ABSTRACT PAINTING with ALL YOUR SENSES

June 15 - June 22, 2019

Join FRANCHESKAA in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Hosted by

CASA DE LA NOCHE & BORDELLO GALERIA

 

About the artist:

Francheskaa is a Tucson-based abstract artist renown for her use of movement and color. Her poured painting technique utilizes color that turns, lifts, and travels across the surface. She is an experienced art instructor with a history of many successful art exhibitions. Francheskaa has received many awards and honors for her art, including 1stPlace, Best of Show, Signature Status, and Art Teacher of the Year. Her paintings have life, they lift, they energize heart, and they surprise the heart. 

 

 

Paint from your source: your heart and your soul

We will be exploring painting from all senses, with intuition being the most important source.

All levels welcomed! Participants will paint three or four paintings 28”x 30”.  Listen and feel what your intuition tells you to paint.  Learn to critique your painting while you paint using the Principles and Elements of Painting and Design.         

This is also an invitation to experience the magic of San Miguel de Allende through all your senses in the most artistic city in Mexico, recently named by Conde Nast "2018 Best City in the World" for the second year running. It is a beautiful place to see collections of paintings and all varieties of art, to walk romantic stone walkways and cobblestoned streets, and to enjoy fine International dining and local Mexican favorites.  

 

Your Workshop fee includes 4 days of painting instruction, studio workspace, 2 tours, all art supplies except personal brushes, lodging, 7 breakfasts, farewell party and gallery exhibit. The week-long workshop and lodging fee ranges between $1350 and $1900 contingent upon your room selection. 

Please bring a suitcase to carry your folded or rolled canvas 28”x30 back with you. Remember to bring your own brushes.

TOURS and ACTIVITIES: Our first tour, Fabrica la Aurora, is an old mill restored to house 40-50 galleries of international artists. Our second tour will be to Artisan Markets celebrating Mexican-made Artifacts and Crafts. On our last evening we will display our favorite pieces at the Bordello Galeria, a San Miguel favorite with an international reputation. This is your opportunity to add this exhibit to your personal resume and we will have a party to celebrate your paintings.  

OUR WORKSHOP is held in a famous old bordello, Casa de la Noche.  Participants can choose their own room, first come, first served. You may share a room with another artist for an additional $375 USD fee or invite a non-painting spouse or friend to share your room at no additional fee. Total cost is dependent upon room choice. What is unique about this place is that it has its own art studio, spacious gardens and grounds, and original art throughout the property. To learn more about Casa de la Noche, check their website: www.casadelanoche.com

HOW TO GET HERE: San Miguel de Allende is in the center of the country of Mexico. The closest airports are Leon (BJX) or Queretero (QRO) airports and a shuttle can be arranged to meet you and drive you to Casa de la Noche. This is approximately a 75-minute drive. You can also fly into Mexico City, a 3 ½ or 4-hour bus or shuttle ride. 

You will need a Passport and it needs to have an expiration date no earlier than six months prior to your travel date.  You will complete a visa provided to you on the airplane and have it stamped as you go through customs in Mexico. We encourage you to purchase travel insurance that will cover your expenses in case your plans change. 

The ATMs in San Miguel accept VISA DEBIT cards for access to Mexican pesos.  

TO REGISTER, click on the PayPal button associated with the room of your choice to make a $300 USD non-refundable deposit. Payment of the balance is required on or before June 1, 2019. Balance can be paid by check to Casa de la Noche, 1735 Crockett Lane, Hillsborough CA, 94010. Please note ‘Francheskaa Workshop’ on the memo line of your check. 

EARLY BIRD RESERVATION BONUS: Register for your room before April 15, 2019 and receive a FREE roundtrip airport shuttle to the hotel when your final payment is made by May 15, 2019.  

If you have any workshop questions please contact Francheskaa (francheskaa312@gmail.com; 775-772-44450). If you have any lodging questions please contact Barbara at Casa de la Noche (info@casadelanoche.com; 831-373-8888).

Please make your room selections below. 

Note: The multi-level hotel does not have an elevator. If you have concerns about your ability to negotiate steps, please let me know so we can help you choose your accommodation. 

