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Jeffrey Hirst

Express your visual voice through printmaking in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Jeff Hirst

Date:  April 4-8, 2024

Arrive on the 3rd or arrive earlier; depart on the 9th or stay longer! 


Location:  Guanajuato, Mexico.

Workshop Venue:  At Hugo Anaya's  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:

  • Lodging

  • Airfare and taxis to/from the airport

  • Dinners

  • Optional free day excursion cost to San Miguel to Allende.


We suggest that you stay at Hugo Anaya's venues:

Alma del Sol or Hotel del Color.

Please contact Hugo at

Supply List 

Those of you staying 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

Work by Jeff Hirst

On the way to happy hour

at Alma Del Sol

Breakfast at Casa Alma del Sol

Jeff with R&F pigment sticks (graciously donated by R&F)

Jeff and Hugo Anaya, owner of Estudio Piramidal and professional printmaker

Delicious lunch each day at Estudio Piramidal

Jeff and some of the class participants enjoying an evening out at one of Guanajuato's delicious restaurants!

View from Casa Alma del Sol

Cocktails at a delicious restaurant

around the corner from Casa Alma

Have any questions? 
Ask Jan Davis, your host who lives in Mexico!  (That's me on the left!)
Phone:  Mexico 52 -415-118-1420
US: 1 503-804-1518

I'll take you to this shop to see local artists work.

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