Offered byHelen Byers
Join Helen Byers in this relaxed, intensive workshop at historic, scenic Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico to refine your drawing skills with a focus on autumn leaves. Fall is the most spectacular time to be here! We will gather leaves native to the high desert—including cottonwood, oak, aspen, & more—& draw them in layers of colored pencil & watercolor to achieve accurate colors, tones, textures, & details. All levels welcome.
Our work space will be Longhouse, a rustic structure based on a Native American design, with skylights, 2 side walls that raise up (weather permitting), electricity, & heat. Mornings will be spent in the classroom. Afternoons will offer free time to continue working, explore the Ranch or nearby sites (such as Ojo Caliente Hot Springs or the nearby Georgia O'Keeffe house), or take a tour or horseback ride. Evenings will include guided nature walks with Helen (who is a local resident & has taught here often).
Email Helen directly for more information and to register. The registration fee bundles tuition, 5 nights' lodging, & all meals from dinner, Oct 1 to breakfast, Oct 6. Lodging options include historic cottage rooms with private or shared bath, or dormitory-style rooms with communal bath.
Visit helenbyers.com to see slideshows of Helen's previous workshops and students' work.
The course officially begins with residential check-in at 3 PM on Sunday, 10/1 and officially ends with check-out following breakfast at 10 AM on Friday, 10/6. Daily instruction in the classroom will be from 9 AM to noon, 10/2 through 10/5; optional nature walks with me will be held during late afternoons.
FormatCritique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Tour
VenueGhost Ranch Education & Retreat Center
Abiquiu, NM 87510 USA
ContactHelen Byers firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee$1288-$1588 (including lodging, meals, & tuition)