The Artist’s Personal Journey

May 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015


Workshop ID: G15CDS541

Dates: May 25, 2015 – May 31, 2015 Price: $945.00 – $1,195.00
Discover or restore your soul’s yearning through writing, painting and spiritual contemplation in a private retreat setting. Living and sharing meals together will provide space and time without distraction for focus, reflection and art expression. Led by an experienced spiritual retreat leader and professional artist who specializes in acrylics, you will be encouraged to further develop your art form while learning and sharing with others. Intermediate and experienced artists only.“Last summer I had the good fortune to participate in The Artist’s Personal Journey at Ghost Ranch. In a gorgeous setting, with others on a creative journey, I was energized and connected to the natural world and the internal processes of spiritual growth. The opportunity to learn from an experienced teacher and share meditative and reflective thoughts with an intimate group of searchers, was a priceless gift. Encouragement, wonder, experimentation and sharing without pressure were the hallmarks of this unique experience. The stars shine brightly at Ghost Ranch!” from Sherry Houpt, artist and Art teacher at the Shelton School, Dallas, Texas


instructor_louise_minksLouise Minks is a professional artist, author and historian who is in love with the New Mexico landscape. She teaches workshops specializing in acrylics in New England and New Mexico. She is represented in galleries in both regions, and has her own gallery/studio near her home. A professional artist and teacher for 40 years, Louise was awarded two artist residencies in Taos, NM, and in southern Colorado. She has written an art history book and teaches painting workshops regularly. For more information, visit

Please note that our 2015 workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified.

Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).

For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  The Arts