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2023 WORKSHOPS
ALL CLASSES ARE CASUAL BETWEEN 10 AM - 6 PM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

AS MOST WORKSHOPS TAKE BETWEEN 2-3 HOURS, PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 3 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A WORKSHOP. 
ARTISTS ARE PRESENT FOR BOTH DAYS OF OUR FESTIVAL

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RAFAEL SOSA
FINE ART CLASS

$450 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Work with Uruapan Artist Rafael Sosa to create a fine art piece using the same techniques he used to create the original piece for our festival this year!  You may join a class whenever there is room.  All Classes are Casual.  

Though the original painting is sold, we have high quality posters available for this year for $80 MXN.  We also have art cards for sale!  Large cards are $50 MXN each or 5/$225.  The small art cards are $40 MXN each or 5/$180 MXN. 

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OSCAR HERNANDEZ
PAPER MACHE PAINTING CLASS

$300-$400 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

This fun paper mache class is prepared so students will spend their workshop painting their chosen piece.  This class is child friendly!  

 

The large hearts, frogs an skulls cost $400 MXN, and the small hearts are $300 MXN.  Please make sure you have your workshop fee coupon to start your class ($50 MXN)

 

Please contact us ahead of time if you would like to reserve a piece.  The pieces are limited!  

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ANTONIO CORNELIO
POPOTILLO STAR WEAVING CLASS

$300 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Weave with Antonio Cornelio of Tzintzuntzan!  Antonio is preparing star-weaving workshop for his students.  This is a more intricate class, and allows you to make your piece from start to finish.  Not all classes can include a beginning to end structure, due to the time consuming aspects, such as drying time for paper mache, firing for clay, or carving for wood pieces, all of which take several days.  

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OCTAVIO REYES
CERAMIC PAINTING CLASS

TBA + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Ovtavio Reyes is coming all the way from Ocumicho to teach this class!  Students will be starting with a blank clay piece, and painting with acryclic paint.  Those who adore the whimsical diablitos of Ocumicho know what we are talking about, though we do not have a photo to show.  Octavio also creates beautiful painting, and will have some pieces on display to sell.  

 

Thank you to Sarah Smith for hosting Octavio and his family, so they could attend our Fiesta for Frida!  

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GABANES SERVIN 
PEDDLE LOOM WEAVING CLASS

$300 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

We weren't sure it was possible for the artists to bring their loom to the festival, so were very pleased when Gabanes Servin said Yes!  This class involves weaving a small coaster on their peddle loom.  

As this is a one-on-one class, it is more limited than others.  It is difficult to reserve times, as we are unsure how long each project may take, depending on the student.  Please check in at the Weaving Tent in the garden, and let them know you are interested!

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ELIGIO MARIN
3 CERAMICS CLASSES

$200-$400 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Eligio will have small women sculptures for guests to paint, for $400 MXN plus Workshop Fee. 

 

Eligio will also have molds for students to create a pot.  Inscribe your name on the bottom, and he will carefully transport them back to Tzocurio to dry and fire them.  We will then pick them up and deliver them to La Monarca Restaurant, so you may pick your pieces up and have a bite to eat!   The molded pieces will cost $200 MXN for the small piece, and $250 for the larger piece, plus your workshop fee

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SERGIO VELAZQUEZ 
COPPER CLASS

$300- $350 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Fan the flames and forge a piece from copper!  It's awesome that Casa Werma allows us to have fire in their beautiful garden, to offer this class!  Sergio will be teaching guests to make a bracelet, pair of earrings, or to make a small bowl with a spoon for $350 (if you don't want to make the spoon, the bowl is $300.)

Please take care with this workshop, as you will be working with hot metal and  fire!

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JOSE ISAAC TREJO
WOOD MASK PAINT CLASS

TBA MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Jose Isaac Trejo of Santa Clara del Cobre is coming to Fiesta for Frida this year to offer beautiful masks for guests to sand and paint.  For those who have some carving experience, it is also possible to work on a carving project.  Jose is willing to work with those who have carving experience, as slips and accidents are too common with novice carvers, which we prefer to avoid.  

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LAURA EQUIHUA ORTEGA 
FRINGE TYING CLASS

$700 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Laura Equihua Ortega is coming all the way from Aranza to join us for Fiesta for Frida again, only this time, she will be teaching students how to tie the fringes of a rebozo.  Each student will get to take their piece with them, which is why this class costs a little more than others.  Laura has spent a great deal of time preparing these projects.  She will also have her loom set-up, for those who would like to try it on and spend some time weaving.  Thanks to Bart and Sheila Bjarnason for hosting Laura, so she could be part of our festival!

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IVAN MEJIO
MILAGRO CLASS

TBA MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Make your own milagro this year, starting with a wooden carved piece that you get to paint, then hammer with these precious miracle charms.  Choosing your own milagros makes adds a personal touch, and Ivan is preparing crosses, hearts and is also adding a few larger projects for this years festival!  If you would like to reserve a piece, please let us know, as supplies will be limited. 

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ADRIANA & MIGUEL 
CATRINA CLASS

$600 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Adriana Cortes Espinosa and Miguel Angel Torres return to this years festival with their Catrina Painting Class!  This fun workshop allows you to choose a Catrina doll to paint - which is a whimsical way to spend a few hours of your day.  Please reserve ahead if you would like them to make sure there is a Catrina doll for you to paint!

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JOSEFINA MORALES 
GRASS WEAVING CLASS

$250-$300 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

Josefina from Ihuatzio is coming to teach students how to weave a basket from grass!  Students may choose a small or large basket, and learn part of the process behind this popular and iconic weaving form of Ihuatzio!  

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NICOLAS FABIAN
CERAMIC CLASS

250 MXN + $50 MXN Workshop Fee

YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR WORKSHOP COUPON TO START YOUR CLASS

 

We are excited to add one more workshop to our festival this year!  Nicolas Fabian of Santa Fe de la Laguna is coming to teach ceramics classes!  Guests can play around with raw clay, or learn the engraving technique he uses for his renown style.  Nicolas has also offered to take pieces home to his studio, where he will dry and fire your pieces.  We will pick them up, and deliver them to La Monarca Restaurant, so you may stop and have a drink and/or a meal, and pick up your piece!   

THIS CONCLUDES OUR
2023 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE!

If there is an artist you'd like to see at our festival in 2024, please let us know!  We are really excited to be expanding this festival, and over time would love to see it morph into a week long event, so students could engage in some of the more time consuming mediums.  If you want to help us make this happen, stay tuned and help us with donations, or by offering to volunteer as a homestay, or for our registration and silent auction tent.  We are always eager to have help seeking silent auction donations, so please let us know if you have any ideas! 

THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO HAVE ENCOURAGED AND SUPPORTED US FOR THIS MAGICAL FESTIVAL!

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