Teaching In person


Taos 2022 registration opens soon!



The 2021 workshop is scheduled for October 18-22nd

Enchanted Workshop
Taos, NM
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Historic Inn and conference center

Join me in the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House October 18-22nd 2021 for 4 nights and 3 full days of creative time.  I’ll be leading you through painting exercises and break out demo’s each day. We will explore animals that speak to us as well as those we might encounter in magical Taos, NM. Diving into what it means to foster happy accidents by working quickly and channeling our inner child, we will scribble and enjoy the process, not worrying about the outcome. Creating is a part of the journey and every mark and “mistake” should be celebrated. Therein, lies the magic of the creative process. We will create with the mindset of what it means to be free to be YOU.
view from my room at Mabel's

I have stayed at Mabel’s twice in the last several years and have dreamed of teaching there one day. Mabel’s is a place that holds a rich history of hosting artists and writers such as Willa Cather, Georgia O’Keefe, and Dennis Hopper. The food is incredible. The indescribable rich nostalgia grips at you. That is really the only way that I know how to describe this place. 

Breakfasts and Lunches are included as well as one dinner on our last night. You will be on your own for dinner the other 3 nights. There are lots of great restaurants close to Mabel’s.

1. ----->>>>>Please fill out the registration form

 2. & then payment:

  • Single occupancy - $1465 (private room with private bath)
  • Double occupancy - $1365 (shared room) (a room that you’ll share with someone. If you happen to know another attendant that is coming, please let me know and we’ll put you together)    
or payment plans below:

Registration after July 18th, 2021 must be payment in full.

Please note******Prices do NOT include travel by air, car, shuttle etc.

Registration includes:

  • lodging for 4 nights, 3 days at Mabel's
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner (the other dinner's will be on your own)
  • 3 immersive studio days. studio is accessible 24 hours!
  • plus meeting kindreds and time away from distractions to focus on your artistic growth
Rooms will be on a first come, first get basis! Check out all the rooms over on Mabel’s website (but PLEASE DON’T pay for a room there!)

  • Let me know your first and 2nd choice of rooms (on the registration form above)

  • Commuter rate available (please inquire via my business manager tlacefield@sbcglobal.net

*Supplies: The supply list will be emailed to you about a month before the workshop begins.

October 18-22nd, 2021
  • Arriving: Monday, October 18th. We will meet at 5:00pm in the studio and get to know one another and afterwards we will have a fun snack/beverage gathering. Check-in is available after 3:00 pm. If you can, arrive the day before if possible so that you can relax and enjoy Mabel's. (the extra days before or after will need to be arranged with Mabel's by calling 575-751-9686)
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Departing October 22nd - 10:30 am checkout (no breakfast this day)

If you would like to come a day or two earlier or stay later, then you’ll need to coordinate directly with Mabel’s.

Getting there: I fly into ABQ and rent a car. Taos is a beautiful 3 hour drive from ABQ. There are also options for a shuttle if you prefer not to drive.

*Cancellation policy:
Due to my contract with Mabel’s below is my cancellation policy for attendees:
  • If you have to cancel before July 18th, you will receive a full refund minus $75
  • If you cancel after July 18th, and I have someone on the waiting list to take your spot, you will receive a refund minus $150

    Special note about Mabel’s: Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a retreat-style facility with no air-conditioning, televisions, alarm clocks or telephones. There is wi-fi only in the main living area. You will have access to this area 24 hours a day. Please visit http://www.mabeldodgeluhan.com for more info and learn more about this beautiful place!

    Email me with any specific questions: tlacefield {{ @ sbcglobal.net }} (remove brackets when sending the email)


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