Artist Robert Masla and his wife Monica Levine LICSW, invite you to join them, along with invited renown artist colleagues, for a workshop in the unique, relaxed, tropical environment of their home and studio, Casa de los Artistas, in the charming fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s gorgeous Pacific coast. Here inspiration abounds, with tropical flora, fauna, and all the beauty the sun, surf and sea have to offer. A very special and safe retreat space, where Masla, along with guest artist facilitators, conduct workshops through out the winter.
An award winning full time professional artist for over 35 years, internationally exhibited painter Robert Masla's canvases, murals and portraits can be found in galleries, private residencies, corporations, the hospitality and health care industries, restaurants and on film. His work has appeared in various books and publications such as: The Artist and the American Landscape, Changing Prospects, The Artists Magazine, PleinAir Today & Outdoor Painter. You can see his work at : www.MaslaFineArt.com
During the course of his professional career Masla has also remained dedicated to art as an educator, teaching and lecturing in various settings with a wide range of populations; in schools, colleges, museums, and workshops.
- “I see my teaching as another way of giving back some of the gifts I’ve been blessed with, to share my enthusiasm and joy for painting and the creative process”.
In pursuit of that goal, Robert and his wife Monica Levine founded Casa de los Artistas, Inc. - ArtWorkshopVacations.com in 2005 and built a home and his Studios South in the charming fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles South of Puerto Vallarta, located on the gorgeous Pacific Coast of Mexico. It is here at the idyllic setting of "The Casa", he along with numerous other prominent artist/instructor colleagues teach workshops during the winter months. To see a full schedule of current workshops at and visiting artist facilitators at Studio South please see our website: www.ArtWorkshopVacations.com
Masla also conducts workshops, and is available for workshops, lectures and demos in the spring, summer and fall at his Studios North, in rural Ashfield, Massachusetts.
The Best Instruction in the Best Location
We have designed these totally unique workshop vacations for you, – to be educational and fun while also being as stress free, comfortable, relaxing and rejuvenating as possible. Come to the Casa and share in an experience that others have raved about. Leave all the details of your stay to us… and the worries of the world and the hectic day to day troubles behind you. We are truly the most all inclusive workshop and value available - and we don't charge extra for a single!, (see our website for details). Dive into a stress free environment were relaxation, creativity, enjoyment and rejuvenation, are your only concerns.
"If you are reading this review and trying to make up your mind about a trip to the Casa, I can assure you, the experience is well worth it! I haven’t come across anything that compares to the value of this vacation. Art instruction from a talented artist, a scenic setting off the beaten tourist trap, gourmet food, a personal guide to local highlights, comfortable and relaxing accommodations, fun commeraderie, airport transfers, a taste of living like the locals, and fabulous hosts….what else could you possible need? DO IT!!!” – J.L., Pennsylvania
Our mission is to enrich peoples lives thru this workshop/vacation experience – and to have fun doing it! We will work hard to make this an experience you will want to do again. Our formula is simple, creating a unique workshop/vacation environment conducted by professional artists who are the top in their field. A place where like minded people and perhaps kindred spirits, can relax, rejuvenate and share their love for nature (and the many activities it affords us) and the creative process, using drawing and painting and other arts and therapeutic practices to deepen self discovery and expression in an atmosphere of support, hospitality, comfort and friendship.
There is nothing like the all inclusive Casa de los Artistas’ Art Workshop Vacation Experience. It goes way beyond what a typical art workshop or vacation package that conventional tour guides can offer you. It is artist-owner operated and therefor has a personal touch as well as personal commitment to your satisfaction. Our art workshops are a great opportunity for all levels of art enthusiasts; from those who haven’t drawn or painted since they where children, serious students wishing to learn knew techniques and deepen their understanding of the art process, and professionals seeking new inspiration, rejuvenation or a fresh perspective and everyone in between. We believe art making is one of the many paths that can reconnect us to our true self.
Join in this joyful process, express your creativity in this relaxed and healing atmosphere. The Casa is a place that nourishes your art and soul.