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Costa Rican Art
Painting Sculpture Prints Ceramics Glass Jewelry Mixed Media Mosaic Metal DrawingYou'll find it all here in Costa Rica. From artisans living in the countryside crafting with exotic, tropical woods, to private artist showings in boutique restaurants, public charity exhibits in the Childrens's Museum, Museo de los Niņos, you'll find that Costa Ricans have an affection for art! There are a number of quality art galleries in the Central Valley area and downtown San Jose. Then, In the country, campo, area, you'll fine local artists creating wood jewelry boxes, laminated hardwood puzzles, and designing and making unique furnature.
Art Appreciation Workshops - A New Way to Tour Costa Rica
If you're visiting Costa Rica for the first time, or don't care to navigate your way around, then a package art tour might be best for you. With a package tour, you can experience nature, the culture and the art of Costa Rica all in one vacation. Accomplished international artist, Jan Yatsko, has several explore and create tours, meant to explore the nature of Costa Rica, and at the same time, allow you to enjoy local art and artists, and create your own artistic expressions. During the explore and create art tours, each person can create an art travel journal filled with personal tour experiences and daily creativity exercises. Go here for more information on the Jan Yatsko art workshop packages.
One Day Art Appreciation ToursYes, Costa Rica has it's volcanoes, botanical gardens, butterfly farms and various city tours, but now, Ms. Keeler has created "Costa Rica Art Tour" - a delightful and stimulating way to see the local artisans up close, in their own home / studio. What a wonderful way to enjoy the day and learn about the quiet and unassuming, but very talented, local artists who prefer to stay in their native country and hone their skills and evolve their work, instead of going abroad to promote themselves. And, why not? The Central Valley around San Jose has some of the best climate in the world, is peaceful and tranquil, and the art tour is always available and enjoyable, the experience never marred or affected by the occasional rainy day.
Before starting Costa Rica Art Tour, Ms. Keeler, a student of art and aficionado of galleries in New York, spent over a year getting to personally know local artists and develop the concept of a personal art adventure tour. Now you can visit the artists themselves as they personally present their pieces in the atmosphere in which they are being created - their own studios! Since Ms. Keeler has developed numerous relationships over time with many talented artists, there are now three separate tour days, each day featuring a different agenda of local craftsman. Take one art adventure, or take them all - on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Tours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday can also be arranged. Personal art adventure tours are limited to between four to nine art lovers per day, and private transportation is provided. A delicious lunch is served at a local restaurant. For smaller groups, or those who prefer a private tour in extra comfort, a chauffeured Lincoln Town Car or stretch limousine is available upon request at additional cost.
These Costa Rica art adventures are for the light hearted appreciative tourist, serious local or visiting collector, or even the casual buyer looking for that unique souvenir by which to remember Costa Rica. For those interested in purchasing, prices can range from a few dollars to tens of thousands of dollars for more intricate and serious collector pieces. Costa Rica has it all - from the wonders of its National Parks to the talented resources of its local artisans. Make time to see it all and include an art adventure tour in your itinerary. You will take home with you the total appreciation of this remarkably diverse and beautiful country. Kudos to Ms. Keeler for an idea whose time has come!
World Renowned, Costa Rican Born Artist Sylvia E. Laks -
Medium - Fused Pigment to Glass
at Church Dedication Ceremony
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