San Antonio Sketching Workshop with Ian Fennelly

March 25-31, 2020

Feed your creative soul with a sketching workshop in sunny San Antonio, Texas taught by UK Urban Sketcher, Ian Fennelly. We will explore the Alamo, the San Jose Mission, a local art village and cruise the San Antonio River under sunny skies. The average temperature in March is a high of 25C (78F) and a low of 14C (56F).

Arrive Wed Mar 25 

Workshop participants who arrive early are invited to meet in the hotel lobby at 2:00 for a warm up sketch (optional). All tour participants are invited to a welcome reception at 6pm. 

Day 1 River Boat Tour + La Villita Historic Arts Village

Thurs Mar 26 

Tour participants will enjoy a 1 hour narrated boat tour along the narrow San Antonio River. Afterwards, Ian will teach Workshop #1: Layers of Looking near the hotel in the La Villita Historic Arts Village.

Day 2 Bus Tour Orientation + The King William Historic District

Fri Mar 27 

After a delicious breakfast in our hotel, tour participants will take the Hop on Hop Off (HOHO) Bus on a guided tour of downtown San Antonio. Today we will explore the King William Historic District where Workshop #2: Living and Loving the Space You Are In will be held.  

Day 3 San Fernando Cathedral + Governor's Palace

Sat Mar 28

After breakfast, participants will visit the Spanish Governor's Palace and the San Fernando Cathedral. Workshop #3: Colouring What you See will be held at a location nearby.

Day 4 The Alamo 

Sun Mar 29

Tour participants will walk to the Alamo and enjoy a brief guided tour (included). Workshop #4: Sketching Stories will be held nearby.

Day 5 Full Day Excursion to Mission San Jose

Mon Mar 30

Mission San Jose was built in 1720 and is the biggest of all the missions surrounding San Antonio. We will arrive by private coach and enjoy a tour. Workshop #5: The Hand, the Eye and the Heart will be held on site. After our workshop we will enjoy a farewell dinner (included).

Day 6 Departure

Tues Mar 31

It's time to say goodbye but you will never forget the friends you made or the skills you learned during this great week! Or extend your stay for a long relaxing holiday!  

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FAQs

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For more information about the workshops content contact Ian at fennellyian@gmail.com.

For more information about this vacation package contact Brenda Murray Studio56Boutique@gmail.com.

Tour Includes

  • A welcome reception
  • All art classes
  • narrated boat tour
  • Admission to the Governor's Palace
  • 1 day Hop on Hop off Bus pass
  • Admission to the Alamo + guided tour
  • Full-day excursion to a San Jose Mission via coach 
  • Farewell dinner

Tour Excludes

  • Flights to/from San Antonio
  • Hotel
  • San Antonio airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals (except those listed above)
  • Painting supplies
  • City taxes payable by guest at check out
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Porterage/luggage handling
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Items not explicitly specified in the inclusion list

Cost in USD

USD$1464. Workshop Participant

USD$964. NonWorkshop Participant (such as partner or travelling buddy)

Workshop Participant tickets are on sale on a first-come first-served basis until they are sold out. The minimum number of Workshop Participant tickets needed to greenlight this vacation workshop is 10. Ticket sales will close when the maximum number of available Workshop Participant tickets (15) have been sold. 

NonWorkshop Participant tickets include the same attractions and meals as the Workshop Participants with the exception of the art classes.

To purchase a ticket to this event, scroll to the bottom and click BOOK NOW.

Please read our Refund Policy. 

Accommodations

The official hotel of this tour is Hotel Indigo. This hotel overlooks the Riverwalk and is across the river from the Tobin Center. It is an 11 minute walk to the Alamo, a 15 minute walk to San Fernando Cathedral and a 20 minute walk to La Villita. A short 8 miles from the airport, the hotel is best reached by Uber or taxi.

 

 A block of rooms has been set aside for this group. The group rate is $175. for a single or double room including breakfast + tax.

To Make A Reservation

Please click HERE and you will be directed to the hotel website where you can make your reservation. Be sure to use the special code SST

The cancellation deadline for this hotel is Feb 28, 2020.

If you are travelling alone and wish to share a room, please email Studio56Boutique@gmail.com and we will try to find a roommate for you among the participants.

Workshop participants are not obliged to stay in this hotel. You are welcome to stay in another hotel or even Airbnb if you prefer.

Please do not make nonrefundable hotel or flight arrangements until this Vacation Workshop has been greenlighted. This Vacation Workshop will be greenlighted as soon as we have reached our minimum registration of 10 participants. 

Travel + Medical Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance protects the investment you’ve made in your trip and is highly recommended. Travel medical insurance is mandatory. Travel medical insurance pays for emergency medical services which may be significantly more expensive than expected. Participants will be asked to provide proof of medical insurance after registration.

Your Tour Manager

Participants will be accompanied by Studio 56 owner, Brenda Murray. Brenda is an artist and arts advocate, the founder of Urban Sketchers Waterloo Region and a former Urban Sketchers Board member. A seasoned traveler, Brenda will be on hand to assist the instructor and to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Learn more about Brenda HERE. 

For More Information

Email Studio56Boutique@gmail.com or call Brenda Murray at 519-572-1757.