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M08295 was started by Liza Fourre in 1995, after she fell in love with the country while living in Antigua and adopting her first child, Jessenia. Being a photographer, she looked around and realized what a wonderful backdrop Guatemala provided for those who love to create and learn about art, indigenous cultures and explore new ways of viewing our world.

Almost 15 years later, she's still at it and loves sharing the knowledge she's gained over the years and grateful for all the wonderful friends she's made. People keep coming back over and over and over again! That's Liza top right leaning against the post, instructor Karen Searle (who's been leading our tours since the beginning) in blue by post bottom row, with one of our weaving tours.

All of our instructors are well-established and successful in their fields. Classes are small and run for eight days. We prefer that each student have plenty of individual attention and a unique and rewarding experience in Guatemala. Join us for an unforgettable experience!
Questions and Answers
M08295 is an educational travel program providing a unique, insider's glimpse into local Guatemalan life while at the same time stretching your creative horizons.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

1995 - M08295 was started by Liza Fourre in 1995, after she fell in love with the country while living in Antigua and adopting her first child, Jessenia.

2. What is your company's mission?

M08295 strives to provide a new and renewing experience for creative souls. Through contact with a world so different from our own, we expand our horizons - not only artistically - but also in many other ways. Our hope is that our participants will leave Guatemala with a greater understanding for other ways of life and a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for their own.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Photography, Backstrap Weaving, Textile, Visual Art workshops with an emphasis on understanding Mayan Culture.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Liza Fourre was a commercial photographer for 15 years before starting M08295.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Both the photography and textile art workshops are most popular.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

One woman told me that' aside from the births of my children, this was the most amazing experience I've ever had. That's pretty powerful!!

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08295
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Photographing the Soul of Indigenous Guatemala Photographing the Soul of Indigenous Guatemala

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Come explore the heart and soul of Guatemala with Canadian photojournalist and filmmaker Nance Ackerman by photographing her people during this off the beaten track cultural experience.

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Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
USD 1925 Guatemala

Backstrap Weaving in Guatemala Backstrap Weaving in Guatemala

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This is a unique opportunity to learn backstrap weaving while experiencing day to day life with a warm, wonderful Guatemalan family!

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Tour Package
Textile Arts
Cultural Journey
USD 1695 Guatemala

Textile, Weavers & Craft Tour Textile, Weavers & Craft Tour

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Join noted fiber artist and author KAREN SEARLE for a unique opportunity to meet and work with indigenous weavers throughout Guatemala.

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Tour Package
Textile Arts
Cultural Journey
USD 1895 Guatemala

Adventure Travel Photography Adventure Travel Photography

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Join photographer and multimedia journalist Caroline Bennett for a stunning visual journey through the highlands and back roads of colorful Guatemala.

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Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
USD 1925 Guatemala

Art Adventures for Educators Art Adventures for Educators

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Join educators for a rejuvenating and rich cultural experience that will help you better understand Mayan/Latin culture while learning valuable lessons you can bring back to your classroom.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Textile Arts
USD 1795 Guatemala

2012 - Exploring Mayan Calendar End Date 2012 - Exploring Mayan Calendar End Date

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This workshop for artists and other creative adventurers is an introduction to the rich and fascinating world of the Mayan people.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
USD 2095 Guatemala

Mixed Media, Collage and Art Journals Mixed Media, Collage and Art Journals

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Join artist KIM GRANT and discover your own personal artistic expression. You'll be inspired by Guatemala’s colorful and exotic surroundings and make art you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

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Tour Package
Painting
Cultural Journey
USD 1845 Guatemala

Textile, Weavers and Craft Tour - Nebaj Textile, Weavers and Craft Tour - Nebaj

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Visit weavers and cooperatives in the Ixil Triangle, made up of three villages surrounded by the Cuchumatanes mountains, located in the heart of the Quiche Mayan highlands.

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Tour Package
Textile Arts
Cultural Journey
USD 1925 Guatemala

Watercolors - Ink and Wash Watercolors - Ink and Wash

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Join MARIAN ALSTAD for an unforgettable artistic experience - filled with cobblestone streets, picturesque ruins, gorgeous tropical gardens and lovely indigenous faces to draw and paint.

