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Loretta Fine Art Plein Air Workshop Retreat at

Ghost Ranch 2023  Full!  Subscribe to my Website for the waiting list.

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, October 1, 12pm - Saturday, October 7, 12pm 

All Levels. All Mediums. 12 Limit. 


Workshop/Retreat Fee:    

Fee  $950.  Now offering online payment!

*cash, check, or pay online!

Cancellation policy:

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! 

Plein Air/Studio Workshop fee, Lodging Options: Reserved Special Individual Historic Cottages, Group Housing, or RV/Tent Camping, Meal Plan, and $5. Ghost Ranch Conservation Fee. Paid in full upon Registration.

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.

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, including hot meal options three times a day at the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall. Vegan and gluten free options available. A Chef from a 5 Star Santa Fe Restaurant has been hired to make the meals this year...

Instructor and Art Retreat Facilitator, Loretta Domaszewski will be staying in the Georgia O'Keeffe Cottage.

Single or Double Occupancy with Private Bath: 

  • Two full, one queen, or twin beds.

  • $165. per room, per night.

  • Shared: $82.50 per person.

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

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

  • Shared bath in center.

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

  • Shared Room: $72.50 per person per night.

  • ​If interested, single art retreat occupant in this room may be paired with another retreat participant. You will be billed for single occupancy unless your registered roommate pays "you" for accommodations and signs up for their individual meal plan, or until a roommate is matched with you.

Historic Corral Block Staff Housing: Single, Double, or Triple Occupancy with Communal Shared indoor Bath:

$95. per night.


  • Tent Campers with electric.                         $35. per night.

  • Tent Campers without electric.                   $30. per night.

  • RV/Van Campers with full hook up.            $40. per night.

  • RV/Van Campers without full hook up.      $40. per night.

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

Meal Plan Fee:

6 Breakfast  (Mon.-Sat.)   @ $10.   60.

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

6 Dinner       (Sun.Fri.)  @ $14.       84.

Total of all meals listed above:  $204.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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)

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

Nice idea before or after the Retreat:

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

Workshop, Lodging, Meal Plan Packages: 

Two Workshop Participants sharing accommodations:

First participant selects the type of room and package, registers and pays in full.

Second participant registers with Package #9 for Workshop Fee, Meals, and Conservation Fee. Lodging cost is settled between the two Workshop Participants. 


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

2023 Workshop is Full and Closed for Registration at this time.

Please subscribe to my Website for updates to be put on the waiting list and to be the first to hear about next year's dates.                                       

Package #1 

Private room, for 1 or 2, private bath. $165. x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $990.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $2,149.


Package #2 

Private room, for 1 or 2, shared bath in-between one other room. $145.x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $870.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $2,029.


Package #3 

Private Dorm Room for one or more. $95.x 6 nights

2, 3 or 4 beds per room, (twins or full/not bunkbeds) Communal bath. 

Private Dorm Room for one person, or shared with additional workshop student ,

or with non-participating guest. (For additional guest add Package #8,,,below)

Lodging:       $570.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $1,729.


Package #4

RV Campsite with (full hookup) with Meals. $40.x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $240.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:  $1,399.

Package #5

RV Campsite (full hookup) Without Meals. $40.x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $240.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $1,195.

Package #6

Tent Campsite WITH Electricity. $35.x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $210.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:  $1,369.


Package #7

Tent Campsite WITHOUT Electricity. $30.x 6 nights.

Lodging:       $180.

Meals:           $204.

Workshop:   $950.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $1,339.


Package #8

Guest. Non-Workshop Participant

Shared Accommodations with Workshop Participant.

Meals:           $204.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:     $209.

Package #9

Workshop Participant

Shared Accommodations with another Workshop Participant.

Workshop:   $950.

Meals:           $204.

Conservation:  $5.

Total Fee:   $1,159.

Sketching the Morning Tour

Monday, October 9


Fee:     $46.



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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