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The Colors Of Mexico Creative Retreat Fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo

Join artist and teacher, Missy Tripp Ronquillo for a week of painting, exploration and discovery in the artistic and colorful town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

  • Learn to make oil paint from pigments.

  •  Learn cold wax techniques such as, creating texture, image transfer techniques, mark-making, stenciling, and reductive techniques.

  • Cyanotype Printing To Use In Our Paintings

  • Immerse yourself in a creative community while you explore the "puebla magica" that is San Miguel de Allende.

  • No experience necessary!

Cold wax adds body, transparency, and depth to paint. The paint has a creamy, buttery texture and spreads and layers beautifully.We will use a variety of tools such as squeegees, trowels, painting knives, silicone-bladed painting tools…. you get the idea. One of the most fun parts of the process is mark-making. Again, anything goes – skewers, whisk broom, pine needles, plastic wrap, paper, pencils, — the tools you can use to mark the wax seem limitless. We will also incorporate marks made by oil sticks, wax crayons, charcoal, graphite. Throughout its drying process, the wax responds differently to manipulation. Once it has been set up a bit, after a day or several hours, it can also be scraped away, revealing a history of color and texture beneath.

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Retreat Venue

We are sure you will be delighted with the accommodations and facilities! Casa de la Noche *is a former bordello steeped in history with the energy from the artists and musicians who passed through there in the 40’s and 50’s.

Today, owner Barbara Poole has been running the boutique hotel as a B&B and top notch event space for 20 years.

Being an artist herself, the hotel reflects

her creative, eclectic sensibility. The

colorful and well-appointed rooms and

courtyards create a sense of old

world discovery but with all the modern

conveniences. It’s proximity to centro is a mere few

blocks making it a super convenient and easy home

base from which to explore San Miguel.

*Note: the hotel does not have an elevator.

 Please enjoy  this  short video of the hotel.

Creative Retreat Mexico Fine artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo
COLORS OF MEXICO Creative Retreat Fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo
Creative Retreat Mexico With fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo
Colors of Mexico Creative Retreat Fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo


San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is a World Heritage UNESCO puebla magia,not to mention voted one of the best places in the world to live by Conde Nast Traveler 2 years in a row.

 Linda Laino has lived in San Miguel for ten years and is working with Missy to facilitate the retreat. 

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Cost: $2870

What's Included

  • Six nights accommodations

  • Cold Wax Painting Workshops

  • Studio space available 24/7

  • Welcome dinner with Margaritas

  • Breakfast daily

  • Guided art studio tour of San Miguel artists

  • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

  • Meals (except where indicated)

  • Tips

  • Airport shuttle

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)


Please make your reservations to arrive at

Leon (BJX) or Queretaro(QRO) airports. Information about easy and reliable shuttle service will be shared with participants. Please note, if you decide to fly into Mexico City, it is another four hours to San Miguel.

Saturday/Oct 1
6:00 Welcome dinner 
 at Casa de la Noche

Sunday / Oct 2

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-2     Artist Studio Tour

2-4       Lunch

4-6.      Painting 

Dinner on your own

Monday/ Oct 3 

8-9. Breakfast

9:30-12 Journaling/painting

12-2.  Lunch on your own

2-5.  Painting

6-7 Rooftop cocktails (not included)

Dinner on your own

Tuesday/Oct 4

Free day to explore San Miguel. Optional excursions (not included) are available to Botanical Gardens, Hot Springs, Cooking Class, Mezcal/Wine tasting. Information will be provided prior to retreat.

Wednesday/ Oct 5

 8-9:00  Breakfast

9:30-12  Painitng

12-2  Lunch on your own

2:30-5  Painting

Dinner on your own

Thursday/ Oct 6

8-9          Breakfast 

9:30-12  Painting

12-2        Lunch on your own

2:30-5   Painting

6:30       Farewell Dinner

**Please note: Our itinerary may change slightly depending on circumstances or needs of the group.

Most materials will be provided including a 10" x 10" box painting frame, but participants should bring a sketchbook/journal, pencils and favorite brushes.

Friday/ Oct 7

Breakfast 8-9:00

Depart on Shuttle

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Colors of Mexico Creative Retreat Fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo

Register for This Retreat

In order to reserve your spot, please choose your room, fill out the registration form, note your room choice in the "wildest dream" section of the form and send a $500 non-refundable deposit to 

through  ZellePaypal or credit card. 

Please Note: The credit card option will only allow you to pay the entire amount of $2870 plus a 3% service charge, which is included. For paypal, PLEASE use the "friends and family", to avoid this fee. There is no extra fee to pay through Zelle.

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Reserve Your Room

Fill out the registration form, note your room choice in the "wildest dream" section of the form

Colors Of Mexico Creative Retreat With fine Artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo

Need More Information?

We look forward to welcoming you to San Miguel in 2022! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. For more info on the workshop, please contact For questions about San Miguel, please contact Linda:

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