San Miguel de Allende Art Vacation
5 Day Monoprint Workshop
January 4 - 14, 2022
Glen Rogers leads you on a magical journey - in the printmaking studio and beyond. Suitable for beginner to advanced. The Perfect Art Vacation!
Join me for an Art Vacation in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel is a World Heritage Site - a beautiful colonial city in Mexico's central highlands known for its colorful baroque architecture and thriving arts scene. With great restaurants, charming cobblestone streets and all of the beautiful Mexican crafts, you will love every minute. It was voted the best small city in the world in Condé Nast Traveler's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards.
Combine a 5 day Monoprint Workshop with visits to contemporary galleries, amazing artesan markets, and excursions outside of the city such as Cañada de la Virgin, an Otomi pyramid/archeological site.
Let me be your guide!
Schedule for the Art Vacation: (may change slightly)
Day 1, Jan 4 - Arrive & get settled into your San Miguel accommodations
Day 2, Jan 5 - Orientation & Tour of Centro Historico, visiting galleries, shops and Mercado to get aquainted with the city.
Day 3, Jan 6 - First Day in the Print Studio, 9-2pm - Introduction & Demonstrations, Begin printing
Day 4, Jan 7 - Demonstration & Printing, - Lunch & Visit to Fabrica Aurora Art & Design Center (Gallery Tour)
Day 5, Jan 8 - Demonstration & Printing, 9-2pm
Day 6, Jan 9 - Excursion to Cañada de la Virgin, an Otomi pyramid site with archeologist guide
Day 7, Jan 10 - Printing, 9-2pm
Day 8, Jan 11- last day Printing, 9-2pm
Day 9, Jan 12 - Excursion outside the city
Day 10, Jan 13 - Curating prints - and Free Day
Day 11, Jan 14 - Depart
In the 5 day Monoprint Workshop, I will introduce my techniques, giving demos at the beginning of each day, then help each artist attain their vision. Suitable for beginners to advanced – everyone works at their own pace and in the direction of their own choosing. Get inspired by San Miguel and create in a wonderful environment!
Cost: $900USD includes all printmaking supplies and one large sheet of paper (22" x 30"). (Additional paper may be purchased.) Includes tours to galleries, Centro Historico attractions and excursion to Cañada de la Virgin Pyramid Site with archeologist. Does not include meals, airfare, shuttle or accommodations. I can send you my recommendations.
A $300 non-refundable deposit holds your space. The final payment is due December 1, 2021.
I recommend flying into Leon (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) & taking a 1 to 1 1/2 hour shuttle to San Miguel. Mexico City is another option with a 3 1/2 hr bus or shuttle. Travel insurance is recommended
Disclaimer: San Miguel is a walking city, but is hilly and can have uneven cobblestone streets. In addition, because my studio is located on the 3rd floor, this workshop is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
See you in the studio!
Art in the studio and art outside the studio...
Glen had planned for us to experience not only her charming workplace, but also to be transported to a cultural education in reserving, in advance, a dinner in a local bistro with Mexican musicians, - as well as booking us on a guided tour to the recently excavated Cañada de Virgen, an Otomi archeological site. What a treat that was! To be working in a place so intellectually active among the images of Glen’s beautiful symbolic prints was and is a lasting pleasure.
Glen's monotype workshop met my expectations on many levels. Before I signed up, I knew I would be in "good hands" because I had met Glen previously and had attended her monotype workshops in San Jose, CA. She is professional, well-prepared and has a wonderful ease about her that is very welcoming.
Now, since I have arrived home, my experience in the workshop and my visits to the pyramids of Canada de la Virgen, the Mercado, and many other lovely places still inspire me. I remember saying more than once: "I have been transformed!" It is important to show much gratitude to Glen because we not only received expert instruction, but she was an excellent guide and took us to sights that we would not have experienced on our own.
Thank you, Glen
Paddy Moran, California
I was part of Glen's 5-day monotype workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
With two presses (one large and one small), there was adequate space for the
group of six students in Glen's third-floor studio. We had fun as a group, getting acquainted with each other,
the town, and the dining!
Glen's workshop was a wonderful way to experience the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende and learn monotype printmaking at the same time!
Sharon Parolini, California
Celeste Wall, Monterey, California