Annual Workshop: Guatemala 2014 Confirmed

Painting/Sketching/Journaling en Plein Air

Slideshow photos of Antigua - Lake Atitlan contribution of 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.

WORKSHOP  2014 !  OCT 27'ish - NOV 5'ish  ANNUALLY

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Join like-minded art and nature enthusiasts documenting both the natural beauty of Antigua, Guatemala. Join international arts instructor Cynthia Padilla documenting 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), acrylic (incl the new 'open' acrylics), watercolor, w/c pencil, w/c crayon.

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. $1925 approx. USD

Contact Liza Fourré, Director. (612) 825-0747 Web: Email: For workshop content questions contact instructor Cynthia Padilla, here or via email:

Past Guatemala Workshops:  
2012 Oct 27-Nov 5
2011 Oct 27-Nov 5
2010 July 22-30
2009 July 19-27
2008 Mar 6-15
2007 Feb 18-27

1 comment:

K Perrine said...

From K Perrine
I attended this workshop last October (2011) and am returning again this year. Artist Cynthia Padilla was simply phenomenal in taking us on a journey of seeing and documenting the beautiful florals and people of this wonderful country. I feel like Antigua, Guatemala and Santiago at Lake Atitlan were made to draw, paint, photograph and just absorb all the beauty that is there to see. Volcano, cobblestone streets, ruins, celebrations, processions, coffee and sugar plantations and foods were there for our pleasure. Artists from beginner to expert should make this once in a lifetime trip.