Art & Fun Workshop in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico with Zahava Sherez  
      
                    Stone Carving                                        Clay Monoprinting

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To All Lovers of Art and Fun!

Come to Lake Chapala Mexico To Make Art, Tour This Famous Area Including Guadalajara, and Pamper yourself

All with Bi-lingual Teacher and Guides


Fabulous 9-Day Workshop with

Zahava Sherez

November 2-10, 2018

Clay Monoprinting or Stone Carving* (choose one)


If you live on Lake Chapala and interested in the class portion only, fee is US $500

Workshop Description

All levels are welcome - from beginners to experienced artists.

 

Clay mono printers -

Beginners: will learn the technique and take home at least 7 original prints.

Experienced: the sky is the limit. You will be exploring new approaches, tricks, treats and new printing materials.

Image2IS.jpg DSC01949.jpg

Stone carvers -

We will work with Cantera**, a wonderful Mexican stone.

Beginners: will learn all steps of manual stone carving with the aim to finishing one piece.

Experienced: you’ll experience working with a new kind of stone uncovering it’s qualities and possibilities. Many colors to choose from.

About Zahava Sherez

Zahava has been making art using stone, clay, bronze, and multi media for over 30 years. She has been teaching it all for the last 25 years including 8 years at PIXAR Animation Studios, Emeryville, California.

Her work is in private and corporate collections in both coasts of the US, Israel, Europe, and Australia. She has shown her work from New York to Paris, from California to Corsica.

Zahava teaches in English, Spanish, and Hebrew.

You can learn more by visiting her webpage - www.zahavasherez.com

 

Schedule: (subject to change due to 3rd party providers)

Day 1 - Friday, November 2, 9-1 class + lunch, break, Día de Los Muertos*** tour.

Day 2 - Saturday, November 3, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/Chapala Malecón/free time/personal treatments.

Day 3 - Sunday, November 4, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/free time/personal treatments

Day 4 - Monday, November 5, day trip Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá****

Day 5 - Tuesday, November 6, 9-1 class, lunch and afternoon in downtown Ajijic

Day 6 - Wednesday, November 7, Tianguis in Ajijic + visit 3 artist studios: an oil painter, a weaver, a stone carver.

Day 7 - Thursday, November 8, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/free time/personal treatments

Day 8 - Friday, November 9, 9-1 class + lunch, Féria de Los Maestros del Arte Mexicano*****

Day 9 - Saturday, November 10, 9-1 class, 2nd day of Féria/free time, farewell dinner at Zahava’s with local artists and guests

 

Fee:

•Total for workshop, events and tours (see bellow) - $1,350

•Classes only - $500

•Spouses and partners are welcome. Their fee is $650 Includes all events and tours except classes.

•Contact Zahava - z@zahavasherez.com - for any other combination

•To register send name, address, phone, email, choice stone/clayprint to z@zahavasherez.com, spouse/partner

•Register early! Class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure a high level of personal guidance (min 5 participants)

•$675 required at registration.

•Full payment due by October 2nd, 2018

•Cancellation: Down payment returned in full if cancelled by July 15th, 2018. From July 16th to September 15th, 2018 - 50% of down payment returned. No refund after September 15th, 2018.

 

Price includes:

•7 days of teaching stone carving and clay monoprints - choose one!

•Lunch provided after class during 5 of the 7 days

•All supplies (except personal stone carving tools and safety equipment; detailed list upon registration).

•Días de Los Muertos*** an evening event - Experience this wonderful Mexican tradition in Downtown Chapala (suggestion: watch the movie Coco to understand the cultural background)

•Day trip - Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá**** (transportation and guide).

•Day trip to Ajijic + Visit 3 studios - painter, weaver, stone sculptor

•Personal health treatment, choose one from these options:

*Homeopathic massage, *Shiatsu massage, *podiatrist (this is not your parent’s podiatrist, this doctor will make you walk on clouds and your feet will feel like a baby’s butt), *amazing facial with Connie (add US$20 to total cost), *wonderful hair cut/color with Dana (add US$20 to total cost)

 

Not included:

•Air fare (Check Volaris and Aeromexico - direct flights from airports in the SF Bay Area, San Jose, LA, to Guadalajara). Other airlines to Guadalajara: Delta, Alaska, American.

•Transportation from Guadalajara to Chapala (40-45 mins cab ride for about $400 pesos = US$20-25, may be a bit higher by October-November ‘18 also depends on exchange rate).

•Lunches on days of special activities (US $7-10 for great food)

•Dinners (US $10-15 for great meals)

•Lodging (prices vary). October-November is high season here in Chapala. Book early to make sure you have choices for lodging. Here are some good suggestions, all walking distance to workshop location:

•1. Properties of Xochi Queztal Artist Residency:
http://
360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/.

