A Painting Adventure in Mexico

Gretchen
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Gretchen Lopez
Gretchen Lopez
Gretchen Lopez
Gretchen Lopez
Gretchen Lopez

Description

A Painting Adventure in Mexico!

Join us at the beautiful boutique hotel, La Casa de Espíritus Alegres in Guanajuato, Mexico. We will paint markets and plazas, the ruins of rock walls and arches at Mellado, and visit nearby San Miguel Allende for a day of painting. We’ll start painting in the courtyard with outdoor still-life scenarios and the environs of the hacienda to get our painting juices flowing. The last day will feature the option of working with models in the outdoors. Gretchen Lopez will demonstrate and provide one-on-one teaching during the entire experience.

Arrival November 5 – Departure November 10, 2019
Tuition: $1485.00
(Non-refundable deposit of $500 will hold your position with balance due October 1st. Balances are non-refundable after October 1st.)

Included: 5 nights lodging and full breakfast daily. Four day painting workshop. Welcome dinner on first night. Lunch on first and last day at the hacienda. Ground transportation to all painting locations. Guide and translator throughout.

Not Included: Flight to Leon BJX, taxi to hacienda and return. Food other than described. Painting materials.

Gretchen Lopez combines traditional as well as contemporary elements in her works, from the figurative to still life to plein air painting. Gretchen teaches classes and workshops at the Sedona Arts Center and leads international workshops. She has been nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education. Her works are included in numerous private collections both nationally and internationally, and can be seen in select galleries throughout the Southwest.

Gretchen Lopez

Gretchen Lopez

Gretchen Lopez majored in advertising and design, when she attended Ventura College, then went on to study fashion design and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Design and Mechandising in Los Angeles. She completed her studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

As a tenth generation native of California, Gretchen has a rich family heritage. She is a descendant of the first Spanish settlers of what was to become the Mexican Rancheros, her colorful family background includes Chumash and Apache Bloodlines. Gretchen’s works are greatly inspired by her ethnic heritage. Being experienced in many mediums and techniques allows her to express a feeling of freedom, vibrancy and spontaneity through color and design to depict the varied faces, fabrics and gentle beauty of Native and Hispanic women in her paintings.

She combines traditional as well as comtemporary elements in her works, from the figurative to still lifes. Gretchen resides in Northern Arizona, where she pursues her love of paitning. A teacher of painting, life drawing and portraiture at the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona, Gretchen was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education. Her works are included in numerous private collections both nationally and internationally, and can be seen in select galleries throughout the Southwest.

Materials list for painting in Mexico !

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