Guanajuato, Mexico
Printmaking Workshop

July 10 - 17, 2019


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.


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 B&B / 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. 

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. 


Day 1  - Arrive in Guanajuato
Day 2 - Begin Monotype Workshop
Day 3  -  Monotype Workshop
Day 4  -  Drypoint Workshop
Day 5  -  Drypoint Workshop
Day 6  -  Drypoint Workshop
Day 7 - Day Excursion
Day 8 - Trip ends


$1,165 - Cost includes *lodging, breakfast everyday, five day printmaking workshop & studio usage during workshop hours, lunch at the studio, day excursion, Rives BFK printmaking paper, oil based printmaking inks, printmaking plates, and other applicable printmaking materials. *Cost does not include airfare, taxi’s, dinners, a few lunches, travel insurance, & travel documents.

*double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms are possible for a few participants. Sign up early for a single occupancy suite with private bathroom.


Participants must complete the Registration & Waiver forms before paying. Do not buy plane tickets to Mexico yet. Minimum enrollment must be met for class to run. You'll be notified as soon as registration deadline ends. If the class doesn't run you will receive your full deposit back. $250 deposit due by March 30. Full amount due by May 15.