july 10-17, 2019
Immerse yourself in a seven day printmaking and travel experience in the heart of
Guanajuato, Mexico. An enjoyable and challenging workshop, surrounded a bountiful cactus garden and light. After a hard day in the studio, enjoy Hugo's famous margaritas at Alma del Sol's B&B terrace surrounded by mountains, Spanish Colonial architecture, and music funneling up from the streets. Walk to a variety of nearby traditional Mexican and International culinary delights. You'll leave Guanjuato with a folder full of prints, memories, and lasting friendships from around the world.
Located in central Mexico, and a city split by a small river and a hilly terrain, Guanajuato is one of Mexico’s famous silver cities, built with the wealth of the colonial mineral mines. The streets of Guanajuato follow the extreme irregularity of the terrain, with small alleyways, plazas and steep staircases up hillsides. Guanajuato is also home to Diego Rivera, and muralist Jose Chavez Morado. It is high in elevation (6,600 feet) with a moderate arid climate averaging 70-80° in June and July.
Alma del sol / hotel color
Stay at the beautiful colonial Mexican home Alma del Sol Bed & Breakfast or the newly built Hotel Color, both located in the heart of downtown Guanajuato. Both Alma del Sol and Hotel Color have four suites each with large windows or balconies, and a roof top terrace with a magnificent views. Alma del Sol B&B is around the corner from the University of Guanajuato, several galleries, and a stones throw away from the architectural colonial masterpiece Templo de la Compañia, now celebrating 250 years. Hotel Color B&B is near shops, restaurants and bars, and a block away from the historic neoclassical Teatro Juarez.
Artists will learn various printmaking techniques (see below), as well as create a small body of work during the five day workshop. All printmaking supplies will be provided, however, personal art materials such as sketchbooks, personal drawing materials, & paints are supplied by the participant. No background in art or printmaking is needed. All levels welcome.
mandee schroer & hugo anaya
Mandee is a printmaker & painter who currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She teaches Painting and Drawing at Portland State & Clackamas Community College. Mandee has led PSU students and private groups to Italy and Mexico since 2012.
Hugo, a Guanajuato native, is a printmaker, chef and owner/host of Alma del Sol & Hotel Color Bed & Breakfasts in Guanajuato. Hugo studied Fine Arts at Portland State University, and lived in Portland, Oregon for 18 years.