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Exploring Creativity

with Mari Andrew

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Paintrock Canyon Ranch

June 16 - 21, 2024

Writing and drawing inner and outer landscapes.

The Program

Join us for 5-nights in the striking landscapes of the Paintrock Canyon Ranch while finding a sense of place in your creativity. Host Mari Andrew will lead sessions to explore themes of belonging, displacement, otherness and longing, and teach you tools to help tap into your creativity and connect more deeply with yourself and your surroundings.

Spend each day riding or hiking through rolling meadows and canyons, seeking out journaling spots under ancient petroglyphs and pictographs. Each session will encourage you to write or draw settings from memory, and collect inspiration for studio time back at camp. Leave the workshop with a better sense of your own creativity and be empowered to take this forward in your own life and work.

All levels of creatives and riders are welcome.

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About Mari Andrew

Mari Andrew (mariandrew.substack.com) is a Brooklyn-based New York Times bestselling author, artist, and speaker, who has gained an international reputation for joyfully philosophical illustrations and essays that meander between deep and light, bitter and sweet. Her books include Am I There Yet? and My Inner Sky.

Accommodations

The accommodations at the Paintrock Canyon Ranch are designed to put you as close to nature as possible, but with all the comforts of home. Large, private safari style tents are stylishly furnished with full-sized beds, bedside tables, dressers and chairs. These sturdy, elegant tents are located next to the Paintrock Creek at the entrance to the spectacular Paintrock Canyon.

All meals will be creatively prepared by a private chef, featuring Ranchlands beef and local produce and dairy whenever possible. Meals at the ranch will be seated, but casual and friendly and accompanied by wine and beer. We are happy to accommodate all dietary preferences with advance notice.

Paintrock Canyon Ranch

The Paintrock Canyon Ranch sprawls across northern Wyoming and is made up of rolling meadows and streams carving through high alpine valleys. The ranch’s landscape is characterized by the Paintrock Canyon, which starts at the ranch headquarters and meanders for 8 miles, opening into the Paintrock Basin at foot of Cloud Peak, the highest peak in the Bighorn range. The Canyon itself is shaped by steep limestone slopes that climb thousands of feet high above the trail. Red sandstone cliffs, whose color transforms from deep orange to burgundy red with the changing light, rise above the meadows surrounding the ranch’s headquarters. The ranch is located 1.5 hours from Cody, WY, and 3 hours from Billings, MT where the largest commercial airports are. Shuttles through a third party are bookable to the ranch from Cody. Car rentals are also available from both airports.

Rates

$4,340 per person includes all activities, instruction, amenities, and meals. Tax and optional gratuity not included.

All tents are private, however there are two tents with capacity to accommodate two guests each. If you are interested in joining with a friend, rates are discounted to $4,000 +tax per person and are available on a first-come-first serve basis.

Please reach out to us with any questions at: stay@ranchlands.com or 719-641-2089.

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