When we said San Miguel de Allende was a haven for artists, we were not exaggerating.
It seems everywhere you turn, something artistic is going on. One of the beacons for artists traveling to Mexico is the Instituto Allende, which has been luring art students for more than five decades.
The institute lives in the historic home of the Condes de la Canal family and dates back to the early 18th century. An art institute was opened in the 1950s.
Today, it serves as an educational center for aspiring artists. Many come from abroad to earn their degree in visual arts.
There are abbreviated courses, as well, including ones in watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, Mexican textiles, and more.
The campus is open to visitors on weekdays and Saturday mornings. It is free to visit the school. Visitors can choose from three- and four-week courses available, as well as one-day workshops.
Address: Ancha de San Antonio 22, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
Official site: http://instituto-allende.edu.mx/
San Miguel Times