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Creating Art with 5 Senses - workshop with Linda Laino

Cost: 1000 pesos (includes all materials)

No experience required. English and Spanish speakers welcome.

No se requiere experiencia. Taller bilingüe.

How do artists create? Is it natural ability? Is it learned technique? Is it something hazy and nebulous called “talent”? Art-making, in part requires noticing, seeing, recording, hearing, touching and paying attention. In other words, artists use or learn to use all of their senses. A good deal of art “making” is done before any tool is put to paper.

Rather than creating through any kind of logic, learned response or technique, this class will explore ways to tap into each sense in order to “see” things in a new way without preconception and learn how to translate what is sensed into a visual artwork. If you have ever felt the desire to create something, but did not know where to begin, let this class open up a space where you can discover a way to sprout that creative seed using what nature has already given you. This is a class offered to all levels of experience and a variety of media will be used.

Additional considerations: please bring your own lunch.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please send an email to Linda at for payment options.

About Linda Laino

For over 30 years, Linda has been making art in one form or another. Originally from Philadelphia; Richmond, Virginia had been home for most of her adult life. Having recently moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her senses have been infused with new life and a reverence for the sacred impermanence of everyday beauty.

Receiving her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus in textiles, Linda’s working life since then has taken many forms including teaching, textile restoration, small business owner, purveyor of books, waitress and cook. She has toiled at these occupations separately over the years and at times, all at once! All of this in an effort to sustain her art-making, which remains an activity inseparable from her life. While pondering mystery in all forms remains central to Linda’s work, she tries not to question what leads her hand and eye too much, but to continue to trust in life and marvel at nature’s ingenuity.

Finding beautiful things on the ground is a favorite pastime.

To see some of Linda’s work, please visit

Fri Aug 15, 2014 10am – 2pm Central Time - Mexico City
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