Drawing as a way of imagining the impossible!

Have you ever wonder how your most important life events would look if they were like mountains? What if you could translate your key life events into elements of the natural landscape? What would your life look like as a landscape? Arttextum calls these creative exercises LANDSCAPE-MINDSCAPE Drawing Workshops, and you are invited to participate in them!

Arttextum is in your town! Take advantage of these nomadic drawing workshops, because we tend to move often. For the next few weeks, we will be giving the workshops in Durango, COLORADO. Learn art techniques and combine them with strategies such as intuition, passion, strength and inspiration, that help in dealing with crisis.

Join us in drawing the “impossible” worlds that inhabit your imagination.

Outdoor nomadic workshops
Our drawing workshops are fun, since nature is our classroom and the main subject are your most important life events. We have chosen some of the most beautiful locations throughout the Durango region to give the workshops. So pay close attention to the schedule, we’ll be close to you!

Art material is provided according to technique
We’ll teach you the main drawing techniques, and you don’t need to worry about purchasing art material, since each class we’ll give you the materials you’ll need! You will learn watercolor; wax and dry pastel; and professional-quality graphite pencil techniques.

Small groups / Open to all ages and levels of expertise
We are focused on giving the best to each student, that’s why we’ll try to keep every class in small groups. Whether you are a professional artist or a curious amateur, we want you to learn and experience your growing skills, and we’ll guide you.

Landscape/Mindscape as a theme
Learn our unique technique of metaphorize your most important life moments into elements of the natural landscape.

Schedule for Durango, CO

From September 9th until October 13th, 2017.

Choose any day from Monday thru Saturday.

Classes are during the morning/midday, from 11am-1pm
and during the afternoon/evening, from 4pm-6pm. 
Choose the times that work best for you.

*Classes may be rescheduled depending on weather conditions.

Suggested donation: US $22 per two-hour class.
Art material is provided. 
Small groups.


  • Tamarron
  • Purgatory Flats
  • Cascade Creek
  • Falls Creek
  • Haviland Lake, and more!

Fill out the form to register for the workshops in Durango, CO:

Still have questions? Send us an email to info[at]

About the art instructor
Frida Cano (CDMX, 1982) Visual artist and art curator. Cano holds a Master of Arts (Exhibition and Museum Studies) from the San Francisco Art Institute, CA, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture and Photography) from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, National Center for the Arts, MX. She has exhibited mainly in the US, Mexico, Japan, and Germany. Along with her sister Wendy, Frida co-created the transdisciplinary art project Arttextum and, since 2012, they collaborate with the Ministry of Culture, Madrid, Spain for developing this project. As a cultural producer, Frida understands the importance of her role in helping out a world that deals with crisis, by grasping the core of human beings and translating it into visual artwork, texts, and daily interactions.

Schedule for Saitama, Japan: coming soon!

Schedule for Mexico City: coming soon!

We like to think that all of us have a special (and sometimes hidden) artistic talent inside. Let that creative spirit be free with our nomadic workshops and dare to see your life as never before! The groups we teach are small, because we care about providing sufficient time to each participant. Whether you are a professional artist or you are simply curious in learning art techniques, the LANDSCAPE-MINDSCAPE Drawing Workshops are for you!

The nomadic workshops are a satellite project of Arttextum. The project employs formal analogies in which artists are shown as the creative rivers that flow over the artistic terrain, and the art venues are presented as mountains, lakesgeysers, and valleys; the creative analysis forms the cultural landscape of the art scene today. The methodology developed by Frida Cano and Wendy Cano is also applied in various cultural projects, and shown around the world. Arttextum, Weaving of Cultural Agents Inspired by Latin America is an original idea by Frida Cano, in collaboration with PhD candidate in Philosophy of Science Wendy Cano and the Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas ArtesMinistry of Education, Culture andSports, Madrid, Spain, 2012/2017. Arttextum had an initial support of the ENDESA Scholarship for Ibero-American of Cultural Heritage, managed by Fundación Duques de Soria, 2012/2013.

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