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Urban Sketching

Guanajuato, Mexico

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Dates: April 18 – 26, 2020

Spend seven days in Mexico’s cultural capital drawing, learning, and picking up a little Spanish. Learn how to document your experiences through collaged drawings in a sketchbook.

Once a silver mining town, now a UNESCO world heritage site, Guanajuato has been a rich creative source for its guests.

After waking up in a central hotel, each day will be filled with drawing outings to the most visually captivating locations, guided cultural outings to significant sites in the town, and art lessons from acclaimed Calgary art instructor Mark Vazquez-Mackay.

Both of your hosts are bilingual, have lived in the region, and will be on hand to guide you through this cultural experience.

No drawing experience necessary.


  • $1,850 for a private room
  • $1,600 for a shared room

What the price includes:

  • Eight nights in a central colonial hotel.
  • Five-afternoon art lessons.
  • Six guided tours including admissions and transportation if applicable.
  • Transportation to and from the airport.
  • Round the clock guidance from two bilingual hosts.
  • Portable art equipment and materials.

What your cost does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Guanajuato (approx. $650 to $850).
  • Your food and beverage (approx. $100 to 200).

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