The Nature of Mexico: Explorations in Multi Media
Queretaro, Mexico

February 5 - 12, 2011

Join artist Geninne D. Zlatkis for a week in Queretaro, Mexico. Yes, that’s right! - Geninne from Geninne’s Art Blog! This is a four day workshop with two free days. The workshop will be in Geninne’s studio and includes a hand carved stamp tutorial and simple ways to incorporate stamp design onto something useful like wrapping paper, cards, journals, basic watercolor techniques, journaling and mixed media collage incorporating vintage ephemera and collected bits of paper from your Mexican workshop/vacation. You will be sent out on an adventure exploring in Queretaro to find special memorabilia to use in your collage. Queretaro is one of Mexico's cleanest and safest cities. The old colonial town was inscribed in 1996 as World Heritage by the UNESCO.

The group will be staying at Hotel La Casa de la Marquesa - a historical baroque home turned into an exclusive luxury hotel. This beautiful historical building is just one block away from the main square of the city and close to restaurants and shopping. We will travel as a group to the studio each workshop day.

Geninne is an artist/illustrator living in the beautiful colonial city of Queretaro in Mexico with her husband Manolo, their two very creative boys & a cute border collie puppy named Turbo.
She was born in New York, but shortly after her parents began traveling around South America, where she lived in seven different countries and went to several English speaking schools. She studied architecture in Chile for a couple of years before graduating as a graphic artist in Mexico.
She works in a variety of media, including watercolor, ink, and pencil. She sews, embroiders, loves to hand carve rubber stamps and sells prints of her watercolors at her online Etsy Shop She loves birds, flowers, and has been taking photos since she was 15 years old.


Saturday, February 5th
Travel Day
You will be met at La Casa de la Marquesa according to your arrival times. Rooms will be assigned so head to the front desk for check in and after you have settled in everyone will join as a group (depending on your arrival times) and head out to a café or restaurant to get to know each other.

Sunday, February 6th
Everyone will head via taxi to Geninne’s studio. Meet at 10:30am after breakfast. Hand carved stamp tutorial & simple ways to incorporate their stamp design onto something useful like wrapping paper, cards, journals, etc... Bring all your supplies. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Monday, February 7th
Meet at 10:30am in the lobby after breakfast and head to the studio. Geninne will teach basic watercolor techniques.

Tuesday, February 8th
This is a free day to explore Queretaro. Remember to gather bits of paper and ephemera during this day for tomorrow mixed media collage. Geninne will discuss some options that inspire her and we can either head out as a group or on your own to adventure and discover. It is highly suggested that you take a road trip to San Miguel Allende for the day. More will be discussed – Mary will have options for travel and suggestions where to go.

Wednesday, February 9th
Meet after breakfast at 10:30am in the lobby and we will head to the studio. Mixed media collage incorporating vintage ephemera and collected bits of paper from the trip. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, February 10th
Meet after breakfast at 10:30am in the lobby and we will head to the studio. Journaling. We can incorporate all we've learned into a journal about the trip. Lunch will be provided. There will be a special Mexican celebration dinner tonight with Geninne

Friday, August 27th
Free Day – To be discussed depending on the weather and what is happening in Queretaro. You can either participant as a group or head out to adventure, bike ride or shop on your own and follow your interests.

Saturday, August 28th
Travel Day

Included in this Ace Camp:

  • 7 nights at Hotel La Casa de la Marquesa, Queretaro, Mexico (rooms are based on double occupancy)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches (lunch is provided each workshop day)
  • Celebration Mexican dinner on the 4 day of the workshop at Geninne's home.
  • 4 day workshop with Geninne D. Zlatkis
  • Transportation to and from the studio from the hotel

  • Fee: $1495.00 - airfare is not included.
    Deposit: $1000.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed.
    Final Payment of $495.00 due January 7, 2011

    You will also have free days to roam around Queretaro or head off on a field trip to San Miquel Allende or other surrounding areas that might interest you.
    Artists of all levels, from beginner to experienced are encouraged to participate.
    You will be sent a list of supplies to bring upon registration.
    The workshop is limited to 10 people. We are expecting to fill up quickly. It is suggested to register early

    REGISTER - here