October 27 – November 1, 2016
New Mexico, Toas & Santa FE
Your journey begins at the beautiful Eco-Resort & Spa El Monte Sagrado, a hidden gem of serenity and luxury within walking distance to the charming village of Taos, New Mexico. Taos is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; it’s a place of stunning light and spectacular views, where the desert palette changes almost hourly as the sun moves across the sky. Adobe buildings, some of them centuries old, housing fine art & textile galleries, café’s, and award winning restaurants. Taos is steeped in history, charm & art… it was in the early 20th century that artists discovered Taos and began making the pilgrimage here to write, paint, and take photographs, enthralled with the earthy beauty of the region and in 1915 the celebrated Taos Society of Artists was formed. In later years, many illustrious artists—including Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and D. H. Lawrence—frequented the area, helping create the arts tradition that thrives to this day.
You’ll spend the last leg of your journey in Santa Fe where you will settle into your luxurious accommodations and prepare for a day on the town of leisurely shopping and wandering the galleries of Canyon Road. Canyon Road known as the “art and soul of Santa Fe, with Spanish colonial, Pueblo and American Territorial architecture and over 60 galleries, strolling the streets is a feast for the senses! If you choose to stay a day or two longer in Santa Fe we will be happy to the arrangements for you.
We’ll meet early evening for a farewell reception, share our stories and say our goodbyes for now!
What to Expect
Your days in Taos will be a beautiful blend of excursions created around experiencing the influence that the Native American culture has had on this stunning part of Northern New Mexico. Brecia’s workshop will focus on learning how to connect to the natural world, inviting the magic of the desert to refresh and renew our creative spirits. We will honor the harvest season by creating colorful baskets as gathering vessels, a hand woven amulet bag that will become the home of a small treasure symbolizing your connection with nature and the creative earth energy
Creative sessions: Brecia will be guiding you through the steps needed to dye reed in an array of colors that will reflect the beauty of the New Mexican desert. Then beginning with an “Ojo de Dios” or god’s eye, you will use traditional weaving to create a handled basket of your own design. You’ll explore the world of vines and grasses while you learn to twine and make cordage from different plant material. Your basket will be a one of a kind tribute to your individual creative self. In keeping with the theme of weaving our creative life we will also learn how to weave a small amulet bag, a technique that’s fun and easily transportable for your future journeys!
Group Size| 6 -12 Participants
Experience| The ideal traveler is someone who is open, curious, willing to try new things, and looking for a fun creative adventure, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional artist. It is always fun to have a mix of skills and people who are passionate about various mediums for creating along with those who want to try their hand at something new.
Includes| 6 Nights Accommodations-Deluxe Hotels; Breakfast Daily;Welcome & Farewell Receptions;Private Guided Excursions;Private Local Transfer’s;Creative Sessions; Cooking Lessons; Complimentary Travel Journal
The above tour details are an example of what to expect, actual visits and events may change to allow for the inclusion of special events, visiting artists & studio visits. Your final itinerary will be sent to you about two weeks prior to tour departure.
Travel Information| Arrival Airport: Albuquerque International (ABQ) |Departure Airport: Albuquerque International ABQ | Airport Shuttle Service is available-contact our office for details.
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