Meagan Burns, originally from Chicago, has been traveling to and living in Mexico on and off since 2001. The first trip was a 2-month sabbatical from her corporate job to teach a dance class in Mexico and ended up staying. Over the years she's split her time between Chicago, Austin and San Miguel de Allende, Meagan returned full time to SMA in 2015, and has been improving her mad-sketching skills with a daily drawing practice. Meagan organized the sketching community to become a Regional Chapter of Urban Sketchers in 2016, and is a current administrator of the group. She began to travel with her sketchbook and friends would see her sketchbook and say, "I want to go with you!" Art Leap Adventures was born in 2017, and provides creation, organization and tour management execution of traveling art workshop in Mexico.
During the pandemic Meagan taught the Zoom Sketch Session three days a week as an option for sketchers to stay engaged in their art during the pandemic, while documenting her life in Mexico City (#CDMXSketcher) and leaning into Continuous Line Urban Sketching (#CLUSK).
Meagan's now hosts and instructs urban sketching, paper mache, printmaking and travel sketching workshops, as well as partnering with top-notch instructors for educational workshops throughout Mexico.