Todos Santos Mosaic Retreat


Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

Retreat in Todos Santos, Mexico!

 One more week for the
2017 year
has been added
October 29 – November 4


Registration is open now for

April 8th-14th, 2018
April 15th-21st, 2018
email or call 805-703-4291


 For those of you that may not know I will be adventuring back to the wonderful town of Todos Santos for another magical retreat.  After having had such incredible times March 2014, April 2015, February and April 2016, and two SOLD OUT weeks back to back in April 2017 we decided there may be some folks that missed out on these trips and would love to experience this amazing place.

Imagine creating art with spectacular ocean views to inspire you, beautiful gardens and pools to relax you, and a personal chef to prepare gourmet meals to sustain you. This is just the beginning of the Todos Santos mosaic art retreat.

You will spend one full week creating mosaic art in one of the most creative and peaceful settings on the Baja Peninsula, the pueblo magico of Todos Santos. The accommodations for this retreat will be at the beautiful boutique hotel, Los Colibris Casitas. Los Colibris has 8 wonderfully inviting casitas, each with comfortable beds, great bathrooms and private patios from which you can enjoy the amazing scenery and ocean views. The infinity pool and hot tub are great for star gazing and observing the humpback and grey whales that are often visitors at certain times of year.

These workshops are created with the beginner in mind.  We just ask you come with a creative spirit and fun positive energy!

At this retreat students will learn how to create a mosaic with Mexican Smalti.  Mexican smalti, the very vibrant and wonderful glass tiles from Cuernavaca Mexico.  Participants will learn how to create a design or abstract.  We will then move on to deciding color choices, how to lay out the design, proper cutting techniques and proper adhesion.

In this workshop, once mastered, the process is easy to reproduce at home.


“Mexican Blanket” by Tami Macala

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Mexican smalti work by Tami Macala

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Student works Todos Santos Mosaic Art reTreat

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Sunset from Los Colibris….hotel and retreat site.

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Results of the cooking class and dinner on the last night! Not too shabby!

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View of the casitas, where we sleep and stay!

Todos Santos is an artist colony on the Tropic of Cancer, just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas, but an entire world away. Nestled next to 70 miles of pristine, undeveloped beach, Todos Santos is famous for the remarkable quality of its light, which drew the first American artists from Taos in the 1980s. Since then artists of all stripes and nationalities have populated the town, which is a charming reflection of their passions with wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The people of Todos Santos are warm and welcoming, and love sharing the pleasures of their hometown with visitors. The beaches of nearby Pescadero and Cerritos are added bonuses.

Retreat Price:  $1,799.00 (based on double occupancy).Price includes:

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure (within time frames)
  • 6 nights lodging at Los Colibris
  • Sunday evening welcome dinner and reception
  • 6 full breakfasts & 5 lunches  by local Chef Iker
  • Last night cooking class and dinner with Chef Iker
  • Refreshing agua fresca throughout the work day
  • Evening transportation into town
  • Partial materials for mosaic piece

Instruction: 5 days from 10a-2p.  More work time will be available if desired.

You will have plenty of free time to explore Todos Santos and its surrounding areas. Popular activities include hiking, beach walks, whale watching, gallery strolls, shopping. There will also be excursion options that can be booked through Todos Santos Eco Adventures if you choose to extend your stay. Massage and yoga are offered at Los Colibris (Los Colibris’ yoga deck sits at the highest point of the property on the tropic of cancer, and has one of the most amazing views of the pacific).  Room selections will be made in order of full payments received.  Here are a few websites to check out:

Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art  To register, please email Tami with name and contact info a at or call 805.703.4291.

Deposit of $899.00 (1/2) may be made through PayPal (2.9% more will be added to the total using Paypal) or check.

Material, tool list & instructions on packing will be sent after registration.
Payment in full must be completed by September 1st, 2017 for the October 2017 retreat and February 1st for the April 2018 retreats.

Cancellation and refund policy:  All cancellations are subject to a 20% handling fee. For reservations canceled less than 90 days before the workshop, 50% is refundable. If canceled less than 60 days before the workshop, 25% is refundable. If canceled less than 45 days before the workshop, fee is non-refundable.  Should the retreat be canceled for any reason the entire amount paid will be refunded within fourteen days after the retreat’s cancellation. Instructors have no obligation regarding any additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations. Instructors and Los Colibris accept no liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket or for canceled flights.  Travel Insurance is recommended.  All workshop participants should consider purchasing Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident and Medical insurance from a reputable insurance company.
Tami nor SBSMA is held responsible for any travel purchases including airplane tickets made before a full group (6 minimum) is confirmed.

About Tami the artist and instructor:

I am a professional mosaic artist and teacher. I have been creating art all my life, and mosaic art for almost 20 years. In 2009 I started the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art based on my love for mosaic art and wanting share my passion with other creative people.
I have vacationed in Todos Santos several times in the past four years and have stayed at Los Colibris each trip.  I love the rustic and quaint feeling of Todos Santos, and Los Colibris is the perfect location for the accommodations and creating a wonderful environment for this mosaic retreat.

Please feel free to email or call Tami with any questions. or 805.703.4291