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INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING
EXPRESSIVE DRAWING
MAKE ART IN THE HEART OF MEXICO
EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING WITH INK, WATER COLOR, COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC
GUM TRANSFER PRINTING
CERAMIC SCULPTURE CLASSES ALL YEAR ROUND /CLASES DE ESCULTURA EN CERÁMICA TODO EL AÑO 
CERAMICS CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
WINDOWS TO THE SOUL: EMBELLISHING TIN BOXES (NICHOS)
SCULPTURE CLASSES FOR ADULTS (ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF ART-A PLAYSCHOOL FOR ADULTS
TRUST THE MAGIC OF YOUR HANDS AND YOUR HEART TO EXPRESS WHAT IS WITHIN.

YEAR ROUND CLASES IN JEWELERY AND METALSMITHING

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BARRO.CO CLAY STUDIO OFFFERS CERAMIC SCULPTURE CLASSES ALL YEAR ROUND / CLASES DE ESCULTURA EN CERÁMICA TODO EL AÑO

WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE (LES INVITAMOS A VISITAR NUESTRO SITIO DE WEB BILINGÜE y PAGINA DE FACEBOOK):
www.barro-co.com
www.facebook.com/BarroCo.ClayStudio

INSTRUCTORS: ADRIA CALARESU, MFA (BILINGUAL- ENGLISH & ESPAÑOL) & ALBERTO SANCHEZ

CLASS: Students will learn to create ceramic sculptures using the clay construction techniques of slab and coil-building, combined with press-molded, modeled and extruded elements. We will also cover sculptural and surface embellishment techniques, including, low, mid and high relief, appliqué, burnishing, sgraffito (incising), embossing, carving, open work, and painting and printing techniques with colored clay paints (engobes). Post-firing decorative and restoration techniques can also be taught, as well as installation techniques using ironwork fixtures.

LOCATION:
Barro.Co Clay Studio
Calle de Sabino # 16 (between San Jorge & San Juan)
Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende

CLASS SIZE: Minimum of 2 students, maximum of 10.

CLASS HOURS: We have 2 sets of classes. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00-2:00pm AND/OR Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-2:00pm

TUITION: CLASS OPTIONS
OPTION 1 : 2 classes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays OR Saturdays and Sundays for 4 weeks, $250.00 U.S. The price includes 2 classes per week, (6 hours of class time per week, for a total of 24 hours a month). Firing not included.

OPTION 2 : 4 classes per week, on Tuesdays Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for 4 weeks, $450.00 U.S. The price includes 4 classes per week, (12 hours of class time per week, for a total of 48 hours a month). Firing not included.

PAYMENT: cash in U.S. dollars or the peso equivalent (at the exchange rate on the day of registration).

PRICE INCLUDES:
* 24 hours of instruction (or 48 hours of instruction with Option 2) - for those who are interested i teach construction techniques for large scale work, ie. internal integrated clay structures built into the piece and fired with the piece, and building large scale work in manageable-sized units
* 55 pounds pounds of earthenware sculpture clay (or 110 pounds of clay with Option 2) formulated for large-scale construction
* all engobes (liquid clay with flux used for painting on clay) and colourants - we have 54+ colors
* clear glaze
* use of all tools and equipment in our fully-equipped ceramics studio - wooden and metal sculpting tools, canvas covered boards, turntables, sculpting stands of all heights and sizes, floor-level sculpting platforms for large scale work, slab roller, wall-mounted extruder, aprons, spray bottles, rolling pins, paint brushes, etc.). The only thing you will need is a notebook and a pen!
* a generous table space and/or sculpting stand or sculpting platform on casters
* wireless internet connection
* access to our reference library of ceramic and art books
* use of refrigerator and microwave if you would like to bring something to eat and drink

We do not teach wheel throwing, glaze chemistry, or kiln physics.
Extra studio time, and firing of work is not included.

REGISTRATION: contact Adria Calaresu at (barroco.clay@yahoo.com)or call 154-4171. Reserve your spot with a $50 U.S. deposit.

