Oaxaca art workshop – registration open for 2023 art + culture adventures

~ Do you need to fill your well of inspiration and recharge your creative soul?
~ Want to join a small group of like-minded travelers and lifelong learners in an intimate setting?
~ Come join our tribe – play with watercolor or mixed media and experience El Día de Muertos with us.
~ Any level of art experience is welcome…you too, beginners.

We have only 2 spots left for our March 2023 watercolor + mixed media workshop. Make plans now for a great escape to nurture your creativity and take a deep dive into art and culture in beautiful Oaxaca!

And REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2023 Día de Muertos workshop – this year completely sold out months in advance, and had rave reviews from participants.

Thoroughly Oaxaca Art Experience 2: mixed media, natural pigments, symbols & talismans

watercolor + mixed media + culture workshop  ~  ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT
with Oaxacan artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco + Corrie McCluskey

DATES: March 17 – 26, 2023
Oaxaca City, OAX, Mexico

Our adventures include field trips to an open air Sunday market, studio visits in villages outside of the city with handmade rugs, alebrijes (carved wooden figures), clay pottery made by a women’s collective, and the archaeological ruins of Monte Albán. We’ll spend an afternoon exploring famed artist Francisco Toledo’s CaSa arts center and a papermaking studio. We’ll add locally-sourced natural pigments (cochineal, indigo, marigold) to our toolkits, and make uniquely Oaxacan memories on paper in a handmade artist book that we create.

We’ll be painting together on a beautiful terrace surrounded by a lush garden. Pedro is an amazing watercolorist who incorporates personal symbols, talismans, and the natural world into his art, and he’ll patiently guide you in exploring watercolor + painting with natural pigments. Corrie will introduce mixed media + collage to experiment with mark making, using fragments, found objects and bits & pieces of ephemera. This workshop is for all levels of art experience, and we welcome beginners!

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Día de Muertos Workshop: watercolor, group altar, sand tapestry

art + culture workshop with Oaxacan artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Friday, October 27 – Sunday, November 5, 2023
Oaxaca City, OAX, Mexico

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION OF ART + SACRED MEMORY IN THE HEART OF OAXACA

We’ll visit a mercado to shop for altar decorations and offerings, assemble a group altar, make a tapete de arena (sand tapestry), visit cemeteries where Oaxaqueños lovingly decorate the graves of their ancestors and bring offerings to share with their spirits. We will catch a comparsa – the traditional Muertos parade – along the pedestrian street as our schedule permits.

Group field trips include a visit to a renowned alebrije (carved wooden objects) artisan couple, and the Mujeres del Barro Rojo (Women of the Red Clay) who are “guardians of the identity & pottery tradition of their community” (where they will have their own Día de Muertos altar).

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