•2. AB&B - I have not stayed in any of these, check for yourself:   

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/h2wPWfNlkK                

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/1vpDszRlkK.                  

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/hNiHvCVlkK.                  

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/oHHj1gZlkK.                    

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/6yoe972lkK

•3. Hotels - recommended to me, I’ve seen them but haven’t stayed there:

                 http://chapalabandb.com

                 http://www.chapalainn.com/ChapalaInn.html

                 http://www.hotelvillasanfrancisco

 

 Notes and General Information:

*Clay monoprinting is a printing technique using a slab of clay as the Matrix, invented by Mitch Lyons - https://youtu.be/nHI1bYmNjOs

**Cantera - beautiful Mexican stone in many colours 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantera_(stone)

***Días de Los Muertos - http://www.accesslakechapala.com events

****Day tour - famous murals and artisanal suburbs of Guadalajara includes visit to local artists in their studios, some working in the same way at the same studio for

generations.

*****November 9-11 is Féria de Los Maestros del Arte Mexicano. These artists and artisans come from all over Mexico. Many participants are legends. Buyers from Mexico City museums come to this event to buy for their museum’s collections.

http://www.mexicoartshow.com

•Lunches and festive dinner by Mexican chef Laura Ochoa.

•Several afternoons you can choose to keep working rather than participate in activities.

•Cash - Get $500 MX pesos at the exchange at the Guadalajara airport to cover Taxi + tip (10% +). From then on use your debit card at any ATM in Chapala for better rates. There are also exchanges in Chapala if you prefer. Credit cards and foreign

currency are not accepted here.

•Exchange rate between MX peso to US $ changes daily. This past year it has fluctuated MX$17-20 = US$1

•Entering Mexico you will be given a stamped piece of paper, that’s your Visa! Keep it safe as you’ll need it when leaving the country.

•Clothing - most days it’s sunny, gorgeous, mid 70’s. Cools down in the evenings and nights. Bring comfortable clothes you can layer up. No AC or heating anywhere.

•Bring sturdy and comfortable walking shoes - this is a fabulous Mexican Pueblo with cobble stones and broken sidewalks.


For the last few months I’ve been working with Art21 a wonderful foundry in Zapopan, Guadalajara, MX. I’m learning so much from these generous professionals. This is the small indoor studio where they work on Polymer pieces.
How wonderful it is when a collector sends me a photo of my art in their new home!
In sculpting I approach every medium as a carver uncovering what is within the material and myself. In stone I use chisels, mallets, grinding and cutting wheels; in clay - knives, cutting wire, and wooden blocks.
I’m introducing some new work in my series Poems in Color. Come read about it!

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Art & Fun Workshop in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico with Zahava Sherez  
      
                    Stone Carving                                        Clay Monoprinting

   SCarvingWeb.jpg 
CPrintWeb.jpg

To All Lovers of Art and Fun!

Come to Lake Chapala Mexico To Make Art, Tour This Famous Area Including Guadalajara, and Pamper yourself

All with Bi-lingual Teacher and Guides


Fabulous 9-Day Workshop with

Zahava Sherez

November 2-10, 2018

Clay Monoprinting or Stone Carving* (choose one)


If you live on Lake Chapala and interested in the class portion only, fee is US $500

Workshop Description

All levels are welcome - from beginners to experienced artists.

 

Clay mono printers -

Beginners: will learn the technique and take home at least 7 original prints.

Experienced: the sky is the limit. You will be exploring new approaches, tricks, treats and new printing materials.

Image2IS.jpg DSC01949.jpg

Stone carvers -

We will work with Cantera**, a wonderful Mexican stone.

Beginners: will learn all steps of manual stone carving with the aim to finishing one piece.

Experienced: you’ll experience working with a new kind of stone uncovering it’s qualities and possibilities. Many colors to choose from.

About Zahava Sherez

Zahava has been making art using stone, clay, bronze, and multi media for over 30 years. She has been teaching it all for the last 25 years including 8 years at PIXAR Animation Studios, Emeryville, California.

Her work is in private and corporate collections in both coasts of the US, Israel, Europe, and Australia. She has shown her work from New York to Paris, from California to Corsica.

Zahava teaches in English, Spanish, and Hebrew.

You can learn more by visiting her webpage - www.zahavasherez.com

 

Schedule: (subject to change due to 3rd party providers)

Day 1 - Friday, November 2, 9-1 class + lunch, break, Día de Los Muertos*** tour.

Day 2 - Saturday, November 3, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/Chapala Malecón/free time/personal treatments.

Day 3 - Sunday, November 4, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/free time/personal treatments

Day 4 - Monday, November 5, day trip Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá****

Day 5 - Tuesday, November 6, 9-1 class, lunch and afternoon in downtown Ajijic

Day 6 - Wednesday, November 7, Tianguis in Ajijic + visit 3 artist studios: an oil painter, a weaver, a stone carver.