CLAY FOR SALE AND FIRING SERVICE: For those who would prefer to work in their home studio, we sell a low fire earthenware sculpting clay (http://barro-co.com/clay-for-sale/) for $400 pesos for a 25 kg/55 lb bucket, and offer kiln firing of sculptures by the cubic centimeter (http://barro-co.com/firing-service/). E-mail us (barroco.clay@yahoo.com) if you want to be added to our mailing list to be informed of our firing dates. Every time we plan a firing, we will contact you 2 weeks before the firing date.

 

Adria Calaresu
San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO
CLAY STUDIO - www.barro-co.com
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/BarroCo.ClayStudio
COUNTRY PROPERTY FOR SALE - www.besoscorazon.com

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Jesse Bert Studio Jesse Bert Studio

Jesse Bert Studio
Year Round Classes in Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Instructor Jesse Bert, MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
- Bilingual, classes in English y Español

Classes:
Working with beginners to advanced students, classes are designed to cater to the specific needs and interests of each student.  Some of the specific techniques that can be studied during the jewelry classes may include the following: soldering and fabrication; forming sheet metal with the hydraulic press; sand casting for the jeweler; work with rivets and cold connections; tool making for the jeweler; the use of found and recycled materials; etching with salt water; torch-fired enamel; work with hinges and mechanisms; stone setting; basic forging techniques; and more.....               *Please note: Lost wax casting IS NOT taught at Jesse Bert Studio*

Location:
Jesse Bert Studio
Calle 28 de abril #18 Sur (Big green metal garage type door between the cross streets of Tinajitas and La Luz)
Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende

Class Size:
Classes are generally private/one on one, but there is plenty of space for several students.  Groups of up to 6 people can be accomodated depending on the techniques the group wishes to learn.  Intensive 1 or 2 day workshops are also offered for groups or private individuals.  Please inquire in advance for availability for groups of more than 3 people. 

Class hours:
Private classes are 3 hour sessions.  Group sessions or intensive workshops can be arranged for up to 5 or 6 hours a day.  There are no “set” class times.  Classes times are decided based on when is most convenient for the students and instructor. 

Tuition:
Tuition costs are based on the number of people attending the classes or workshops.  3 hour private (one on one) classes have a cost of $75USD per class.  Discounts are offered depending on how many classes the student or student(s) agrees to take. 

Payment: Cash in US dollars or the Peso equivolent based on the exchange rate the day payment is made. 

Materials costs:
Materials such as copper or brass for learning most techniques are usually included in the price of the class unless the amount of material used is larger than normal.  It is the students responsibility to pay for any additional materials such as silver or stones.  The instructor will supply students with recommendations or options of how to find or purchase any additional materials they may need.

 

Registration:
To reserve your spot or arrange class times, please contact Jesse Bert at
(jessedanielbert@gmail.com) or call 415.105.1032

Tools for sale:
Jesse makes a selection of high quality handmade jewelers tools, including hammers, chasing tools, texturing tools and other items.  These tools are available for purchase at the studio or by order.  Please inquire for tools list and availability. 

Jesse Bert
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Website: www.jessebert.com
Blog: http://jessebertsanmigueldeallende.blogspot.mx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessebertstudio?ref=hl
Radio interview on Metalsmiths Bench-talk with Whaley Studios in San Diego:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios/2015/01/15/metalsmith-benchtalk-with-artist-and-jeweler-jesse-bert

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INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING
During this two-day workshop, artist and printmaker Gary Berkowitz will guide you through some easy and practical exercises in alternative printmaking. Gary provides a fun and creative environment, introducing participants to some of the many possibilities for the artist using printing as one of the rich expressions in modern art. This is a hands-on workshop grounded in technique, which gives control and frees you (the artist) to create work using your own personal vision. Traditional oil-based inks will be provided and all materials included

