Ghost Ranch Festival of the Arts, Week One, July 7-13, 2019
6 nights, 7 days
Twelve unique retreats include room, meals, instruction and all the Ghost ranch amenities and outdoor activities, $675 to 1540.
Weave and Wander with Susan Halvorson, and Sarah Noggle
G190711 six nights
Wrap yourself in the traditions of the northern New Mexican weaving culture. Witness the multi-generational weavers of Chimayo, and explore Tierra Wools in Los Ojos. Best yet, learn the art of floor loom weaving, with emphasis on color, pattern, texture and design. Take home your own creation, inspired by Ghost Ranch. Open to all skill levels.
Pastels for Everyone with Diane Arenberg
G190712 six nights
Come experience the immediacy and joy of working in pastels! This is a class for beginners as well as seasoned pastelists. Work both in the studio and at different painting locations in and around Ghost Ranch. Explore different papers, techniques, and methods of composition in this majestic setting.
Fire it Up: Art Welding with Connie Burkhart, David Kadlec
G190713 six nights
Join our “welding-in-the-round” community and experience the thrill of metal art welding surrounded by the incredible beauty of Ghost Ranch. Learn the basics of oxygenacetylene
welding and brazing to make functional and artistic works. Weld using metal from ferrous (iron) materials and accent with glass, stone and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum). Open to all levels of experience age 15 plus.
Beginning Silversmithing with Jamie Halpern, Susie Sawin
G190714 six nights
Learn the basics of Southwest silversmithing in the inspiring environment of Ghost Ranch. Experience expert instruction and hours of hands-on work designing, sawing, soldering, stone setting, and finishing. Create your own designs in beautiful silver and take, or better yet, wear them home. Open to beginning and experienced participants age 14 plus.
Mosaic Radiance with Kathy Thaden
G190715 six nights
Let your creativity shine and create a brilliant mosaic! Materials include mirror, millefiori, beads, stained glass and more. Learn how to nip and cut glass, grout and finish your piece.
All supplies are furnished for first mosaic. Begin each day with a brief meditation on creativity. Most go on to finish another project or two. No experience necessary. Open to anyone age 16 plus.
Sew the Land of Enchantment with Karena Koeberle-Wells
G190716 six nights
Gather inspiration from this unique landscape to create small quilts, bags, fabric containers, simple clothing or frameable art. Use turned edge and raw edge, and applique methods in design work using embellishments to expand vision! Karena will contact each participant before the week starts to discuss a personal plan. All levels are welcome. Optional field trip included.
Fused Glass Landscapes with Katrina Jameson
G190717 six nights
Transfer your favorite landscape into a stunning fused glass masterpiece. Cut and layer sheet glass, frit, various powders and dichroic glass to add depth and dimension. Build your masterpiece learning multiple techniques and firings. Cover basic glass cutting skills as well as design and composition. We will focus on landscapes but will make time for pendants and other smaller objects.
Eco-Dyeing and Rust: Printing on Fabric with Valerie Bashaw
G190718 six nights
Learn the ancient, yet newly-revived art of eco-dyeing and printing! Print flowers, natural materials and rusty metal on paper and fabric without using synthetic dyes. The results are
unpredictable, beautiful and useful. Assembled fabrics are turned into a wall piece and further embellished with stitching. Fabric, paper, plant materials and rusty metal are provided.
Primitive & Paper Clay with Barbara Campbell
G190719 six nights
In this satisfyingly clay-immersive class, play with our chosen medium literally from its beginning to end. Start by digging our own clay and processing it, then build art before
fume firing or cold finishing each. Create several non-functional, decorative and sculptural pottery pieces.
Light and Light: The Spiritual Practice of Photography with Chuck Kirchner
G1907112 six nights
Exploring the spiritual and photographic meanings of Light and light. Explore what there is below or above the surface that is shining, shimmering, inherent, loving and caring,
and to learn creative techniques for creating photographs that convey our spiritual selves.
Ghost Ranch Chorale with Adam Waite
G1907111 six nights
The joyful legacy of the Ghost Ranch Chorale continues this summer with our director, conductor, composer, pianist Adam Waite. Adam and his wife Leena join us from Denver‘s
Montview Presbyterian Church for an entire week of discovering American Voices for Peace & Justice. This diverse collection of composers, and their music that inspires love and compassion, includes works by Morten Lauridsen, Nancy Galbraith, Rosephanye Powell, Randall Thompson, Mark Miller and Abbie Betinis. No audition is required to join, just indicate voice part and experience level when registering!
Exploring Mixed Media and Collage with Kelly Finnerty
G1907113 six nights
Experiment with a variety of art materials. Discover how water-soluble media like pencils, crayons and paints interact with water resistant materials such as oil pastels. Collect textures from nature through rubbings and prints. Learn to transfer images from printed sources. Transform experiments into collages. Gathered into a hand bound book, they are a record of your creative journey whether a beginner or a more experienced student.