Guatemala - Antigua, Lenten Processions, Weavers and Lake Atitlan March 30 – April 8, 2017

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Join Viewpoint Founding Member and Sierra College Photography Professor, Rebecca Gregg, on this 10-day workshop to magical Guatemala, the center of the Mayan heartland.


Your photographic odyssey begins in Antigua; the world’s best conserved Colonial city and host to the largest Lenten celebration in the Western Hemisphere. The history of the Lenten processions dates back to the early 1500’s. While some may be attracted to the religious fervor of the processions, others may enjoy the exquisite
 “alfombras” (sawdust and pine needle carpets) on display along the procession route.

Backstrap weaving has been indigenous to this region for generations. The beautifully dyed yarns create delicate patterns as the artisan blends and weaves on the belt loom. We will visit a family of weavers to observe and photograph them as they practice their craft.

Aldous Huxley claimed that Lake Atitlan was “the most beautiful lake in the world”.  Formed thousands of years ago in the crater of a massive volcano, Lake Atitlán is more than 10 miles across at its widest point. It sits at nearly a mile high in altitude, and is surrounded on all sides by steep, verdant hills, picturesque Maya villages, and massive volcanoes with striking pointed cones. The views from the lakeshore, the hillsides above the lake, and the boats plying its waters are all stunning, and seemingly endlessly varied, as the light and cloud cover shift constantly throughout the day.  Atitlan is a photographer’s dream!

Other highlights include, a portrait session with a Mayan family, market day in Antigua, a Mayan ceremony, San Lucas Toliman, the Folk Saint Maximon, San Juan la Laguna by boat, the village of Santiago and we will make our own Alfombra outside our hotel in Antigua.

A day-to-day itinerary can be provided upon request.

Questions: Contact Diane Tempest at


Price per person: $2,600. Double occupancy.

Single Supplement: $300.

Payment schdule: A $500 deposit is required with registration, and the balance is due by check or credit card to Viewpoint by January 15, 2017.


  • Round trip transportation from the Guatemala City airport
  • All sightseeing and ground transportation
  • 6 night in Antiqua at the Hotel San Pedro II
  • 3 nights in Santiago at the Posada Santiago
  • Breakfast daily
  • All workshop instruction and drivers

Not included:

  • Round trip air transportation
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Shopping and items of a personal nature
  • Tips to the driver and guides


Minimum number of participants: 4, Maximum: 10.

Do not purchase your airline tickets until instructed to do so.

A $50 cancellation penalty will be access up to January 15, 2017.  After January 15, 2017 there is no refund.  We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance (



Workshop leader Rebecca Gregg is a founding member of the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Through her work with the center she has been instrumental in establishing photography as a viable and creative art form. Her work on the gallery’s curatorial committee has helped to introduce the region to some of the nation’s foremost photographers.  For the past 36 years she has been a beloved photography instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. As a former student of Rebecca's once said, “through her encouragement, I evolved.”







March 30 2017 6:00 AM   through   April 8 2017 9:00 PM
Phone: 916-441-2341
(per person) $ 500.00

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