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Sketch Your Way Around SMA

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Meagan

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Put on your comfy walking shoes and let's look at San Miguel de Allende through your sketchbook! We'll meet in the main jardin in front of the big, pink neo-Gothic church, "La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel", and begin with some warm-up exercises before sketching our way around town. Our small groups of no more than 6 will have an opportunity to discuss what we see and how to capture the essence of your travels through this colorful Mexican colonial-era city in your pocket sketchbook, which will be provided to you, as will a pencil (but you are welcome to bring along your own art tools as well). This is Urban Sketching without the rules, and we'll cover the basics of how to sketch while traveling. We'll spend time walking in Centro, sketching on location, and will end in a local café, where you can add color to your sketches with paints, pens and markers that I provide. You'll leave with your colorful sketchbook, and the encouragement to continue to sketch your daily life.
Put on your comfy walking shoes and let's look at San Miguel de Allende through your sketchbook! We'll meet in the main jardin in front of the big, pink neo-Gothic church, "La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel", and begin with some warm-up exercises before sketching our way around town. Our small groups of no more than 6 will have an opportunity to discuss what we see and how to capture the essence of your travels through this colorful Mexican col…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Sketchbook, pencil & sharpener will be given to you. My paints, markers & c...
From $37
/ person
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Meet your host, Meagan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a passionate daily sketcher, founder of the Urban Sketchers SMA Regional Chapter, and I also organize and host travel sketching workshops throughout Mexico, where we take the time to immerse ourselves in the fascinating art and architecture of Mexico. Sketching on location has enriched my travels, and creates a unique and personal sketchbook of a specific time and place. I love to teach people how to simply sketch their travels, without the rules of urban sketching because there is no wrong way to sketch!
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Where you'll be

We'll walk to a few of the famed Spanish Baroque style churches located in the center of town, a Mexican folk art store, an open plaza with vendors and people, and end our sketch walk in the serene courtyard of Bellas Artes, where there is also an exceptional café. We don't get many rain days, but in the case of inclement weather or cold temperatures, we'll head inside and explore art and architecture from the inside.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Valerie
October 2019
Meagan is a warm, thoughtful, kind person, a wonderful teacher, and an inspiring woman and artist. I will never forget our afternoon together, teaching me about sketching, sharing her perspective and her art, helping me find mine, and seeing her create; it was an awesome experience!
Meagan is a warm, thoughtful, kind person, a wonderful teacher, and an inspiring woman and artist. I will never forget our afternoon together, teaching me about sketching, sharing…
Lori
June 2019
Meagan was fantastic! She pulled me out of my shell with exercises designed to quickly capture the architecture and spirit of the city. She helped me re-capture my love for drawing.
Cathy
May 2019
Originally, I enrolled in this adventure with the sneaky intention of jump starting my husband’s long dormant sketching practice. What I didn’t count on was the activation of my own previously never before exercised sketch hand. Meagan sketches for her decompression and is able to help you find that switch within you. James really enjoyed her instruction and the seed is germinating in me as well. You do not need any skill or talent to benefit from Meagan’s instruction. Added bonus... you learn a bit about cafes and shops along the way.
Originally, I enrolled in this adventure with the sneaky intention of jump starting my husband’s long dormant sketching practice. What I didn’t count on was the activation of my ow…
Chris
May 2019
Such a super fun time. Meagan is super warm and friendly. I lived her passion and her ability to transfer it to solid teaching skills. I had a blast!
James
April 2019
Meagan is a wonderful hosts. She’s passionate and enthusiastic. I had never sketched before but had a great time and found it to be a good way to view the style and architecture.
Jane
March 2019
Highly recommend Meagan and her sketching. She is fun and easy to be with, and has inspired me to get back to painting and also to practice sketching on my travels. Thank you, Meagan!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience is open to beginners and people who have never sketched. The idea is to begin to see with different eyes and to capture your travels in a sketchbook. There is no wrong way to sketch.

What to bring

Sketching tools, if available

Bottle of water