INSTRUCTOR: GARY BERKOWITZ
CLASS SIZE: 1-3 students (bilingual)
CLASSES: Upon request
CLASS HOURS: 11am - 3pm
TUITION: $100 dollars
PRIVATE CLASSES: $100 dollars (3 hour session - includes all materials)
REGISTRATION: Contact Jo Brenzo at 011 52 (415) 154-5366 or 152-1442 evenings
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com
WEBSITE:www.acdphoto.com or www.facebook.com/academiajbrenzo / and www.facebook.com/classesunlimited
E-MAIL:  gregoryberkowitz@yahoo.com
                     STOP IN AT THE ´GALERIA PHOTO/GRAPHIC     
57 MESONES (INSIDE PATIO - CORNER OF RELOX & MESONES)

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EXPRESSIVE DRAWING
This is a class for both beginners and painters who feel the need for a more solid grounding in drawing fundamentals. Beginning and intermediate artists learn to see and draw both accurately and expressively, with the emphasis on expressiveness. Students learn alternate and complementary methods of drawing - contour, simplification of shapes, and gesture, which involve simply the control of line, form and action. The materials needed are simple: charcoal, soft pencils, eraser and sketch pad (about 11”x16”). The human figure is the basis of the class, although we draw other subjects as well. Model fees are included in the class fee. Each class is paid for individually.
INSTRUCTOR: HENRY VERMILLION
CLASS SIZE: Maximum of 10 students
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
CLASSES: Wednesdays and Fridays
CLASS HOURS: 10am-1pm
TUITION: $20 usd per class
CLASS LOCATION: Mesones 14 (rear right), El Centro
REGISTRATION: Contact Henry Vermillion
at 152-6171 home or 154-5409 gallery
E-MAIL: famvermillion@prodigy.net.mx
WEBSITE:www.artistsofsanmiguel.com


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NEW
PROGRAM BEGINNING 2016!

The San Miguel Art Invitational. A very special art/ travel opportunity that unites the Creative Process with experiencing the wonders of San Miguel de Allende. Immerse yourself in the unique beauty, ambiance, culture and history of this colonial town, while making your art!


Limited enrollment: 6 persons per trip. Dates: February 8 - 19,  March 7 - 14,  April 11 - 18.
See link to newsletter with all the details!

MAKE ART IN THE HEART OF MEXICO

with Nina Wisniewski M. F. A. in " The Studio of the Muses", Beneficencia 15, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Classes in drawing, painting and mixed media, for all levels of experience. Beginners very welcome! Individualized instruction one on one or in small groups.

All materials included. Flexible scheduling in the AM or PM. Studio is conveniently located 4 blocks from the town square, " El Jardín". Classes taught in English and/ or Spanish. Cost: $40.00 USD or peso equivalent for 2 hours instruction including materials. Package prices available. Pay Pal accepted.

In the" Studio of the Muses" you can:

• Access your innate creativity with playful projects. • Learn to draw realistically.

•Learn to paint with skills in designing, mixing colors and applying paint. •Understand the elements of making art, including, color theory, composition, visual dynamics, intention and content.

• Develop your skills and personal style. Nina Wisniewski is a painter and teacher with over 30 years of professional experience in the arts. She holds an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in SF California. She has lived, taught, painted and exhibited in San Miguel since 1997.

Contact Nina Wisniewski:

email: wisnina2 @ hotmail.com ,

FaceBook:Nina Wisniewski

Cell: from US: 011521-415-1512462 In Mexico: 415 151 2462

Newsletter: Press here to receive San Miguel Art Invitational Newsletter.

SEE SAN MIGUEL WITH ARTIST'S EYES!
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¡HAZ TU ARTE EN EL CORAZÓN DE MÉXICO!

Con la Maestra Nina Wisniewski en " El Estudio de las Musas", Beneficencia #15, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, GTO.

Clases de dibujo, pintura, y técnica mixta por todos los niveles. Principiantes bienvenidos! Instrucción particular y en grupos pequeños. Materiales incluido. Horarios flexibles. Ubicación en el Centro de San Miguel. Clases impartiendo en Español o en Ingles.

