Original Paintings Inspired by San Miguel de Allende, Aztec and Mayan topics. Realistic, Expressionistic, Abstract Art. Photography and Note Card.
Our Teaching Philosophy: We employ a mentorship approach. Each participant receives individual guidance, one day to one month workshop participants. Abstract, realistic, expressionist or sketching all have equal importance in your development as a Sunday painter or a professional artist.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Looking for an artsy vacation in Mexico to escape the cold?

San Miguel is a fantastic place to visit in the winter and escape the cold!
We are not a Tropical Paradise but the winters are mild and sunny, Mid day you can wear a T shirt and most likely you will need a sunhat.
Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops is located in the heart of Centro and offers one week long painting workshops for all level of experience. Check the tabs above and choose a workshop and time that works for you! Then contact us ASAP and register for one week or more!
If you are a beginner who want to gain the courage to paint more and not be so critical of herself or an experienced painter who wants to brash off on technique or spark your inspiration our workshops are for YOU!

Last week in San Miguel de Allende 5 days of painting experience

What a productive and fun week!
The workshop participants, beginners finished 4 paintings! As the group participants experience and interest vary we finish 6 to 4 paintings.
We had fun working with one of the participants photo of a very unique door she passed by every day in the way to class.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Some spaces left in October and November 5 Paintings in 5 Days Workshops at Cristi Fer Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende!

October 10-14, 2016, 9:30 AM to 1 PM
November 14-18, 2016, 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Cost $650.00 includes all the acrylic painting materials.

This two workshops will focus on beginner, intermediate, abstract and self-taught artists.
If you always wanted to
- start painting,
- or want to find a fun, relaxing hobby after retirement,
- or you are an abstract artist who want to include some expressionistic representational aspects in your art,
- or have taken your paintings as far as you can by trial and error,

This workshops are for you!

The bonus is that we offer painting workshops in San Miguel de Allende, the Heart of Mexico!
San Miguel de Allende it’s a favorite destination for many US, Canadian, Australian and Europeans who are looking for a relaxing vacation or a feature retirement nest.

This is a great excuse to leave behind the rain and cold and join us in a fun, sunny, charm filled Colonial Mexican town.
Contact us ASAP to find out how to register!
Small groups welcomed!

3 Ways to register: Stop by the gallery, call us or E mail.
Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops
Hernandez Macias 34 A, between Insurgentes and Calzada de la Luz.

One Painting in One Day Fall Schedule at Cristi Fer Gallery and Workshops in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Rated #1 Painting Workshops in SMA by TripAdvisor!

Secrets of Color, workshop participant at
Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops

You will learn
how to see with an artist eye,
composition and design,
color, and
3 different bullet proof painting techniques.
You will finish your personal masterpiece!

Our workshops are not a “Hook” or a “Bait and Switch” gimmick!
You’ll get what you pay for! We will not cox you into attending and paying for 2 or 3 more session just to be able to finish your painting!

How is it possible?
We, Fernando Gonzalez and Cristiana Marinescu, are experienced painters and instructors focused on the adult learner. We have not only life long experience but also the art training and practiced teaching in US colleges, and offered successful workshops and retreats in US and Mexico.
See our great reviews on TripAdvisor.

No Experience Needed! Easy and Fun! All levels welcomed.

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 1 PM, Topic: Doors of San Miguel
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 1 PM, Secrets of Color/ Alla Prima. A MUST for any painter!
Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 1 PM, San Miguel View
Space is limited so register in advance!
Cost$95, includes acrylic painting materials and instruction.
3 Ways to register: Stop by the gallery, call us or E mail.
Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops
Hernandez Macias 34 A, between Insurgentes and Calzada de la Luz.
E mail cristiferart (@) gmail.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Snowbirds Special! October to February 2016-17 in San Miguel de Allende

Painting beginner group learns about shapes, composition,
how to start and finish a painting at
Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery in SMA

One month,
one class per week
Learn to paint or take your art to the next level with Fernando Gonzalez and Cristiana Marinescu, founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery.

