La Ceiba Gráfica invites people from all over the world to come and experience an environment where art, natural beauty and traditional manual techniques come together.
Residents stay in one of our nine double or twin rooms that date from 1910, which are large and bright, with simple and attractive furniture and decor. Most have direct access to the large terrace with views over the green valley below and, on clear days, to the Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano that is the highest peak in the country.
A large, fully-equipped colonial-style kitchen is available for residents to cook in. Good restaurants are also available in nearby Coatepec.
Residents may propose their own working program up to 1 month through our different forms of residencies. We offer educational (permanent course included) and production residencies, all including accommodation and 24-hour workshop use.
Our courses specialize in traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography over Mexican marble, metal etching and Moku Hanga (Japanese woodblock print) and are offered monthly each year. We also have a bookbinding course focused on traditional techniques using tools made by hand in our carpentry workshop, and handmade paper courses.
For residents wishing to stay more than one month there is another possibility called Long Term Residency, which can be reserved up to 6 months. It consist in a independent apartment equipped with own bathroom offered for artist and students wishing to develop their own project involving printmaking or other artistic disciplines.
Our working facilities include an experimental lithography workshop equipped with 2 small presses available for beginners and initiates as well as for some artists wishing to print and develop their techniques using our own marble slabs and drawing materials made locally: lithography crayons, pencils and tusche.
A large professional lithography printing workshop in charge of our Master Printer with a range of 2 presses: an offset press ideal for color lithography and a large wooden press for stones up to 125×93 cm for artists and residents wishing to produce editions on larger formats.
A separate, fully-equipped workshop is available for all traditional metal printmaking techniques as well as for linocut and woodcut.
Adjoining this, there is a unique Moku-Hanga workshop for research and teaching in this traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique.
La Ceiba Gráfica also offers large studio spaces for painting.
Residents are also welcome to pursue their own work in other areas, for example photography or creative writing. There are weekly life drawing classes and tai-chi classes once a week on the terrace.
To consult our course calendar and price for residencies please visit www.laceibagrafica.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward for welcoming you to La Ceiba Gráfica.
Set in a lovingly-restored hacienda dating back to the 16th century La Ceiba Gráfica is an Art Center that specializes in teaching, producing and researching traditional graphic arts.
The center is specialized in stone lithography using Mexican marble, Japanese wood-block printing and metal etching. Many artists in Mexico have produced graphic work at our center.
There are also workshops dedicated to linoleum, woodcut, paper-making, letterpress and carpentry. The grand and tranquil spaces of the hacienda together with its terraces and gardens are uniquely conducive to creative work.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 1
- Months: 1
- Months: 6
- Visual Art
- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Printmaking facilities
- Library/research resources
- Printmaking facilities
- Technical assistance
- Production costs