Georgia Okeeffe, Blue Window, Red Sill

Georgia Okeeffe, Blue Window, Red Sill


March 29 - April 4, 2020

The Faraway Nearby

Art and Writing at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House

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. Artist Julia Morgan will teach watercolor and drawing techniques that free your intuition, strengthen your vision, while enlisting serendipity and contemplation. We’ll paint 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. In the evening we’ll gather in Mabel’s ‘Log Cabin’ to 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.

Taos Participant Drawings and Watercolors

Julia Morgan, Mont St Victoire in Shadow

Julia Morgan, Mont St Victoire in Shadow


PROVENCE, FRANCE May 16 - May 23, 2020

From Cezanne’s Mountain to Vincent’s Olive Groves

Experience the startling beauty and sensual delight of Provence, France as we follow in the footsteps of two iconic painters.

With our lodgings on a gorgeous chateau estate in the Southern Luberon, we will be well-situated to paint the iconic Mt Saint Victoire and the stunning adjacent city of Aix, with it’s ‘1000 fountains’. We will explore several hill towns of the Luberon and visit St. Remy’s colorful market and olive groves where Vincent Van Gogh painted the fields day after day in St Remy. We’ll immerse ourselves in- and respond through- our drawing and painting to the unforgettable landscape of Cezanne’s and Van Gogh’s Provence.

NOTE: There will be an optional 4-day ‘Watercolor and the Figure’ painting workshop in the town of Aureille near Saint Remy following this. May 24-27 Details: TBA

Julia Morgan, Shack on Star, Watercolor

Julia Morgan, Shack on Star, Watercolor

SAVE THE DATE! July 18-24, 2020


Island Watercolor Intensive



Julia has been teaching art travel workshops in Egypt, India, France, New Mexico and New England to rave reviews since 2011.  It is not just about technique, it’s learning to SEE color, form and light. And it’s about centering yourself and listening to your inner artist.

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."

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