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June at Cristi Fer Art Studio see our July schedule and paint in San Miguel de Allende

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Just wanted to share some photos I took during our June workshops here . Do you want to join us in July or August? Check our schedule by clicking on the tabs above. Plein air at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Studio painting" 5 paintings in 5 Days" One Painting in One Day at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende "Art Adventure" 5 days workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende 

Last week painting in San Miguel de Allende

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So far we have a busy 2015 summer: one week workshops, one day classes and several events. Last weekend we participated in the the first (we think) Food Festival at Instituto Allende, 2 weekends ago we were part of the very successful, Savores festival in the park. Cristi Fer both at Savores festival June 13, 2015, in San Miguel de Allende  Intro to plein air at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende  Next weekend we'll be part of the "Hand made art and crafts fair" July 4 and 5 on Ancha de San Antonio 30. Our workshop participates got to paint indoors and outdoors since the weather was great most of the time! One Painting in One Day workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende 2015

Painting of the day June 23 2015

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This is a painting I was working on in parallel with the painting posted June 21. It represents a typical street vendor in San Miguel de Allende. I added cutouts from the local paper. My perspective on college, since I am a painter and I like to use my drawing skills in representational and abstract art, the colleges I ad to my paintings are only accents and enhance the color and composition. "Mexican Woman in San Miguel de Allende" Original mixed media by Cristi Fer Art 19.5" x 27.5"

New Mixed Media Abstract workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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We are pleased to introduce a new topic for the One Painting in One Day workshops. Already popular workshops well attended by visitors and "locals" alike, this one day (3.5 hrs.) workshops give you the joy of painting in a concentrated form. We are hands on teachers, and specialized on giving personal attention and direction to our workshop participates. Since we are experienced educators besides being painters painting full time, we are able to give you a lot of essential information in a short time. We believe in the "learning in context" principals. We will cover basic composition, color, and technique, by the end of the class you'll have a finish painting to take home. We'll provide all the materials, and a taxi pick up to bring you to the studio. Mondays 1 PM -4:30 PM Cost $85 USD Contact us ASAP with your reservation! cristiferart@ gmail.com

Painting of the day June 21 2015

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I have being working on this painting for the last 3 -4 days. Many times I work on several paintings in the same time. To keep the color bright, I pint wet on dry technique. In the latest paintings i added accents of collage, cutouts from our local paper. Cristi Fer Art original mixed media on paper 19.5" x 25.5"

Plein air July Workshop in San Miguel de Allende

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Last moment registration! Still few spaces left! Intro to Plein Air July 13-17, 9 AM – 12 PM Painting by Fernando Gonzalez  Join us at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende for a beginner to intermediate plein air workshop! It's for you when: - you have some painting experience in acrylics or oil, but never painted outdoors,  - you'll like to have the experience of plein air before you invest in the needed supply - you are a beginner who is looking an artistic form of expression Mural by Fernando Gonzalez  Acrylic painters Cost $ 450.00 includes acrylic painting supply and use of plein air easel  Oil Painters Cost $425.00 includes the use of plein air easel. You must bring all other supply needed We'll start with an introduction to the basics, composition and perspective. We'll continue painting in our garden then move out into the picturesque San Miguel streets. It's a confidence building workshop! We are

4TH of July Special 2 Day Sketching Workshop

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Join us at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende for a Special Intro to Sketching workshop 2 Days $100.00 includes taxi to the studio from your hotel or condo in San Miguel If you always wanted to learn how to sketch or you want to gain confidence in your sketching, join us! July 1 and 2. 9 AM - 12 PM Contact us ASAP at cristiferart(@)yahoo.com

Painting of the day June 7 2015

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Found a paper used for class demonstration of texture building. Some time ago I added some old door details. Now I just re touched and enhanced some area for contrast. " The red lack" 19.5" x 24.5" Mixed media original by Cristi Fer Art Detail 

