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I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

ART CLASSES - Where to find Art Classes around Costa Rica

This is just the start of a list of people and places that give various art classes around Costa Rica (mainly in the Central Valley).  It's soon to be updated!!!

If you know of anyone or person to add, please e- me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com with ALL the details you can get (questionnaire at the BOTTOM of this page).



Connect with other Artisans
Costa Rica Expat Artist Community
facebook.com/groups/287722081435663


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ALEJUELA
Gerardo Hidalgo (2-444-6333) - Acrylic, Oil and Art for Kids


CURRIDABAT
Ana Griselda Hine (2-225-9851) - Watercolor and Anatomy

Xinia Matamoros (2-276-8916) - Acrylic

Flora Zeledon (2-273-6634) - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel

Yolanda Garcia (2-234-1502) - Watercolor, Pastel, Acrylic, Oil and Drawing


DESAMPARADOS
Carmen Zuniga (2-259-0351) - Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Art for Kids


ESCAZU
ART CAMP - Rosario (8-815-6573 • ArtCampCR.com / ArtCamp07@gmail.com) and Norah (8-382-5604) - Art for Kids - 4-12 - more than teaching, they introduce them to different mediums and then allow them to explore THEMSELVES to FLY!! Watercolor, paper mache, collage, clay, mosaics. I spoke with Rosario and she’s an AMAZING Spirit. During “summer” they also have a “camp” also.

Max Rojas (2-215-1201) - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Wood Carving and Art for Kids

Manuel Jimenez (8-392-4760) - Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic and Art for Kids

Noemy Leon (2-289-8015) - Oil, Acrylic, Drawing

Guiselle Arias (2-289-5489) - Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Technique and Pastel

Mario Parra (2-228-1050) - Sculpture

Elena Alpizar (8-384-6993 / 2-215-1892) - Art for Kids 5-10 y.o.

Zoraya Gorgochea (2-228-9634) - Oil

Nelly Eyo (2-289-7489) - Pastel

Jorge Araya (2-288-6759) - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic and Pastel

Hernan Ramirez (8-302-9741) - Art Classes at home, Oil, Drawing, Acrylic

Odette Neveu (2-241-4382) - Wood Painting, Rosemailing, Repousse Work (also Moravia?)

Milagro Carrillo (8-382-9375) - Drawing, Acrylic, Watercolor and Art for Kids

Arian Garnier (2-228-6541) - Acrylic-Mix technique


GRECIA
Diana Arrieta (8-399-7580) - Oil


HEREDIA
JUDE Maceren
Learn how to draw & paint in acrylic, oil, watercolor of florals, landscape and figure subjects  (I LOVE LOVE LOVE his work!!!  One of my FAV artists in Costa Rica)
San Rafael de Heredia (2-260-5720 - tell him Vicki Connected you!!!)
Jose Vargas (2-260-5720) - Oil

Pedro Serech (2-231-2947) - Oil, Acrylic, Art for Kids

Juan Camacho (8-384-2423) - Watercolor


LIBERIA
Ulises Jimenez and Xochit Sierralta (2-665-3129) - Oil Sculpture


MONTE VERDE
Community Arts Center (http://MVInstitute.org / 2-645-6121 / MViarte@MVInstitute.org) - Sunday classes for kids.


MORAVIA
Gilberto Aquino (2-297-0797) - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic

Odette Neveu (2-241-4382) - Wood Painting, Rosemailing, Repousse Work (also Escazu)


PAVAS
Diana Robles (2-231-3206) - Oil, Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel and Watercolor


ROHRMOSER
Luz Letelier (2-232-1220 / 2-289-4693) - Kids 3-12

Elisa Morera (8-361-1411 / 2-296-4682) - Oil and Acrylic for 15+

Mercedes Pinagel (2-232-0624) - Watercolor, Oil, Drawing, Chalk Pastels


SAN FRANCISCO DE DOS RIOS
Edith Castro (2-227-1382) - Oil, Acrylic and Drawing, Art Classes at Home


SAN JOSE -
Adam
(http://NexusVisions.com  •  milford_59@hotmail.com)
Adam paints Mandalas and says he can teach pretty much teach anyone to do the same.
PRICE:  $10/hr plus materials.

During the “Summer” (actually the gringo “winter” - when the kids are off on summer break - about mid-Dec. till Feb.) - many of the museums do classes - especially for kids. Check with their Education Centers
Children’s Museum / Museo del Niño (2-223-7003 / 2-258-4929)
National Museum / Nacional Museo (2-257-1433 / 2-257-1434 / 2-222-1229 / 2-221-0295)
Arts and Contemporary Design Museum / Arte y Diseño Contempraneo (http://MADC.ac.cr / 2-257-7202 / 2-257-9370 / educacion@MADC.ac.cr)
Costa Rican Art Museum / Artes Costarriccenses (2-222-7155 / 2-222-7247)
Central Bank Museum / Numismatic Museo (http://MuseosDelBancoCentral.org / 2-243-4202 / ACTIVITY CALENDAR: http://MuseosDelBancoCentral.org/ENG/actividades/calendario.php)

BARRIO ESCALANTE
Galeria Valanti (2-224-0994 / 2-253-1659 / http://GaleriaValanti.com/pages/artclasses.htm / info@galeriavalanti.com) - Classes in Oil on Canvas, Acrylic on Canvas, Painting for Kids, Drawing, Human Figures as well as Musical Appreciation.

Guillermo Porras (8-387-1023 / 8-356-8567) - Oil, Acrylic

SAN PEDRO
Jim Theologis (2-225-6565) - I here Jim is a 'Master' award winning, famous pastel artist. Acrylic, Oil and Pastel
University of Costa Rica offers some non-credit classes when schools are out on vacation.

Arte Espacio Studio (inside Hotel Milvia) - Florencia Urbina (225-4543 / 383-7735-c / Urbinarte@hotmail.com) - Tutorial-customized one-on-one classes for each students desires. Watercolors, Acrylic, Oil, Pencils, Pastels, Charcol, Spray Paint, Ceramics, Art Appreciation (geared towards Costa Rican Art). She also takes people to other artists studios and galleries.


SANTA ANA
Anais Morera (2-203-4692 / Anais_delaribera@yahoo.es) - Ceramic Making &/or Painting. She also has a Kiln to cook your pieces and she can do Ceramic Painting parties at her house in Salitral or your place!! FUN!!
http://livinglifeincostarica.blogspot.com/2007/11/resources-art-classes.html
Carmen Maria Lira (2-282-8655 / 8-828-5531) - Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Sculpture, Art for Kids

Carmen Guillen (2-203-3315) - Oil, Acrylic

WATERCOLOR CLASSES - Was holding classes at Rancho Macho Restaurant - with beautiful views of the Central Valley. All abilities are welcome from beginners to advanced. A British teacher with over 25 experience as an illustrator and university lecturer. 
 Amanda Blake 2-203-7202 / amandablake33@yahoo.com

Margie found a sign in Spanish that was about Drawing and Painting Classes (2-282-9259 / 8-335-8359)

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(a bunch of this list is thanx to the folks at Art Depot in Escazu)

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1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Great list!