Day 7 - Thursday, November 8, 9-1 class + lunch, free work/free time/personal treatments

Day 8 - Friday, November 9, 9-1 class + lunch, Féria de Los Maestros del Arte Mexicano*****

Day 9 - Saturday, November 10, 9-1 class, 2nd day of Féria/free time, farewell dinner at Zahava’s with local artists and guests

 

Fee:

•Total for workshop, events and tours (see bellow) - $1,350

•Classes only - $500

•Spouses and partners are welcome. Their fee is $650 Includes all events and tours except classes.

•Contact Zahava - z@zahavasherez.com - for any other combination

•To register send name, address, phone, email, choice stone/clayprint to z@zahavasherez.com, spouse/partner

•Register early! Class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure a high level of personal guidance (min 5 participants)

•$675 required at registration.

•Full payment due by October 2nd, 2018

•Cancellation: Down payment returned in full if cancelled by July 15th, 2018. From July 16th to September 15th, 2018 - 50% of down payment returned. No refund after September 15th, 2018.

 

Price includes:

•7 days of teaching stone carving and clay monoprints - choose one!

•Lunch provided after class during 5 of the 7 days

•All supplies (except personal stone carving tools and safety equipment; detailed list upon registration).

•Días de Los Muertos*** an evening event - Experience this wonderful Mexican tradition in Downtown Chapala (suggestion: watch the movie Coco to understand the cultural background)

•Day trip - Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá**** (transportation and guide).

•Day trip to Ajijic + Visit 3 studios - painter, weaver, stone sculptor

•Personal health treatment, choose one from these options:

*Homeopathic massage, *Shiatsu massage, *podiatrist (this is not your parent’s podiatrist, this doctor will make you walk on clouds and your feet will feel like a baby’s butt), *amazing facial with Connie (add US$20 to total cost), *wonderful hair cut/color with Dana (add US$20 to total cost)

 

Not included:

•Air fare (Check Volaris and Aeromexico - direct flights from airports in the SF Bay Area, San Jose, LA, to Guadalajara). Other airlines to Guadalajara: Delta, Alaska, American.

•Transportation from Guadalajara to Chapala (40-45 mins cab ride for about $400 pesos = US$20-25, may be a bit higher by October-November ‘18 also depends on exchange rate).

•Lunches on days of special activities (US $7-10 for great food)

•Dinners (US $10-15 for great meals)

•Lodging (prices vary). October-November is high season here in Chapala. Book early to make sure you have choices for lodging. Here are some good suggestions, all walking distance to workshop location:

•1. Properties of Xochi Queztal Artist Residency:
http://
360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/.

•2. AB&B - I have not stayed in any of these, check for yourself:   

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/h2wPWfNlkK                

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/1vpDszRlkK.                  

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/hNiHvCVlkK.                  

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/oHHj1gZlkK.                    

                https://abnb.me/EVmg/6yoe972lkK

•3. Hotels - recommended to me, I’ve seen them but haven’t stayed there:

                 http://chapalabandb.com

                 http://www.chapalainn.com/ChapalaInn.html

                 http://www.hotelvillasanfrancisco

 

 Notes and General Information:

*Clay monoprinting is a printing technique using a slab of clay as the Matrix, invented by Mitch Lyons - https://youtu.be/nHI1bYmNjOs

**Cantera - beautiful Mexican stone in many colours 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantera_(stone)

***Días de Los Muertos - http://www.accesslakechapala.com events

****Day tour - famous murals and artisanal suburbs of Guadalajara includes visit to local artists in their studios, some working in the same way at the same studio for

generations.

*****November 9-11 is Féria de Los Maestros del Arte Mexicano. These artists and artisans come from all over Mexico. Many participants are legends. Buyers from Mexico City museums come to this event to buy for their museum’s collections.

http://www.mexicoartshow.com

•Lunches and festive dinner by Mexican chef Laura Ochoa.

•Several afternoons you can choose to keep working rather than participate in activities.

•Cash - Get $500 MX pesos at the exchange at the Guadalajara airport to cover Taxi + tip (10% +). From then on use your debit card at any ATM in Chapala for better rates. There are also exchanges in Chapala if you prefer. Credit cards and foreign

currency are not accepted here.

•Exchange rate between MX peso to US $ changes daily. This past year it has fluctuated MX$17-20 = US$1

•Entering Mexico you will be given a stamped piece of paper, that’s your Visa! Keep it safe as you’ll need it when leaving the country.

•Clothing - most days it’s sunny, gorgeous, mid 70’s. Cools down in the evenings and nights. Bring comfortable clothes you can layer up. No AC or heating anywhere.

•Bring sturdy and comfortable walking shoes - this is a fabulous Mexican Pueblo with cobble stones and broken sidewalks.


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