Join artist Sarah Pinkerton on a creative journey of reverence and gratitude in Bucerías, Mexico. Discover the Latin American folk art tradition of retablos while you learn mixed media and assemblage techniques. By the end of the workshop you’ll have created a 3-panel wood retablo reflecting your worldview, ready to display on a wall or table.

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About the Workshop

  • Cost: $3600 MXN | (50% non-refundable deposit due at registration)
  • Dates: Nov. 17-18, Dec. 15-16, Jan. 19-20, Feb. 16-17, Mar. 22-23, April 19-20
  • Time: 10am - 1pm (6 hours total)
  • Location: Diseño Natural gallery
  • All supplies provided
  • Completed retablo will measure approx. 8” x 10” when closed
  • All skill levels welcome | Adult/teen appropriate
  • Max 12 students | Min 6 students
  • BONUS: Access to private online community for continued learning


  • Layering and distressing effects with paint
  • Using stencils to print and draw
  • Drawing techniques to create faces and figures
  • Creating collage papers
  • Applying collage & assemblage methods

The Instructor

Sarah is the founder and creative director of See Three Studios, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Bucerías, Mexico. After a 20 year career in art education, she made the transition back to her first love: surface pattern design. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Textile Design.

Why this Workshop is for You

1. You love all the rustic, weathered, chippy-painted wood and and want to learn how to create those same effects. 2. You love the folk art of Mexico and want to create something that pays homage to those traditions. 3. You feel intimidated by drawing (especially faces) and want to learn some creative “hacks.” 4. You learn best hands-on in a laid-back, supportive environment. 5. You enjoy nurturing your creative spirit, and want to spend the afternoon with folks who feel the same way.