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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

San Miguel door painting at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops in San Miguel de Allende

A little accent painting of a door on street Hernandez Macias and Mesones, in San Miguel
Acrylic on canvas board, by Cristi Fer, 11" x 14"

New paintings of tequilas at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops


Abstract tequila bottles, acrylic on Canson paper. Painted with biodegradable paint, and palette knife. By Cristi Fer
25.5 " x 19.5 "

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer 2017 painting workshops in San Miguel de Allende

Ready for the Summer?
 Traveling alone or with a group, painting workshops in San Miguel de Allende is the best Mexican Vacation to delight yourself
in the Heart of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende!

No matter your level of experience with painting our experienced instructors will help you take your first step or next step! 

Who may enjoy a painting week at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops:
- First time travelers to Mexico
- First time in San Miguel solo traveler
- Women traveling solo
- Small groups of friends traveling 
together
- Couples
- Families with adult / or teen children
- Teachers
- Recently retired looking for a fun hobby

Cristi Fer Art Workshops offers a variety of workshop topics. Some workshops include drawing, travel sketching and into to plein air, others are focused only on studio painting.

You can choose from one week to one month workshops.
You can bring your own group or join one of our already scheduled workshops.
Do you prefer a workshop that includes accommodations or just the painting week?
We offer both options.
We include all the materials for acrylic painting!
Do you prefer oil or watercolor? When you bring your own group you may bring your own materials and we provide you with expert instruction.
May workshop participants at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops
rated number 1 by TripAdvisor


On the top of the page you can see all the topics offered and the schedule for every workshop.
If you travel with a group let us know your preferred date and workshop.


Monday, May 1, 2017

New 3 days Expressionist Acrylic Painting Workshop

San Miguel de Allende Tribute

Weekend Acrylic Painting Workshop



Att Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops, Zacateros #4, Historical District of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuto, Mexico. 

Bring  a photo of favorite street view! Paint a vibrant painting! All levels, supplies included. 
Paint with acrylic paint on paper 19" x 25"
We will supply a tube to transport your painting 

Maximum 4. Register at Zacateros #4 in San Miguel or E mail us for a registration invoice.

3 Days workshop
Friday
Saturday

Sunday
10 AM to 1 PM

Cost $350.00

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New painting and sketching trip all included, in San Miguel de Allende for small groups to fit your schedule all year around

Art lovers, women groups, painters of all levels, artist associations, group organizers, discover 
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico!
Cristi Fer Art Workshops is introducing a one of a kind
painting experience and delight 

of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato!
San Miguel de Allende GTO, Mexico 2017


Spend 7 nights / 8 days of painting and exploration of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato.
If you are a group organizer and want to share San Miguel's special Colonial charm, with your friends this is a great opportunity to do it.
Who are the organizers: Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops, offering workshops and retreats since 1989 in US and Mexico.

Guanajuto, Guanajuato, Mexico 
How it works:
Contact us with your travel plans.
According with availability, we will reserve your week with 25% none refundable registration deposit per person.
We accommodate up to 7 participants and a min. of 5.
You will sketch for 2 days, one day in San Miguel and one day in Guanajuato. Then paint for 4 days implementing your sketch to the painting.
The classed are in the mornings and the afternoons are yours to explore San Miguel in the afternoons.
All levels of experience are welcome.
We provide ALL the painting materials.
Cost
$1450 USD single occupancy room (3 rooms)
$1250 USD double occupancy/ 2 beads  (2 rooms)
$750 USD none workshop participant accompanying a workshop participant in a single room





What it is included:
- RT door to door shuttle from and to Leon International Airport to San Miguel de Allende
- Continental breakfast
- One day trip the "Mexican way" to Guanajuto, the capital of the state of Guanajuato
Fantastic Colonial town, full of unexpected gems a delight for photographers.
- All the painting materials needed for studio painting
- Farewell dinner


What to bring:
- Sun Hat
- Sun glasses
- Water bottle
- GOOD walking shoes
- Camera, so much to photograph!
- I Pod
Sketch book 8" x 10 ", pencils, sharpies

Contact us ASAP with your travel planes.
Looking forward to paint with you!




Saturday, April 29, 2017

NEW Abstract 101 One Painting in One Day in San Miguel de Allende


At popular demand, Cristi Fer Art Workshops is bringing back 
Abstract 101 
One Painting in One Day
Get it right the first time! 

This workshop is focused on the beginner, intermediate painters who want to understand and apply the principals of
composition, design and color, 
so their abstract paintings are more then a happy accident! 
Advance painters can find new inspiration and refresh many of the the basics.
In many cases going back to the basics can bring new life in ones art.


You will use mainly acrylic paint to create your paintings but other mixed media techniques will be touched upon. 
You will learn and practice using brushes and pallet knifes.
You will finish 2 to 4 paintings.
Preregistration is required.
Groups are kept small, up to 6 so you receive personal instruction and support.


Mondays 9:30 to 1:30
Cost $95 includes materials

Monday, April 3, 2017

Last minute registration for April 17-21 acrylic painting workshop for all levels

5 Days Painting Workshop April 17-21
in San Miguel de Allende
At Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops, #1
Art attraction in town!

5 Paintings in 5 Days 
Are you looking for a getaway to a fantastic destination, and painting delight!? Join us for a week in charming Colonial town The Heart of Mexico!

Beginners, intermediate and advanced painters alike!
 
You will paint with acrylic paint, pallet knife and brushes on a variety of surfaces and sizes.
The topics are Mexico / San Miguel related.
All is studio painting.
It can benefit all level of art experience from none to advance. The group is kept small so you can receive individual instruction in a group setting.
You will finish 3 to 5 paintings, according with your personal goals.

For example if you are an experienced painter you may choose to practice more realistic
techniques on one or 2 paintings and spend 2 days on one painting. It is up to you.
The workshop is design to start and finish a painting a day in a 4 hours time.

Class meets 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Zacateros #4, 3 dors down from Umaran in San Miguel de Allende
Cost $650 includes materials
Must Register with a none refundable $200.00 and the balance is due in cash at arrival.
We accept USD and pesos equivalent.
Just contact us and we will send you a PayPal invoice for $200.00

If you like to have a snack during the workshop please bring it with you. Also few doors down it's a convenience store with water, cookies, etc, and across the street it's Oso Azul, a small restaurant where you can get breakfast, coffee or lunch after class.
Contact us ASAP only few spaces are left!
See you soon in San Miguel!