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2019 - Guanajuato, Mexico

Encaustic Collagraph Printmaking in Guanajuato! 

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Make the picturesque Spanish Colonial hill town of Guanajuato and birthplace of Diego Rivera your destination for creating and exploring next Winter! Guanajuato was founded in 1559 due to the region's rich silver and gold deposits. Opulent colonial buildings, stunning tree-filled plazas and brightly colored houses are crammed onto the steep slopes of a ravine. Excellent museums, handsome theaters and a fine marketplace punctuate the cobblestone streets. The city's 'main' roads twist around the hillsides and plunge into an elaborate maze of regularly trafficked tunnels, formerly rivers.



The Printmaking Studio at Piramidal Grafica

The workshop takes place at Piramidal Grafica. A paradise of an art compound just up the hill from from where we will be lodging at Alma del Sol. The studio has two large presses and ample workspace for up to 10 participants. This professional printmaking facility is well suited to serve all the creative needs of workshop attendees.

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For lunch each day, we will convene to the outdoor courtyard and enjoy home cooked lunches authentic to the flavors of central Mexico and prepared onsite by Hugo and his staff.

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 This was the best chili relleno I've ever had!

This was the best chili relleno I've ever had!




Our host Hugo Anaya has reserved 9 rooms that can accommoadate 1 or 2 people each for up to 10 participants at his charming B&B Alma del Sol

These accommodations are $100 per night/ room. 

Daily delicious breakfasts in the sun filled rooftop dining room every morning will get you proteined up for the walk to class! 

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 After class, return to Alma Del Sol for the fabulous nightly rooftop happy hour and watch to sun go down over hibiscus margaritas and snacks. 

After class, return to Alma Del Sol for the fabulous nightly rooftop happy hour and watch the sun go down over hibiscus margaritas and snacks. 

The rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Contact Hugo directly at to make your arrangements. Contact me if you need assistance in finding a roommate.

All lodging accommodations are a short cab ride or an invigorating walk to and from the studio.


All participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Guanajuato. You will likely fly in to Leon (BJX) and will receive instructions for ground transportation to Guanajuato.


Enrollment begins March 1.
The tuition is $1025 and includes 36 hours of instruction, most studio supplies, a welcome dinner and 6 home cooked authentic class lunches.

Contact me first with your intention and then send a deposit check $250 to secure your spot. The remaining balance of the class fee is due December 1. Checks should be made payable to Elise Wagner Fine Art, LLC and sent to:

1522 N. Humboldt St., Portland, OR 97217

You may also pay with Visa or Master Card through PayPal however a 4% processing fee will be added to all credit card payments. Email me at and I can send an invoice.

Refunds (less a $100 admin fee) are possible only if your space can be filled.


On or before Sunday, January 6, - Arrival in Guanajuato
Sunday, January 6, 7 pm - Welcome dinner and orientation at Alma del Sol
Monday-Wednesday, Jan 7-9- Instruction 10-5
Thursday, Jan 10 - day off to tour the city and region or visit San Miguel
Friday-Saturday, January 11-12 Instruction 10-5
Saturday, January 12 - late afternoon/ evening - informal critique, celebration, dinner out (no host)
January 13, or later - depart Guanajuato

Please add your name to the below list to receive notifications specific to availability in this workshop. 

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