Painting in Color, Oaxaca with Michelle Allen and Sunny Carvalho

Can you see me jumping up and down?! I am so excited that my friends Sunny Carvalho and Michelle Allen have agreed to do a workshop in Oaxaca. Their whimsical, colorful style of painting is absolutely perfect for Oaxaca and its colorful array of artists who use a lot of animal imagery in their paintings. I love these two and their work and am counting the days until we can all play together in Oaxaca.

Michelle and Sunny have come up with some brilliant projects for the week-long workshop. Michelle will be exploring her style of mark making as we paint along with her and then we will focus on making a niche with a clay doll. Michelle is a successful artist who actually makes her living creating whimsical, colorful offerings to stores throughout the United States, often traveling to China to oversee the factories who produce her products and attending the many gift shows necessary for people who sell their products to mainstream retail. She has a lot of great stories about her travels.

When I first met Sunny and Michelle at Artfest four years ago, Sunny was painting pretty girls, but not anymore. Her work has evolved from the sketches I saw in her journal four years ago to the hugely recognizable styled paintings that she does now, along with her clay dolls, pendants and necklaces. Oh and the purses and, well, if you know Sunny, you know that she is very prolific and who hasn’t followed her Friday night painting posts on Facebook? Look at these fantastic projects she will be teaching. So Sunny! We will also paint with Sunny and together they will do a project on our last day.

These two are just a blast to be around, combining that with great food and the magic of Oaxaca, it’s destined to be one of the best times of your life.

The trip starts and ends in the City of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico and costs $3,100. It is limited to 12 and is based on double occupancy.

It includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at Las Bugambilias
  • Painting and creating with Sunny and Michelle all week
  • Welcome fiesta
  • Cooking lesson at Seasons of My Heart Cooking School with Susanna Trilling
  • Market tour
  • Visits to artisans – black pottery and alebrijes
  • Visit to museum and paper making demonstration
  • Art supplies
  • Transportation within Oaxaca
  • Time to explore Oaxaca and its many artful offerings
  • Opportunity to sign up for massages and/or a temazcal
  • A new art tribe

Excludes airfare to/from Oaxaca and taxi to/from airport (approximatley 250 pesos)

TO REGISTER:   Click the Pay Deposit image below.  I will send paperwork to you once you have registered.

We hope that you can join us for this joyful time in Oaxaca. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me using the contact form below.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. carol gabbert says:

    How do I register for Oaxaca with Carla Sonhiem and Lynn Whipple???  Urgent!! “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  M Oliver, “The Summer Day”

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    1. Click on the Pay Deposit and it will take you to Paypal to pay your deposit. Yeah!


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