Join us for THE FARAWAY NEARBY

An Art & Writing Retreat

March 10 - 16, 2019

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House Taos, New Mexico

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.

 Workshoppers in 2018 on the back steps to Mabel Dodge Luhan’s room in her historic house. Register early so you can choose your room!

Workshoppers in 2018 on the back steps to Mabel Dodge Luhan’s room in her historic house. Register early so you can choose your room!

 Walking at The White Place, Abiquiu, NM.

Walking at The White Place, Abiquiu, NM.

Participant Drawings and Watercolors

 
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UPCOMING

ISLAND WATERCOLOR INTENSIVE

Star Island, Summer 2019 TBA