Painting and Drawing Retreat at Mabel Luhan Dodge House

PAINTING AND DRAWING THE NATURAL WORLD IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO

Artist Retreat at the Mable Luhan Dodge House

October 31 – November 6, 2022

Artists KATHLEEN JACOBS and NORMA HENDRIX

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You are invited! Join artists Norma Hendrix and Kathleen Jacobs for an artist retreat at the historic and culturally rich Mabel Luhan Dodge House in Taos, New Mexico. This week long creative artist retreat will help you rejuvenate your artistic practice, connect to the natural world and reflect on your personal intention behind your work.  


The colors and textures of late Autumn in Taos are breathtakingly beautiful with a glow of amber mingled with the intense yellows of the Cottonwoods offering abundant visual inspiration for a week of observational art making.


We will be staying in the heart of Taos, in the very house where Mabel hosted early modernist luminaries such as; John Marin, Dorothy Brett, Ansel Adams, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence, and more.


We will incorporate contemplative, observational practices with making art. Our goal is to coax ourselves out of an “pre-conceived response’ to drawing and painting on location – to pause and take in the landscape, with all of our senses, before we dive into our work. Each morning, after breakfast, Norma will lead a 20-minute Poetry-Based mindfulness session, helping us to quiet the body and mind so we can approach our creative work with a stronger sense of presence.


Since the late Autumn mornings in Taos can be quite chilly, we will start our days with indoor drawing sessions with Norma who will encourage us to make small, responsive compositions - observations from the “Big House” or the “Juniper House Studio.” We will take in the sensual lines and forms of the adobe architecture contrasted with elements of the landscape as seen through windows or doors. After lunch, we will work on location in and around the Mabel Dodge Luhan campus and other select Taos locations. Kathleen will inspire us to engage with the landscape, learning how to hone your observational skills and encourage connecting to your subject. We will strive to make drawings and paintings that embody a sensory response to the particular place and time.


Mid-week we will take a field trip to Ghost Ranch for the Georgia O’Keeffe painting tour, where we will be shown images of her paintings at the sites where she painted. This part of Ghost Ranch has astonishing views that cannot be seen without a guide. Following the morning tour, we will paint on location at the ranch.


Expect a week of visually stimulating subjects that will ignite your imagination enjoyed in a community of like-minded artists, enhanced by the experienced instruction of Norma Hendrix and Kathleen Jacobs, both whose passion for the landscape infuse their artwork and their teaching.


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Painting and Drawing Grounding Stone Farm, Contoocook, NH

SMALL FORMAT LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM NATURE

KATHLEEN JACOBS

Three-Day Small Format Outdoor Painting Workshop with Kathleen Jacobs

June 24 25, 26, 2022

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

10am – 4pm

289 Maple Street, Contoocook, NH


Working outside, students will investigate the natural landscape and hone their observational skills. Working intuitively you will explore and consider line, form and the distinctive colors that exist in this beautiful part of the world. Thumbnail sketches will help students to understand a simplified sense of space and compositional structure -- without over analysis of detail. Painting will not exceed 10” x 10”. All skill levels welcome. 

$525

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Painting Workshop to County Mayo, Ireland

County Mayo, Ireland

May 26-Jun 4 2022 

Email for more info:  kdljacob@msn.com 

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 DURATION  9 days  

PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY*

County Mayo, Ireland: Painting Workshop And Tour Led By Artist Kathleen Jacobs and Cormac Cullen your personal local Irish guide.

  • The focus will be on painting outside and learning about the the art and culture of Western Ireland.
  • Nine days with Kathleen Jacobs your artistic instructor and Cormac Cullen your personal local Irish guide.
  • Tour limited to 12 passengers.
  • Experience Ireland with majority of evenings in one hotel, all en-suite accommodations. Upgrade available for waterfront view.
  • Relaxed & flexible itinerary, includes, painting, tours to Ballinglen Art Foundation and Museum in Ballycastle, Ireland.
  • Impromptu visits with local artists.