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Design Outside the Lines - Taos, NM September 22-27, 2024

Design Outside the Lines - Taos, NM September 22-27, 2024

Regular price $2,985.00 USD
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            =This Retreat is FULL, contact=    for wait list

Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico 

Dates: Sept. 22-27, 2024 (sun -fri)
Cost:  $3,585.  (includes lodging/meals)  •   Commuter rate: $2,275.

 Experience the magic of Northern New Mexico in the fall! Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a historic adobe with sweeping views out across Taos pueblo property and up the sacred Taos mountain. Time here is always a gift of renewal for the soul.

Guest Teacher: Paula Kovarik

"Stitching is my second language. I tell my story through the medium of quilted textiles. The contrast—a strong line against a giving surface—captures what I know and must say. I’m interested in how we communicate with each other—leaders to followers, poets to people, the loud and the silent. From electronic signals to sidelong glances, they all intrigue me. I look for the uncanny in life. It’s as if there is a secret code I want to decipher. A book, a headline, my garden, a muttered oath all bring inspiration to the cloth".                                                        Paula Kovarik


       Come spend the week exploring what inspires you!

 "I'm always inspired with fresh vision on returning to New Mexico for yearly retreats. Color and form find their way into my printed imagery and textile work.....while the high desert air and views are a reminder to breath in, settle in and celebrate the magic and new work that takes form in the studio there. It's the perfect place to play with surface design, mixed media, stitching, and how it crossing into the work you want to create".  We set up a working studio, including surface design area with textile paints, dye na flow, stencils, stamps and other tools for your use". Come explore your creativity: make a collage or make a what is new for you!

                        PUEBLO DREAMS by Diane Ericson

The New Mexico Landscape is always an invitation to breath deeply and extend our vision across the vast open terrain as it meets the sky there. Although I always have a garment project to stitch in hand, fabric printing and drawing round out my studio time to bring new inspiration into my work there. Diane



Retreat Price includes: 5-day workshop, lodging and most meals. Rooms are single occupancy with private bath). Two meals a day are included at Mabel’s: breakfast and lunch. *Dinner is included on the first nite and our last evening together at Mabels. Downtown Taos is an easy 15-minute walk from Mabel's with many wonderful and diverse eating opportunities in route. Studio includes surface design tools and paints.

The Commuter rate: includes workshop, studio time and surface design materials and tools, daily breakfasts & lunches and first and last night group dinners. 


Send your full amount or $600. deposit to hold your place. Full payment is due 45 days prior to your retreat. 

Cancellation policy: Your deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Cancellation up to 30 days prior to the retreat, your payments (less deposit) are refundable. For cancellations within 15 days of the retreat, there is no refund.

"This retreat jump-started my creativity! This workshop was truely a life changing experience."                            Workshop Participant 2021

A Materials List, arrival information & teaching notes will be e-mailed 8 weeks out from the retreat.  


 If you would like to come early or stay after the retreat week, please contact Julianna or Vanessa at Mabel Dodge Luhan directly, 800-846-2235, for availability

GETTING TO TAOS: Fly into Albuquerque or Santa Fe, then rent a car and drive to Taos or take a shuttle. The drive takes you past/through Santa Fe, then north, and is a magnificent BIG view ride. Allow 3 hours driving time from Albuquerque. If you possibly can, allow more time for stops and vistas. Shuttle services to contact are: Mountain View Shuttle or Taos Ski Valley Shuttle Call ahead to reserve and check times and verify the price before making plane reservations.   


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