Express your visual voice through printmaking in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Date: April 11-18, 2023
Arrive on the 11th, depart on the 18th.
Location: Guanajuato, Mexico.
Workshop Venue: At the beautiful printmaking Estudio Piramidal
In this printmaking workshop, artists will explore carborundum printmaking. Carborundum is a silicon carbide grit that is used to create rich tonal plates and prints.
Carborundum prints are known for their textural and painterly surfaces, intense color, and a strong physicality. We will use various materials as print substrates including acrylic plates and cardboard.
The class will involve printing multiple plates that add to complex layers of visual information. Along with carborundum printing, the class will also use drypoint, viscosity printing and monoprinting to add to the complexity of imagery.
All images will be printed using Akua intaglio and liquid pigment inks. Artists will be exposed to transparent and opaque color relationships that add to richness to images. The class will cover multiple registration systems that make printing easy and accurate.
While much technical information is covered in the class, the overall emphasis is using the processes to reflect each artist's personal vision. Workshop participants will create, build, and re-build printing surfaces and imagery to explore personal direction while at the same time stretching individual boundaries.
Mixed-Media Approaches Toward Printmaking is open to artists with no printmaking experience to advanced printmakers. Class size is limited to 10.
Cost: $1300 per person
What is included:
Welcome botanas (hors d'oeuvres) and drinks
5 days of instruction
An awesome printmaking studio
7 breakfasts (if you stay at Alma del Sol or Hotel del Color)
5 home cooked lunches
Daily coffee, tea, and agua fresca (light fruit-flavored water)
Daily hora feliz (happy hour) on the beautiful Alma del Sol rooftop
Akua inks and other printmaking materials
What is not included:
Airfare and taxis to/from the airport
Optional free day excursion cost to San Miguel to Allende.
We suggest that you stay at Hugo Anaya's venues:
Alma del Sol or
Please contact Hugo at.
Those of you stay at either of these properties will be served a delicious breakfast each morning, as well as a happy hour each evening after class in Hugo's fabulous rooftop terrace.
View from Alma del Sol
Piece by Jeff Hirst
On the way to happy hour at Alma Del Sol
Breakfast at Casa Alma
Lunch at Estudio Piramidal
Class participants in the Estudio Piramidal 2022
Jeff getting ready to make a big print at Estudio Pyramidal!
Jeff and Hugo Anaya, owner of Estudio Piramidal and professional printmaker
Jeff and some of the class participants enjoying an evening out at one of Guanajuato's delicious restaurants!
Have any questions? Ask Jan Davis, your host who lives in Mexico!
Phone: Mexico 52 - 415-118-1420.
US: 1 503-804-1518
View from Casa Alma del Sol, where we'll eat breakfast and enjoy happy hour after class!