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Urban Sketching with a Mexican Artist

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Experience hosted by Alma

3 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

I will take you to interesting parts of the historical city where we will do Urban Sketching, with ink and watercolor. I will guide you in a different way of observing the world around you, to explore your creativity even if you have never drawn or paint before. I will tell you about the architecture and history of the buildings we sketch, and tell you more about other places we pass on the way to our next sketching spot. We'll do special exercises that will help you feel relaxed and enjoy the whole experience. At the end I will give personal feedback and if it's a group there will be group dynamic as well. I put together groups for more interaction but individual experience is available too, and you can also book a private experience for your group.
Other things to note
You don't need any previous experience. You don't need to show your sketches to anybody if you don't want to do it. It's an experience for you to enjoy, relax and release your creativity.
I will take you to interesting parts of the historical city where we will do Urban Sketching, with ink and watercolor. I will guide you in a different way of observing the world around you, to explore your creativity even if you have never drawn or paint before. I will tell you about the architecture and history of the buildings we sketch, and tell you more about other places we pass on the way to our next sketching spot. We'll do special exerc…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water, tea, coffee or soda
  • Equipment
    Materials for sketching

Meet your host, Alma

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a local Mexican Visual Artist and Architect, fluent in English and Spanish. I'm a traveler and a sketcher. I live in the most amazing city and I'd like to take you on a wonderful experience of art, architecture and sketching discoveries. I want to show you San Miguel and tell you about its history. I teach art in a variety of techniques as well as meditation. I do workshops on urban sketching, contemplative art, and emotional balance. I have a BA in Visual Arts, a BA in architecture, a Masters in Psychology and I'm a certified Meditation and Cultivating Emotional Balance teacher.
I'm a local Mexican Visual Artist and Architect, fluent in English and Spanish. I'm a traveler and a sketcher. I live in the most amazing city and I'd like to take you on a wonderful experience of art, architecture and sketching discoveries. I want to show you San Miguel and tell you about its history. I teach art in a variety of techniques as well as meditation. I do workshops on urban sketching, contemplative art, and emotional balance. I have a BA in Visual Arts, a BA in architecture, a Mast…
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Where you'll be

We'll start at my art studio, in the center of the city, where I'll give instructions, materials, drinks and answer questions. If you prefer we can also meet at the fountain in Plaza Soledad (send me a message if you want this option). We'll visit some of this places temple San Francisco, Jardin Principal, Plazoleta de las mesas, Parque Juarez, plaza de las lavanderas, Instituto Nigromante, and Convento.
Donna
September 2019
My sister and I had a wonderful time learning to sketch with Alma. She had such patience, was encouraging, and definitely an artist herself. Her drawings were magical and gave us inspiration to continue the art of public sketching.
Jade
August 2019
Alma really knows her stuff and gave my some good pointers of things I could improve on. She helped me make a great watercolor/ ink sketch of the public library courtyard. My sketch exceeded my expectations and I may purchase some watercolor supplies so that I can continue sketching in the future!
Alma really knows her stuff and gave my some good pointers of things I could improve on. She helped me make a great watercolor/ ink sketch of the public library courtyard. My sket…
Linda
July 2019
Alma is an accomplished artist and even though I have taken many classes and been painting and drawing for a long time, I learned a lot. I look forward to continuing with her and will be referring my artist friends to her!
Christie
July 2019
Alma was great. I was the only student so we worked on what my interests were. I am going to do another class in a couple of weeks.
Kimberly
June 2019
I do not consider myself artistic and have never taken any classes so this was a first for me. Alma was very patient and I learned so much that I can take with me and improve on with some practice. I also got to see more of the city which was a nice bonus. I think that a person with more experience would also enjoy this class. I'd love to come back and do it again.
I do not consider myself artistic and have never taken any classes so this was a first for me. Alma was very patient and I learned so much that I can take with me and improve on wi…
Francisco
June 2019
Les recomiendo esta experiencia con Alma ya que enseña bien y te explica los materiales y las.proporciones para el dibujo

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

sunblock

hat