Costo: $560.00 M/ N por 2 horas de instrucción, incluido materiales. Paquetes con descuento. Aceptó PayPal.

En " El Estudio de las Musas" usted puede:

• Alanzar su propio creatividad.

• Aprender dibujo realismo.

•Aprender pintar con técnicas del diseño, mezclas de colores, aplicación de la pintura, y técnica mixta.

• Entender los elementos del arte: composición, teoría de colores y tu proprio estilo.

Maestra Nina Wisniewski es una pintora profesional con mas de 30 años de experiencia en la enseñanza de arte. Ella recibió su Maestría en Bellas Artes del Instituto de Bellas Artes, San Francisco, en SF. CA. EU. Desde 1997, Nina Wisniewski he habido dedicado a la enseñanza y producción de pinturas en México. Ella he habido presentado sus obras en museos, galerías, y programas sociales en la república de México.

CONTACTO:

Nina Wisniewski, correo electrónico: wisnina2 @ hotmail.com

FaceBook:Nina Wisniewski

Celular: 415 1512462 ¡VEAS SAN MIGUEL CON OJOS ARTISTICOS!
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EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING WITH INK, WATERCOLOR, COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC
Britt Zaist creates rich, colorful ink abstractions. She teaches the process in this hands-on two-day workshop, which will leave you wanting to go home and make your own creations. Besides demonstrating permanent ink applications, she illustrates the use of acrylic, watercolor and collage. On the first day there will be a discussion of materials, technique, theory, and composition. A demonstration follows ending with each student working with the materials to create five paintings. The second day will consist of a discussion about the work created and the use of finishing techniques. Students will have the class artwork as well as printed class notes to be able to work on their own.
INSTRUCTOR: BRITT ZAIST
CLASS SIZE: 2-3 students
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE - HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
CLASSES (Suggested Days: Mondays & Thursdays)
CLASS HOURS: 9:30am - 2:30 pm
TUITION: $110 usd + $55 usd material fee
PRIVATE CLASS: $165 usd + $55 usd material fee (2 days)
CLASS LOCATION: Centro - Estudio, Calle Atascadero, Callejón Sin Salida 14
REGISTRATION: Contact Britt Zaist at 152-6171 or 154-5409 at Galería Izamal, Centro, Mesones 80
E-MAIL: brittzaist@yahoo.com
WEBSITES:www.artistsofsanmiguel.com/brittzaist/, www.petportraitsinink.com
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GUM TRANSFER PRINTING
Learn an easy way to create fine art work from all those drawings in your journal or sketchpad. Go ahead and put all those scribbles into an archival media. Take this one-day workshop that will be highly gratifying and cost effective method. There should be time to produce at least two copies of three different drawings.Work from a photocopy or a new drawing, you will make a print that looks likeand feels like a lithograph. You will be producing fine work from the first day. All materials provided.


INSTRUCTOR: GARY BERKOWITZ
CLASS SIZE: 1- 3 students (Bilingual)
CLASSES: Upon Request
CLASS HOURS: 11am - 6pm (with lunch break)
TUITION: $100 dollars (includes all materials)
PRIVATE CLASSES: $100 dollars (3 hour session - all materials included)
CLASS LOCATION: Esperanza #34, Colonia San Antonio
REGISTRATION: Contact Gary Berkowitz directly at:154-5366 or 152-1442 (evenings)
E-MAIL: acdphoto@yahoo.com or gregoryberkowitz@yahoo.com

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CERAMICS STUDIO:
INDIVIDUAL CLASSES, FAMILY WORKSHOPS, SPACE FOR RENT

Looking for the perfect art space in which to create and be inspired? Local, 10yr resident, MFA ceramic artist Joan Elena Goldberg opens her 3rd floor, sunlit studio in Centro to motivated beginners and working artists. Put your hands into San Miguel’s local, luscious red earthenware clay and find out for yourself why everyone who does says it’s the best therapy they’ve had in years.

