Art Workshops in Guatemala


21 - 30  MARCH  2012


Guatemala is a land of ancient architecture, colorful Mayan markets, beautiful indigenous faces and magnificent light - everything you need to create stunning images.     


It's simply a matter of knowing how and when to put it all together.   


Join  Liza Fourré 

and learn how to do just that.  You'll explore Guatemala while you learn how to better your image making skills and discover ways to manage and even publish all those wonderful new images !!  (Image: Dona Margarita and granddaughter by Liza Fourre) 


Stunning images require magnificent light -- and a photographer who understands how and when to shoot in that light.  Its quality, its color, and where its coming from all  

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 determine whether your resulting images will be mediocre or exceptional.  You'll spend early mornings and evenings out shooting (when the light is magic) and mid-day in class and critique sessions (with time off for just enjoying your wonderful surroundings).    


Liza will cover working with people, helping them feel natural in front of camera, composition, shooting tight and the all important - light - where it's coming from and how to make it work for you. 


 (Image: Ruinas El Carmen by Liza Fourre)   


diane tempest tortilla maker We start out in lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site La Antigua Guatemala, visiting small outlying villages (sometimes in a pickup truck), learning how to make tamales, meeting local families. (Image: Tortilla maker by Diane Tempest)    


We'll also meet Calixta and learn about Mayan ceremonies, including an introduction to the 2012 long count Mayan calendar and what the 21 December 2012 end date is all about.        


Then we will spend two nights up at the lovely Posada Santiago in Santiago Atitlan, where women still wash clothes on the shores of Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. While in Santiago, we'll spend time exploring other lakeside villages, such as San Juan la Laguna, and spend some time discussing the Maya calendar and what 2012 is all about.  


processionblackA highlight of your trip will be the opportunity to photograph the processions that wind thru the streets of Antigua every Sunday during Lent.  We'll be there for the impressive procession from Iglesia San Bartolo - one of the biggest processions of the year.    


To honor God and show their faith, families construct carpets - alfombras - made of sawdust, pine needles and flowers in the streets in front of their homes.  They are unbelievable !!    

And even more fun, we'll meet mid day, after having a chance to see other carpets, to put out pine needles, cut flowers and design and make our own carpet.      


Join us for an unforgettable experience !!      


**Total package price, including tuition, lodging in a lovely colonial style hotel, a hearty breakfast each morning, ground transportation and some pretty interesting cultural experiences is US$1,985.  


**Just contact Liza via email, call 612-825-0747  

or skype (lizafourre) and we'll get you set to go!!   


You may also simply fill out and mail in the registration form  

on our web page, along with a $500 deposit.     




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