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.

Friday, June 15, 2018

3 Days Intro to Abstract June 26-28, 2018 at Cristi Fer Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Abstract 101, creative painting

June 26, 27, 28
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost $350.00 including materials
At Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops
in San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

Instructor Artist Cristiana Marinescu has studies art in NYC at School of Visual Arts, but she sated painting many years before. She has being leading successful workshops, university classes, develop curriculum since 1989.

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This 3 days workshop, has being requested and we are now opining it to
- All who want to learn about abstract art
- Individuals who want to develop their creativity
- Artists who want to loosen up
- Intermediate painters who want to take their art to the next step

This workshop is focus on PAINTING, the principals of abstract art and how to apply them. Participants will learn about the elements of design/ composition, proprieties of color, texture, all in the context of actively creating art.

We will keep this workshop small, up to 4 participants.
Register ASAP by contacting us via contact form.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. 
Learn ALL about them by CLICKing the 2019 WORKSHOPS tab.

NEW, Acrylic Painting Kaleidoscope,  2:30-6 PM , a variety of techniques and approaches using acrylics, $750.00
Art Adventure, 2:30 - 6 PM, urban sketching and develop a painting from your sketch. $750.00
Abstract, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM Intro to abstract art, understand color, composition and techniques, and apply it $950.00

This are new prices.
To register at the current 2018 price for Art Adventure $650 you must register  and pay the none refundable registration/ deposit of $200.00 BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2018.

The One Painting in One Day workshops will continue starting Jan. 1, Cost $95.00 USD
in the following sequence 
9:30 AM to 1 PM
Mon. Abstract 101
Tue., Doors of San Miguel ( for Tue. Jan 1 the class will be 2:30 PM to 6 PM) 
Wed. Alla Prima
Th. Windows of San Miguel
Fri. Expressionist Flowers 

All workshops require pre registration. January it 's a busy month and we usually have full classes starting Jan. 1
Please let us know which class interest you

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Learn how to develop a painting from your urban sketches

Join us in one of the scheduled workshops
Art Adventure offered every second week of each month in San Miguel de Allende by Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops, or bring your own group  of 4+ and we will customize an Urban Sketching workshop just for your group.

Learn the difference between drawing and sketching, learn how to sketch like a pro (not cartoonist style) implement composition in a simple sketch, catch the flavor of the place, practice observation through the eye of an artist.

Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu, trained and practiced architectural design, psychology and art.
Bringing it all together she make it easy for the beginner to gain confidence and enjoy the practice. The experienced artist can learn new way of "looking" and applying the sketch in painting. Along the way we'll take photos "foot notes" for the feature painting.

Contact us via the contact form, and see you soon in San Miguel!
Callejon Blanco in San Miguel,
Urban Sketching workshop
at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops 

Bella Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Urban Sketching
Workshop offered by Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops
Canal St. in San Miguel
Urban Scketching
Workshop at
Cristi Fer Art Gallery
and Workshops

"Two of my friends and I recently took the Art Adventure class with Cristiana. Our experience was incredible! Cristiana took us around town to see the beautiful character of San Miguel while teaching us to look for interesting details in doorways, windows, and landscapes. She taught us about perspective, color, and various other art techniques which we later used to create our very own masterpieces. She also introduced us to new tools and materials that we had not used before. Also, I really enjoyed the fact that Christiana takes the time get tailor the class to meet you where you are in terms of your artistic background and interests. The class will be so much fun no matter what your skill level may be. I am looking forward to using what I learned in my own classroom. I will definitely be back for another class in the near future! Thanks Cristiana and Fernando for your hospitality and talent!"

April Workshop participant 

New art at Cristi Fer Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende

Some new paintings developed from my urban sketches

Summer Painting workshops for teachers, painters of all levels and young at heart seekers of inspiration

- He love to share with you some recent work from our latest workshops

- Art Adventure/ Urban Sketching and Painting
- Abstract, Jump start to creativity 
- 5 paintings in 5 Days

Join Maestro Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu, in the historical Heart of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende
contact us today to schedule and reserve your spot in one of our Summer painting workshops.

Art Adventure workshop
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Art Adventure workshop

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer Painting Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2018

One Week Long Summer
Painting Workshops

for adults 

July and August 2018 

In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops 
It's not to late to register for a week long painting workshop: Acrylic painting all levels, urban sketching, abstract, expressionist or realistic painting.
Learn from the best!

Instructors: Maestro Fernando Gonzalez and Cristiana Marinescu 

Spark your creative juices with new inspiration, loosen up or learn to paint!
Workshop schedule for July and August 2018

5 Paintings in 5 Days
July 2-6, August 6-10, 2:30 PM to 6 PM
Experiment with several painting techniques and topics. Learn to paint or loosen up and experience new approaches. All materials included, Cost $650.00 USD. Max. 6

Art AdventureJuly 9-13, August 13-17, 10 AM - 1:30 PM
August 13-17, 2:30 PM -6 PM
Experience San Miguel de Allende through the eyes of an artist! Urban sketching 2 days, studio painting 3 days from your sketches and photos. Painting materials included, bring your own sketch book and materials. Cost $650.00 USD, Max. 8

Into to Abstract, Awaken Your Creativity
July 16-20, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
August 20-24, 2:30 PM - 6 PM
Some painting experience preferred.
All materials included, Cost $950.00 USD. Max. 6


Private classes and One on One workshops are also available per request and per available time.
Experience the Heart of Mexico and learn from the best! Artists Fernando Gonzalez and Cristiana Marinescu have 30 years of teaching experience in US and Mexico. Their art is in private collections and businesses all over the world.

Contact us via contact form, register ASAP

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Day of the Dead
Art Adventure 6 Days

October 29- November 3, 2018
in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Special Day of the Dead Workshop, Cost $ 1250.00

Register before August 1, 2018 and receive $200.00 discount Early Bird
This special workshop includes
- Intro to urban sketching and great photo opportunities
- Learn the differences and similarities  between sketching and drawing
- Shopping tour of the famous artisan market in San Miguel de Allende 
- Opportunity to see the Heart of Mexico through an artist perspective
- One 3.5 hours workshop in mono-type painting
- One 3.5 hours workshop of painting an ofrenda
- One 3.5 hours workshop painting your own skull
- One day visit to Guanajuato, Guanajuto the historical and unique Colonial city

Register early, this workshop will fill fast! Only 9 per workshop
All levels of painting experience welcomed
Best way to experience San Miguel!
First time visitors delight!

To register contact us via contact form. A None refundable registration/ deposit of
$300.00 is needed to complete registration
Instructors: Painters Fernando Gonzalez and Cristiana Marinescu are internationally renowned artists who have being teaching since 1989.

Shop directly from the artist 
Painting an ofrenda at Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops 
San Miguel de Allende weather is the BEST