**Students will learn various hand building and decorating techniques including: slab construction, coil building, utilizing molds for shaping and slumping, painting with colored clays (engobes), sgrafitto, carving, burnishing and adding metal embellishments. Joan Elena will help guide you through your design objectives using examples from books, her personal art gallery, and thought-provoking visualizations. She will also make fun all the technical aspects of engineering a successful ceramic sculpture, and demonstrate why working in clay can make you feel grounded and safe = Zen.
***Artists with experience are welcome to share studio space/all materials & equipment for a few days, a few months, or ? All proposals considered. Electric wheel available for private use. No production pottery.

INSTRUCTOR: Joan Elena Goldberg, MFA Ceramics. Bilingual instruction.
LOCATION: Centro, San Miguel de Allende, 6-minute walk to Jardin.
CONTACT ARTIST TO SCHEDULE CLASSES:
Joan Elena Goldberg
joanelena@hotmail.com
www.joanelenagoldberg.com
From USA dial: 011-52-415-152-3844
From SMA dial: 152-3844

CLASS SIZE: 2-8 students per class. Pre-registration prudent during high seasons. 50% deposit guarantees your space. Non-refundable with less than 10 days notice of cancellation.

TUITION for anybody includes: all your building and decorating materials, glazes, 2 gas firings, use of tool & book library, aprons, instruction, etc. All tuitions are negotiable for low income. Shipping your work is extra.
PAYMENT: personal checks, cash dollars or peso equivalent accepted.

**INDIVIDUALS (children 9yrs & up, teens, adults welcome):
9 hour, 3-day workshop = $150 dollars
6 hour, 2-day workshop = $125 dollars
4 hour, 2 day workshop (best for kids) = $100 dollars
2-3 hour, 1-day workshop = $75 dollars
**SPECIAL FAMILY WORKSHOPS BY ARRANGEMENT (very young children welcome accompanied by an adult student, min. 4 students per class, max. 8):
4 hour, 2-day workshop = $85 dollars per person.
2-3 hour, 1-day workshop = $75 dollars per person.
***WORKING ARTISTS WANTING STUDIO SPACE (after introduction you will work independently w/virtually unlimited access. Joan Elena is available for input and instruction as needed):
Monthly = $300 dollars
Weekly = $100 dollars

 

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WINDOWS TO THE SOUL: EMBELLISHING TIN BOXES (NICHOS)
Visual Journaling; "Secret Boxes" Art Classes for Children Embellishing Tin Nichos Create your own “world in a container” using Mexican nichos—tin boxes with glass doors--in this fun workshop. Wander your inner landscape; express your soul’s images with an assemblage of found objects, collage, milagros, and miniatures. Learn about painting on tin, glues, and how to make a strong composition . Great experience for teenagers and family reunions. Delicious lunch and all materials included. Visual Journaling inspired by CG Jung's Red Book "The hands will often solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain." CG Jung The great psychiatrist CG Jung (1875-1961) began work on his amazing personal visual journal, "The Red Book," or Liber Novus (The New Book) in 1914, at the dawn of WWI. His gorgeous paintings and hand-calligraphed text will be the inspiration for you to create your own visual journals using collage, writing, drawing, and painting for soul’s unique expression. Art Classes for Children! Two- hour classes, ages 4-14. Decorate “secret” boxes, work in clay, paint or draw…an open studio approach allows your child’s creativity to flourish.
Class studio located in a beautiful country-like setting just five minutes from the local "La Luciernaga" mall. For class schedules, pricing, registration and other questions contact Rebecca mexrebe@yahoo.com mex cel (044) 415 107 6488, USA Vonage # 505 205 1316.

Directions to studio emailed at time of registration. more info at http://windowstothesoulrebeccapeterson.blogspot.mx/

Rebecca Peterson is an art therapist, is bilingual and has been living in Mexico for nineteen years. A native of New Mexico, she holds Master of Arts degrees in Art Therapy and Psychology and studied painting and drawing at UNM in Albuquerque and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel. She is currently working on her doctorate in Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, with a focus on dreams.

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