Upcoming Program Details

Encaustic Collage Retreat

May 19-20,2018

1 night/4 meals (Saturday lunch-Sunday lunch)
All art supplies included
$205 commuter (Saturday and Sunday lunches only)
$290 double occupancy
$340 single occupancy (very limited)

Join the Ranch’s resident artist Lisa Thorpe for an intimate workshop to explore encaustic collage techniques. Create small collage pieces on wood using art papers, old maps, photos, and other ephemera, to be covered with hot encaustic medium (a mixture of resin and beeswax). The retreat includes demos of techniques and lots of time to play and experiment. All materials are included and no prior experience is needed. For examples of Lisa’s art, take a look at her website: lisathorpe.com

PLEASE REGISTER BY: May 12, 2018

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Writing in Ordinary Time

Week 1: August 5-10   –   Week 2: August 12-17   –   Week 3: August 26-31, 2018


Each week is 5 nights/14 meals (Sunday dinner-Friday breakfast)
$855 per person/per week single occupancy only

Sink into the quiet places of creative work supported by facilitator Laurie Glover. Modeled after Silent Days of Advent, Writing in Ordinary Time is offered to give writers a week or two to enter into the deep work of writing in the company of others doing the same, whether starting writing for the first time, starting new work, or seeking a fresh approach to ongoing work. All hold supportive silence with each other through the course of each day and gather to share every evening. Leave behind the pressures of getting published, networking, making career moves, the fears of not being any good, and just write!

Retreat Leader: LAURIE GLOVER, MA, PhD, is a poet, essayist and novelist who has been teaching writing since 1990, at UC Davis since 1997. She has facilitated artist and writer’s retreats and writing workshops for over ten years.

PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION. Contact the Ranch office to register with a payment plan at 707-433-2440. (All balances are due by June 30, 2018.)

PLEASE REGISTER BY: July 22, 2018

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