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Absence and Presence | Taos, NM Jun 4-9, 2018

  • Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat Taos, NM (map)
Stillness,  L Doctor

Stillness, L Doctor

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

Work is interrupted with spectacular food and walks into nearby Taos! All rooms have a private bath.

All levels of experience are welcome.


Fee: $1750 for the class, room and board.

This class is full, click on Registration below to get on the wait list.

To register: Send a $500 deposit to Laurie Doctor: 

8116 Wolf Pen Branch Rd  Prospect, KY 40059