New one day painting classes at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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One Painting in One Day  Now You have 4 Choices   We’ve got many requests for more class topics so we added some and changed the existing ones, so those of you who attended our One Painting in One Day workshops in the past, can find more new inspiration! Easy and Fun! No Experience Needed! All Materials and RT taxi from your hotel/condo to our studio Included! Monday: Mixed Media Abstract San Miguel, using acrylic paints on paper  19.5" x 24.5", 1 PM – 4:30 PM, $85.00 Tuesday: Expressionistic San Miguel de Allende Doors, using acrylic paints on canvas board or masonite  11" x 14", 9 AM – 12:30 PM, $85.00 Wednesday: Intro Plein Air, (1 to 3 days) 9 AM – 12:30 PM, One Day: using acrylic paints on canvas board or masonite  11" x 14", $85.00, 3 Days ( Tuesday, Wednsday and Thursday) Watercolor $240 USD Thursday:  San Miguel de Allende Street Views. 10 AM – 4 PM, $150.00,  using acrylic paints on paper  19.5" x 24.5

New paintings of Mexican women at Cristi Fer Art Studio June 2015

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"Mexican Woman with dolls" Acrylic on paper, 19.5" x 27.5" Original by Cristi Fer "Mexican Woman with baby and flowers " Acrylic on paper, 19.5" x 25.5" Original by Cristi Fer Mixed Media, 19.5" x 27.5" Original by Cristi Fer

Painting of the day

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"Number 27" Mixed media on paper By Cristi Fer Art Old walls and doors always make great painting subjects! Acrylic paint and some collage with cut outs from the local paper.

Painting of the day June 6, 2015

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This is another "revived" painting. Started in Playa del Carmen, represents some of Merida arches. Merida Yucatan is one of my favorite Mexican cities. It has a very special powerful energy! I included acrylic pallet knife work, markers and newspaper cut outs for the columns. "Merida Arches" Mixed media original, 24.5" x 19.5" By Cristi Fer Art 

Painting of the day June 5 2015

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This is another painting I have started several month ago. When I start a painting I have a "vision" of what I want to represent. As I paint the "painting " takes over the process. I always tell the workshop participants "Let the painting paint itself" It's relay the best way, if we listen, the painting dictates the balance. But when I get interrupted, and go back to it, I no longer remember the initial vision so I have to work with what is already on the paper. "Sunflower " Original, acrylic on paper 19.5" x 25.5" By Cristi Fer Art Detail 

A typical day attending a painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Mexico

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Cristi of Cristi Fer Art Studio, one of the founders, and workshop and retreat facilitator since 1989 Welcome to all reading this post! We're happy you found us!  Many of our workshop participants wander what to expect especially if they are solo travelers or  visiting  Mexico or San Miguel de Allende for the first time. San Miguel de Allende,  also  known as "The Heart of Mexico" is located in central Mexico. Blessed with temperate  weather , the  temperatures  are mild and is sunny and bright most of the time. Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Mexico 2015 Arriving from US or Canada, the nearest airport is  Leon International airport.  From there you can  schedule  a  shuttle  pick up (24 hours a day pick up) at www.bajiogo.com. It is about one hour  pleasant  ride between the cities. To find  accommodations take a look at the map  / link to  TripAdvisor where you can choose from hundred of options: condos, B&

New painting of a San Miguel street, mixed media, painting of the day

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I started this painting several years ago. It is easier for me to stay with a painting (or few)  for few days in a row.  I work on 2-3 painting in the same time moving back and forth between them. I prefer to work on them until they're finished. But at time things get in he way and I do not finish all of them. So getting back to this painting I added some collage that looks appropriate to me today. "Stroll a San Miguel Street" Original by Cristi Fer Art, 25.5" x 19.5" Mixed Media on paper  Detail

Early Bird 2015-2016 Winter Painting Escape

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Planning your 2015 Winter vacation or escape from the snow? Register for one of our December 2015 or January 2016 one week long workshop and get our Special Early Bird Registration when you register during the month of June. Pay the reservation/ deposit of $200.00 during the month of June 2015 and claim your saving! Eligible Workshops  2 spaces Early Bird offer in each workshop December 2015 December 7-11 , Intro to Plein Air- Regular cost $450.00 Early Bird with registration during the month of June, $ 350.00 includes materials and RT taxi to the studio December 14-18 , 5 Paintings in 5 Days, Regular cost $425.00 Early Bird with registration during the month of June, $ 325.00 includes materials and RT taxi to the studio December 21-25 ,  Art Adventure in Mexico, 5 Days, Regular cost $425.00 Early Bird with registration during the month of June, $ 325.00 includes materials and RT taxi to the studio January 2016 January 11-15 , Intro to Plein Air- Regu