O'Keeffe inspires us as much with the Spirit of her Life
as with the Excellence of her Art.
This hands-on + Tour combination is designed for
O'Keeffe fans who feel a connection with this enigmatic woman
and who would like an informal way to immerse themselves for a week
in her Life, Landscape, and Art. We will walk in
her footsteps in the inspiring land which changed her way
of seeing forever. Mornings are spent sketching and photographing
she loved, while afternoons
are reserved for experiencing many aspects of her life. All levels are welcome, from Beginner to Advanced.
spent sketchbook drawing (photography may be substituted)
Please feel free to call us about this workshop.
We love to chat about our classes.
Stand in her footsteps at many
of her exact painting sites.
THE LAWRENCE TREE / THE WHITE PLACE / PEDERNAL
THE BLACK PLACE / GHOST RANCH / CROSSES / THE RANCHOS CHURCH
Practice Sketching or Take Photos.
Visit GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM
View her Currently Available Paintings in a Gallery
Tour of her Home & Garden
Share the Inspiration of Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Land she Loved, with this Enthusiastic Group
Above: Footage of the 92 year old Georgia O'Keeffe
taken in and around her home in New Mexico.
offers a chance to sketch on-site in the very places Georgia
O'Keeffe cherished most.
O'KEEFFE HOME Abiquiu
Participants will enjoy a tour of Georgia's
home and garden. You'll see her Kitchen, just as she left
it, with rows of home-dried spices with labels in her hand-writing;
her Painting studio overlooking the Chama River valley;
her extensive Library; her sitting room with original Calder
sculptures and Noguchi lighting; The inner Courtyard with
natural light; the Entrance way decorated with a massive
skull, and her beloved Garden. You can definitely feel her
presence here in the sense of place she created to nurture
her life and creativity.
O'KEEFFE MUSEUM Santa Fe
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum opened to the public in July
1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom
it takes its name. Since then, the Museum has welcomed more
than 1,300,000 visitors from all over the world.The Museum's
permanent collection of over 130 O'Keeffe paintings, drawings,
and sculpture is the largest in the world. Throughout the
year, visitors can see a changing selection of at least
50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special
exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O'Keeffe's
work or that combines examples of her art with works by
her American modernist contemporaries. www.okeeffemuseum.org
We will take
you to 6 of Georgia's favorite painting sites - places she
returned to frequently:
The Black Place
The White Place
DH Lawrence Tree
The Penitente Crosses
St. Francis Mission Church
This is the place to go to see the best selection of O'Keeffe's
Paintings that are available 'on-the-market'. In other words,
for a whole lot of zeros's, you could take one home ! We
will enjoy a Curator led tour of whatever paintings are
looking for good homes. Gerald Peters was the favorite dealer
of O'Keeffe, and any rare paintings not in private collections
or Museums still most likely show up here.
The Art form
for this trip will be sketchbook drawing. While at each O'Keeffe
site, we will be sketching in our notebooks.
Photography may be substituted, or colored pencil
or Watercolor sketching. Due to the intensive time required
to set up for Plein Air Oil painting, this will not be the
focus of this trip.
or write us with any questions: (575) 758-0350
LODGING, MEALS, & TRANSPORTATION:
Lodging is at the Sagebrush Inn. You will need to call to make your own housing arrangements. Lunches are ‘on the run’. Dinners are on your own with our great recommendations. Northern New Mexico has many fine restaurants in all styles and price ranges. It is optional to share them as a group.
Individual transportation is required to travel to our many different painting sites, some spread out 20 to 100 miles. ( Georgia did this, alone, in her Model ‘T’ ! ) Come join us. This experience is a lot of fun!
Taos - THE SAGEBRUSH INN
"The White Place,"
A student photographing "The Black Place"
Ghost Ranch with Pedernal in the background. Pedernal is the mountain Georgia O'Keeffe painted many, many times. When asked if she thought she owned it, she said: "Well, God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it."
TAOS ART SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 2588, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, 87571