Art Immersion Oaxaca City, Mexico Create a Uniquely Yours Travel Sketchbook February 20-21-22-23-24, 2019 (four nights)
Have you dreamt of knowing how to create a unique sketchbook of your travels, but are not sure where to start? Are you a curious artist and traveler and want to travel with art-adventure seeking people? Do you prefer to travel in small groups, allowing for a more intimate experience of your travel destination?
Say no more and pack your sense of adventure and sketch bag for soulful Oaxaca City in the south of Mexico, a mere 45-minute flight from Mexico City.
We'll spend this workshop at a colorful and comfortable charming hotel, located near the center of this enchanting Mexican city, and each morning after breakfast, we'll explore options and ideas for you to create your travel sketchbook. There will be time spent in local art museums, plazas, cafes, and streets, in order to inspire your travel sketchbook creations, as well as a trip to the near-by major ceremonial center and one of Mexico's greatest archeological treasures, the Monte Albán Archeological Zone.
Join us to experience a kaleidoscope of archeological treasures, rich cultural traditions, world famous folk art, and a wide variety of regional Mexican cuisine. Savor the famous moles, chocolate, dried beef dishes, and rose petal or prickly pear ice cream. Shop in the exotic native markets and marvel at the soulful colors displayed before your eyes. This is will be an enchanting art adventure that you won't want to miss!
Four Nights, Five Days Arrival: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Welcome Dinner: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Workshop Begins Thursday, February 21, 2019 Workshop Ends Sunday, February 24, 2019
We'll stay at the charming and colorful Posada Don Mario, located just a few short walking block from the church. You have a choice of rooms, single with a shared or private bathroom, and a double with a shared or private bathroom. If you would like a roommate, please let me know so I can attempt to match you up with someone, or choose a single room. Here are the room types and prices:
Individual room with shared bathroom: $550 MXN // $28 USD Double room with shared bathroom: $700 MXN // $36 USD
Individual room with private bathroom: $750 MXN // $39 USD Double room with private bathroom: $900 MXN // $46 USD
Prices include a Oaxaqueno breakfast in a charming dining room: Coffee or Tea Orange Juice Seasonal Fruit Bread, butter, jam Main Oaxaqueño Plate: typical breakfast of the region (enfrijoladas, entomatadas, huevos a la mexicana, quesadillas, etc.)
Learn more about Posada Don Mario: Cosijopí No. 219, Centro, Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico 011 52 951 514 2012 http://posadadonmario.com/ https://www.facebook.com/posadadonmario/ https://www.instagram.com/posadadonmario/ https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150801-d1119092-Reviews-Posada_Don_Mario-Oaxaca_Southern_Mexico.html
Oaxaca City is a 45-minute flight from Mexico City, with many flight on Volaris Airlines. from the airport, a taxi will cost $250 pesos (about $15 USD) door-to-door to the hotel.
If you are coming from San Miguel de Allende, there are a few travel routes: Taxi to QRO Airport Tar Airlines QRO-OAX
Shuttle to Leon (BJX) Airport Tar Airline BJX-OAX
ETN bus from SMA - QRO Primera Plus bus QRO - Mexico City Airport Depending on your flight, either best to spend the night close to Mexico City airport, and the catch a morning flight to Oaxaca.
If you are traveling from USA/Canada, Mexico City is a major hub with many flights, and then check with Volaris, TAR, Interjet or Aero Mexico. Once you arrive in Oaxaca City, our hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride, be sure to purchase your taxi ticket inside the airport.
Cost of the workshop is $450 USD or peso equivalent Included in workshop: 2 Sketchbooks: one for practicing techniques, another of higher quality for creating a travel sketchbook Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Field trip to Monte Albán Zona Archeological Zone, includes transportation and guide Tour management by Art Leap Adventures Travel Sketch instruction by Meagan Burns Hotel Tips
NOT included in workshop: Transportation to Posada Don Mario, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico Hotel Costs (see above) Food & Drinks (breakfast included in your hotel cost) Museum entrance fees (bring your INAPAM card if you have one)
Arrival: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 There are many direct flights from Mexico City (MEX) into Oaxaca City (OAX). For those coming from Central Mexico, you may choose to fly from Leon, Guanajuato (BJX) or Queretaro (QRO) airports, with flights arriving in the morning and arriving in Oaxaca by mid-day. Suggested airlines are Interjet, Volaris, and AeroMexico. Upon your arrival in Oaxaca airport, please stop at the secure Taxi Stand and purchase a taxi for $250 pesos to Posada Don Mario. I will remian in contact with you as you are making you flight plans, so that the group arrives at our hotel on the same day. However, you are free to arrive a day earlier and you will need to make your own hotel arrangements. 6:00pm WELCOME DINNER
Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:30am Breakfast available in Hotel Dining Room 10:00am - 12:00pm Workshop begins on Hotel Rooftop 12:00pm Walk to Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art 2:00pm Lunch at as Quince Letras 4:00pm Free Time 6:00pm Sketchbook Review in Hotel 7:00pm Dinner
Friday, February 22, 2019 8:30am Breakfast available in Hotel Dining Room 10:00am Depart for Hierve el Aguas 4:00pm Return to the Hotel 6:00pm Sketchbook Review in Hotel 7:00pm Dinner
Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:30am Breakfast available in Hotel Dining Room 10:00am Travel Sketching Next Steps 11:00am Walk to Mercados: Benito Juárez & 20 de Noviembre 2:00pm Lunch at Ita Noni