OAXACA ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS – to inspire & transform your creative self

​Pedro Cruz Pacheco: a warmhearted, patient teacher who offers watercolor, oil and mixed media art classes for visitors looking for a short art immersion, available year-round. Contact Pedro to request custom, individual art classes at Galería Talismán Oaxaca.

Our Oaxaca art workshops offer personal, real, true experiences with Mexican culture.

Are you an explorer at heart, looking for an art + culture adventure in Mexico? Are you longing to visit Oaxaca to experience art, culture, and food – but don’t want to go it alone? Want to share some time with a few like-minded travelers in an intimate setting and recharge your artist soul? 
We give creative travelers and lifelong learners an art adventure – an authentic immersion in Mexican culture, a chance to fill your creative well, to open up your mind to new experiences, ideas, possibilities. We want you to be transformed, to make art with your own personal symbols and stories, to paint from your heart and soul. We’ll teach you simple basic ways to dive into your art and get over fear of making a mistake. This is your chance to go on a meaningful adventure with a small, likeminded group of fellow travelers – to discover the “secret soul” of things that matter to you.

Pedro’s workshops: 7-day art + culture workshops in watercolor and mixed media. You can find complete workshop information on Pedro’s website.

2024 Oaxaca art + culture workshops currently available:

• Mar 15-24: Oaxaca Art + Culture Workshop, a Deep Dive: watercolor, art journaling with mixed media, collage
• more 2024 workshops to be announced soon – stay tuned

Workshop instructor:

Pedro Cruz Pacheco is a painter from Santa Cruz Amilpas, Oaxaca, Mexico who works in watercolor, oil, and mixed media. He left his job in a brickyard in 1999 and initially began his career as a self-taught artist. He spent 8 years apprenticing in the studio of master Oaxacan painter Felipe Morales and showed & sold his work for years in Labastida Plaza in downtown Oaxaca. Pedro has exhibited in Mexico (Oaxaca, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Merida, Monterrey), Texas, and California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sonoma County, Eureka), and has taught watercolor workshops in Oaxaca and Baja, BCS, Mexico. Pedro’s style is very Oaxaca-influenced, with magic realism as an artistic point of view – a Mexican version of surrealism. His work is intimate, private, and incorporates personal symbols and talismans that reflect his own life experiences and Oaxaqueño customs and tradition. His work features bright, vivid colors and his own deeply personal and heart-felt spiritual view of the world around him.