Taos, New Mexico
FEED YOUR CREATIVE SOUL, IN STYLE!
September 17-22, 2020
Is the light in New Mexico REALLY as luminous and magical as they say? Join us for a retreat featuring fresh, sage-scented air, nurturing meals prepared by a local chef, hiking, yoga, and a day at the healing waters of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs.
Taos is a charming town with wonderful museums and galleries and we will soak ourselves in artistic atmosphere and gather inspiration to create our own pieces during studio time at the retreat property.
Picture relaxed, creative, inspired, bohemian, YOU!
ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
In the magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave way to a new.”
Explore art. Make art.
New Mexico has been an artists' mecca for centuries. Your trip here will be about your creative process, whether you've never touched a brush to paper before or have been making things for as long as you can remember.
You will find yourself in a safe space to ponder, to try new things, to inspire and be inspired by the atmosphere and your fellow artists. We visit local museums and study the history and process of a genre and/or piece, then return to our studio space to work on guided projects inspired by our outings. All materials are prepared and included
Our studio home
Vista Verde Retreat Center is located about 25 minutes west of Taos in the high desert of northern New Mexico. There are several adobe and wood houses and several small casitas. The large, bright studio will be our creation space!
Our chef will treat us to healthful, nutritious and delicious dishes made with local ingredients.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa is just 25 minutes east, and we will sneak off there for a day to rejuvenate our bodies and minds!
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa
our gorgeous studio at the retreat
Your hosts with the most.
We are partners in Bohemia, an art studio in Boulder, Colorado. Abby has been empowering people creatively and leading art retreats all over Colorado for years. Cindy has led many informal trips to her childhood home of Paris, has lived and traveled extensively abroad, and knows the ins and outs of Paris. We love bringing art to people, and people to art!
The retreat cost is $2200 per person, single occupancy, $1800 per person double (you bring a friend) and $1500 per person triple occupancy (you bring two friends!)
Custom art history tours at each museum, all studio project instruction and art materials are included. Museum fees and day pass to Ojo Caliente is included, but spa treatments there are your responsibility to book and pay for. Massage on site is also extra. All meals, snacks and wine at the retreat property are included. Meals out are not included.
Airfare is not included, nor transportation to the retreat center. Albuquerque Airport is about two hours away, Denver is 5 hours away.
A non-refundable $1000 deposit by check is required when you register; the balance is due August 1, 2020. There are no refunds after the balance has been paid. Travel insurance is required in case of cancellation.
Please email us to sign up for this trip. Spots are on a first-come first served basis. and will be reserved upon receipt of your deposit.
We hope you can join us for this relaxing and eye-opening desert escape!
THURSDAY Arrive 5 PM, Dinner, set intentions and fun art warm ups in the studio.
FRIDAY Breakfast hike, trip to Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch, begin Project 1, Dinner at 7
SATURDAY Studio day, lunch picnic at the retreat property, optional Taos museum, spa treatments
SUNDAY Breakfast, Harwood Museum and lunch in Taos, Project 2, Dinner
MONDAY Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa day, lunch at Ojo, studio afternoon, farewell dinner
TUESDAY Depart by 11 am.