Workshop: Antigua, Guatemala [Private & Public Gardens, Lakes & Villages, Artists' Studios! ]

Annual en plein air, late Oct-Nov workshop/retreat with Cynthia Padilla.

Photos of Antigua - Lake Atitlan contribution by international pool of generous photographers w/ a shared passion for the culture & color, people & places, flora & fauna and traditions of Guatemala, 'Land of Eternal Spring.' Thank you.

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DESCRIPTION: Join like-minded art and nature enthusiasts documenting the natural beauty of Antigua, Guatemala. Join international arts instructor Cynthia Padilla painting in ancient structures, tropical landscapes, colorful markets, and private courtyard gardens. Spend unhurried time building a journal collection of rough sketches, tiny vignettes, notes & notations, finished paintings, measurements and personal musings. All the while lulled by splashing fountains and gentle breezes of working ‘en plein air.’(translation: Out doors).

Suggested transportable mediums: Pencil, pen & ink, colored pencil, pastel, (including the new Pan Pastels) and/or acrylic (including the new Chroma Interactive 'open' acrylics), watercolor, watercolor pencil, watercolor crayon.

All levels. Complete beginners to advanced and returning artists will find a unique art and cultural adventure awaits beyond Antigua’s ancient color-washed walls.

ANTIGUA: Our home base is a delightful cobblestoned, bougainvillea-draped town with an international ambiance. Internet coffee shops, funky outdoor cafes, art galleries, open-air markets, artisan crafts and warm hearted, welcoming people: and view some of our previous sketch sites, field trips and workshop participants:

LAKE ATITLAN: (3) nights. See photos

REGISTRATION: Art Workshops in Guatemala offering 10-day educational travel programs that are off the beaten track and at a very reasonable price. Total package price, including tuition, lodging in lovely colonial style hotels, hearty breakfasts; ground transportation and field trips. 
Contact Liza Fourre, Director. Ph:(612) 825-0747 Website: Email: for pricing and dates.
For workshop content questions contact me, instructor Cynthia Padilla, here or via email:

1 comment:

lyn said...

What a beautiful slideshow! That kind of trip is not possible for me at any tie in the near future, thank you for the photo view of an incredible place!
Continued success!