Make Your Own Mosaic Workshop with Carol Shelkin
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
November 30 – December 6, 2014 (a couple of spots left)
$1521 Double Occupancy
February 15 – 21, 2015
$1521 Double Occupancy
Work in Mosaic Realism, Tempered Glass or Your Choose Your Own Project
Two NEW week-long workshops to choose from — second week added by popular demand!
Join Carol Shelkin for seven days and six nights at Hacienda Mosaico, a private, luxurious hacienda in Puerto Vallarta just 15 minutes from the airport by private cab. You’ll be enchanted with the most wonderful breakfast and hearty lunch served poolside amid tropical gardens. Enjoy a replay of summer days in winter, without the humidity. We’ll enjoy daytime meals prepared by our personal chef, then venture out for dinners together. Ample studio time will be provided, and massages are available on site. This is my fifth year going to this ARTful Retreat and I wouldn’t want you to miss it!
Mosaic is unique to every student, and the goal in this workshop is to direct and assist each student to develop, find their own style, and create a beautiful work of art. You’ll learn to develop an eye for mosaic and create a line drawing in realism, work with Tempered Glass, or choose another personal mosaic to work on. There will be comprehensive PowerPoint presentations and students will begin work on a mosaic of their choosing. You may bring your own photographic-model or choose from those provided. Please contact the instructor for instructions. If you choose to work in Tempered Glass, you’ll complete a mosaic using the overlaying, collage techniques with metallic papers, tissue, foils, glitter, beads and more, creating abstract art with these recycled materials. Bring your photos, personal invitations, and/or mementos to be embedded forever in art. No experience necessary.
Optional Day Trips:
Our group will have the option to travel in comfort by large, air-conditioned van for a visit to Sayulita, a quaint Pacific Coast town north of the city to visit Mexican markets and shops. We’ll have dinner at a beach restaurant, visit art galleries, and shop on the El Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta. And of course the beach is just a ten minute walk from the hacienda.
From Host Sam Leonard: “Hacienda Mosaico is a completely walled, private property with an outdoor eating area around a gorgeous pool. Everywhere you look, from the painted rugs and furniture to the mosaic steps, benches and tables and adornment hanging from the trees, you’ll be enthralled with creativity.
We have a lush, tropical location and a real ARTretreat experience in this space. It’s a great place to teach, learn and create, and a very accessible destination that offers international flavor and style. Can you imagine healthy meals being served poolside in a private, tropical setting? We have breakfast and lunch suited to your dietary needs.
Unlike a hotel, Hacienda Mosaico is a private retreat and art center filled with mosaic art. Our electricity is the same as the US, so your hair dryers, battery chargers, etc. will all work here without converters. Water in Puerto Vallarta has been awarded a certification of purity for over fourteen years, one of only two cities in Mexico that can boast such accomplishment. However bottled water is available at the Hacienda.”
Retreat Price: $1,521. 00 (based on double occupancy).
Single Supplement available at a higher fee.
Lodging: 6 nights & 7 days ( Arrive Sunday – depart Saturday )
Mosaic Art Instruction: 5 days
Unlimited Open Studio: 24/7.
Meals Included by the hacienda’s Personal Chef: Sunday evening welcome reception, 5 full breakfasts & 5 lunches served poolside in a tropical setting, and a Saturday departure brunch. Optional dinner together at local restaurants and cafes. Optional Tours of the Botanical Gardens and Sayulita and a Wednesday night Gallery crawl on the El Malecon by the beach.
Students are responsible for bringing their own tools and supplies. Materials list & instructions on packing will be sent after registration.
Two optional excursions will be available, including dinner at the beach, gallery crawl/or sightseeing and Mexican market in Sayulita.
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