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OAXACA, MEXICO

WORKSHOP: DRAWING INSPIRATION

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Be inspired by the color and craft in Oaxaca, Mexico! Travel has always been a way for artists to feel renewed and inspired. Seeing a different culture and appreciating their art allows us to see not only our work through a  new lens but also ourselves.

 

Join Erika b Hess and explore and experience the culture of Oaxaca in an intimate group. Explore the city itself, and visit artisan villages and archeological ruins surrounding the city.

Artists will stay in the heart of Oaxaca in a beautiful casa filled with lush gardens, a library, and a shared studio space.

Each day we will start the day with an organic breakfast in the beautiful and authentic casa dining room. After breakfast, we will venture into the world of Mexico through our sketchbook and various tours!  

JULY 27-AUGUST 3, 2023
$1950-$2150


SPACE IS LIMITED
 

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Views of the Casa where we will be staying. 

 

WAYS WE WILL EXPLORE:

-City tour of Oaxaca from the mercados, to churches and museums!  

-Visit the Tule Tree or the Tree of Life: Botanists have classified this tree as Taxodium Mucronatum, thought to be over 2000 years old

-Explore natural dyes by learning about the history, tradition, and craft of natural dying and weaving when we visit the artisan village.

-Workshops with Erika b Hess, where we collect images and color from our adventures and draw from life! The best travel diary is a visual one. It will feed and renew you and your work!

- Visit Monte Alban, the most important archaeological site of the Valley of Oaxaca that was Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years.

-Visit artisans and see the process of carving and painting Alebrijes, or animale spirit guides.

-Dinner as a group at one of the top restaurants in Oaxaca

 

-Optional Mezcal tour to learn about this Mexican drink used for celebration.

 

-Shared Studio Space! Utilize the studio during our workshops and your downtime.

JOIN US IN THE ARTISTIC URBAN CENTER OF OAXACA, MEXICO

 

Last year I fell in love with Oaxaca, Mexico, and want to bring artists to this amazing city! Oaxaca is a vibrant city well-known for the skill of its artisans and unique crafts that come from villages surrounding the city. From alebrijes (fantastical animal figurines carved from copal wood and painted with vibrant colors) to textiles, to amazing food!  Oaxaca is also the gastronomic capital of Mexico! 

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View from inside the Casa where we will be staying. 

Views of the Casa where we will be staying. 

View from our day Trip locations.

OUR ITINERARY
 

July 27-ARRIVAL & WELCOME DINNER:- Arrive and settle into the Casa. Relax in the garden, on the patio, or explore. We will have dinner together. 

July 28- EXPLORE THE CITY, WORKSHOP & DINNER: Take a walking tour of the city, explore the market and workshop with Erika. Dinner together at the amazing Criollo.

July 29- TRAVEL OUT OF THE CITY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE & CARVINGS: Travel outside of the city to the archeological site of  Monte Alban and the wood-carving village

July 30- FREE TIME TO EXPLORE OR WORK IN THE STUDIO AND WORKSHOP WITH ERIKA: Free time, workshop with Erika, dinner at the casa

July 31- TRAVEL OUT OF THE CITY TO THE WEAVING VILLAGE, TULE TREE & ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE: Day trip to Weaving Village, lunch at the Mezcale place (no tour there), archelogical site and Tulle Tree

August 1- FREE TIME TO EXPLORE OR WORK IN THE STUDIO AND WORKSHOP WITH ERIKA

August 2- DEPART

The amazing and informative weaing tour during one of our daytrips. 

Cost: The retreat week rate is $1950 to $2150 based on the room (airfare & ground transportation not included)

 

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