Here are the details…
Paint FEARLESS retreat with Connie Solera
Dates: Retreat 1: Monday, November 6 – Monday, November 13, 2017
Retreat 2: Wednesday, November 15 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Place: Art House Oaxaca, artist residency created by Lisa Sonora, an American artist living in Oaxaca.
Early Bird Cost: $1795 (must purchase before March 1, 2017 — after March 1st price is $1895).
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 ARTISTS
Included in registration:
-Pre-trip notes and guidelines
-Seven nights double occupancy lodging
-Seven breakfasts and six lunches
-Mezcal, agave honey, chocolate and traditional beverage tastings
-Guided walking tour of historic Oaxaca’s must-see sights for painters, including a stop at the art supply store for paint you can only get in Mexico
-Tour Oaxaca’s indigenous craft villages
-Visit local artist studios
-Shop and eat at a bustling local market
-Special Paint FEARLESS gift
-Advice on travel plans before or after the trip, if desired
NOT included in registration: Air, travel, dinner, supplies.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS BEFORE REGISTERING.
By registering you agree to the following terms:
Confirmation & Communication
You’ll receive a welcome email within 24 hours after you make your deposit. This is your registration confirmation, and contains helpful info to get you started planning your trip to Oaxaca. Please keep this email in a safe place. It’s recommended that you print it out.
IMPORTANT: All retreat information will be emailed to the email addresses you used when registering. If you require the materials be sent to an alternate email address, please email Support@DirtyFootprints-Studio.com and let us know right away.
We’ll email you important travel and workshop information, as we get closer to the trip, and don’t want you to miss anything.
Cancellations, Refunds, & Payment Schedule
A deposit of $500 USD will hold you space.
Cancellations made before September 1, 2017: Refunds, minus a $150 service fee, will be made until September 1, 2017. On and/or after September 1, 2017, your registration fee is non-refundable. Please email your cancellation to Support@DirtyFootprints-Studio.com with your full name and email address used to purchase registration. Your refund will be issued via Pay Pal within 72 business hours of receiving your cancellation.
Registration is NOT transferable.
The final balance of $1395 is due by August 31, 2017.
You’ll receive an invoice from us for the final balance. If you’d like to pay the balance in two payments a month apart, no problem. Just reply to your confirmation letter and let us know.
On and after September 1, 2017. ALL SALES FINAL.
Lodging & Meals
Because lodging is double occupancy rooms, you will be assigned a roommate, or please let us know who you’ll be rooming with if you are attending with a friend.
Also included in the Paint FEARLESS registration is seven breakfasts and six lunches, but because Oaxacan cuisine is so wonderful, dinners are not prearranged to give you freedom to choose where and what to eat. Lisa Sonora, our host, will point you to her favorite restaurants and even make reservations for you.
Everything is an easy walk from Art House Oaxaca (where you’ll be lodging and enjoying studio time). Taxi’s are abundant and affordable if you prefer not to walk.
There is also a lovely cafe on site. Most people pair up or go to dinner in groups, so don’t worry about dining alone. Travel costs are not included.
A supply list will be included in your welcome email. We’ll be painting mainly with acrylic paints in a large Canson Mixed Media sketchbook as well as experimenting with Tombow pens and watercolors in a smaller sketchbook while we are out exploring. None of the supplies will be very expensive.
You DO need a passport that doesn’t expire for six months from your date of entry to Mexico.
You’ll fly into the Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca airport.
Airport code is: OAX
Oaxaca does have a direct flight from the USA from Houston, on United Airlines.
Otherwise, you likely change planes in Mexico City (really easy) from your city of origin.
From the Oaxaca airport, you’ll take a taxi to the lodging and workshop location. Detailed instructions and the address will be provided with your trip welcome info.
Taxi fare is about $7 per person, and there is just one taxi counter inside the airport. Easy and stress free!
I like to search for airfares on Skyscanner.com
You can see recommended travel routes by train, plane, ferry and car to and from any destination on the Rome2Rio website.
If you have a question or concern please do not hesitate to email Support@DirtyFootprints-Studio.com.
All photos of Mexico were taken by Lisa Sonora of Art House Oaxaca and Connie Solera.