Register for these ART WORKSHOPS
offered at Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery:cristiferart@gmail.com
(Space is limited to six participants per workshop.)

 Select a month and participate in one class per week. You’ll receive instruction in acrylic painting, with all the materials included.  Cost:$300.00

Offered by popular demand!  Many of San Miguel visitors spend from one to four months of winter rejuvenating in San Miguel de Allende.  Over the years, many have asked us to offer a month-long art workshop that features one class per week. These individuals want to learn at their own pace and focus on subjects that are of personal interest.  As all of our past students know, we focus on the essentials
of painting (without fluff) in our classes, so you will not waste your valuable time.

Beginning in October, we will start offering MONTHLY WORKSHOPS (on one day, per level, each week) at our Cristi Fer Art Studio.  Mondays will be dedicated to beginners; Wednesdays to intermediate and advanced artists.

Mondays, 2:30 to 5:00 pm, Discover the Painter in You, even if you cannot draw a straight line!
-Everything you need to know to take the first step as an artist.
-Learn to think and see like a painter.
-Learn design basics for painting with a focus on basic shapes, composition and color.
- How to tap into your creative impulses and express yourself

Learning to paint can be intimidating. Cristi has the art ability to teach in a way that’s easy to understand and fun to apply.  She has helped beginning artists to learn the secrets of becoming a painter, in record time.

Cristi, full-time painter, has been teaching art, in college classroom, workshop and retreat settings, for almost 30 years.  Over that time she’s worked with countless students, helping them go from novices to confident artists.

Wednesdays, 2:30 to 5:00 pm, Make Your Art Sing! 
(Workshop for intermediate and advanced artists)
Master painter Fernando Gonzalez, full time painter and muralist, has helped many artists to take their art to the next level.

 -Make your paintings more meaningful when you learn how to apply the attributes of color (hue, value, saturation and color temperature) to bring your paintings to life.
-Bring your acrylic painting one step further by adding realistically rendered elements such as glass, reflections, metal, terracotta, etc.  
-Effectively create depth, dimension, and texture in your paintings by practicing and perfecting a variety of painting techniques.
-Learn tips, techniques, and painting approaches.
-Create beautiful and engaging paintings that capture your viewers.

When it comes to getting a solid foundation in learning anything, the teacher you choose to learn from is absolutely critical.  We offer you two great options!

Beginner Workshops: Discover The Painter in You, Even if You Can Not Draw a Stick Figure
Cost: $300.00 includes acrylic materials, please bring a sketch book, pencils and sharpies.  
Monday 2:30 to 5 PM
Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov. 1, 8, 22, 29 (Tuesdays) 
Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26
Intermediate and Advance: Make Your Art Sing
Cost: $300.00 includes acrylic materials, please being a sketch book, pencils and sharpies. 
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 28
Nov. 2, 9, 23, 30
Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

Register in advance! Only 6 per group!
Ask 2017 schedule

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great one day painting workshop learn from the best in San Miguel de Allende 2016

Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery received the Certificate of Excellence two years in a row from TripAdvisor THANKS TO YOU!
are some photos from our workshop participant August 2016.

We have enjoyed immensely working with you and we hope to see you back soon in a feature workshop!

If you have not yet attended a workshop with us read our TripAdvsior reviews and choose a workshop that best fits your interest and experience.

Choose from One Painting in One Day/ all levels
5 Paintings in 5 Days, All levels
Secrets of Color, one to 3 days, intermediate and advance
Realistic painting mastery, one week, advance
One Painting in One Day, at Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The colors of Mexico are always in my heart

Guanajuato perspective, by Cristi Fer
Acrylic on canvas gallery rapped
40 cm x 30 cm
I love Guanajuato! It is one of my favorite Mexican cities! Every corner offers so much inspiration! I can spend a week painting in one of the small plazas and still have a ton of unexplored subjects!
This painting, recently finished, it's one of many !
The painting it is available at Cristi Fer Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende.
Hernandez Macias 34 A
Only 2.5 blocks from La Biblioteca.