Taos, New Mexico June 24- July 1, 2015

LavenderSage Art Retreat

July 24-July 1, 2015 in Taos, New Mexico

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Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn

At the Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn

Limited to 16 people
$2200/double per person or $2500 single

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On this retreat:

  • You’ll create your own unique sketchbook and fill it with drawings and watercolors and nature prints.
  • You will learn to draw and watercolor and easy printmaking (or strengthen your existing skills) with Jane’s gentle, honest and insightful teaching.
  • You’ll experience the charming artsy town of Taos and stay at the restful, historic and slightly magical Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn.
  • You’ll have a week just for yourself, shared with like-minded people.
  • You’ll probably laugh quite a bit too.

7 nights, 6 days includes:

  • workshops with Jane LaFazio

  • lodging at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn

  • 5 days of workshops

  •  a fabulous breakfast every morning of the retreat

  • a gourmet lunch every day during the retreat

  • 2 dinners

  • free time to explore historic Taos, New Mexico

  • unlimited laughter and friendship with like-minded women

The retreat will take place at the beautiful Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn, just a 12 minute walk from downtown Taos.

Sketching and watercolor

Sketching and watercolor

(When you register, you’ll be able to select which accommodations you prefer (first come first served) and whether you want a single or double occupancy room. Mabel Dodge Luhan House is the historic section of the Inn, with much charm, mostly twin beds, some double beds, some with claw-foot bathtubs, and uneven, rustic floors and stairs to all the rooms. Juniper House (2 stories) is a newer structure, with larger rooms, double beds and single beds, and modern bathrooms, in the same building as our workshop studio. There are no elevators at either house.)

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Ranchos Church

Ranchos Church

Here’s a sample of the agenda for the retreat: (subject to change!)

Wednesday, June 24
arrival day with check in at 3pm
5pm: generous hors d’oeuvres & beverages while you meet your fellow students

Thursday, June 25
optional yoga in the morning
sketching and watercolor
create your own watercolor journal
(breakfast & lunch included)

Friday, June 26
optional yoga in the morning
sketching and watercolor, collage and nature printing
(breakfast & lunch included)
free afternoon: work in the studio, visit the Taos Pueblo, or Georgia O’keefe home tour 6pm or just take a nap!

Saturday, June 27
in the morning: Sketch together at the Taos Farmer’s Market
afternoon in the studio sketching and watercolor in the studio or outside
(breakfast & lunch included)

Sunday, June 28
optional yoga in the morning
print making and working in your sketchbook
(breakfast & lunch included)
dinner together (included)

charming rooms

charming rooms

Monday, June 29

optional yoga in the morning
create your cloth sketchbook cover from your original printed cloth (hand stitching optional and encouraged!)
afternoon sketching and watercolor on location at the historic Ranchos Church
(breakfast & lunch included)

Tuesday, June 30
studio time
show and tell with your sketchbooks
(breakfast & lunch included)
farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant (separate checks)

Wednesday, July 1
Check out by 10:30am

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The studio at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn

The studio at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn

FAQs

When is check in time?

Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm Check in

 Can I arrive a day or two early or stay a day or two more?

By all means try to stay a few extra days in the Taos or Santa Fe area. It’s a beautiful part of the country with lots to see. If you want to check in to Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn early, you’ll need to contact them early to reserve additional days.

 When is Check out?

After Breakfast  on Wednesday, July 1, (by 10:30am).

Do I need to stay at Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn during the retreat?

Yes, having all the participants stay at the Inn, enjoying breakfast together in the morning and working in the studio in the evenings adds to the richness and camaraderie of the experience..

 How do I get from the Albuquerque airport to Taos?

It is about a 3 hour drive. You can rent a car, or arrange for a shuttle. As the dates get closer to the retreat, we will send you shuttle information.

 How far is downtown Taos from Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn?

It’s about a 12 minute walk

Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn cooks and serves yummy food, some of it grown in their own garden.

Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn garden

Do I have to be ‘an artist’ to attend?

Heck no! We’ll be teaching you to draw, paint and print, but just like your handwriting, your art will be totally unique to you. All levels of women attend our retreats, from those who haven’t drawn since 3rd grade, to those who are professional artists.

Will I have free time to explore Taos and the surroundings?

Yes, you’ll have an afternoons free, and most evenings to explore the area.

How will   the days be structured?  

  • Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8-9am (with coffee available earlier)

  • workshops will run from 9:30-noon

  • Lunch from noon-1pm

  • Workshops 1:30-4:00 with some afternoons free for studio time or exploring the area

  • There are fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea and water available in the dining room throughout the day.

  • You’ll have the evenings to try some of the restaurants in Taos, explore the town, or spend time in the art studio.

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Payment schedule:

$2200/double per person or $2500 single

$600 due upon registration ($200 non-refundable)

(When you register, you’ll be able to select which accommodations you prefer (first come first served) and whether you want a single or double occupancy room. Mabel Dodge Luhan House is the historic section of the Inn, with much charm, mostly twin beds, some double beds, some with claw-foot bathtubs, and uneven, rustic floors and stairs to all the rooms. Juniper House (2 stories) is a newer structure, with larger rooms, double beds and single beds, and modern bathrooms, in the same building as our workshop studio. There are no elevators at either house.

The living room of Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn

The living room of Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment schedule: Deposit of $600 must be paid at time of registration in order to hold your reservation; $200 is non-refundable. Balance must be paid 2 months (by April 24, 2015) prior to the start of the retreat.

The remaining balance will be due April 24, 2015.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum number of participants is required for this retreat to take place. (Please don’t make your travel plans until we contact you.) If, for any reason, the retreat is cancelled your deposit will be fully refunded.

If you cancel before February 24, 2015, a full refund (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit) will be issued to you.

If you cancel between February 25 and April 24, 2015 a full refund if a replacement for the workshop can be found from the LavenderSage wait list (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit) . If no replacement can be found (from the wait list), you will be refunded 70% of your money paid (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit) .

If you cancel between April 25 and May 15, 2015, you will be refunded 60% of your money paid (minus the $200 non-refundable deposit) ..

No refund will be made for withdrawal from the workshop after May 16, 2015 (Of course, if there is an emergency, please contact me!)

Do you have more questions? Contact Jane here.

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Jane's sketchbook