June 2 - 8, 2019

Ghost Ranch Drawing Workshops

Abiquiu: Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, 6 nights/7 days
Ghost Ranch Drawing Workshops

Summer Drawing Workshops

Choose from four sketching workshops utilizing pointed pen, watercolor and journaling. Multiday workshop pricing includes room, meals, instruction and access to Ghost Ranch amenities. Small classes. Enriching location.

Learning and Using the Pointed Pen – G190612
Introduction to the Pointed Pen is the first portion of this course. Learn how to use the pointed pen and oblique pen holder. Make basic strokes with pressure and release on the nib that will follow into basic flourishing. Building upon the intro, learn a very simple but beautiful script, Weaver Writing Style. This script has just 26 letters, no capitals. After Weaver Writing Style lead into Pointed Pen Uncial script, truly based on the Uncial script that was between the 500 to 900 AD. This script again has only 26 letters, with no capitals, and provides a truly modern look to this ancient script that has been used for centuries. Then learn to flourish with feathers, flowers and decorative strokes created by the pointed pen—all generated by the pressure and release of the pen nib. This will follow into the final day to complete a small project incorporating what we have learned over the week.
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00, room, meals, instruction

Instructor, Bill Kemp has been a student of the lettering arts for over 40 years. After achieving a Certificate of Proficiency from his mentor, he wishes to share his skills with others.

The Monoline Pen and Painted Flowers – G190611
Learn to letter in several monoline styles with tools that won’t require messy inks. Enhance the lettering with exciting floral visuals of many colors and styles. Everyone can do this. That’s the beauty of it, even a bit of an introductory offering of several calligraphy styles will be available with the instructor’s help. Whether you are a novice or an experienced lettering artist, this course will be fun and creative. Page design will be our focus. Leave with a book of you’ve made while at Ghost Ranch.
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00, room, meals, instruction

Instructor, Barbara Close is an internationally known calligrapher and designer of many years. Her home studio is located in southern California.

Have Sketchbook, Will Travel – G190613
Create an artful sketchbook to record your memories and observations on your journey. Meet your muse, hold the story, record the travel, dream, incubate ideas, and create with the most simple of materials. Fill your pages with a series of explorations: techniques for lettering for sketchbooks, sketching with pen and ink, pencil, watercolors, page design and layout, color notes, and field writing. Step-by-step exercises will guide you through each process both in the studio and in the field. Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00, room, meals, instruction

Instructor, Janet Takahashi is a free-lance artist with a “love of letters” specializing in calligraphy, illustration and gilding.

Travel Watercolor Sketching – G190614
Using simply a small watercolor journal, pen, and small case of watercolors, travel to various locations and learn about the art of the travel sketch. We will start in and around the ranch with specific lessons to help you see finite and gradually build to a full landscape on the last day. The locations may include El Rito, Los Ojos, Echo Amphitheater and Taos. Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00, room, meals, instruction.

Instructor, Deborah Rubin paints in watercolor and occasionally acrylic and gouache. She has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism and hyper-realism since the mid 1970′s with an eye on nature and more recently, architecture.

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