “A painting is good if it is good in the abstract sense.” Our emphasis will be simplifying the landscape into beautiful design and correct color values. We will look at O’Keeffe’s life and artistic process. Click for Info

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE NORTHERN NEW MEXICO LANDSCAPE 
May 13-17
Designed to enable photographers of all levels of ability to exercise, or perhaps to rediscover, their passion for landscape photography while at the same time learning and honing photographic skills and techniques that make for compelling landscape images. Click for Info

CHACOAN WORLD ADVENTURE May 25-29 & September 8-12
Immerse yourself in the Chaco phenomenon—its mysteries, its ancient astronomical observatories, the Great Kivas of Aztec and Casa Rinconada, and the Great Houses of Pueblo Bonita and Kin Kletso. The adventure begins with a day of introductions at Ghost Ranch. Click for Info

BONES AND BLOSSOMS June 14-19
At Ghost Ranch, Georgia O’Keeffe found inspiration in the desert around her. Plants and animal bones were among her favorite subjects, often in combination. Here is your chance to explore how the same subjects inspire the artist in YOU! Refine your art skills with a week in residence at historic Casa del Sol, near O’Keeffe’s beloved Ghost Ranch home, under the guidance of Helen Byers, an award-winning artist and illustrator with years of experience in realistic drawing and painting. Click for Info

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STONES AND BONES – ARCHAEOLOGY July 5-11 and July 12-18
Become part of our on-going archaeological research program as we continue excavation of GR-145, a rock shelter used by hunters and gatherers as early as 3000 year ago. Unearth bone tools, axes, points and fire pits. Learn proper cleaning, preparation, classification, cataloguing and storage of curated artifacts. Click for Info

OH MY HEAVENLY STARS: QUILTING WITH O’KEEFFE July 19-25
Georgia O’Keeffe used to climb on top of her house and lay and watch the night sky. With stars, comes points in quilting and this course will provide you with tips, techniques and shortcuts to give your stars crisp points, matching seams and star blocks that lay flat. Click for Info

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE IMMERSION: WRITING & REFLECTION IN O’KEEFFE’S FOOTSTEPS August 20-23 and October 29-November 1
Spend a few days immersed in the environment that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe: walk the land she loved and painted, reflect upon the quiet beauty and record your observations in a series of writing exercises. This class is held in a restricted area of the ranch, in sight of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home, Rancho de los Burros. Your instructor facilitates your experience through an exploration of the land, discussion of O’Keeffe’s life and examination of her writings and paintings. Click for Info


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