I have just finished this year of teaching with the exuberance and gratitude that comes from having remarkable students and being in beautiful places. I return home now, replenished and full of ideas for the coming months in my studio.
At Ghost Ranch Barbara Griek and I taught together, evoking imagery from the landscape, and from working with the Tarot cards. We combine lettering for calligraphers and non-calligraphers with painting and bookmaking.
Below are examples of work from our class that just ended at Ghost Ranch:
Below is the impossible blue of the New Mexico sky against golden leaves– the road to our workshop space:
We went on silent walks and gathered something from the natural world:
Here are some pictures from the students' books:
2018 Classes: (Theme: Absence & Presence)
Preston Arts (local to Louisville, KY): Jan 13-14
Spirited Hands Studio, St Louis, MO Mar 3-5 & Mar 9-11
Mabel Dodge Luhan Reteat, Taos, NM Mar 25-30
St Meinrad Abbey, St Meinrad, IN Apr 8-14
Mabel Dodge Luhan Reteat, Taos, NM Jun 4-9
Big Sky Scribes, Bozeman, MT Sept 22-23
ArtBase, Basalt, CO Sept 26-28
Mabel Dodge Luhan Reteat, Taos, NM Mar 24-29 (with Sabine Danielzig)
St Meinrad Abbey, St Meinrad, IN Apr 7-13
Mabel Dodge Luhan Reteat, Taos, NM Jun 3-8
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Oct (date to be scheduled)
St Meinrad Abbey, St Meinrad, IN Apr 12-19
Basel, Switzerland Sept 18-20
Dresden, Germany Sept 23-27 (with Mari Bohley)
Solingen, Germany Oct 1-5
Come join us, I'd love to hear from you.