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Tour Package
Painting
Cultural Journey
USD 1795 Guatemala

Spirit of Place Photography Spirit of Place Photography

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Challenge your creative vision with photographer and popular instructor Doug Beasley on this visual exploration of Guatemala.

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Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
USD 1945 Guatemala

Capturing Guatemala's Light and Contrasts Capturing Guatemala's Light and Contrasts

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Join award-winning photojournalist David Wells for a concentrated week learning about light - its quality, color, where it's coming from all determine how it will affect your image.

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Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
USD 1925 Guatemala

Nature Sketching the Beauty of Guatemala Nature Sketching the Beauty of Guatemala

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Join popular instructor and botanical artist CYNTHIA PADILLA, along with like-minded art and nature enthusiasts, to document the natural beauty and colonial gardens of Antigua, Guatemala.

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Vacation School
Drawing
Gardening
Painting
USD 1795 Guatemala

Hand Painting on Silk Hand Painting on Silk

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Join British artist and popular instructor HILARY SIMON to learn how to paint on silk using the French technique of "serti", while at the same time experiencing Mayan culture.

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Vacation School
Drawing
Folk art
Painting
USD 1845 Guatemala

Adventure Travel Photography Adventure Travel Photography

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Join award-winning photographer STEVE NORTHUP for a stunning visual journey through the highlands and backroads of colorful Guatemala.

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Vacation School
Nature/landscape
Portrait
Travel
USD 1925 Guatemala
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Cherry Britton Comments on trip organization 2010-09-10
I can\'t say enough for the care and thought and compassion that went into assembling and shepherding this gathering. There was so much that made it a rich ... view more experience, but the opportunity to visit so many diverse people with such diverse lifestyles and perspectives was extraordinary. Your insights were funny and enlightening and helpful, your approach to life inspiring. For a brief moment I felt a part of your huge family. I liked that.
Thanks, Liza. Cherry/ Botanical Drawing student July 2010

 2  Cynthia Delany Photography workshops with David Wells 2010-09-10
I would truly say this has been one of the best workshops I have ever taken. David is an outstanding teacher who works very hard for his group. Our critiques ... view more were especially enlightening and I appreciate all the effort he went to make the final show come off so well. Our daily shoots were absolutely the best. David even made the time to hang round
with a few of us after the workshop and we learned even more. His approach to light and digital photography really opened my eyes. The technical and creative skills I learned in his class will help me in future photographing
and I am a much better photo teacher for all I learned. Thanks David! Cynthia / photography student David Wells class March 2006.

 3  Dorothy Block Weaving Tour/ Sequel with Karen Searle 2010-09-10
I knew this would be a trip of a lifetime for me, but it exceeded all my expectations and was better than I could have hoped. It is to your credit that you had ... view more us do the alfomba in respect for their traditions, and this whole adventure was far more than just a \"visiting tour\" but a brief immersion into Guatemalan culture and life. Can\'t think of a thing. You all were helpful, delightful and always available. Was a pleasure meeting all of you.
Dorothy Block / Weaving Sequel Tour Yr 2008 participant.

 4  Susannah Edwards Backstrap Weaving student 2010-09-10
The workshop was amazing. I was not expecting to fall in love with the family and their way of life. I enjoyed practicing my Spanish and learning about weaving. ... view more I don\'t think that part of the trip could be improved, it\'s already so perfect!! YES, it was a creative, cultural, educational experience. Thanks for everything. Susannah / Backstrap weaving student

 5  Jason Longchamps Photography workshop with Nance Ackerman 2010-09-10
When I was riding with Nance back to the airport to grab our luggage (day 2) I said \"sometimes I feel that if I can\'t photograph it, there\'s ... view more no need for me to experience it. If I can\'t bring my camera in,... I move on.\" This trip reversed that thinking. When one woman we spoke with at the graveyard in Santiago, and she burst out crying remembering her son,... I knew it didn\'t matter that I couldn\'t get this on film. It was about so much more than taking the picture. If / When I return to Guatemala it will be to see these families and meet even more people. I\'m in awe of the world you\'ve shown me. I will hold any other trip up to comparison against ArtGuat. I just hope there are other opportunities out there that are as wonderful as this one was.
God, could I gush more? I\'ve already started looking at the globe for next year... Jason