scroll down to learn more about our summer art classes!
About our classes
Gracia’s Summer Camp comes from my love for summer camp when I was young and from realizing those were the first spaces filled with art and creativity I was first exposed to as a kid. I believe sharing cultural and art history to children is important but its equal is teaching them to express through them.
At this summer art classes program we will discover ways in which kids can find their own voice, to learn about the creative process and how combining both shapes our cultures globally every single day.
Parents will receive a full schedule of all classes & planned field trips after registration. If you have questions about field trips or anything else before registering for our camp please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classes take place in a private & safe complex in Jocotenango, just a short 10 min. drive from El Casco in Antigua. Full address is provided after registration.
Register & our fees
As mentioned above our classes are 2 hours long. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday from July 1st to August 7th.
The price for the whole program is Q.800.00 with materials included. We have a 10% family discount available.
To register please email us at email@example.com. We will send you the payment process which can be a deposit at the local Banco Industrial or in cash before the first class starts.
We’ll also send you a short registration sheet that we kindly ask you to fill out with information about your kid asking their name, preferred nickname, favorite subject, if they speak English / Spanish, if they take any medication, if they have allergies (we have vegan healthy snacks always available for kids), emergency contacts, etc.
We are here for the safety and growth of every single kid that is part of this camp, that is why we only have 8 spaces per time slot.
About the Instructor and space
My name is Mafer Hernández. I am a Guatemalan visual artist who recently moved back from San Francisco, CA.
Since my return I have worked as the production manager for La Fototeca’s photography festival GuatePhoto and for the first history of photography in Guatemala book titled Lenguajes de Luz published in 2018. I also teach on Skillshare about sustainability and art combined.
I have participated in several group exhibitions and have my first solo show in Galería Panza Verde throughout June 2019. You can learn more about me here.
I opened Gracia as a result of my love for art, growth and Guatemala. I want to welcome artists from all over the world to come to Antigua and create. I think the exchange of visions will empower the Guatemalan art community with new perspectives and ways of creating. Gracia hosts artists and non-artists for 10 day independent residencies across all fields to support research, conversation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.