Rincón de Guayabitos


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  • A big welcome to all my students – past, present and future!

    I will begin weekly classes in watercolors, oils or acrylics in my new studio in the charming town of Rincón de Guayabitos. 

    These classes are designed for both beginners and advanced painters, and both short or long-term options are offered, depending on the amount of time you can devote or the length of your stay.

    Reasonable rates and I offer a reduced rate to students who sign up for 4 or more classes. Materials may be purchased for an additional fee. Classes are limited, so please book soon to ensure your space.  SIGN UP FOR 4  and get 25% off your first class

    I look forward to painting with you here in warm and friendly coastal Mexico!

    About Donna Dickson

    Donna Dickson and her husband, Tom Dickson, are Canadian artists who live full-time in Mexico. Along with being an accomplished painter, Donna has been teaching professionally for 30 years; 10 of those years in San Miguel de Allende.

    You can also view Donna’s work at:

    Galeria San Francisco
    Plaza Principal, 1 Calle San Francisco
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

    Hours & Details

    Monday, to Friday:  studio open 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    (beginning Nov 8th 2016

    Business Categories: Classes

  • Watercolor Art Classes 2016-2017

    Weekly classes, instruction and demos in watercolor painting.

    • Schedule:  from November to May 2017
    • Time:  starting Nov 9th  2016 9:30am – 12:30pm AFTERNOON CLASSES in the high season.

    Open to all levels of experience. Limited to 10 painters. Contact us for rates* and details.

    Oils /Acrylics Art Classes 2016-2017

    Weekly ongoing instruction in oils or acrylics.

    • Schedule: Nov. 8th 2016 to May 2017
    • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30pm -some afternoon classes in high season.

    Open to all levels of experience. Limited to 10 painters. Contact us for rates* and details.

    3-Day Watercolor Workshops 2016- 2017

    donna dickson 12The workshops focus on color mixing, composition, loosening up, simplifying and exploring watercolor technique in general. Donna will be giving lots of inspiring demos, while at the same time leaving lots of time for guidance, while you concentrate on your own creativity. If you want to know how the Masters handle watercolour – this is your chance. Donna is one of the best, and with her exceptional abilities as a teacher, you’ll find your work flowing with better control in no time!

    You will be painting in Donna’s new studio in Guayabitos,

    The subject matter around Jaltemba Bay is an endless inspiration, the Pacific ocean with all the colorful boats afloat, the life of the beach, the rugged mountains with their misty jungle vegetation spilling down toward the sea, the play of surf and sand, and the sun falling behind the islands serving up the most gorgeous sunsets imaginable.



    • Jan. 20,21,22, . 2017  – 3 DAY  WATERCOLOR  Donna’s studio  GUAYABITOS $285. US or peso equiv.
    • March 3rd to 6th   2017   4 DAY  WATERCOLOR  San Miguel de Allende
    • $370. US or peso equiv.  SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Guanajuato. Mx


    • Morning Session – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Lunch Break – 12:30-2:00 pm
    • Afternoon Session – 2:00-4:00 pm

    Price: $285 US –  3  DAYS WATERCOLORS

    Price for 4 days  $370.


    Open to all levels of experience. Limited to 12 painters. Contact DONNA  for rates* and details.


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    6 Reviews on “DONNA’S STUDIO”

    1. :

      I was a beginner with water colour painting and found Donna to be very patient and encouraging. She kept her classes small so was available for one-on-one help throughout the class. She chose pictures that she could demonstrate a variety of techniques and that also depicted Mexican culture and scenery. I enjoyed the 3 day workshop and then weekly classes after that and am looking forward to taking more classes next year.

    2. :

      I was very happy to find Donna's painting classes in Rincon de Guayabitos. Her studio is close enough to where I stay in Lo de Marcos and is easy to get to by car or collectivo. Her sessions were exactly what I needed as a refresher in watercolour painting. Donna is a warm, encouraging, and patient instructor and was able to switch mediums to help all the painters in her sessions. The classes are just the right length of time and good value. Donna is a talented artist and I am looking forward to spending painting time with her in the 2017 winter.

      1. :

        Thanks Nancy , I hope to organize my classes next year so that there are beginners only classes and then intermediate classes separated. It will give me more time to gear classes to each level. Being my first year here in Guayabitos I had to play it by ear. I enjoyed having so many eager painters.

    3. :

      I really enjoyed learning from Donna and looked forward to her lessons. She has a friendly, gentle manner and provided individualized instruction to all skill levels. I look forward to taking more lessons in 2017.

      1. :

        It will be fun to see you all again next winter. I enjoyed painting with you Mary and now I will be able to structure the classes so everyone will learn more. Thanks

    4. :

      I am very fortunate & delighted to take classes from Donna. I appreciate & am encouraged by her patience, demeanour & technique I love her style of teaching it is totally hands on. I hope to be back here in 2017 to continue painting & learning

      1. :

        Fun to paint with you Chris and we'll look forward to new challenges next winter! Donna

    5. :

      Thoroughly enjoyed Donna's classes. Looked forward to it every week. She has a gentle approach and was available for one on one assistance. Her demonstrations were very helpful. Overall I feel like I improved considerably due to her classes and that's the point, right?

      1. :

        thanks for your comments Robin it's been fun working with you and seeing your progress. Donna

    6. :

      excellent, thoughtful, personalized instruction, small classes, inspirational demos and beautiful photos to use for guidance.

      1. :

        A delight to paint with you Mary Alice and always fun to show the way with a demo. Thousands of scenes in Mexico just waiting to be painted! Donna

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Contact Us

  • Owner/Manager: Donna Dickson
  • Address: Paseo de Guayabitos walking passage beside Oxxo) Across from Mar y Sol Hotel on Main street.
  • Town: Rincón de Guayabitos
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  • Cell: 322 175 4587
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