There are fourteen individually decorated rooms with private baths, some with kitchenettes, and all with access to light cooking facilities and common living areas. Our main common rooms have in-floor heating and all accommodations have electric or gas heaters. 

 

SUITES $1900 (add $375 for double occupancy w/2nd artist) 

(room rate includes lodging, workshop fees, art materials, daily breakfast and all taxes)

All suites have kitchenettes, cable television, air conditioning and private en-suite baths. 

 

LA TERRAZA    Available now!

       

This one-bedroom air-conditioned apartment has its own plant-filled terrace along with outdoor seating for two. The hand-painted tile kitchenette has many windows with a pretty view, counter seating, and a sitting area with a couch, coffee table and two chairs. Cable TV is in the living area. There is a private bath with shower. Two twin beds can be made into a king if preferred. To reserve La Terraza Suite use the Paypal button here:

 

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LA VISTA     Available now!

      

This third story studio air-conditioned apartment has an open floor plan which includes a kitchenette, table and two chairs, an Equipali couch and chair, and cable TV. A closet separates the king bed (may also be 2 twins) from the main space. There is a private bath with shower. At the rear there are French doors to a second flower-filled terrace with a table and seating for two. For the view-lovers there is a steep stair to the top level terrace with 360 degree views. To reserve the La Vista Suite, use the PayPal button here:

 

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MADAM’S      Available now!

      

 This one-bedroom air-conditioned apartment has the largest living space with a couch and 2 comfortable chairs facing a large fireplace. The living space also has dining table and seating for 4 as well as a writing desk and cable TV. A talavera-tiled kitchenette has all the basics. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and private tub with overhead shower.  Twin beds easily convert to a king-size bed. To reserve Madam's Suite, use the PayPal button here.

 

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PALOMA LOFT Available now! 

  

The air-conditioned Paloma Loft is on the second floor of the Besitos Garden complex and has a balcony overlooking the garden courtyard. In addition to a small bath with shower, it also has a mini-kitchen and access to an open terrace and enclosed atelier. The Paloma can be rented with two twin beds or one king size bed. This room connects to the open-air meeting space which can be used for art, yoga, dance or other workshops.  To reserve Paloma Loft Suite, use the Paypal button here: 

 

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LUXURY ROOMS $1790 (add $375 for double occupancy w/2nd artist)

(room rate includes lodging, workshop fees, art materials, daily breakfast and all taxes)

Our Luxury Rooms are distinguished by their size or special amenities.  Each is unique and special! There is a large shared sala and kitchen. 

FIRST KISS ROOM

       The First Kiss room has a queen-size bed, with antique armoire and original art and has an en-suite bathroom with a tub and shower. It has a view of the distant hills and a glorious jacaranda tree from the bath and bedroom windows. To reserve First Kiss use the Paypal button here: 

 

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KISS ME AGAIN

            
The Kiss Me Again air-conditioned room overlooks the bordello’s original dancing pavilion and may be made up as twin beds or one king bed. It has a working gas fireplace and hand-painted tiles in the en-suite bath with shower. Original art, high beamed ceilings, and a delightful view contribute to a charming experience. To reserve Kiss Me Again use the Paypal button here:

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LA TURCA’S     Available now!

       

The owner’s former quarters, La Turca’s Suite has a Queen-size bed, with antique armoire and original art from well-known Mexican and American painters adorning the walls. It also features an en-suite bathroom with a tub, double sinks and separate shower. It has a beautiful stained-glass window in the bathroom that affords light and privacy. The bedroom has an ornamental fireplace, seating for two, and a small table. Wi-Fi, cable TV, purified water, small fridge, microwave, and in-floor heating keep this room always comfortable. The location is secluded from other rooms, offering extra privacy and a view of the fountain patio. To reserve La Turca’s, use the Paypal button here: 

 

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DELUXE ROOMS $1565 (add $375 for double occupancy w/2nd artist)

(room rate includes lodging, workshop fees, art materials, daily breakfast and all taxes)

 

These charming Mexican style accommodations all have access to a common kitchen and sala area with fireplace, cable TV, and wireless internet making a perfect accommodation for friendly guest gatherings. All are situated around a secluded pretty garden.

