Sketching Tours of Pueblos Magicos
with Rhoda Draws
Sketching Tours of Pueblos Magicos with Rhoda Draws Logo
Rhoda with Sketching class at Aurora, SMA, MX
sketch of Day of the Dead makeup artist
Sketch of back of Parroquia in San Miguel de Allende
sketch of Calle Canal mansion, SMA
Sketch of Bull at Belles Artes
Sketch of El Encanto
Sketch of Slide-horn player on Relox in San Miguel de Allende
Bernal Templo sketch
13 Colelgio Militar stages
me-4 students
sketch of DoD makeup artist
slide-back of Parroquia
Slide- Calle Canal mansion SMA
slide-Bull at Belles Artes
slide-El Encanto
Slide-horn player on Relox-SMA
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Enjoy guided sketching trips to the
(magical towns)
in central Mexico.

Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco
Sketching, Sight-seeing, Shopping
Day Trip

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

Join a sketching/sight-seeing group for a day trip to the town of Guanajuato.

The Magical town of Dolores Hidalgo has historical significance in Mexico’s Independence from Spain. More importantly for us, it is the center for manufacture of decorative hand-painted Talavera pottery.

A side trip to Atotonilco on our way back to SMA will give us the opportunity to see the breathtaking folk art collection at Galeria Atotonilco and to relax with drinks at the elegant Hotel Nirvana Restaurante & Spa.

Fee is $3800 MX, includes transportation, art supplies, instruction and individual coaching in “sketching Fast & Loose.” Learn to capture the essence of the people, places and things you see in your travels.

Advance deposit of $1900 MX requested, balance payable in cash when we meet.

My prior students / attendees on previous trips get a discount of $500 MX

…. times and locations might change.

9:00 – 10:00
Meet for breakfast/coffee at the Aurora Café in Fabrica La Aurora. Pay balance of your fee.

You’ll be given your vinyl pouch with art materials and I will make a presentation and demo to introduce you to my “Fast and Loose” sketching methods.

10:00 – 10:45
We’ll hit the road in Pancho’s comfortable passenger van and arrive in Dolores Hidalgo.

11:00 – 12:00
Sketch the pottery at fabrica “Vazquez” or similar location. Purchases are encouraged.

12:00 – 2:00
Lunch in Centro at “Fruity’s” followed by sketching of the church and surrounding area.

2:00 – 3:30 FREE time

3:30 – 5:30
Leave for Atotonilco,
visit Galeria Atotonilco (reservation needed)
drinks at Nirvana Restaurante

6:00 Return to San Miguel

Sign up now:

Contact me for more info.

Our Lady of Dolores Church
Our Lady of Dolores Church
Talavera Vases
Talavera Vases

Sketching/ Sight-seeing
Day Trip

Friday, December 16, 2022 was Excellent!

Contact me for more info.

GTO Teatro Juarez
Guanajuato Teatro Juarez
GTO Blue Dome
Guanajuato Blue Dome

See and Sketch Patzcuaro for
Day of the Dead

November 1-3, 2022 sold out!

Our trip to Patzcuaro and Morelia, Michoacan, MX, was a total success with lots of sketching, shopping and eating!

sketch of a bird

Contact me for more info.

Sketching Trips from
San Miguel de Allende

Parroquia SMA, sketch

Private groups from 3 to to 5 people can be accommodated.
Fees and dates to be arranged. 

Day trips

  • Dolores Hidalgo
  • Guanajuato
  • Bernal

Overnight trips

  • Patzcuaro (Day of the Dead), two nights
  • Tolantongo

“…Not only is Rhoda a talented artist and sketcher, she is a gifted teacher…

… She has a unique way of breaking the art of drawing into bite sized understandable pieces, and encouraging students to practice new ways to take their drawing to new levels…all in fast and fun ways! As a beginner… I was surprised at how much I learned in just a few hours… The class was a highlight of my trip to San Miguel.”
Judy M., Whidbey Island, WA.
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Enjoy guided sketching trips to the “pueblos magicos” (magical towns)
in central Mexico. 

Private groups from 3 to to 5 people can be accommodated.
Fees and dates to be arranged. 

Day trips from San Miguel de Allende
Dolores Hidalgo/Atotonilco
Mineral de Pozos

Overnight trips
San Luis Potosi
Patzcuaro (Day of the Dead), two nights

See and Sketch Patzcuaro for Day of the Dead

Join me for a small group trip (max. 5 people) to this magical town in Michoacan for sketching and sight-seeing .
We leave San Miguel at 9am on November 1st, arriving in Patzcuaro in time for lunch. We return to SMA early evening on November 3rd. Our bilingual driver Pancho’s comfortble air-conditioned van can accommodate a group of 5. For 5 people, the fee is about $6,000 MX each ($300 US), and includes travel, 2 nights lodging, sketching supplies in a hands-free vinyl pouch, and instruction for sketching “Fast & Loose.” Snacks and soft drinks are provided on the road.

Your space is confirmed with a deposit of $2000 MX or $100 USD.
My former students get a $500 peso discount!
Contact me for more info and to sign up.