Carnival!
A Workshop in Collage, Painting, Photography and Painting Masks
February 10 - 17 2018




Leave winter behind and join our exciting class in culture rich Oaxaca. Work in the medium of your choice: photography, collage, painting or perhaps a combination of all three. In addition to guided walks exploring the city, you’ll have a chance to see the work of other artists in galleries and musuems, experience an Indian market, observe work in the homes of artisans and visit a factory that makes paper from indigenous trees.

A highlight will be one artisan village’s celebration of carnival. There you’ll witness a mock wedding consisting of a bride and groom and attendants. However in this case, the bride is a man who is given the annual honor of dressing in a bridal gown, bejeweled and with make-up up, carrying a bouquet of flowers. Intermingled with the wedding party are the villagers costumed and masked. Part of the ceremony is the dancing, so be prepared to wear your dancing shoes--you'll be asked to join in!

Our classes take place in Humberto’s fascinating studio and cactus filled patio which is located in a colorful Oaxacan neighborhood near restaurants, hotels, galleries and markets. Each day will consist of field work, studio work and critiques. In the evening you can choose to work in the studio, take night photos or enjoy sitting in the open air cafes surrounding the zocalo (piazza) trying Oaxacan food and listening to the sounds of the marimba bands and singers.

The price is $1,650. This includes seven nights hotel accomodation (double-sized room with private bath--no extra charge for single occupancy).....