Experimental Painting Classes in Ink, Collage, Acrylic
and Watercolor
Britt Zaist creates rich, colorful ink abstractions. She teaches the process in a two-day workshop, which will leave you wanting to go home and make your own creations. Besides demonstrating permanent ink applications, she incorporates methods of working with collage, acrylic and watercolor into her work. On the first day there will be discussion on materials, techniques, theory and composition. A demonstration follows, which ends with students working with the materials to create five paintings. The second day consists of discussion about the work created and the use of finishing techniques. Students will leave with their class artwork and printed class information on techniques, etc. to be able to work on their own.
Class Hours / Days:
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Suggested Days: Tuesday and Friday. Dates are flexible.
Classes of 2 to 3 people are $100 USD per person or peso equivalent, plus $50 USD or peso equivalent for materials. Private Lessons are $150 USD or peso equivalent, plus $50 USD or peso equivalent for materials.
Below are three examples of work created in these workshops.

(Click the image to enlarge it)
"Myth or Memory"
ink, 27.5" x 37"
"Silver Gold"
acrylic, 26 ½" x 34"
ink, 27" x 34"
4-Hour Demonstration Workshop by BRITT ZAIST
For people who don't have the time for a two-day workshop, there is a demonstration workshop available. This is a one day, 4-hour demonstration workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Britt can arrange a day to fit your schedule. Private or group demonstrations are available. The price is $75.00 USD per person. Britt demonstrates all of the techniques from her two-day workshop, giving each student works that are created during the demonstration as well as her comprehensive reference booklet. When time is short, this is the perfect introduction to experimental painting.

Britt Zaist is a Life Member of the Art Students League of New York City. She studied with Mario Cooper, AWS and Maxine Masterfield, AWS, among others. She is also known for her bold, gestural, sumi-like ink drawings, especially those of animals. She is co-founder of Galeria Izamal, a co-operative art gallery in San Miguel de Allende, México.
Calle Arroyo del Atascadero
Callejón Sin Salida #14
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. 37700 México.
Telephone: (415) 152-6171
Cell: 044 415 115 5888
Email:  brittzaist@yahoo.com
Fax: 011 52 415 152 3672
Galería Izamal
#80 Mesones, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GTO. 37700
TEL: (415) 154-5409
Henry Vermillion teaches drawing ("Expressive Drawing") from January through April and June through October at the studio / classroom at Mesones 14 (rear) in San Miguel de Allende. The classes are structured for both beginners and practicing artists, and stress fundamentals (many art schools in the 60's - 80's put little emphasis on fundamental skills, especially drawing).

In drawing, the live model is generally used. He teaches how to see as an artist sees, finding and simplifying forms and how to use contour and gesture. Each person is given individual attention and often, individual assignments, according to their aptitudes and needs.

Since visitors to San Miguel have varying lengths of stay, the drawing classes are structured in two-week segments (though drop-in classes can also be arranged). Cost per class is $250 pesos (about $20 US), with a 10% discount for advance payment for two weeks. Classes are normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 pm. The classes are structured, but the atmosphere is relaxed and there are tea/coffee breaks and treats. Class size is limited to 10.

If there is sufficient interest, watercolor and oil painting classes may be held. Commissioned portraits are also welcome.

In addition, at his house each Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm, Henry has an open life drawing session with a live model; no instruction. The cost is $70 pesos. This Tuesday session is a tradition going back more than 25 years.
Drawing & Painting Classes by HENRY VERMILLION
Two of our artists offer classes in various areas. Please see information below for each artist's classes.
Classes & Workshops
Portrait of Britt by Henry Vermillion
Drawing by Henry Vermillion
To contact Henry Vermillion
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Calle del Arroyo de Atascadero
Callejon Sin Salida #14
San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 37700 Mexico
#14 Mesones, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 37700 Mexico
Galeria Izamal
#80 Mesones
San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 37700 Mexico
Telephone: 011 52 415 154 5409

Galeria Vermillion
Canal #21, Int. 110 (Plaza Colonial)
(415) 152.6171

Telephone: 011 52 415 152 6171
Fax: 011 52 415 152 3672
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