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Loretta Fine Art Plein Air Workshop Retreat

Ghost Ranch

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

Sunday, October 9, 1pm - Saturday, October 15, 12pm 

All Levels. All Mediums. 12 Limit. 

Workshop Fee:    

Fee  $950.  Now offering online payment!

*cash, check, or pay online!

Cancellations made up to 31 days prior to the program start date will be refunded, minus a $100 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. 

Space is Limited, Register now to reserve your spot! 

Historic Cottage, camping options and Meal Plan paid and reserved separately 

through the                                                                  Located in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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”..


  • 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.

Accommodations and Meals

Share your accommodations.

Bring an Art Workshop friend or non-participating friend.

Historic Cottage, camping options and Meal Plan reserved paid separately 

through the Ghost Ranch Retreat Center Located in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Lodging and meal plan booked separately with Ghost Ranch Facility.

Specially RESERVED HISTORIC COTTAGE ROOMS or optional camping. 

Instructor and retreat facilitator, Loretta Domaszewski will be staying in Georgia O'Keeffe's Cottage. Historic Cottages may be shared with other participants or

non-retreat guest. Buffet style, three meals a day at the Ghost Ranch Dining Facility. 

Historic Cottages and Lodging Options: 
Tuesday, September 29 night - Saturday, October 3 night.                                                             
  • Participant may lodge with partner or friend not participating in the retreat. 

Single Occupancy with Private Bath: 

  • Two full, one queen, or twin beds.

  • $155. per room, per night.

  • Shared: $77.50 per person.

Double Occupancy with Shared Bath: Jack and Jill Rooms: 

  • Two separate rooms, each with two twins, full or queen beds. Shared bath in center.

  • Single Person in Room: $145. per room, per night

  • Shared Room: $72.50 per person per night.

  • ​Single Art Retreat occupant in this room may be paired with another retreat participant  You will be billed for single occupancy unless you name your roommate or until a roommate is matched with you.


  • Campers with electric.             $35. per night.

  • Campers with full hook up.    $40. per night.

  • Art retreat participant may lodge with friend, partner not participating in the retreat. 

Meal Plan

5 Breakfast  (Mon.-Fri.)   @ $10.    50.

5 Lunch        (Mon.-Fri.)   @ $12.    60. 

5 Dinner       (Sun.Thur.)  @ $14.    70.

Total of all meals listed above:   $180.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 12:00 pm, "Meet and Greet" at Abiquiu Inn for a la carte lunch.

PLAZA BLANCA: Group Gathering Drawing. Georgia O'Keeffe visited & painted landscapes.

Abiquiu, New Mexico (48 miles north of Santa Fe, 15 miles south of Ghost Ranch)

Plaza Blanca (4.4 miles from Abiquiu Inn) 

Visit and Experience

  • Abiquiu, New Mexico

  • Magical beauty of the land.

  • Rio Chama

  • Walking Labyrinth

  • Individual and/or group hikes.

Optional with Fee

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

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

  • Landscape Tours, scenes and locations of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. 

  • Hiking Tour ($69), Bus Tour ($35), or Horseback Riding Tour ($95) 

  • Hiking Trails (no fee)

  • Massage sessions,. TBA

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


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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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