Leighanna Light


Metal transfers and surface design on canvas

A 5-day workshop in beautiful San Miguel de Allende Mexico - February 13-17, 2022


With the intention of focusing on gratitude, Leighanna spent a good part of 2020 creating special handmade books to honor the important places, people, and memories that have been such an important part of her life.  She would love to teach you how to create this lovely keepsake, a substantial canvas book, using a theme that is close to your heart.


During this 5-day workshop, Leighanna will teach you how to create stunning metal transfers and how to connect your transfers to pages without using glue. You will learn several simple bookbinding skills while creating a book out of painted and collaged canvas. She will also share with you her favorite collage and surface design techniques using gesso, ink, and paint to create beautiful textures, colors, and surfaces. Your final book will be approximately 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 with at least 6 metal transfers and 20 writing surfaces. Learn more about Leighanna here


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.  Casa de la Noche is the perfect boutique bed and breakfast for Leighanna’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 $2650 and includes:

  • 6 night’s accommodation at Casa de la Noche

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 4 lunches

  • Welcoming night hors d’oeurves and margaritas

  • Closing evening celebration dinner 

  • And….most of your supplies  (except special paint colors you’ll bring down)

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

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