Linocut Printmaking with Artemio
  • Pátzcuaro, Mexico
  • 20 hours over 5 days

Linocut Printmaking with Artemio

Learn linocut printing from Mexican master printmaker Artemio in Pátzcuaro, a "pueblo mágico” founded in 1300 by tarascan tribes. Artemio will guide you through the entire process of carving plates and printing them by hand or in a letterpress – with his studio overlooking Lake Pátzcuaro.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea, Lunch

Pricing

One Guest
USD $1000
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $540

Accommodation

One Guest
USD $500
Additional guest(s)
USD $315

Meet the Artist

Artemio is a master printmaker making linocut prints for 30 years. He got introduced to art at the age of 17 when he apprenticed and learned letterpress printing from Mexican master typographer Juan Pascoe near his hometown. In 2002, he founded a printmaking studio in Los Angeles, and after a few years, returned to Mexico where he re-established his home, printing press, and gallery.

As a printmaker who works primarily in black and white, Rodríguez’s signature style emphasizes simplicity and clarity. In form, his prints are bold and provocative and pay tribute to Mexican print artists such as Jośe Guadalupe Posada. Both artists excel at pushing the craft of printmaking to its limits. In addition to creating posters, books, and portfolios, he has also applied his imagery to vintage trucks and skateboards. These works can be seen internationally in galleries and museum collections.

His larger goal is to keep exploring and promoting printmaking until he feels he has contributed something important to the medium. He fully expects this to take a lifetime. Besides this, he and his partner enjoy caring for their 11 year old son Mateo and pet animals. Wow! What a treat to experience a tiny bit of his journey when you visit.

VAWAA Includes:

  • An introduction to printmaking history.
  • Sketch and plan a series of small to medium sized lino plate/s.
  • Learn about the tools and materials.
  • Carve linoleum or mdf plates.
  • Print by hand and on a letterpress.
  • Edition a series of your own prints.
  • Visit the town of Pátzcuaro and printmaking studios, galleries and artists friends.
  • Boat ride to the islands on Lake Patzcuaro and a visit to Tzintzuntzan.
  • Option to visit Juan Pascoe and Taller Martin Pescador in Tácambaro.
  • Other activities that you can do on your own include visiting other historic local towns nearby where crafts are produced; museums and churches in the city of Morelia; hike or walk in the surrounding fields and mountains; and exploring cafes, restaurants in town.

Stay at Artemio's

Stay in Artemio's guest house right in the heart of Patzcuaro, about 30 mins from Artemio's studio. You can take the public bus for a local experience or Artemio can pick up and drop-off. The house is fully equipped with two living rooms, two bedrooms, fireplaces in each room, kitchen, and a terrace with views of the rooftops and the lake. Simple homemade lunch, snacks and drinks are included with your stay.

You also have the option to stay in Artemio's traditional wood guest cabin at his home studio. The cabin has a small kitchenette, ecological bathroom, hot shower, living room area with sofa bed and loft with beds for up to four people. The environment is peaceful with friendly donkeys, dogs and cats on the premises. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking.

Explore Pátzcuaro

Pátzcuaro is a magical town that still remains true to its indigenous (Purepecha and Tarasco) heritage. It is 50 minutes away from the capital city of Morelia, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous throughout Mexico for Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

Artemio’s home studio is located in the outskirts of Santa Ana Chapitiro, one of the indigenous communities surrounding Lake Pátzcuaro. His studio overlooks Janitzio Island. This region is rich in tradition and handcrafts dating pre-Hispanic times. The town of Pátzcuaro is as it was over 488 years ago, when Spanish priests settled in the area. It has been labeled a magic town "pueblo mágico" because of its beautiful plaza, many churches, beautiful old adobe buildings, and a sky full of white clouds.

Additional Details

Pátzcuaro is beautiful year round to visit. However, it is best known for the Day of the Dead celebrations from October 30 - November 3.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 10 days. Please include a note in your booking request.

Must be 18 years or older. Unfortunately, this session cannot be adapted for people in wheelchairs as there are stairs leading to the studio. There are also dogs, cats, and two donkeys on the premises. If you are allergic to these animals, please bring suitable medication before you arrive.

Artemio speaks Spanish and English.
Artemio's Availability 5 days

Guest Reviews

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  • Angela C., United States

    My weeklong linocut printmaking apprenticeship with Artemio was an absolutely amazing experience. I feel honored to be the first person to participate in this one.

    Artemio shared his own art journey with me and showed me new techniques and helpful references. He encouraged me to work more fearlessly by treating everything as an exercise. I haven’t quite developed my own style yet, but I was ab
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