 

HUMMINGBIRD ROOM    Available now!   

     

The Hummingbird air-conditioned room is a king or twin-bedded room that faces out into the garden.

It has a private bath with tiled shower. To reserve Hummingbird room, use the PayPal button here: 

 

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MARIPOSA ROOM    Available now!

        

The Mariposa room, with its large arched windows facing the Garden, is perfect for an artist or nature lover. It may be made up as a king or two twin beds and a private bath with shower. To reserve Mariposa room, use the PayPal button here: 

 

 

DRAGONFLY ROOM    Available now!

         

The Dragonfly air-conditioned room faces out into the courtyard and has 2 twin beds or one king and private en-suite bathroom with Mexican-tiled bathtub and overhead shower. It is adjacent to the Garden Kitchen and Sala. To reserve Dragonfly room, use the PayPal button here: 

 

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WORKING GIRL ROOMS $1355 (single occupancy only) 

(room rate includes lodging, workshop fees, art materials, daily breakfast and all taxes)

 

There are four small rooms in the main guest house, each with its own personality, that were once actually used by the working girls of the Bordello. There is a small efficiency kitchen area nearby as well as a common patio area and living areas.

 

JOVITA ROOM   Available now!

        

The Jovita air-conditioned room is cozy with lots of light and a pleasing view. It has a queen bed with carved headboard, extra shelving and a small chair. It has a private bath with shower, and an electric fireplace for cozy nights. A nearby covered outside sitting area has a wicker couch and chairs and unusual ceremonial masks on the wall. This room has easy access to the Project Room and terrace. To reserve Jovita room, use the PayPal button here:

 

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CHIQUITA ROOM   Available now! 

       

Chiquita room is the first of four “working girl” rooms, each with its own personality. This is a cozy room near the main dining room. It has very high ceilings and a queen-size bed. There is a small gas fireplace, and chair and small table, as well as en-suite bath with shower. Nearby, there is a garden sitting area and fountain. To reserve Chiquita, use the PayPal button here: 

 

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PEPITA ROOM   Available now! 

       

The Pepita room is a cozy space with a queen-size bed, ½ stone wall, ½ antique tiled wall, and a hand painted desk and dresser combination and chair. It has a private bath with shower. Original Rubin Morales paintings are on the wall above an electric fireplace. Outside there is sitting alcove, also a nearby fountain.   To reserve Pepita, use the PayPal button here: 

 

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ROSITA ROOM    Available now!

        

The Rosita Room features a queen size bed with carved headboard, dresser and a side chair. There is an outside patio area with seating for two. Access to the Group Project Room is up the nearby stairs. This little room was original to the house but is now updated with bath, shower and sitting alcove.

To reserve Rosita, use the PayPal button here: 

 

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I hope you'll choose to treat yourself to this unique offering!       

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY WORKSHOP QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME NOW.  FRANCHESKAA312@GMAIL.COM

 

 

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FRANCHESKAA

Frances Clark

francheska312@gmail.com

or

francheskaa@comcast.net

755-772-4445

Francheskaapaints.com

 

 

 

 

Casa De La Noche

Organos 19, Centro 

San Miguel de Allende

Guanajuato Mexico 

info@casadelanoche.com

415-152-0732 (dialed from within Mexico)         

831-373-8888  (dialed from within the USA)


 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABSTRACT PAINTING with ALL YOUR SENSES

June 15 - June 22, 2019

Join FRANCHESKAA in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Hosted by

CASA DE LA NOCHE & BORDELLO GALERIA

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Francheskaa is a Tucson-based abstract artist renown for her use of movement and color. Her poured painting technique utilizes color that turns, lifts, and travels across the surface. She is an experienced art instructor with a history of many successful art exhibitions. Francheskaa has received many awards and honors for her art, including 1stPlace, Best of Show, Signature Status, and Art Teacher of the Year. Her paintings have life, they lift, they energize heart, and they surprise the heart.

Paint from your source: your heart and your soul

We will be exploring painting from all senses, with intuition being the most important source.

All levels welcomed! Participants will paint three or four paintings 28”x 30”.  Listen and feel what your intuition tells you to paint.  Learn to critique your painting while you paint using the Principles and Elements of Painting and Design.         

