Event Category: Art Workshops
Artistic Tools and Techniques
with Alejandro Anaya
Wednesday, January 15th, 2019,
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
El Sindicato Casa de las Artes Escénicas,
Recreo 4, Centro
Expand your creative process with a wider range of artistic tools. Join local inspiring visual artist and illustrator, Alejandro Anaya, for a one day tools and techniques workshop, where you’ll learn more about many of the locally available tools and supplies. Alejandro is a daily creator, and since arriving in San Miguel de Allende, he continues to do a deep dive on the world around him, as seen through a whimsical sextant lens (google that!). He continues to explore artist tools we have available, and applies them in radically simple yet profound techniques, creating a mixed media look and feel to his daily art practice. Alejandro wants to share these techniques with other passionate artists, so we invite you to join us for this half day workshop of demonstration, experimentation, as well as socializing.
We will provide a Starter Kit containing many of the new tools you’ll be experimenting with during the workshop, but please bring your sketchbook supplies so you can dabble in merging these new effects with your tried and true techniques. If you don’t have a sketchbook nor supplies, no worries, because the Starter Kit will give you an opportunity to try the tools Alejandro will be demonstrating. Bring your curiosity, your sense of creativity, your art bag and prepare to explore some new techniques!
THE PROMISE: Participants will experiment with different creative art materials and techniques in a safe and educational environment that will encourage artistic works, even if there is no previous experience. This will be a time to try new tools and play with their affects. Great for experienced sketchers, and those who are curious to start making art.
• Participants will experiment with provided tools and materials, and with suggestions on how to get the best from your art tools.
• There will be a demonstration of each artistic tool and material, with time to combine these tools to enhance your own style.
• The workshop is hands on, so every participant will experiment and find their own creative process and style.
• Finally, creatives will discover which materials and techniques are more suited for them, so they follow their artistic intuition and style, thereby enhancing their current styles, or prompting beginners to practice.
MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION:
The origin of the El Sindicato dates back to the early 1900s, when they began building the facilities of the textile factory “La Aurora”. In the recreational Street building number 4, the seat of its workers’ union was established, growing to more than 300 members. The home had a large auditorium and various facilities. The building was for many years as well as a meeting place, a social, cultural and recreational center for the families of workers and the public in general.
In the year 1995, after the closure of the factory, the management of the property to the Civil Association “El Recreo de San Miguel”, who today continues to govern the activities of the place he relented. It has been called “El Recreo”, “The Union”, “House of Performing Arts” and we now know as “The Syndicate – Alternative Cultural Space”. It has changed names several times throughout its history, have also addressed different people, but always with the common goal of bringing culture and art to the San Miguel community, as well as open doors to all artistic and cultural proposals of the community.
The Union is an alternative, independent and autonomous management of cultural space. Over time, through donations and fundraising events organized by various artists and friends of the Association, they have been improving the facilities of the site, which now consists of two rooms with hardwood floor, salon music, multi-purpose auditorium with capacity for 120 people and a literary cafe.
The Union activity can be divided into four main areas:
School of Arts: where classical ballet (technical Vaganova and Royal), Dance for children, Hip hop, contemporary technique, Training Floor, Contempo-Jazz, Flamenco Dynamic, Fitness, Dance Heels, African Dance, Dance taught Arabic, Hawaiian Dance, Theater, Kundalini Yoga, Chi Kung, Circus, Singing, Piano, Folk Dance, etc.
Forum where most shows, conferences and other events take place. For him have passed artists and companies like Nemian Dance Stage (Mexico), Valentina Marenco (dance, Costa Rica), Marta García Renart (pianist, Mx), Fausto Castelo (pianist, Mx), Irene Martinez Rios (dance, Mx) the Tribe (music, Mx), lions saw Xichú (music, Mx), Los Cojolites (music, Mx), Gabriel Hernández (pianist, Cuba), Rafael Mendoza (singer, Mx), Jimena Giménez Cacho (cellist, Mx). Also the Auditorium of The Union has hosted festivals like FRINGE (theater), International Jewish Film Festival, cycles of the National Film, Theater Encounter, International Puppet Festival, THEATRICAL, Soliloquios and Dialogues Bailamos and has coproduced several plays.
Literary Cafe “La Cafeta” where,additionthe cafeteria and community room, courses and workshops (literature, photography) concerts, conferences and shows that require more coffee theater environment offered.
Viral Dance Collective Escénico, resident dance company : came to the Union in 2013. The 6 members are graduates of the EPDM (Professional School of Dance of Mazatlan), directed by the company Delphi. The quality of their work have obtained several grants and awards, among which are: Artistic Development Single State Fund for Culture and Arts of Sonora, grant academic residence at the Bates Dance Festival, grant residence next to the Inc. Cortocinesis of Colombia, Award for best performer in the Iberian Festival Contemporary whose prize was an academic residence in Madrid Spain, award for Best Female Performer of Culiacán Choreography Award 2011 selection within the Emergency Choreographic the INBA program in 2011, award best male performer of Culiacán Choreography Award 2012 and award for best male performer of the XVIII Regional Competition official Selection Choreography and cultural billboard “Dance in Time” of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit 2013-14 among others.