Photo Essay: My Day at Art School in Mexico City

by Ekua on January 14, 2012 in captured on memory card,Mexico,street art

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had a friend from the States who was in Mexico City at the same time as me. She was there with a small art class and they were kind enough to let me tag along for one day of their mural painting.

The wall space they were provided with was located at CenArt, a colorful multidisciplinary art and education center in the Coyoacan borough of Mexico City. Painting is not a medium I specialize in, but I did get to put in a few strokes of light blue for the sky. I really enjoyed being in that environment for the day, surrounded by creative people in such an artistic space:

Really great art work on display on display in one of the lobbies.

Even the workshop space looked so artistic.

A work in progress.

A little garden made with recycled scraps.

Their almost finished mural against a backdrop of two very colorful buildings.

The resident cat relaxing in the bushes.

Centro Nacional de las Artes (CenArt)
Avenida Rio Churubusco 79
Colonia Country Club
Coyoacán, 04220
Ciudad de México

Visit their website for information on performances and exhibitions.

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Naomi January 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

How cool!! I want to go :)

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Ekua January 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm

You should ;)

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Candice January 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Man, you can’t get much better material for a photo essay than that, huh? Gorgeous!

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Ekua January 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Yup! I had no idea what the school would be like, so happy I went along for the day.

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InsideJourneys January 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

What an inspiring environment to create in!

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Ekua January 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Seriously, and that definitely showed in the artwork and works in progress I saw around the school. The people who get to study there are lucky to have such a great space!

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Carey January 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Hey Ekua!
I just moved to Mexico City and boy am I excited to stumble across your blog! I have already got some good tips from you! SO THANKS and I will definitely enjoy the music in my homesick moments!
Looks like we are both bay area gals navigating this maze, let me know if you ever need an exploration companion!
-Carey

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Ekua January 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

No problem, glad you came across my site!

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