TAOS, NM March 29 - April 4, 2020

Persephone’s Journal

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 multi-media drawing techniques that free your intuition and strengthen your vision. We’ll explore the color of our adventures from sagebrush and pickup trucks to unworldly blue skies and red mesas along the horizon. We’ll use marbling and other techniques to play with process and serendipity. We’ll also 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. Limited to 12 participants.

Click here November 1st and later for registration info.

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Georgia Okeeffe, Blue Window, Red Sill

Georgia Okeeffe, Blue Window, Red Sill


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.

Includes: Lodging, local transport, meals*, admission to museums and sites, and daily watercolor instruction.

(Does not include: Airfare, *3 lunches on own, wine and alcohol, art materials, optional activities)

Cost: $2400 Double $2750 Single

Registration will open on November 1, Space is limited.

NOTE: I am working on an optional 4-day ‘Watercolor and the Figure’ painting workshop for an separate fee 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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