Location change and Update for Sketching SMA Classes

Dear Artists,

There will be a location change for Day 1 and 2 for Sketching San Miguel, Monday Jan. 26th and 27th.

We will NOT meet at Cafe Rama on Monday, the 26th. The first class will begin at Via Organica, same time, 1pm-3pm. 

On Tuesday, the 27th, we will meet at Cafe Rama–just a little switcheroo.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

Monday, Jan 26th, 1:00-3:00pm-Meet at Via Organica, Margarito Ledesma Street # 2, (one block from the Calzada de la Aurora), Colonia Guadalupe, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
Via Organica Website

Tuesday, Jan 27th, 1:00-3:00pm– Meet at Cafe Rama, Calle Nueva 7, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
Cafe Rama Website

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 1:00-3:00pm– Meet at the Gazebo in the center of the Jardin, the main square of San Miguel where the gorgeous Parroquia is located.


Classes for Sketching San Miguel, Mon-Wed, are now closed. Classes are 10 students or under in order for each student to get personal attention from the teacher.

Due to popular demand, classes will be offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week, from the 29th to the 31st.

We will be exploring even more of this beautiful city. Siqueiros Mural

Thursday, Jan. 29th, 1:00-3:00pm– Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, meet at the fountain in the center courtyard. Class focus: Learning from the Maestros. In partnership with B’nai Or Gallery, we will study in the tradition of renaissance masters: by copying the great works of local artists in San Miguel. We will choose one or two paintings to study in depth, and may also find time to sketch the Parroquia from the back patio, which offers one of the best views in town.

Friday, Jan. 30th, 1:00-3:00pm– Bellas Artes, Hernández Macías 75, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Meet at the fountain in the inner courtyard. We will begin with warm up drawing drills, review linear perspective, then break into small groups to sketch the lovely architecture of the building, which includes a stunning mural from Mexican mural master Siqueiros.

Saturday, Jan 31st, 1:00-3:00pm– Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, Arts and Crafts Fair. Each student will be given $50 pesos to buy one item which we will use to do a group still life. Class will meet outside of the Instituto, and after we shop for our objects we will sketch on the back patio. Brave souls who care to try to sketch amidst the bustle of the fair will be welcome to sketch in the vendor area as well, where the layers of booths stacks and bursting with goods would make an excellent composition.

Classes are $600 pesos for 3 days, or $250 pesos for drop-ins. Please sign up here

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