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Jane Davies

A 5-day intensive painting workshop
San Miguel de Allende Mexico

March 14, 2022 - March 20, 2022

In this five-day intensive workshop, Jane Davies will focus on composition and contrast.  Jane finds contrast to be the most useful overarching principle in composition.  You can look at many aspects of a painting through the lens of how much or how little contrast you have, and greatly increase your understanding of composition. ​

Jane finds contrast to be the most useful overarching principle in composition.  You can look at many aspects of a painting through the lens of how much or how little contrast you have, and greatly increase your understanding of composition. ​

It is not about the interpretation of a painting, or its emotional content, or its references.  It is simply the totality of its abstract visual content (whether it is an abstract painting or a representational  one).

We ALL lean towards unity, repetition, and cohesiveness. Yet, often, it is the variety, the off-balance, the tension or discord in a piece that makes it compelling. We do not necessarily see this; we see a piece that we "like" without noticing that it's the VARIETY, the differences, the contrasts that make it strong.  This workshop is meant to bring you up against this tendency towards unity, and challenge you to expand towards variety. 

San Miguel de Allende (SMA), a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene, and cultural festivals. The colorful and lively streets of this pueblo magico — magical town — are layered in history and are a feast for the senses.

Casa de la Noche is the perfect boutique bed and breakfast for Jane’s workshop, because its colorful rooms, courtyards, and creative spaces offer an environment for reflection, creativity, and fun. 

Watch this fun video of Casa de la Noche to get a feel of how wonderful it is!  

The workshop is limited to 13 students.

 

The fee is USD $2600 and includes:

  • 6 night’s accommodation at Casa de la Noche

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 5 lunches

  • Welcoming night hors d’oeurves and margaritas

  • Closing evening celebration dinner 

 

What is not included:

  • Airfare​

  • Some meals (see which are included above)

  • Tips

  • Airport shuttle

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

  • Extra nights at Casa de la Noche

Casa de la Noche provides excellent information about SMA here.
Click here for registration details and form.
Questions? Email Jan Davis.