Crafty Chica Summer Art and Creativity Retreat

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  My friends and I took the Mexibest walking food tour with Rosa in July and had a great time! Rosa was very flexible to scheduling the tour around our busy schedules and accommodated us. She is very knowledgeable not only about the cuisine and food culture but also on the history and arts scene in San Jose.  A wonderful experience!

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5 days 6 Nights
Availability : July 22-27 2019
Phoenix Arizona
Min Age : 15
Max People : 40
Tour Details


Crafty Chica is hosting a Summer Art & Creativity Retreat in her home town    Phoenix!

Kathy is a third-generation Phoenician and is excited to share her beloved city with all of you! Crafting, shopping, eating, and lounging by the pool – the perfect summer combo! This inaugural Crafty Chica Phoenix Art Retreat will be hosted by the Arizona Grand Resort Hotel & Spa, centrally located in Phoenix, with all the luxury amenities and services of a world-class resort.

Book Now! 30% deposit required to secure a spot, final payment due 60 days prior.


  • $1,499 All- Inclusive (Double Occupancy – Accommodations, Workshops, Meals, Day Trips, Transportation)
  • $499  Workshops Only  ( Workshops and mid-day meals)
  • Contact Rose to learn about : Single Supplement occupancy rate & non-workshop participants rates
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Spaces are limited!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcohol Beverages

What To Expect

Guests will receive a swag bag, art apron, and participate in daily art workshops. These include mixed media, painting, printmaking, and discussions about the creative process! The retreat will include visits to local Latino-themed galleries and shops, and a lively welcome reception at Kathy’s store, Mucho Más Art Studio. Guests will indulge in Phoenix award-winning cuisine, and a spiritual retreat day in Sedona with healer Patricia Federico, founder of Mi Tierra Healing Arts; and a canvas painting class with artist Emily Costello. Kathy will also offer 30-minutes of one-on-one coaching sessions with those interested. A good-bye reception & celebration that includes a foodie pop-up experience at Mucho Más Art Studio!

Workshop supplies come in kits, so participation is at your leisure. Attend the structured workshops or feel free to make it on your own time so you can relax and enjoy the resort whenever and however you want! 

What to bring:

Comfortable clothing and shoes, any personal art supplies, mementos, personal photos you want to use in your projects. July is very hot and dry in Phoenix, but it might be chilly in the craft room, so bring a light sweater. Leave room in your suitcase to take your projects and shopping items home, or we can have them shipped. 

In addition to daily Crafty Chica workshops. The Arizona Grand Resort offers discounted spa services, world class fitness center, 6 pools and an oasis waterpark to relax!

Hotel Amenities included:

  • Group rate honored 3 days pre/post, based on room type and rate availability  
  • 20% Discount on Published Golf Rates 
  • 10% Discount on Arizona Grand Spa Pricing 
  • Oasis Water Park*** (4 passes per suite/per night) 
  • 6 pools to relax
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms and Public Space
  • Athletic Club Access 
  • Round-Trip Porterage 
  • Housekeeping Gratuities 
  • One daily in-suite pot of coffee
  • Local and Long-Distance Calls 
  • Self and Valet Parking 

Need more information? Contact Rose 408.495.2411 or 408.829.0874 or email:

Cancelation Policy:

  • Deposits refundable up to 90 days prior to July 22
  • Full Payments refundable up to 90 days prior to July 22

July 22 Day 1Check-in Arizona Grand Resort & Evening Reception Mucho Mas Studios

Welcome to sunny Arizona! After check-in, each guest will be transported to Mucho Más Art Studio, for a hosted reception with artist & host Kathy Cano-Murillo, along with Patrick Murillo. Enjoy an evening of making artist trading cards that we will share with each other, and be inspired at Mucho Más Art Studio’s work and meet fellow participants!

July 23 Day 2Journals & Ceramics - El Barrio Cafe

In the morning we will settle into the Las Palmas (our craft room for the week at Arizona Grand Resort), and guests will crack open a brand new hardback art journal. Kathy will teach methods for daily affirmations, doodles, lettering, and more. After lunch, Kathy will teach a ceramics painting class. Your piece will be fired and returned before the end of your trip. Take a midday break enjoy the resort services! Guests will be transported to El Barrio Cafe for dinner. Late night crafting session will consist of lettering in our journals.

July 24 Day 3Canvas Painting & Phoenix Gallery/LatinX Shopping/Fabric Visits

We will begin the day with a canvas-painting class from renowned Arizona artist, Emily Costello! The afternoon will be devoted to visiting Kathy’s favorite shopping spots around town – galleries and Phoenix Latinx shopping spots, craft, and fabric stores. Late night crafting session will be a mixed media picture frame.

July 25 Day 4Printmaking - El Chorro Dining Experience

Kathy will teach a monoprint (and other types of printmaking) class instructed in Las Palmas conference room at the Arizona Grand Resort. Take a midday break enjoy the resort services! Guests will be transported to El Charro for a one of kind Arizona dining experience or dinner to experience. Late night crafting session is freestyle tonight!

July 26 Day 5Sedona Day Trip & Mucho Mas Pop up!

Sedona Retreat Day! The group will depart Phoenix and head north to gorgeous Sedona. Led by Patricia Federico, a specialist in ancient traditional healing, you will experience the magical beauty of the southwest! She will provide insight into Sedona’s spiritual vibe and help you meditate to fully embrace the experience of the week. Enjoy shopping in the city & midday meal at the Tlaquepaque Shopping Center. We will end the evening with a closing reception at Mucho Más Art Studio with music, pop-up food vendors and a mini-mercado by guests!

July 27 Day 6 Check Out

Pack your treasures and check out!

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Reina Pantoja

Group Traveller

The Crafty Chica Art was a lot of fun.
Loved spending time with Kathy and the artist. I learned bookmaking and watercolor techniques.

February 26, 2019


Group Traveller

The Crafty Chica Retreat in San Miguel de Allende was an experience I will forever hold near and dear to my heart. I met soooo many amazing women who also share a love for creativity, Mexican Culture and food, as well as the love for music. I had a blast learning all the different craft projects that Kathy taught us. Both her and her husband Patrick were very hospitable and approachable. The amazing restaurants we are at and all the sight seeing was more than could have ever asked for. This entire retreat was a breeze as Rose from Dulce de Vida Travel took care of all the arrangements… and I had to do was pay and show up!
I still keep in touch with friends I made on this trip and I can’t wait for the next one!!! Amelia Garza

February 18, 2019