Who Are We?

Who are our students?

eStudio 473 is home to a project-based Art Education Program that serves the thirty something resident students of Buen Pastor, a local convent run by eight sisters (Madres) that serves the area’s women and children through a multitude of programs including:

1. A shelter for women and their children
2. A foster care for girls
3. A learning center for reading, writing and computer literacy
4. A private middle school

The girls range from age 4 to age 16 and are divided into four classes that consist of between 6-12 students. Each group is guided by two lead Artists through a series of art projects that look to develop imagination and creativity, demand cooperation and problem solving, as well encourage a love of reading and writing.

TAN: Taller de Arte para Niños

In addition to the workshops provided to the girls of the Buen Pastor, eStudio 473 is proud to welcome Paola Huitron and T.A.N. an ecclectic blend of painting, drawing, sculpture and craft for children ages 4-up. Every Friday evening the studio will feature TAN. For each enrollment a small donation will be made to purchase materials needed to continue the workshops for the Buen Pastor. For more information please contact Paola directly at tallertan@gmail.com.

Lead Artists:

Program Coordinator

eStudio 473 was founded in January 2009 by Photographer and Educator, Katie Clancy. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Clancy studied Art Education and Photography and spent several years working in both fields.  After teaching and learning for three years at the Soulard School, a progressive, qualitative research based private school in the City of St. Louis she decided to relocate to Guanajuato in September of 2009.  With the goal of focusing more on creating photo projects and artwork of her own and learning the language and culture, she quickly was introduced to Buen Pastor and was inspired to return to her role as an educator by creating an art program with the girls. She now continues this love of community-based learning through art in various projects that are taken place throughout several neighborhoods in the city of Guanajuato.

Educators-Project Leaders:

Fabiola Larios was borna and raised in Tampico, Tamps. She finished her Fine Arts degree in el Instituto Allende with honorable mention for academic achievement, in addition she studied at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro to complete a diploma in Philosophy. She first worked as a teacher with DIF in San Miguel de Allende, teaching painting. She participated in workshops and performance of “action painting’ for Tierra Nueva (Workshop on awareness and the arts) in Guanajuato.

Alan Longorio Robledo was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León. There he studied Graphic Design in CEDIM. Then he proceeded with post-graduate studies to complete his degree in Visual Arts at the Instituto Allende, with an emphasis in painting. During his studies in Fine Arts hh had his first experiences has a teacher, first in a brief course of drawing through DIF in San Miguel de Allende, later he taught a course in drawing and acrylic painting in Monterrey.  Currently Alan is working to complete his degree to enroll in a masters program of Arts in the University of Guanajuato. He is also interested in learning more teaching strategies to continue working as an educator.

Marcela Guerrero was born in Celaya, Guanajuato on October 7th 1986. My parents Javier y Tere only had one child, me! But they surrounded me with animals: dogs, cats, fish, turtles, bunnies and more….Since I was a little girl I have always liked to paint, draw and have cared about the environment. When I finally decided to choose a degree, I decided to study Fine Arts, dedicating myself to learn different digital techniques as well as traditional techniques. In my professional development I am concentrated on digital art, illustration and urban art.

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