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

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

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&B's, hotels. 

My only recommendation is to choose a place within 4-8 block to the main plaza. It will give the opportunity to explore by foot and and be near by all the attractions and restaurants.

The structure of one day during your 

workshop vacation in San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende main plaza
At 8:45 AM you'll be picked up by the taxi from your hotel or condo. And it will bring you to our studio, Cristi Fer Art Studio located in a Mexican villa 5 min. ride in the taxi.
We recommend you accept the taxi ride since walking it's mostly uphill. But it makes a pleasant downhill walk, about 20 min. to main plaza when living the studio. 

We'll start class at 9 AM and continue until 12 PM or 12:30 PM according to the workshop schedule.
We include materials with most of our workshops since the workshops are designed with the beginner to intermediate participant, in mind.
All our workshops are easy and fun since we know how to give the essential information condensed in easy to understand portions and lots of practice! 

Intro to plein air
at Cristi Fer Art Studio
in San Miguel de Allende
Mexico 2015

First time painters at Cristi Fer Art Studio
in San Miguel de Allende Mexico 

After class the taxi will take you back to your hotel or drop you off in Centro. There you can choose from hundred of restaurant options. From Mexican fast food (our favorite) to Mexican, Argentinian, Chinese, American or Italian food.
You can explore the narrow cable stone streets with tons of little shops, go to the Artisan market, or Botanical garden, or Juarez Park.
It's a lot to do and see in San Miguel! Most people who only came for one week plan their return or wish they have scheduled a longer vacation.
Many events and parades

We are fortunate with mild winters, sunny and bright!
So join us for one or two weeks or even longer! We are confident you'll have a great time!
If this is your first time in Mexico or San Miguel de Allende, we suggest you could contact one of our recent reviewers on Tripadvisor and ask their opinion. The link is at the top of the page on the right. 

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Looking foreword to met you in San Miguel!
Cristi and Fer