July 7-14, 2017
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel de Allende is in the middle of Mexico near the sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s Baroque/ Neoclassical colonial structures were “discovered” by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes. This has made San Miguel a magnet for many artists, linguists, architects
During the first 3 days we will visit beautiful areas of San Miguel to shoot photographs, such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes, El Jardin and the Parroquia, and visit the colorful markets. A Mexican cooking class will be arranged.
In the studio we will prepare paper for books & make Photo Copy transferswith laser prints of our photos – B&W or color. We will use non toxic Solvent Transfer methods: Chartpak Blender Pens, Wintergreen Oil and Contact Paper transfer as well as Acrylic Medium Transfers, to transfer our images to water color paper. Surface treatments will be introduced such as coating with wax and paint. We will tone Papers with coffee and tea, paint with pan pastel, oil paint and color pencils onto the photo transfers on paper. One day midweek we will work with a San Miguel artist in their studio, sketching and painting our prints.
Also we will visit other artist studios and explore Fabrica La Aurora, an extensive collaborative of Galleries and Studios in an old textile Factory.
Workshop price of $1,700 includes studio space, equipment, and most materials, room in beautiful Casa Colibri, 6 breakfasts and four dinners in Casa or SMA. Airfare and ground transport from Leon Airport not included in price. This workshop has limited space reserve soon. Upon registration you will receive a list of materials.