NOTE: The February workshop (23rd.–27th.) is now fully booked, as of Nov. 22, 2014 –there is a waiting list...

Donna Dickson also gives ongoing classes year 
round in San Miguel
Here for information

email Donna:

 Workshops are limited to 12 persons with intermediate to advanced skill levels in oil, watercolor, or acrylic technique. You must have reasonable drawing skills. Some experience with plein air  would be an asset but painters who have never tried plein air but wish to  develop their skills in the technique of working on location are also encouraged to join. There will be 2 instructors, highly skilled in both water media and oils available at all times for help and encouragement


Upcoming Workshops in 
San Miguel & Riviera Nayarit
Donna & Tom Dickson

A typical, tranquil morning at Rincon de Guayabitos,  Riviera Nayarit. 
Our new studio is on the hill, overlooking the 
warm, clear waters of Jaltemba Bay.
Below; part of the view from our studio deck.

We'll be moving into the new studio mid-April! We plan to return to San Miguel over the coming years to give at least one workshopduring the "winter" months. The February one is a tradition by now, and it's always a pleasure to paint in the streets of San Miguel. But we may add another in 2016, -It's been booked well in advance the last couple of years, so we've been having to turn people away.
But the really exciting news is that we'll be painting and teaching on the coast, from September 'till June, in the future. The subject matter 
around Jaltemba bay is an endless inspiration; the Pacific Ocean with 
all the colourful boats afloat; the life of the beach; the rugged mountains with their misty jungle vegetation spilling down toward the sea; the play of surf and sand; the sun falling behind the islands, 
serving up the most gorgeous sunsets imaginable, as it drops into the warm tropical sea...  
Our location is one hour, by car or bus, north of Puerto Vallarta. We 
first saw Jaltemba Bay (Rincon & La Penita) back in 1970, when it had 
little more than just a few thatch-roofed fishing palapas, scattered here and there  along the beach -long before this coast gained the distinction of being Mexico's "Riviera Nayarit". It was beautiful then of course, but in a wild, unsophisticated way. It has since blossomed into one of Mexico's prime beach detinations - while retaining a real, authentic Mexican charm. The hotels are well run, clean, comfortable, and affordable. The same can be said of the many excellent seafood restaurants, and the crime rate is so low as to be essentially non-existent.

We'll have to get settled in before we announce specific workshop and art class dates, but we will do so well in advance of next season.

If you would like to see more recent photos of Jaltemba Bay

click here

© Donna Lee Dickson 2014