An Invitation to an Amazing Oaxacan Adventure

Monday, December 4, 2017

Our Upcoming Oaxaca Art Making Tour

We are delighted to welcome you to our 

April 2018 Oaxacan Art Making Tour

and hoping you'll join us!

10 Days and 9 nights making art in an inspiring setting with a like minded group of art loving women!  (men welcome too, although it always is women who sign up)

What makes this tour special:  A small group (max 10), a focus on art and art making in one of the culturally richest areas of Mexico, an opportunity to study closely with Rogene and learn her  techniques, chances to have private visits with sculptors, painters, and printmakers in their home studios, spectacular meals at some of Oaxaca's best restaurants (seriously we take food very seriously and eat super well), plus an unusual, inspiring, soulful, and art-filled home away from home to make art, enjoy Oaxacan cooking, socialize, have fun, and rejuvenate. This year our art making will take inspiration from the rich textile traditions of Oaxaca. We'll make saint cards, prayer flags, and dolls. The itinerary is as follows and subject to change based upon changing circumstances, whims, and opportunities that might arise.

Friday April 6 - We'll gather at the Casa in the evening for a light meal and have a chance to get acquainted with each other and our lovely lodgings.

Saturday April 7th- Art making all morning. Typically we'll have studio time from 9:30 to 1:30.   followed by  lunch at the Casa and then head into town mid afternoon.  We'll take a spin around the zocalo and then have a fabulous welcome fiesta in one of Oaxaca's best restaurants.

Sunday April 8th- Art making in the morning, where we'll continue to refine our projects. Late Brunch at one of Oaxaca's best restaurants.  Afternoon visits to local galleries, artists, and printmakers, or stay in the studio and continue working on your art pieces.

Monday April 9th - The morning art practice takes us into creating our own personal saint/guardian angel/goddess using  mixed media techniques.  Afternoon visits to some of our favorite textile and artisan stores. Rogene and I both love to shop and we have sourced the best places for you.

Tuesday April 10th -  We'll continue working on our art projects  followed by a nourishing lunch at the Casa.  Afternoon time at the world class textile museum and one or two other Oaxaca favorites.

Wednesday April 11th - Today we'll switch it up and take the morning off from art making to get outside of the city and visit some Oaxacan artists operating their own gallery, school, & studios. We'll return to the Casa for  a late afternoon evening of art making.

Thursday April 12th - More art making in the morning. Free time in the afternoon to continue working or stroll into town for shopping, people watching, plus church and gallery hopping. Dinner tonight is a tasting menu created by one of Mexico's most famous chefs who just so happened to recently open a restaurant down the street from our b and b.

Friday April 13th  - This is one of my favorite days on the tour where we'll visit the Ocotlan market where you'll find all manner of country folk selling everything from food to straw hats to homemade machetes. The Mexican markets are unforgettable.  We'll follow this up with a visit to the home of famous Oaxacan painter Rodolfo Morales. Last year we were super lucky to actually be able to go into his painting room where he painted until the day he died and all the brushes and canvases have been left in place. Very special. Then an awesome lunch and an afternoon of visiting folk artist and artisans. Potters, weavers, and woodcarvers. This is one of my favorite days on the tour.  Evening in the Casa finds us having a show and tell of our work from the past week.

Saturday April 14th - packing up the studio and getting ready to go, plus a free day to enjoy at your leisure.  We can arrange a trip to Mt Alban, massage, cooking class or whatever suits your fancy. We have a final farewell outdoor fiesta on the grounds at the Casa. Always an awesome party!

Sunday April 15th - We'll arrange transportation to the airport and send you off on your next journey.

To find out more about Rogene and her special brand of artwork and teaching click here. 
To find out more about past trips to Oaxaca, art making and otherwise, click here.
This will be my 7th tour and I am not exaggerating when I say they keep getting better and better.

This tour runs April 6th to 15th
 Cost is $2,195 
Includes lodging in a shared room, all meals, transportation to and from the airport, plus in 
and around Oaxaca, all art instruction, most materials, tour admission fees and guide fees.
Basically all your expenses are covered except your airfare, your alchohol, your shopping purchases and optional tipping for the guides and hotel staff.
Optional single supplement is an additional $395  If your spouse or partner wants to come but doesn't want to do the studio art instruction piece deduct $295.

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