the art of concrete ….. in  paradise !

february 16-22 2020
Arrival on Sunday, 5 day Workshop, Depart Saturday

Calling all sculptors and mosaic artists interested in creating 3D substrates!

This workshop is open to all skill levels.


Explore the expressive side of concrete in an open-air studio, surrounded by like minded people, tropical plants, and beautiful artwork!  Master sculptor and concrete artist, Sherri Warner Hunter will be sharing her favorite tricks and techniques for creating 3D mosaic substrates and concrete sculptures at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, February 16 – 22, 2020.


Each day Hunter will provide specific information about an exciting concrete forming technique through a combination of presentations, handouts, and demonstrations, after which, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the process firsthand.  At least five different techniques will be presented during this artistic retreat along with enough information that you’ll be able to continue exploring this versatile material once you’ve returned to your own creative space.  Projects will be of a personal size so that transporting home* won’t be a problem.

Projects that are being developed for this information packed week will include the following:

  • Simple Casting
  • Waste molds (for reverse mosaics)
  • Foam Carving & Concrete Systems
  • Armatures
  • Direct Modeling & Carving
  • Mosaic Embedding
  • Totem and Hanging Systems
  • Colorful Concrete! (Inherent colors)

This workshop is great for those who are already concrete fanatics as well as those who have never touched it before!  I will help you build on your sculptural skills or provide a great introduction for those who have never worked three dimensionally.  My goal is to always meet participants at their level and grow from there!


I want you to…Make your dreams concrete!

Instructional Studio Sessions:

Basically, we will be working in the studio from 10 AM – 4 PM however some days we will be working on ‘concrete time’.  In order to execute some techniques, we will need to return to our project when the ‘set time’ requires action.  Daily schedules will be made clear so as not to infringe on the extraordinary variety of activities that the Hacienda Mosaico and Puerto Vallarta have to offer.  You also have studio access 24 hours a day.


You will also have an opportunity to meet with me one-on-one to discuss some of your personal concepts or concrete challenges.

Materials, Supplies & Tools:

Most of the supplies and tools are included in the workshop price.  Over the years, I’ve been able to source a variety of supplies locally and bring specialty items with me.  I also bring a good assortment of hand and hot tools while Hacienda Mosaico provides additional power tools however, I will be sending out a short list of suggested tools, once you have registered.


* I recommend packing a suitcase inside your suitcase, so you have an extra bag to pack your projects for their trip home.  There is an office supply store within walking distance that has all kinds of packing materials.

Workshop Information:

2020 Workshop Price: $1,950(based on double occupancy)

Lodging:  6 Nights, arrive on Sunday; depart on Saturday

Instructional Studio Sessions:  5 Days

Open Studio Hours:  24/7

Meals: 6 Breakfasts & 5 Lunch are served poolside.

          The food is delicious, healthy and beautifully presented!

Dietary concerns should be noted at registration so they can be addressed.

Sunday Welcome Reception!


  • Workshop reservations require a 50% deposit.
  • Deposits can be made on my website though Paypal at https://swhartstudioinc.wpcomstaging.com/workshops-events/. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a different method of payment. 
  • In order to hold a reservation, we must receive the deposit within 10 days of your reservation.

The balance is due 45 days prior to the start of the workshops




For information and reservations
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                          Biographical Information


Sherri Warner Hunter is the creative Force behind SWH Art Studio Inc. She’s a sculptor, mosaic artist, author, and teacher.

The Studio’s production concentrates on large-scale public commissions and community-based projects. Hunter’s work is included in numerous private collections and can be viewed publicly at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; The Executive Residence of Tennessee, Nashville, TN; and as part of the First International Mosaic Intervention Project in Puente Alto, Chile.


Hunter is a former president and board member of the Community Built Association, a national organization of professional creatives who work with communities to design and develop volunteer driven projects. Her participation with community-based projects include The Gathering, Edmondson Park, Nashville, TN; the mosaics at Turtle Grove, Albany, GA; Andrew Brown Park East, Coppell, TX; as well as numerous projects working with children within schools.


This past year, Hunter was head of the Host Committee for the Society of American Mosaic Artists in Nashville focusing much of her energy developing, designing and curating mosaic exhibitions in prestigious locations throughout the city. This coming fall, she will be a presenter and workshop instructor at the British Association of Modern Mosaics Forum in York, England.

Hunter has written two books: Creating Concrete Ornaments for the Garden and Making Concrete Garden Ornaments (published by Lark books) developed from expertise honed through decades of teaching.