October 7-13, 2018: "Lessons from Georgia O'Keeffe's Art, Life, and Landscape"
March 14-18, 2019: "Beginners: Find Your Inner O’Keeffe and Find Yourself"
Ghost Ranch Education Center offers my new "O'Keeffe Immersive" spring 2019: O’Keeffe was once a beginner herself. Join us for this workshop — for beginners, amateurs, and those looking for a new start for their work — based on O’Keeffe’s dictum to 'fill a space in a beautiful way.' Experience lessons that O’Keeffe got from her most influential teacher (Arthur Wesley Dow) and the lessons she, herself, gave novices. This class opens up the making of art with a view toward O’Keeffe’s own perspective and practices. There is so much to consider when approaching a blank page or canvas: What to paint or draw, the composition or placement of subject matter, how to get the forms right, combining color for effect, or going monochromatic, plus technique for applying the chosen media. Get started — or get further guidance — from an instructor who worked for O’Keeffe in 1976 and went on to study art and a museum career. Media options for the extended weekend include pastels, painting, collage.
"My week with Anna was transformative. I took the class because of her background and credentials, however what I received was so much more. Her sincere interest in us as artists, coupled with the majesty of landscape transported me to a place of grounding, confidence and passion for the power of creativity." — Susan Thompson, High School Principal
Photo at top by Marketa Jonas-Hagy of Pedernal, October 2017. Marketa participated in the 2016 Ghost Ranch course "Lessons from Georgia O'Keeffe's Art, Life, Landscape."