Sketching Trips from
San Miguel de Allende

Day Trips

Sketching/ Sight-seeing
Day Trip

Friday, June 30, 2023

Templo San Sebastian, Bernal, MX
Rhoda and Peña, Bernal, MX
Erin and her sketch of Templo San Sebastian
Barbara and her sketch in Bernal, MX
Sketch of pink clock tower in Bernal, MX
Ria and her sketch of Templo San Sebastain, Bernal. MX
Bernal, MX sketching trip group photo
Two masks in Museo de Mascara, Bernal, MX
Templo SS
Rhoda and Peña
Erin sketch
Barbara sketch
pink clock tower
Ria with sketch
group with monolith
2 masks
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This magical town is in the state of Queretero, about 90 minutes away from SMA. Its main feature is a huge monolithic rock called “Peña de Bernal.” We’ll sketch the colorful Templo de San Sebastian Martir, as well as some of the masks in the Museo de Mascara. We’ll have a sketching lunch in one of the charming restaurants in Centro. Before we head for home, be sure to buy at least one loaf of the local specialty, cheese bread (like a very long Danish.)

Templo de San Sebastian Martir
Bernal Templo San Sebastian
Museo de Mascara mask, Bernal
Museo de Mascara mask, Bernal

Sketching/ Sight-seeing
Day Trip

Friday, July 28, 2023

Guanajuato Basilica
Guanajuato sketch by Heather
Guanajuato sketchers
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About 90 minutes on the road takes us to Guanajuato City, home of the Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, an incredible collection of art devoted to depicting images of Don Quijote in every imaginable medium and style. We’ll sketch the facade of Teatro Juárez and also the people in centro, as they enjoy the fresh air in a town which restricts most auto traffic to underground tunnels.

Fee includes round-trip transportation from San Miguel in a comfortable van with our bilingual driver, Pancho. Also, a supplies kit and personalized instruction in “Sketching Fast & Loose.”

Small group, limited to 8 people.

Contact me for more info.

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

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

Friday, August 25, 2023

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.

Contact me for more info.

Dolores Church sketch
Dolores Church sketch
Talavera Vases
Talavera Vases

Overnight Trips

See and Sketch Patzcuaro for
Day of the Dead

To be announced…

Join me for a small group trip (max. 5 people) to this magical town in Michoacan for sketching and sight-seeing.

sketch of a bird

Our November, 2022 trip was a total success with lots of sketching, shopping and eating!

Rhoda with a big skull, Patzucaro, MX
Palacio Clavijero, Morelia, MX
Cemetery near Patzucaro, MX
Patzcuaro lunch with our sketching group
Lisa sketches Pancho's lunch
Morelia at night
Plaza Grande, Patzcuaro, MX
Rhoda with big skull
Morelia-Palacio Clavijero
Patzcuaro lunch
Lisa sketches Pancho's lunch
Patzcuaro-Plaza Grande
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Photos and sketches from our trip to Patzcuaro and Morelia, Michoacan, MX, during Day of the Dead.

“I can’t wait to go on another adventure with her!…

… I participated in Rhoda’s fabulous Day of the Dead sketching trip to Morelia and Patzcuaro, Michoacan. Our Morelia accommodations were lovely and well placed near the historical center. Our driver, Pancho, was incredibly kind, helpful and informative! Rhoda took us to many “sketch-worthy” places including a small village known for its Catrina figures. She allowed plenty of time for shopping, eating and “wandering”, as well as sketching… I highly recommend her trips.”

Contact me for more info.


Details coming soon…

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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 $6,500 MX each (about $325 US), and includes travel from San Miguel in a comfortable van, 2 nights lodging with your private room and bath, 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!