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Painting workshops in San Miguel de Allende all year around at best prices for all levels

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Many have asked us how we can keep our workshop prices so low! Yes, one week painting workshop starts at $650.00 including materials, and we only work with small groups no bigger then 12 in the case of Plein air workshops (COST $750.00) The studio workshops are even smaller in size. You notice several tour companies advertising workshops in Mexico and even in San Miguel de Allende for $1500 and up and this cost does not include materials. So how we, successful and experienced painters with over 27 years of teaching experience, can keep our cost so low? We do not have overhead! One of the major reasons it is the fact that we do not use a 3 party organizer YOU need to pay We live in San Miguel de Allende. YOU do not need to pay our transportation, accommodations and food! We do not rent workshop space! You paint in our personal bright and spacious studio. Extra Bonus! We provide all the acrylic paints, brushes, palette knifes, etc. NOTE: Same intermediate and adva

Intro to urban sketching, plein air and studio painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media

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Intro to Urban sketching at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende  If your time permits, you can join us for 3 days to a week of into to - Urban Sketching, - Watercolor for beginners to intermediate -  Plein air watercolor, acrylic or oil beginners to intermediate - Studio acrylic or oil painting beginners, intermediate and advance Contact us with your travel plans and or check our workshop schedule for registration. Contact Cristi at cristifert @ gmail.com . Note the extra space in the E mail to prevent spam. Cristi of Cristi Fer Art Studio with workshop participant in San Miguel de Allende Intro to watercolor plein air workshop participant work at Cristi Fer Art Studio 2015 in San Miguel de Allende Cristi with small group of in studio painters at Cristi Fer Art Studio 2015  in San Miguel de Allende

Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air

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We love to receive our participants’ suggestions, and add new programs to our existing classes and workshops. As some of you have mentions, one week of sketching and painting is not enough, since San Miguel de Allende has so much to offer. And one month may be a long time for some. So we created a new 2 workshop. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate artists who want to build the habit of urban sketching and plein air watercolor painting. During the first week we'll focus on understanding the principles of sketching, then practicing it around town. We noticed that are many interested in sketching but all the sketch crawls are for individuals who already know how.   So we created an introductory program to take the fear out of sketching. Second week is focused on introduction to watercolor plein air. You will introduce you to the basics of watercolor, and then the rest of the week we'll paint out and about the studio. The cost is $750 USD for the t

Beautiful day in San Miguel de Allende April 10, 2015

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Yesterday was the last day of sketching week long workshop and we took a stroll in Centro. This are some photos I took. Enjoy! And if you are looking for a great art vacation take a look at our class schedule and workshops above.

Schedule of art classes April and May 2015 in San Miguel de Allende

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Print our schedule or feel free to share it on your facebook with other art lovers and friends who want to engage in painting in San Miguel de Allende, this Spring 2015.

Spring 2015 Sketching and painting workshops in San Miguel de Allende

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March, April and May  No Experience Needed! Cost includes RT taxi to studio and materials, unless otherwise specified.   Time 9 AM -12:30 PM One Painting in One Day workshop participants painting their first painting at Cristi Fer Art Studio in San Miguel de Allende One Painting in One Day Workshops $85 USD Every Tuesday: Doors of San Miguel, acrylic on canvas board 8”x10” Every Thursday: Street View of San Miguel, acrylic on paper 19” x 25” One Week Workshop, Cost $425 USD March March 6-20 Art Adventure March 23-27, 5 Paintings in 5 Days April April 6-20, Sketchbook Jumpstart, Sketching and watercolor, Cost 300 USD materials not include. April 13-17, 5 Paintings in 5 Days April 20-24, Art Adventure May May 4-8, Sketchbook Jumpstart, Sketching and watercolor, Cost 300 USD materials not include. May 18-22 Art Adventure May 25-29, 5 Paintings in 5 Days Feel free to download and print the flyer  Classes are facilitated by two expe

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

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!