Upcoming Workshops in 

     San Miguel de Allende 

         & Riviera Nayarit
      Donna & Tom Dickson

   NOTE: The February workshop in San 

  Miguel de Allende is now fully

 ** booked, as of Nov. 22, 2014 ** 

The workshops are limited to 12 persons with
intermediate to advanced skill levels in oil,
watercolor, or acrylic technique. You must have
reasonable drawing skills. Some experience with
plein air  would be an asset but painters who have
never tried plein air but wish to  develop their
skills in the technique of working on location are
also encouraged to join. There will be 2
instructors, highly skilled in both water media
and oils available at all times  for help and

Typical Workshop morning

 in front of San Miguel’s famous Parroquia Church.

A  tranquil morning at Rincon de Guayabitos,  Riviera Nayarit.
Our new studio is on the hill, overlooking the
warm clear waters of Jaltemba Bay.
Below; part of the view from our studio deck.

We'll be moving into the new studio mid-April! We plan to return to San
Miguel over the coming years to give at least one workshop during the
"winter" months. The February one is a tradition by now, and it's
always a pleasure to paint in the streets of San Miguel. But we may add
another in 2016, -It's been booked well in advance the last couple of
years, so we've been having to turn people away.

But the really exciting news is that we'll be painting and teaching on the
coast,  from September 'till June, in the future. The subject matter
around Jaltemba bay is an endless inspiration; the Pacific Ocean with
all the colourful boats afloat; the life of the beach; the rugged
mountains with their misty jungle vegetation spilling down toward the
sea; the play of surf and sand; the sun falling behind the islands,
serving up the most gorgeous sunsets imaginable, dropping into the
warm tropical sea...  
Our location is one hour, by car or bus, north of Puerto Vallarta. We
first saw Jaltemba Bay (Rincon & La Penita) back in 1970, when it had
little more than just a few thatch-roofed fishing palapas, scattered here
and there  along the beach -long before this coast gained the distinction
of being Mexico's "Riviera Nayarit". It was beautiful then of course, but
in a wild, unsophisticated way. It has since blossomed into one of
Mexico's prime beach destinations - while retaining a real, authentic
Mexican charm. The hotels are well run, clean, comfortable, and
affordable. The same can be said of the many excellent seafood
restaurants, and the crime rate is so low as to be essentially non-existent.

We'll have to get settled in before we announce specific workshop and
art class dates, but we will do so well in advance of next season.

© Donna Dickson 2015