The charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende is consistently recognized as one of the world’s great cities. For the past two years, Travel + Leisurereaders have named it #1—the world's best city! In 2016, they named it #3 on the list of the world’s best cities and, in 2014, Conde Nast Traveler readers named San Miguel the #1 travel destination in the world.
Located in the historic, central highlands of Mexico, San Miguel offers a gracious and safe environment for exploring the culture of this vibrant town while pursuing your creativity and personal style in workshops with Erika Larsen, Keith Carter, Jennifer Spelman, Nick Merrick, Joe Baraban, Dan Burkholder, Sam Abell, Arthur Meyerson, Eddie Soloway, and Michael Amici.
Since 2001, La Posada de la Aldea, an enchanting hotel complex just blocks from San Miguel's historic central plaza, has been home base, with our administration and operations offices, three classrooms, a restaurant, and comfortable accommodations for our travelers. La Aldea's extensive grounds—featuring gardens, fountains, a swimming pool, and secluded courtyards—provide a stimulating setting for your photographic discoveries.
Join us for an unforgettable photographic experience in the beautiful setting of San Miguel de Allende.
NEW THIS YEAR! We are also offering a Day of the Dead workshop in nearby Oaxaca. Like San Miguel, Oaxaca is also a UNESCO world heritage site, but the Day of the Dead celebrations there are more traditional and widespread than in San Miguel. See details on this one-of-a-kind workshop.