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Watercolor workshops at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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Some recent student work from our latest Watercolor for beginners Workshop February 2015. Our watercolor workshops are offered per request, one day (for intermediate) 3 and 5 days beginners. The cost is $75.00 USD and you must bring your own materials watercolor kit, an assortment of brushes, pallet,  and a block of cold press watercolor paper. If you are a novice and have no materials the cost of materials is an extra $25.00 per day Contact us asap with your travel plans. See you soon in San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico Watercolor workshop February 2015 At Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende 

Beginner Watercolor Workshops in San Miguel de Allende

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Many have asked us about watercolor workshops. Recently we have introduced 3 to 5 days of watercolor classes. Intermediate and advanced water colorists may attend only one day workshop. We have a flexible schedule since we know you are on vacation and would like to explore San Miguel. To give you an idea I'll share with you some recent work of our last workshop. Plein air watercolor class at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende, Feb. 2015 Yes, it's sunny and we can paint outside 

The joy of painting, thoughts on painting and observation

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We consider ourself so fortunate to live in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato! The weather is spectacular, sunny, most of the time, not too hot not too cold most of the time. The locals are friendly. All is easy and the days are smooth and peaceful. I paint in the morning as early as 8 AM and keep going until 2 PM or so. The painting just flows and I have so, so many ideas and projects I hope I'll have energy to produce all of them. I love taking the bus, taxies or just walk around. I believe one of an artist most important skills is OBSERVATION. It comes, I think from genuine interest in shapes, color, shadows, moods, and personality of a place. Even if I don't sketch I assimilate my environment. February flower at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende  As a kid growing us in Bucharest, I remember being interested in all this. After a shopping trip or a day in the park I will return home and paint what I have observed. I loved to watch the shapes

Winter art fair in San Miguel de Allende Cristi Fer Art participated

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I want to share some photos from the last art fair we participated in last weekend. Such a beautiful sunny 3 days! Blessing of the Art Fair. Cristi Fer Art participated with art and registration for painting workshops 

February 2015 painting classes fun at Cristi Fer Art Studio

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Workshop participants Feb. 17, 2015 at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico  More photos of participants and art created this week and last week during our workshops at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Thank you all who participated and got inspired at our workshops! Beginner painter amazing results! After 2 weeks of sketching and painting classes ! At Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende  Workshop participant painting of a San Miguel door. At Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel, Feb. 2015

Winter 2015 Escape to Mexico an Art Vacation

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Winter in San Miguel de Allende, 2015 Photo by Cristi Fer Art I just watch some videos of the actually charming for us, snow in the US northern states and we belive in canada as well. So we want to offer you an alternative! If you are considering a getaway fun vacation, but do not particularly care for the beach, consider a fun vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico. San Miguel, also known as the Heart of Mexico, is located in Central Mexico. 4.5 hours of Mexico City and 1 hour from Leon International Airport. Our winter this year it's a little cooler then last year, about 50-80 F. So if you decide to visit bring a jacket! The days are mostly sunny with occasional rain in the evening. We at Cristi Fer Art Studio offer one day, 3 days, one week and one month painting and sketching workshops. You can also ad one hour of Spanish per day and learn some Survival Spanish while in Mexico. This is optional. You can spend the morning creating art, practicing sketching

Two weeks of painting in Mexico

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I want to share with you some of the great work that one of our workshops created in a two weeks workshop! Consider that you too can experience the joy of painting! We are dedicated to art, we are two painters who are painting and teaching full time. We teach because we LOVE to share painting with others, especially with people who have waited a long time, till retirement, to play and experience artistic creations! Contact us with your travel plans and together we can schedule a day or a month of art! Painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende Mexico, 2015 Painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende Mexico, 2015 Painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende Mexico, 2015 Painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende Mexico, 2015

More recent sketches and watercolor

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At our studio Cristi Fer Art in San Miguel de Allende! Ready to get back into sketching and painting? Join us for a day or for a month!

Having a color and fun day at Cristi Fer Art Studio

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Thank you to ALL who ever took our workshops! We love to paint and share what we love! We hope you make painting and sketching part of your daily habits! And we hope to see you back soon! Participants in our Feb. 10, 2015 One Painting in One Day paint a door of San Miguel workshop. At Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico 

Painting San Miguel Doors today at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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Doors pf San Miguel paintings of participants in One Painting in One Day Workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende We had fun! Participants used some of our photos as reference for their paintings! for two of the participants this was their first painting! Great results! Thank you for attending our one  day class (9 AM-12:30 PM) Work in progress! A pick in Cristi Fer Art Studio San Miguel de Allende Feb. 17, 2015

Winter Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Feb. 2015

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Walking about town I took some photos. I want to share with you our "harsh" winter weather. If you're looking for a relaxing art vacation look no farther! Photo by Cristi Fer Art San Miguel de Allende musicians, Feb. 2015 Great sketching topics! We're fortunate to enjoy 75-82 F sunny weather, yes, you need a hat and glasses. The sun is very bright in this part of the world! And it's so much going on every day, lot's to explore and enjoy! A week or a month at Cristi Fer Art Studio will look like this: Paint or sketch in the morning, then have lunch at one of the hundred of restaurants. Shop in the small stores or in the Market where are hundred or options from silver, rugs, metal decor, hats, blouses, and the list goes on. Sunny Feb. 2015 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Photo by Cristi Fer Art Great painting subject! We at Cristi Fer Art Studio offer One Day (One painting in One Day) to One Month long workshops. Prices start at $85.00

Sketching and painting vacation in San Miguel de Allende Summer 2015

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One Month treat ! Perfect for teachers looking for a relaxing vacation! We still have space in our Summer Art Special in San Miguel de Allende. 4 weeks you can dedicate to the artist within! Beginners to advance are all welcomed to develop and enhance drawing and painting skills or to focus on getting inspired, define personal style, retreat into a fantastic source or creative inspiration that is San Miguel de Allende. Week one sketching Week two Plein air Week tree Painting from reference Week four personal expression Each week can also be personalized according to your skills and interests. Most materials are provided ( acrylics, brushes, palette knives, paper canvas board) Must bring sketchbook, sharpies, pencils, watercolor. OPTIONAL but recommended: sunhat, sunglasses, camera/I pad. If your focus is on watercolor please also bring a watercolor cold press pad. Interested in oil painting, please bring oils, brushes, palette knive