Art Workshops in Guatemala
Calling all Book Art, Collage and Mixed Media enthusiasts !! 

Book Altering, Collage, Mini Altars

 with  KIT DAVEY  
book in box kit

  17 - 26  March 2011

Would you like a fun and rewarding art cultural experience in Guatemala ???  Then come join artist and designer KIT DAVEY for this adventure and learn easy techniques for collage and assemblage, using paper, paint and small 3-D objects.  Art sessions will be a combination of instructor demonstrations, time for individual experimenting, sharing techniques and ideas, and together exploring Antigua for
materials and inspiration.  

Some of the techniques you'll learn include paper weaving, rubbings, layering paint and paper, sewing on paper, pop-ups, and  incorporating metal, wire, and glass beads into your work (This is only a partial list of the techniques and projects!).  Projects will include book altering, embellishing old photos, keeping a trip journal, match box books, making artist trading cards and mail art and creating mini-altars. Your theme-based projects will expand your creativity and help you practice your new techniques.  You'll come home with many completed works, lots of enthusiasm and new ideas to use in your art.  This class is appropriate for all art skill levels and backgrounds. 


kit kids facing outKit is a visual artist, teacher, interior designer, columnist, essential Feng Shui practitioner and life coach - WHEW !!  She is definitely one of our more versatile and high energy instructors.

 Kit has worked with collage and mixed media for over 20 years and her goal is to "create delight by combining found objects, ephemera and paper to tell a new story."  Kit began her career as a bilingual third grade teacher, but then studied interior design to better restore her 'fixer upper' home.     Her business, A Fresh Look, strives to help others 'create beauty, harmony and order' in their homes. Kit also writes a nationally syndicated design column for "Content That Works". 

As a lifelong flea marketer, scavenger and pack rat, Kit has always been attracted to objects from other eras and has honed her refurbishing, recycling and recombining skills.  She began to integrate her finds into collages and assemblages and soon developed her own style and voice. Kit later discovered a collage class at the Palo Alto Art Center and was delighted to find other artists who shared her mania and began teaching her techniques there.  She is an organized, efficient and creative teacher who consistently receives high ratings from her students. 

To learn more about Kit as an artist and instructor, check out her website:
 Found Object Art  or email

To learn more about Art Workshops in Guatemala  and 15 years of providing great
learning and cultural experiences, call Liza  612-825-0747.

making alfombra*** A highlight of this workshop is Sunday, when you'll see 'alfombras' - carpets made of sawdust, flowers and pine needles that families design and create in the streets in front of their homes.  They do this each Sunday during Lent, before processions pass by -- hundreds of people from churches carrying 'andas' - heavy floats - on their shoulders, with figures of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and other saints.

*** Total package price, including tuition, lodging in lovely colonial style hotels, a hearty breakfast each morning, ground transportation and some pretty interesting field trips is approximately US$1,845. 
Art supplies are not included.

** If you'd like to join us, just fill out and send in the
registration form on our web page.


Art Workshops in Guatemala    Liza Fourré / Director   Phone: (612) 825-0747   

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