Jan Yatsko’s “Explore and Create in Costa Rica” Tour

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Art Journal Entry "Palm Trees"

Art Journal Entry “Palm Trees”

Jan Yatsko’s “Explore and Create in Costa Rica” Tour

“Explore and Create in Costa Rica Tour” with it’s  emphasis on art and culture  is created and hosted  by Jan Yatsk0,   www.janyatsko.com Jan  lives in Costa Rica and is a writer as well as an artist.It is  a unique  learning experience into the soul and fabric of Costa Rican culture with  it’s unique art and artist.   Jan is a recognized artist, painter, and sketcher. Her colorful paintings tell the stories of daily  life in this tropical paradise.   Jan and her husband live in Costa Rica, choosing the mountain community of Atenas.

Jan shares her love for art and nature in her  tour  “Explore and Create In Costa Rica.”   She takes you to museums and  art galleries where you meet and interact with the local artist.  You visit an indigenous Indian Village and learn how the Maleku people keep their  ancient traditions alive.  You sit under an almond tree on the sandy white beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, watching playful white face monkeys.  And soak in a hot springs surrounded by lush rainforest,  at the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Under Jan’s guidance and instruction you will work each day on you own personal travel art journal, with materials and colors around you to collage, paint, sketch, or write about the images  of your fun filled days.

About Jan Yatsko:   She is originally from Lancaster, Pa.  She and her husband came to Costa Rica on a bicycle tour and fell in love with the tropical beauty and the warmth of the Costa Rican people.  They decided to return and make it their permanent home and choose the little town of Atenas,  full of friendly Costa Rican people plus a small colony of North Americans .  Atenas is best know for it’s  year round  perfect climate of spring like weather.

Jan’s life as an artist, crafts person,  and teacher has led her down many avenues of the art world.  She has designed a clothing line for women as well as  gift products for a catalog.  But her paintings are what she is best known for, and these can be found in private collections in US, Europe, and Costa Rica as well as the Lancaster, Pa.  Museum of Art.

Jan’s bi-monthly newsletter  “Pura Vida Costa Rica”   reflects upon her passion for art, nature, culture, and food.

Please visit Jan and learn more about her  specialized tour,  Explore and Create in Costa Rica   at http://www.janyatsko.com.  Here you can find  tour  itineraries,  dates offered,  price, etc.

You can sign up for Jan’s bi- monthly newsletter.  Go on her web site where you will find how to sign up.

I would like to share with you a portion of Jan’s April newsletter:  I quote Jan, ”  The Costa Rica national bird,  the Yiguirro  has filled the air with a chorus of melodious sounds for the past month of March.  Their songs begin at 4:30 a.m. and continue all day until sundown.  Costa Rica folklore says the Yiguirro is singing for rain.”

“We are in the month of  April,  when the first rains come.  The trees  sprout new buds and the grass smells sweet, , and the beautiful tropical landscape bursts into 1000 shades of green.”

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