Offered byGhost Ranch Education & Retreat Center
Amid the spectacular desert setting of Ghost Ranch, NM (former home of Georgia O'Keeffe), join Helen Byers in this exciting workshop in natural history drawing. Helen's demonstrations and personalized instruction will guide you in realistic drawing techniques in 3 media: graphite, ink, and charcoal. You'll be inspired by biological, geological, and botanical specimens, as well as cultural artifacts from the Ghost Ranch Museums of Anthropology and Paleontology. Your goal may not (yet?) be to become a scientific illustrator, but that's okay. Either way, your drawing skills will improve!
The first week, we'll explore the range of effects that may be achieved with each drawing medium and technique. We'll take a look at classical art and illustration precedents, along with modern ones. The second week, you may choose to focus on mastering one medium and technique, or to explore each of them more. Evenings and the weekend of January 20-21 will offer free time to continue working, explore the Ranch or nearby areas, or enjoy group activities. At the end of the second week, we will share our work in a group show.
All levels welcome; some drawing experience helpful. Space will be limited.
A Materials List will be provided.
All day Monday-Friday, January 15-19 and 22-27, 2024 (Check-in date: January 14, 3 PM; Check-out date: January 28, 10 AM)
FormatCritique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture, Tour
VenueGhost Ranch Education & Retreat Center
Abiquiu, NM 87510 USA
Fee$1200 tuition + $588 food & lodging (see options on registration form)