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Friday, December 7, 2018

2018 SMA-Tour: Parroquia, Toys and Tin

Opuntia ficus-indica (dry land prickly pear), gouache by Lynn Williamson



It is surprising how much students can do in less than eight hours if the environment is inspirational! Gouache was a new medium for most of the workshop participants and all did produce, if not completely finished piece, very close to a plate ready to be matted and framed. The plant was Opuntia ficus-indica

In the afternoon we got a tour of of the second oldest church of San Miguel, Iglesia de San Rafael founded in 1742. We also took a closer look at the Parroquia and learned if its underground tunnels. The tunnel system connects all the other churches and the richest houses in San Miguel, they are wide enough for horses and wagons!!!
We visited the fantastic toy museum (with more than 1000 handmade toys) and then drove little outside of town to a tin workshop, Arte de San Miguel. Finally we finished the day at the artisan/organic food market.
More pictures from the day please click here  
  
Handmade tin stars for the Christmas decoration made by Arte de San Miguel

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