With Antonio Coche Mendoza and Angelina Quic Coche

Antonio Coche is one of the leaders of the art-naif movement among San Juan La laguna painters and head of a cooperative of young painters that he and his wife Angelina Quic have shepherded through its founding. Antonio is self-taught, but he also taught Angelina the basics of oil on canvas. Now she is as well-known for her own themes and styles as is her husband. Angelina was the first and is practically still the only woman painter around Lake Atitlán. Her “birds-eye” view paintings has been much copied, but hers are the original. The studio/gallery is a delight to behold and a wonderful to see the lake while you take in the artistry of their work. Antonio is the more adventurous, however, in his themes and styles and you will be amazed at the colors he weaves into them.  


Arrive at Antonio and Angelina’s gallery and take a seat at the workbench from which you will begin your one hour painting lesson. Antonio and Angelina will set up the canvas and palette selections for you and show you the basics of designing a theme and painting it. As you work on your canvas, you will be draw inspriation from the the beautiful Lake Atitlan that stretches out like a painting before you from your perch in the Coche-Quic studio. The lesson includes the canvas you will paint on and you can take it home as a souvenir. The tour price is for one hour per person. An additional hour at $5/hour can be purchased while there.

PRICE Starts at $25.00