Cultural Travel: KINO BAY, SERI INDIAN BASKETRY And Travel Sketching With Nicholas Wilson
February 19 @ 7:00 am – February 23 @ 6:00 pm
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Travel with Fiesta Tours, Intl. to Kino Bay in Sonora, Mexico, and experience the unique cultural area filled with traditional crafts, incredible food, and a relaxing beach atmosphere. Kino Bay is located on the Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Sea of Cortez. The Gulf is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on the planet and is home to more than 5,000 species of micro-invertebrates.
The Seri Indians of Kino Bay are some of the finest basket makers in the world today. Having carried on this tradition for centuries in the magnificent coastal regions of what is now the Mexican state of Sonora. This is a great opportunity to see first-hand these treasured artifacts in their native setting and also to learn about the unique and colorful culture from which they come.
Enjoy a day to visit some of the ironwood craftsmen in their homes in Old Kino, watch the artisans at work, see the exotic forms take shape, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase any that may catch your fancy from the carvers themselves.
Artist, Nicholas Wilson will be presenting drawing sessions and suggestions for travel sketching. Take a few hours each day to sit and observe your surroundings and take in the details while sketching what you see. Nicholas will be providing expert professional guidance on the important aspects of drawing while you sit on location with sketchbook in hand.
Contact Cathy or Marshall Giesy to register.
CATHY HUSTED GIESY & MARSHALL GIESY
P.O. Box 2141 • Tubac, AZ • 85646-2141