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Loretta Fine Art Plein Air Workshop Retreat at

Ghost Ranch 2024   Registration is Open!

Abiquiu, New Mexico (one hour north of Santa Fe)
A Unique Plein Air and Studio Painting Experience with a South West Adventure.

Experience the Spirit of Place once explored and painted by Georgia O’Keeffe,

where she had the “freedom to paint what she saw and felt”..


Sunday, September 29, 12pm - Saturday, October 5, 12pm 

All Levels. All Mediums. 12 Limit. 



Space is Limited, Register now to reserve your spot! 

Art Retreat Fee includes Plein Air and Studio art instruction by award winning contemporary artist Loretta Domaszewski, Meal Plan, Georgia O'Keefe Landscape Sketching Tour, Ghost Ranch Conservation Fee ($5.), and Lodging. Lodging Options include reserved special Individual Historic Cottages, Staff Rooms, or RV/Tent Camping.

Easels and art supplies not included. Supply list sent after registration.

Paid in full upon Registration.

Custom Sketching Tour: One morning. 8:30am-11:45am 

Combined bus tour and stopping points for sketching with pencil, charcoal, or watercolor pencils. We will sketch from many of Georgia O’Keefe viewpoints that are inspiring, plus the close up amazing rock formations that she painted on Ghost Ranch.
The tour will be approximately 1 hour with 2 hours to sketch with guided instruction or on your own. If interested in introducing color on this tour please bring "watercolor" pencils.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 12:00 pm, "Meet and Greet" at the beautiful Abiquiu Inn for an a la carte lunch. Abiquiu, New Mexico

Sketch at Nearby White Place Dwellings where Georgia O'Keefe visited and painted.

Group Gathering First Drawing Lesson after Abiquiu Inn Greet and Meet.

View Individual Package Plans and Register to hold your spot.


  • Be inspired.

  • Hands on Guided Studio Workshop. Plein Air Painting.

  • Explore and Paint the Essence of Nature.

  • Paint the spirit of this high desert land with layers of color and texture.

  • Experience the light of expansive skies, painting transparency and movement. 

  • Study composition, line, value, texture, perspective, and color.

  • Learn innovative techniques with earth pigments and non-traditional tools.

  • Plein air sessions. Group and open studio (24 hours).

  • Develop paintings with depth space, linear and atmospheric perspective.

  • Create with bold expression.

  • Build confidence.

  • Explore your personal style.

  • Learn to paint like you draw with movement, rhythm, variety, and harmony.  

  • A class packed with information in a fun, relaxed environment. 

  • One on one guidance.

  • Group critiques.

  • Acrylic, oil , and watercolor/gouache paint supply list upon registration. 

  • All mediums welcome. Some studio project materials included.

Visit and Experience Ghost Ranch and Beyond

  • Walking Labyrinth

  • Meditation Garden

  • Yoga Class in the Ghost Ranch Yurt 

  • Morning Meditation

  • Individual and/or group hikes.

  • Abiquiu, New Mexico

  • Chama River

  • Ojo Caliente Hot SpringsBefore or after the Retreat:  (48 minutes away)  Info Here.

Accommodations and Meals:

Share your accommodations.

Bring an Art Workshop Friend or Non-Participating Friend.


Accommodations may be shared with other participants or

non-retreat guest. Buffet style at the Ghost Ranch Dining Lodge, including hot meal options three times a day. Vegan and gluten free options available. A Chef from a 5 Star Santa Fe Restaurant has been hired to make the meals...

Single or Double Occupancy with Private Bath: 

  • One queen or two queen/full sized beds.

Double Occupancy with Shared Bath in Center: Jack and Jill Rooms: 

  • Two separate rooms in Historic Cottage, each with one or two full, queen, or twin beds.

  • Shared bath in-between two separate rooms..

  • Single Person in one room. 

  • Two People Share One Room.

  • ​If interested, single art retreat occupant in this room may be paired with another retreat participant. Please inquire: You will be billed for single occupancy unless you request another Art Retreat participant.

Historic Staff Housing: Single, or Double Occupancy Communal Shared indoor Bath:


  • Tent Campers with electric.                

  • Tent Campers without electric.               

  • RV/Van Campers with full hook up.           

  • RV/Van Campers without full hook up.      

  • Art Retreat participant may lodge with non-participating friend or partner.

Meal Plan Fee:

6 Breakfast  (Mon.-Sat.)   

5 Lunch        (Mon.-Fri.)   

6 Dinner       (Sun.Fri.)  

Optional Activities with Fee: 

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Abiquiu Modern Home and Studio Tour meet at Abiquiu Inn Location

       ($45), Register separately through Georgia O'Keefe Museum. (Book before or after Retreat)

Please let me know if you are interested in the Following Options once you Register for the Retreat:

  • Landscape Hiking Tour, close up locations of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings: $69.

  • Horseback Riding Tour: ($95) 

  • Massage Sessions.

Before or after the Retreat:

  • Ojo Cliente Mineral Springs Hot Springs Resort and Spa (48 minutes away) Info Here.

All Inclusive Art Retreat Fee:

Workshop, Art Room, Meal Plan, Sketch Tour.

Sunday, September 29, 12pm - Saturday, October 5, 12pm

Lodging: 6 Nights; Sunday, September 29-Friday, October 4

Individual Workshop Packages:

Non-participating guests sharing accommodations with Workshop Participant register with Package #8: Includes Meals plus Ghost Ranch $5. Conservation Fee.                                     


PACKAGE #1A  Private Room, for 1 or 2, Private Bath.


Package #1B Shared Private with Private Bath

Shared$2225. Each.


Private room, for 1 or 2, shared bath in-between one other room. 


Package #2B Shared Private w/Shared Bath

Shared$2185. Each.


Private Staff Housing for 1 or 2. 

2 twin beds per room, (not bunkbeds) with communal bath. 

Individual: $2420

PACKAGE #3B Shared Staff Housing with Communal Bath.

Shared: $2090. Each


RV Campsite with (full hookup) with Meals. $2000.


RV Campsite (full hookup) Without Meals. $


Tent Campsite with Electricity and meals. $1900.


Tent Campsite without Electricity and meals. $1870


Guest. Non-Workshop Participant

Sharing Accommodations with Workshop Participant.

Meals and Fees.   $300.

Cancellation policy:

Up to 31 days prior to the program start date will be refunded, minus a $200 processing fee.​ No refunds will be issued for withdrawals, minor illnesses, or cancellations due to family schedule changes made within 30 days of start date. 



Painting is silent poetry.  

And poetry is painting that speaks.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge".  - Albert Einstein

"And as your student, this is my experience learning from you".

                                - Patti

2018 Best in Show Mixed Media

Escalante Canyons Art Festival

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"Loretta is able to work with paint to create light, creating dramatic compositions with bold brushstrokes, expressing movement, fluidity, rhythm, and harmony. Workshops are packed with information in a relaxed environment. Loretta inspires her students with 35 years of painting and teaching experience with live painting demos, individual instruction, personal guidance, group critiques. All levels and mediums."

"I have truly enjoyed your classes, and your own work is so beautiful and inspiring!  The critiquing sessions were invaluable, where I learned so much, both from you and other students.  Changing to acrylics has been really challenging for me as well as learning how to compose directly onto the canvas.  I'm doing a lot of practice now,  learning how to load my brush, block in my composition, and mixing colors."     Susan B.

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