Intuitive Painting with
the Color and Magic of
San Miguel de Allende Mexico.
Arrive March 19 and depart on March 27
Ignacio Ramirez Market
At the Santuario Atotonilco
Entrance to Hacienda de las Flores
Your host, Jan Davis, getting serenaded!
Join Joan Fullerton in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beautiful place to visit and create art. Explore the city’s magic, color, history, and culture and learn to paint freely, find your own voice, and be happy in the process.
Join us and experience inspiring demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one feedback as you explore new concepts. Let’s discover a deeper meaning to the intricacies of shape, line, and color. You’ll learn to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis and how to suggest rather than delineate.
Joan believes that when we travel with an artist’s awareness, we widen our lens of life and its possibilities, as we deepen our connection to the world and create greater meaning. This shared life-changing adventure of cultural experiences and authentic artmaking is the way to really see and feel Mexico!
Because San Miguel de Allende is such a feast for the senses, this workshop consists of 3 full days of exploring before spending 4 days in the studio. As we open our minds and hearts to noticing, collecting, and organizing what we’ve experienced, we will unleash new stories to create new relevance in our art.
To learn more about Joan, check her website here.
Itinerary (may be subject to slight changes)
Arrive on Sunday, March 19th. Opening meet and greet with botanas (hors d'oeuvres) and drinks.
Monday, March 20th: Breakfast orientation. Walking Historical Tour of San Miguel. Lunch at the main plaza. Afternoon free. Optional cocktail meetup at a local rooftop bar.
Tuesday, March 21: You pick! Either a "Market to Meal" cooking class or a guided art studio and street art tour. Both include lunch.
Wednesday, March 22: Excursion outside of the city to the Gallery Atotonilco, the Santuario de Atotonilco, and lunch nearby.
Thursday, March 23: Let's Paint! 10-4:00. Lunch at Hacienda de las Flores.
Friday, March 24: Let's Paint! 10-4:00. Lunch at Hacienda de las Flores.
Saturday, March 25: Let's Paint! 10-4:00. Lunch at Hacienda de las Flores.
Sunday, March 26: Let's Paint! 10-4:00. Lunch at Hacienda de las Flores. Show/discuss work with a margarita or fruit water. Then our farewell dinner.
Monday, March 27: Check out of the hotel.
Workshop Cost (per person): USD $2680 - $2950
What is included:
8 nights lodging, including taxes and tips.
4 days of instruction from Joan
8 breakfasts and 7 lunches.
Opening night get-together, with drinks and botanas (hors d'oeuvres).
What is not included:
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
The workshop is limited to 14 students.
The workshop is held in the Hacienda de las Flores. This spacious, old-world-style hotel is located in the heart of San Miguel de Allende.
Room choice is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Hacienda de las Flores provides photos and descriptions of the rooms here.
When you register and pay your deposit, please select your room choice and roommate, if any.
There are 3 different price points according to the room you choose.
$2680. Standard with king bed -- (1 available)
$2680. Standard with 2 twin beds (2 available)
If two workshop participants share the room the workshop fee is $2160 each
$2900. Jr. Suite with 2 double beds (3 available)
$2900. Jr. Suite with king bed (3 available)
If two workshop participants share the room the workshop fee is $2230 each
$2950: Suite with two double beds (3 available)
$2950: Suite with king bed (2 available)
If two participants share the room the workshop fee is $2330 each
The Hacienda de las Flores provides photos and descriptions of the rooms here.
Travel FAQ here.
Supplies list to follow.