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The Peters Valley Travel Program offers a unique opportunity to see the arts and craft of the world under the guidance of knowledgeable tour guides and Peters Valley’s Executive Director, Kristin Muller.
The Peters Valley Travel Program provides the opportunity to visit private art and craft collections, meet with and learn from experienced craftspeople, eat delicious local cuisine, and go behind the scenes at leading museums and cultural institutions. Seeing the world with Peters Valley is an unforgettable way to expand your knowledge of vibrant arts and cultural locations around the globe!
Craft, Culture & Cuisine in Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca
Peters Valley School of Craft is excited to partner with Distant Horizons in hosting this amazing trip February 28-March 8, 2024.
We are delighted to offer a program to Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca where we will introduce you to the arts and crafts of Mexico. Far away from the oceanfront resorts, Mexican communities across the country have ancestrally worked with clay, stone, wood, natural fibers, textiles, metals, and other materials to create a deeply rich craft culture.
Our program begins in the heart of Mexico City where our accommodations overlook the exclusive Paseo de la Reforma. Our time in the dynamic city of Mexico City will focus on everything from folk art
to Aztec ruins and some of the best museums in the country. Admire creations by the infamous couple of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and meet with an exclusive selection of artisans. Sample Mexican cuisine, also an art form, and experience everything from simple home cooking to meals created by some of the country’s most well-regarded chefs.
A two-and-a-half-hour drive southeast of Mexico City brings the group to Puebla. Nestled beneath the shadows of the famed Popocatepetl volcano, Puebla is a dazzling center of crafts, dance, music, theater, and museums. Visit artisans’ markets and admire the rich heritage of Talavera pottery.
Continue on to Oaxaca where our carefully designed program focuses on artists working on a smaller scale with clay, alebrijes made of balsawood, and fabrics. Meet weavers, including Maestro Porfirio Gutierrez, potters and carvers during our stay in the heart of the old town.
We hope you will join us on this wonderful and unique journey!
Space is very limited, so reserve early!
Peters Valley Travel Safety Policy: While Peters Valley is pleased to facilitate travel opportunities for its patrons, and friends with tour operators that specialize in high-quality art and craft educational travel, please be aware that Peters Valley does not conduct, manage, or operate these travel experiences, or act as an agent for travelers interested in tours. Tour operators and travelers are responsible for making their own safety decisions concerning this travel, and, as a facilitator between travelers and the tour operators with whom travelers make arrangements for completing travel, Peters Valley’s role and liability are strictly limited. Specific tour operator and national health and safety protocols will apply to each trip, and travelers should review all protocols and trip terms and conditions, including terms and conditions regarding cancellations, refunds, health and safety, and insurance prior to making a reservation. Peters Valley is not responsible for changes to trips or travel arrangements or for losses, expenses, damages, or injuries resulting from travel.
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