Design Outside the Lines Retreat-                                           Taos, New Mexico

sept. 27-Oct.2, 2015 •  

Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM 
Cost:  $1,965.  

Commuter rate: $1,200.

Experience the magic of Northern New Mexico! Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a historic adobe looks out across Taos pueblo property with a view of the sacred Taos mountain. Next fall, join Diane Ericson will be joined by a guest instructor,  for dynamic teaching sessions and one-on-one instruction in our adobe conference center studio. We have  added an extra day to the Taos Retreat! A chance to deepen the experience, and focus on aspects of your work in new ways. We'll be on  'Taos time'  as they say, with plenty of time for small informal groups in the log cabin room and afternoon time to sit with handwork in the stone courtyards. Two meals a day are included at Mabel’s, breakfast and lunch. Dinner is on your own, with downtown Taos is an easy 10-minute walk from Mabel's with many wonderful and diverse eating opportunities in route.  Historic single rooms available also. Spouse/partners are welcome (queen size beds only). Single supplement $465. and spouse/partner rates $575. To visit the Mabel Dodge Luhan House online:  Please let us know if you have a roommate already, if you want a single supplement, if you have a specific room request or if you want to bring a spouse. 

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Price includes: 5-day workshop, meals (breakfast & lunch [daily], dinner [first night only]), and lodging. Rooms are double occupancy.  Commuter rate: includes workshop, studio time, breakfasts & lunches and dinner the first night.  

payment options:


retreat payment policy-

Send your full amount or $300 deposit to hold your place. Full payment is due 60 days prior to your retreat. 
Cancellation policy: Now to 30 days prior to the retreat, $125 is non-refundable. Less than 30 days prior to the retreat, no refund. You may transfer your reservation to another person or to another retreat within the same year if unable to attend. 

2014 GUest Instructor:  JEAN CACICEDO

I am looking forward to working with Jean this fall and sharing her incredible design background and hands-on textile techniques with you.    

about Jean..................

Jean Williams Cacicedo received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970. Based in Berkeley, Jean has been both teacher, curator, lecturer and visiting artist in many schools including CCA Oakland, Penland School North Carolina, Spilt Rock Arts Program U of Minnesota, Shakerag Workshops Tennessee, RMIT Melbourne, Australia, and Hong Kong Polytechnic China.
Jean was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s.For over three decades she has worked both on and off the body, incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics as well as works on paper. Known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California . Her work can be found in the permanent  collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and Museum of  Art and Design, NYC.  To see more of Jean's work=                                                                                                             

"this is more than a sewing workshop, it is a life changing experience." Workshop Participant

wondering what to wear?

Bring comfortable expressive clothes you feel good in, and feel free to dress up or things you love and maybe don't always give yourself permission to wear. Include layers. In a community of fellow fiber artists, you can express yourself in many fun ways. You might want to include casual clothes for morning walks and an apron or t-shirt for surface design. " 

Materials list, arrival information, maps etc. will be e-mailed 6 weeks out from the retreat.  

Inspiring Lodging: Morning in the Solarium .


There may or may not be rooms available before and after the retreat. If you want to come early or stay after the retreat, please contact Maria at Mabel Dodge Luhan directly, 800-846-2235. 
GETTING TO TAOS: Fly into Albuquerque, then rent a car and drive to Taos or take a shuttle. The drive takes you past/through Santa Fe, then north, and is a magnificent BIG view ride. Allow 3 hours driving time. If you possibly can, allow more time for stops and vistas. Shuttle service: Faust Transportation, 505-758-3410. Call ahead to reserve and check times and verify the price before making plane reservations.   

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