2017 Workshops – pdf only


2017 Buffalo Peaks Ranch Workshop & Event Schedule


Sherrie York’s Illustrating Nature class gathers by the Main House, 2016

Buffalo Peaks Ranch (est. 1862), set in the high mountain grasslands of South Park, is a perfect place for classes and field courses focused on people and the land. Please join us for our third summer at the ranch! 

Here’s our expanded schedule for 2017. Click on each workshop for much more information, and how to register:

Saturday, May 27th:

Drawing the Landscape with Meghan Wilbar

Saturday, June 10th:

Ecology in Art with Brian Napier

Saturday, June 24th:

Crafting the Novelscape with Laura Jean Schneider

Saturday, July 1st:

Landscape, Emotion & Meaning with William Haywood Henderson from Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Saturday, July 8th:

Storytelling with Image and Text with Andrew Beckham

Saturday, July 15th:

Documentary Photography, Developing Long Form Personal Narratives with Terry Ratzlaff

Saturday, July 22nd:

Nature in Ekphrasis: Writing about Art in Nature with Courtney Morgan from Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Saturday, July 29th:

In the Footsteps of Anna Atkins: Simple Photographic Botanical Illustration with Jacqueline Webster

Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30th:

Land Art Workshop with Rik Sargent

Saturday, August 5th:

Wetland Plants of South Park with Denise Culver

Saturday, August 5th:

Poetry and Place with Jodie Hollander

Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13th:

Cob Oven Workshop with Common Earth, Colorado’s Natural Building Collaborative

Saturday, August 19th

The Illustrated Journal with Sherrie York

Saturday, August 26th:

Basic Hand Papermaking with Ray Tomasso

Sunday, August 27th:

Land Library Summer Book Club (this year’s selection: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold)

Saturday, September 2nd:

Waking to the World: a Haiku & Haibun Workshop with Gary Schroeder

Saturday, September 9th:

Wood, Water, Rock: Painting Trees, Rivers and Mountains in Watercolor with Meredith Nemirov

Click on each workshop/event link for more information, and how to register!


Denise Culver & last year’s Wetland Plant class explore the Buffalo Peaks Ranch fen