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I will have all of the paint, mediums and gels that you will require.  I will not have paper, canvas or sketch pads.   This is a change from past retreats to make things a little easier to coordinate.

Listed below are the recommended materials. You may always make substitutions to suit your budget and/or needs.  I have created an Amazon store just for the Retreat. You  may purchase these items and have things shipped directly to Ghost Ranch. These are affiliate links and I make a small fee when you purchase. Your costs are never increased.  Feel free to purchase your supplies anywhere you like. 

Plan on at least 10-20 surfaces to paint on. Ten sheets of paper, ten pieces of unprimed canvas, ten pages of a sketch pad. This is a minimum.  You can mix it up too! 

You should bring: (see the Amazon store)

  • Canson Mixed Media Pad (2) Item #1 in the store. And/Or

  • Unprimed canvas (Item #2 and 3 in the store) And/Or

  • BFK paper. See this page for purchasing 100 sheets. This is the least expensive price I have found. I can connect you with other students if you want to make this bulk purchase and split the cost. Or you can purchase BFK at the link in my Amazon store (Item #4) You will need at least 10 sheets.

Tools: (see the Amazon store) 

  • Paintbrushes

  •  Catalyst Blades or other scrapers

  • Blue tape

  • Binder Clips

  • Miscellaneous: pencils, pens, 1-2 Black Fine Point Sharpies, small sketch pad, digital camera or smart phone.

Shipping supplies and artwork: Be sure you have tracking info handy when we arrive at Ghost Ranch. The Ranch mail room is a very busy place! See Item #7 "Bankers Box" for a handy box to ship artwork home or to check as extra luggage on aircraft.

Address for shipping to Ghost Ranch:

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center ℅ Charlene Carroll

Hwy 84 Private Road 1708, Abiquiu, New Mexico 87510