Events & Classes

2024  Upcoming Fairs, Exhibitions and Classes

At Festivals and Fairs, we offer Throwing the Bones readings; divination kits, guided imagery sessions with spirit guide portraits; original art prints; cards; books and shamanic tools.  Look for the turquoise and rust Ceremonial Visions vardo!    Let's Dance!

Magic & Mysticism

Winter Ross and Misha Sauceda read.  Fri. June 14, 5:30-7pm

Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Psychic Fair

Feb. 28, 2024

Joshua Tree, California

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Jan, 2024

Quartzsite, Arizona

     Harwood 100 Exhibition         &   Artist Talk

Jan. 2024

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM.

Artes de Descartes XXIV

Sept, 2023

Stables Gallery

133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 

Taos, New Mexico

Shamanic Art & Writing

Sept. 10, 2022 (full moon)

MetaSpace, Gunnison, CO

0ne-day workshop, $70.

Register by Sept. 7:

  Rag Made Quilt Invitational

 May 18-Aug. 1, 2022

 Taos Public Library 

 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 

 Curated by

Winter Ross: Taos Sketches

  July 18-25, 2022

Fine Art Atelier & Gallery

 108 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM

  (719) 338-0081 

 Questa Artists Studio Tour

Aug. 13-14, 2022

   Takoja Institute Domes

   54 Dulcimer Rd, Questa, New Mexico


Artes de Descartes XXII

Oct. 29-Nov. 6, 2022

Stables Gallery

133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 

Taos, New Mexico

Class Descriptions

             Are you a workshop coordinator at a school, arts center, or other organization looking for a speaker or hands-on instructor? I'd love to work with you. The workshops below can be adjusted for your time needs and budget. My teaching resume can be found in my CV on the "About" page. 

Beating the Beast of Block

  A boot camp for writers and artists experiencing blocks to creativity and production. We'll use many tools to get you going again, such as exercises from The Artists' Way and Wild Mind, and be inspired by studies on the creative process. We'll look into the whys of procrastination, perfectionism and self-sabotage. We'll go hiking, do homework, and experience lots of support for dreams. You won't leave empty-handed or headed! The group stays in touch afterward via an internet group to share victories and challenges. 


Haiku & Flash Fiction

Discover how to express the essence of life and memory in the ancient Japanese form of poetry called haiku and the contemporary prose poetry of flash fiction. Our time includes a walk in nature for inspiration, writing time, and group critique. This is a weekend workshop. One-day workshops in either genre are also available.

A Shamanic Approach to Creativity

Designed for writers, artists, shamanic practitioners, and anyone interested in these realms. Winter shares the technique of the classic drum journey (and other shamanic experiences) and explains how they inspire her writing and art. You will experience a personal journey and apply it to your medium. Text for the class is: 4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys. Please bring your chosen art or writing supplies to this class.

The Shamanic Journey

Utilizing the steady beat of the drum (sonic driving) participants enter a trance state in which they can receive information from the "other world"(or your subconscious imagination depending on your orientation). You don't need a drum. The session includes ceremony and an explanation of the shamanic paradigm.

From Tea Leaves to Tarot: Divination Skills

Human Beings have always longed to know the future. Some are gifted with prescience but all of us can learn to use our intuition to gain insight. Divination methods from many cultures will be explored in this workshop. Learn Rock Reading (Native American), Scrying (Celtic), Throwing the Bones (African), Runes (Scandinavian) Card, and Cloud Reading to name a few. You'll discover which method works best for you.

Dream Work and Interpretation​

Based on the techniques of Jungian psychologist, Robert Johnson, Gestalt and Tibetan lucid dreaming practice. Understand how to interpret and control your dreams, how to use insights to change your life, and jumpstart your creativity. Are you forgetting your dreams? This class will help, so you can experience that “other world” we spend so much of our lives in. We assist each other in groups, explore rituals and ceremonies connected to our dreams, and practice Active Imagination. The text for the class is Johnson's Inner Work.

Textile Surface Design & Quilting

Separate workshops are available in: Arashi Shibori, an elegant Japanese form of tie-dye in which participants create a silk scarf and learn the basics of fiber-reactive dyeing. Batik, an Indonesian wax-resist method that involves both fabric painting and vat dyeing. The Art Quilt explores techniques such as applique', trapunto, embroidery, beadwork, and photo printing along with a history of the movement and the difference between "art" and "craft". Traditional Quilting: Morning Star or Seminole Patchwork. Workshops emphasize precise piecing, strip piecing techniques and Native American traditions. Projects will be completed. These are 12+ hr. workshops.

Street Medicine and First Aid

Winter studied with the Chicago Action Medics to be a trainer for the 20-hour course one needs to become a street medic. She maintains a page on Facebook called Mesa Medica if you'd like more information on this specialized field of emergency medicine. She has been a street medic and EMT since 2006 and served at Burning Man, the Democratic National Convention, Mountaintop Removal training camps, Occupy, and many large protest demonstrations. She is also a member of the Red Cross and trained in disaster relief. At least 6 people are needed to make this class happen.

To schedule a class or presentation, please contact me...