taos, new mexico June 24- July 1, 2015

LavenderSage Art Retreats

9068650303_3ec05e1343Taos, New Mexico at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic Inn
limited to 16 people


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.

(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.)

Check the LavenderSage Art Retreat pinterest board for places to see in Taos, New Mexico

Save the dates June 24-July 1, 2015 !


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?

about a 12 minute walk


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 several 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.

Payment schedule:

Retreat cost TBA

Deposit of $600 must be paid at time of registration in order to hold your reservation; $200 is non-refundable. Balance must be paid 10 weeks prior to the start of the retreat.

Remaining balance of due no later than 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 or you can choose for it to be rolled over to a future LSAR retreat.

Do you have more questions? Contact us here.

Jane's sketchbook