This is also an invitation to experience the magic of San Miguel de Allende through all your senses in the most artistic city in Mexico, recently named by Conde Nast "2018 Best City in the World" for the second year running. It is a beautiful place to see collections of paintings and all varieties of art, to walk romantic stone walkways and cobblestoned streets, and to enjoy fine International dining and local Mexican favorites.  

 

Your Workshop fee includes 4 days of painting instruction, studio workspace, 2 tours, all art supplies except personal brushes, lodging, 7 breakfasts, farewell party and gallery exhibit. The week-long workshop and lodging fee ranges between $1350 and $1900 contingent upon your room selection. 

Please bring a suitcase to carry your folded or rolled canvas 28”x30 back with you. Remember to bring your own brushes.

TOURS and ACTIVITIES: Our first tour, Fabrica la Aurora, is an old mill restored to house 40-50 galleries of international artists. Our second tour will be to Artisan Markets celebrating Mexican-made Artifacts and Crafts. On our last evening we will display our favorite pieces at the Bordello Galeria, a San Miguel favorite with an international reputation. This is your opportunity to add this exhibit to your personal resume and we will have a party to celebrate your paintings.  

OUR WORKSHOP is held in a famous old bordello, Casa de la Noche.  Participants can choose their own room, first come, first served. You may share a room with another artist for an additional $375 USD fee or invite a non-painting spouse or friend to share your room at no additional fee. Total cost is dependent upon room choice. What is unique about this place is that it has its own art studio, spacious gardens and grounds, and original art throughout the property. To learn more about Casa de la Noche, check their website: www.casadelanoche.com

HOW TO GET HERE: San Miguel de Allende is in the center of the country of Mexico. The closest airports are Leon (BJX) or Queretero (QRO) airports and a shuttle can be arranged to meet you and drive you to Casa de la Noche. This is approximately a 75-minute drive. You can also fly into Mexico City, a 3 ½ or 4-hour bus or shuttle ride. 

You will need a Passport and it needs to have an expiration date no earlier than six months prior to your travel date.  You will complete a visa provided to you on the airplane and have it stamped as you go through customs in Mexico. We encourage you to purchase travel insurance that will cover your expenses in case your plans change. 

The ATMs in San Miguel accept VISA DEBIT cards for access to Mexican pesos.  

TO REGISTER, click on the PayPal button associated with the room of your choice to make a $300 USD non-refundable deposit. Payment of the balance is required on or before June 1, 2019. Balance can be paid by check to Casa de la Noche, 1735 Crockett Lane, Hillsborough CA, 94010. Please note ‘Francheskaa Workshop’ on the memo line of your check. 

EARLY BIRD RESERVATION BONUS: Register for your room before April 15, 2019 and receive a FREE roundtrip airport shuttle to the hotel when your final payment is made by May 15, 2019.  

If you have any workshop questions please contact Francheskaa (francheskaa312@gmail.com; 775-772-44450). If you have any lodging questions please contact Barbara at Casa de la Noche (info@casadelanoche.com; 831-373-8888).

Please make your room selections below. 

Note: The multi-level hotel does not have an elevator. If you have concerns about your ability to negotiate steps, please let me know so we can help you choose your accommodation. 

There are fourteen individually decorated rooms with private baths, some with kitchenettes, and all with access to light cooking facilities and common living areas. Our main common rooms have in-floor heating and all accommodations have electric or gas heaters. 

 

SUITES $1900 (add $375 for double occupancy w/2nd artist) 

(room rate includes lodging, workshop fees, art materials, daily breakfast and all taxes)

All suites have kitchenettes, cable television, air conditioning and private en-suite baths. 

 

LA TERRAZA    Available now!

       

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This one-bedroom air-conditioned apartment has its own plant-filled terrace along with outdoor seating for two. The hand-painted tile kitchenette has many windows with a pretty view, counter seating, and a sitting area with a couch, coffee table and two chairs. Cable TV is in the living area. There is a private bath with shower. Two twin beds can be made into a king if preferred. To reserve La Terraza Suite use the Paypal button here: