Drawing the Spirit of the Southwest
Program No. 21102RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
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At a Glance

The soft desert colors and ancient Native American history of the Southwest offer unlimited inspiration for an artist’s palette. Express your creative imagination — and improve your drawing skills — as you draw from Native American influences to experiment with pastels in the studio, en plein air and on your own in your sketchbook. Listen to stories about the cowboys, traders and the Spanish Colonialists who also influenced art that is unique to the Southwest. Amaze yourself with your own drawings of pottery, red rock landscapes, portraits, and a sacred Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site. Personal critiques and instruction are interwoven with discussions and slide shows on southwestern art and history.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover different expressions of Native American art, including a rock art panel, beautiful pottery, and the art of katsinas.
  • Spend a day at Hovenweep National Monument, a site comprised of six prehistoric villages, once home to 2,500 people.
  • Explore the 40-acre archaeological preserve of Kelly Place, and learn about the thousand year old Ancestral Puebloan ruins on its grounds.
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