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Painting and Printmaking

Guanajuato, Mexico

April 15 – 23, 2020

(cancelled because of pandemic)


Experience slow art – ways to create space and time in our high-speed world to savor the pleasures of pigment, paper, brush and our own imaginations. Expand your creative horizons with watercolor painting projects with artist and author, Dory Kanter, and printmaking projects with master artist and teacher, Hugo Anaya, in picturesque Guanajuato.

Founded in 1559, Guanajuato is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Diego Rivera; it is well-known for its inviting plazas, cafés, restaurants, museums, galleries and architecture from a rich past and vibrant present. Your home for eight nights is one of two warm and charming boutique B&B's located across the street from each other in the heart of town – Alma del Sol B&B and Ponciano Boutique Hotel.

Enjoy the camaraderie of a small group – just ten workshop participants – and new friendships with like-minded travelers. And take home watercolor paintings and monoprints filled with treasured memories of your creative Mexican adventure.

Born and raised in Guanajuato, printmaker Hugo Anaya is an inspiring artist. He studied printmaking at the University of Guanajuato and while living and working in Portland, Oregon for 18 years. He has shown his work at numerous exhibitions in Mexico and the U.S. His instruction style is relaxed and fun; prior printing experience is not required.  

Join us in Guanajuato!

See Brochure and Registration Form for more
information, including a detailed day-to-day itinerary.

For a preview, take a look at the photo album of
Dory and Hugo’s 2019 Guanajuato art workshop!  


Trip highlights include:

Festive welcome margarita and botanas reception
8 nights lodging in charming boutique B&B with private bath
8 hearty and delicious breakfasts
A locally inspired lunch
Gourmet Mexican cooking lesson and dinner with chef Hugo
3 days of painting demonstrations and watercolor instruction with Dory Kanter
3 days of monoprint demonstrations and instruction with Hugo Anaya
Free time for personal painting, journaling, shopping and relaxing
Trip Book, including Hugo's personally curated Guanajuato map with favorite restaurants, shops, galleries, plazas, museums
Gala farewell reception and dinner

from Past Participants

“The workshop was magnificent. Hugo is a great teacher of art and Guanajuato culture.”  Barb Greiner, Portland, Oregon
“I loved the printmaking and watercolor being taught together. Hugo and Dory’s teaching styles are completely complimentary. They are a dynamic duo. I’ve learned so much from both of them. Thank you a thousand fold!”  Kayla Brodkin, Seattle, Washington

“What a wonderful and care-free Art Escape; two remarkable teachers, two very fun media in a beautiful setting.  Tremendously productive and memorable.”  Teri Rowan, Portland, Oregon

Alma del Sol B&B
Hotel Boutique Ponciano
Guanajuato: A Travel Guide to the Most Beautiful City in Mexico
Visit Mexico: Guanajuato


Workshop offered by Art Escapes, LLC

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