Mont St Victoire by Paul Cezanne

Mont St Victoire by Paul Cezanne

Vincent Van Gogh, Sun over Olive Groves

Vincent Van Gogh, Sun over Olive Groves

Experience the startling beauty and sensual delight of Provence, France as we follow in the footsteps of two iconic painters over 11 days/10 nights.


Aix-en-Provence 5 days

Noves/St. Remy 6 days

TAOS, NEW MEXICO March 10 -16

The Faraway Nearby:

An Art and Writing Retreat at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Georgia OKeeffe, Ghost Ranch Cliffs

Georgia OKeeffe, Ghost Ranch Cliffs

Participant Drawings and Watercolors


Write here…

Journey to Taos to paint, draw, explore and write with a group of artists interested in deepening their vision and skills. Stay at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House, a place where artists and writers have been gathering and creating for nearly a century, and dine on their out-of-this-world delicious food. Explore Abiquiu, painting at Ghost Ranch, touring Georgia Okeeffe’s home and studio, and discovering the White Place where OKeeffe painted some of her iconic works. We will visit the Taos Art Museum, the former home and studio of renowned artist Nicolei Fechin for inspiration, and view contemporary exhibits and local art at the stunning Harwood Museum of Art. Artist Julia Morgan will teach watercolor and drawing techniques that free your intuition while enlisting serendipity and contemplation. We’ll create handmade watercolor books that tell the story of our adventures and visions; from sagebrush and pickup trucks, to unworldly blue skies and billowing clouds, red mesas along the horizon, and the color of adobe in sun. Writing coach Janine Robinson will guide group writing-sessions that explore writing techniques for self-reflection and personal expression through storytelling and voice. All levels of art and writing experience are welcome and foster supportive learning from each other.

Inclusive workshop prices from $1950-$2375 depending on rooms choice. A low-priced ‘companion’ fee offered. See Registration Form.


What workshoppers had to say about Julia: 

"Warm, ebullient, loves her profession and generous with passing on skills- brings out the the positive in others and their skills.'"

"She really knew how to support many levels simultaneously of projects and skill-building that met the range of interest and needs."

"Fabulous instructor!"

"I am so impressed and grateful for Julia's thoughtful and inspired teaching."