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One week acrylic painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende

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Participant painting A recent review from July 2016 workshop participant. Thank you Jennifer!  "I took a week long painting class with my mother and sister at Cristi Fer studio. I had been to San Miguel in past but this class allowed me to appreciate San Miguel in a whole new way. With the guidance of 2 extremely talented artists/teachers, Cristi and Fernando, we were able to create paintings of typical San Miguel street scenes; in addition, to gaining a greater appreciation for and confidence in the artistic process. Some of the best souvenirs a person could ask for. I highly recommend taking advantage of what Cristi Fer studio has to offer for your next visit to San Miguel. It was a truly unique experience beyond the typical tourist activities. If you don't have time to take a painting class, you should consider stopping by the gallery and taking home one of their beautiful original artworks." Visited July 2016, USA

New paintings at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

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Every morning I walk my dogs, and as I do, I look around and take in my surroundings. Most of the time I discover new exciting subjects. Lately... in the last 10 years I have focused on the architecture of the town I lived in. At times introducing people in the market, mariachi, vendors.  But the morning walk takes my attention to the shadows. We stroll and I take my time.  I think it is essential for an artist of any genre to internalize the world. For me it is a detached enjoyment.  It is like floating in the ocean.  No effort, no directing, no  projecting. Just being with the shapes and shadows, with the light and color.

Painting resulted from this morning demonstration

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This week we are facilitating a 5 days workshop and this moaning, the second day of the workshop we demonstrated the basics on this painting. It is acrylic paint on canvas board.

Winter 2016-2017 painting workshop schedule in San Miguel de Allende Mexico

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Planning your Winter escape from the ice and snow of North America? Reserve your spot now for one of our 5 Paintings in 5 Days Acrylic painting workshops. All levels welcomed including novice. Space is limited to 6 and we are two experience instructors working with the group so you can receive guidance at your level of experience. Cost $650.00 includes materials 2016 November 7-11, 9:30 AM to 1 PM and  14 - 18, 2:30 PM to 6 PM December 12 -16, 9:30 AM to 1 PM 2017 January 9-13, 9:30 AM to 1 PM February 13-17, 9:30 AM to 1 PM March 13-17, 9:30 AM to 1 PM Click on the tab above 5 Paintings in 5 Days for more information Contact us ASAP to register.

Latest review from painting workshop participant

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"We signed up for the five-day acrylic class, which run in the mornings M-F. Each day, Cristi had a different concept/technique to teach us. Starting from abstract warm ups and use of tools, then progressing to shading, perspective, and negative spaces. Both Cristi and Fernando are accomplished artists, each quite different in style, and it was a privilege to be guided through the creation of works by them. We created three final paintings, plus the warm ups. Classes are in studio, and they work with each individual in what one is interested in creating and one's ability. You work fast and furious, and in flash the week was gone. I'm thrilled with the result and have even more respect for artists and their knowledge. Never again will I say, "I can do that!" when I see an abstract, I can now really appreciate works not just for beauty, but the act of creation." July 2016, Melbourne, Australia