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El Corazon de Mexico

San Miguel de Allende MX 

June 8 - June 15 2023

San Miguel de Allende is named “Best Small City in the World” by all major travel magazines.  The town is home to over 250 boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, all walkable! Travelers enjoy the best Mexico has to offer, in this quaint, charming historic town. Shoppers love the town, as they have access to art, fashion, and cuisine at affordable prices. Located 2 hours north of Mexico City.

Join California Artist Yoli Manzo in a hands-on Art Retreat and Rose Mendoza, the owner of Dulce Vida Travel & Mexican culture expert, as your hosts and guides.

Price Per Person

  • $2199 All-Inclusive price based on double occupancy
  • $2399 All-inclusive price based on single occupancy

  • Price Includes:
    •  7 Nights Accommodations - a 4-star hotel
    • Local Cuisine - Daily Breakfast & Dinner
    • Daily Art Workshops & A Day Trip
    • Daily walking tour guide
    • Roundtrip Airport Transportation - BJX to San Miguel de Allende
    Price Excludes:
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcohol Beverages
    • Airfare
    • Personal Shopping

    Ready to secure your reservation?

    Place a $500 deposit to secure your spot on the Retreat during checkout.

    • Checkout -$500 Deposit to secure your reservation
    • Final payment due 60 days prior to departure
    • Fully refundable 60 days prior to departure

     

    What to Expect

    Art Retreat - California Artist Yoli Manzo will host daily art workshops. Yoli is well known as a highly creative mixed-media artist in the Sacramento area, where she now resides. Yoli has immersed herself in making and exhibiting her Latino-influenced art that includes icons such as Frida Kahlo, Santos, and Guadalupe, vivid colors, and edgy sensibility. Folk art and abstracts are a large focus of her recent works.

    This art retreat is perfect for both artists and non-artists! The classes are designed and paced to enjoy the experience with Yoli teaching both simple and advanced techniques on how to create the perfect art experience.

    Followed by shopping and cultural experiences led by Rose Mendoza. Each walk is marked by sophisticated stores, art galleries, and tucked-away Placitas. The Centro Historico houses an extensive number of boutiques, both contemporary and folk art-themed. 

    Important Note - The experience in San Miguel de Allende will include daily walking on cobblestone streets and uneven sidewalks, not ideal if guests require assistance with walking and or have dietary restrictions.

    Itinerary

    Arrive at Leon Airport BJX , roundtrip transportation will be provided to San Miguel de Allende, approx 90 minutes drive.

    Check in to Hotel Real de Minas.

     

    Welcome Breakfast - followed by Workshop #1 Intro to Watercolor Journaling, color mixing, mark making, and pattern play. Students will get tips on how to make the most marks out of their brushes. Watercolor paints will be provided and watercolor journals will be made and decorated.

    Afternoon Walking tour of the Centro Historico & a  visit to  Casa Corazon Art Gallery, then walk towards the Bellas Arte art school, and enjoy many boutiques along the way, such as “La Victorina” and “La Buena Vida Bakery”. We can enjoy an ice cream or coffee break and people-watch in the Jardin. Guests can rest until dinner or continue enjoying the shops.

    Dinner will be hosted in Centro Historico, and after dinner, the group will relax and enjoy Mariachis in El Jardin.

    Breakfast followed by Workshop #2

    The class will continue on our watercolor journey with tips on loosely urban sketching, floral-adorned doorways, and Otomi-inspired patterns.

     Mid-afternoon We will visit “Artisans Alley” also known as Mercado de Artesenias, it’s a market at Plaza Lanatón stretching across several streets with stalls selling beautiful handmade artisanal crafts and gifts, at affordable prices. A must-visit, as you will get the full Mercado experience. Your guide will point out the best shops that offer quality goods, including silver jewelry, day of the dead figurines, and home décor.

    Dinner will be hosted in the Centro Historico.

    We will begin our day enjoying a fantastic brunch at Hacienda de Santuario. Housed in a beautiful historic home located in the famous Calle Aldama. After brunch, we will wander and enjoy the Centro Historico, then return to the hotel.

    Workshop #3 - We will be painting wood-cut-out portraits of Frida Kahlo with acrylic paints and mixed media elements. 

    Dinner will be hosted in the Centro Historico.

     Breakfast is followed by a day trip to colorful Guanajuato! Birthplace of Diego Rivera, and home to a colorful artistic town with colonial architecture. The group will enjoy lunch and free time to shop and wander. About a 90-minute drive on a sprinter from San Miguel de Allende.

    Dinner will be hosted in the Centro Historico.

     Breakfast in Centro Historico followed by an art class instructed by a San Miguel de Allende artist.

    Late afternoon free time to wander and shop or enjoy a rooftop terrace. 

    Dinner will be hosted in the Centro Historico.

     Our last day in San Miguel de Allende! Breakfast will be followed by workshop #4.

    We will be painting an acrylic San Miguel de Allende-inspired abstract and expressive floral

    Late afternoon will be open to visit or shop boutiques in the Centro Historico followed by a farewell dinner!

    Pack your treasure and travel home with fabulous memories. Return airport transfer will be provided.

    About Yoli Manzo 

    Yoli has exhibited her artwork at numerous galleries, on television, and at art festivals throughout Northern California. In addition to creating art, Yoli teaches mixed media workshops at her studio as well as a guest teacher at other studios, venues, and retreats. She has a love for bright colors, textiles, and just about any media she can throw on a canvas. Yoli was a resident artist at ARTHOUSE, (Studio 10) in Sacramento, CA for six years. You can see her work at the following social media sites.

    Yoli Manzo (@sacredyolidesigns) • Instagram photos and videoshttp://www.facebook.com/sacredyolidesigns

    Art Retreat San Miguel de Allende MX

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    • Min Age : 14
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