Study Abroad

Through the Study Abroad program, Pratt offers immersive art experiences led by local instructors in some of Mexico's most beautiful and invigorating settings. Click on class titles below for full details and to register. 

Classes in Printmaking

Mixed Media Printmaking In Chacala, Mexico | 2.4.19 - 2.8.19
Miguel Perez

Join Kamla Kakaria for a week long mixed media printmaking intensive in Chacala, Mexico (one hour north of Puerto Vallarta) where the jungle meets the ocean. Work for 5 days with Maestro Miguel Perez at his studio Grafica Chacala and our own Larry Calkins to create works that combine sketching, printmaking and journaling. Be inspired by the petroglyphs at Alta Vista. Swim in the warm waters of the Pacific. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Saturday) giving students a day to explore Chacala before the workshop begins. Prerequisite: None. Click here for full details.

Lithography And Relief Printmaking In Mexico City, Mexico | 2.18.19 - 2.22.19
Rodrigo Tellez

Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Bustillo for a week long printmaking intensive in Mexico City. We will be working with Maestro Rodrigo Tellez in his studio Tigres Ediciones in Cuauhtemoc in the heart of the city. This workshop combines 3 days of making art as well as 2 days of visiting artist studios. You will make an accordion book with layered images. We will be using Rodrigo's method of low tech lithography on aluminum plates and running them through an etching press for one layer with relief carving on linoleum plates for another layer. The other two days we will be visiting private artist studios not usually open to the public. We will have delicious Mexican food each day for lunch. We recommend coming early or staying later to explore the amazing amount of places to visit in Mexico City. Tuition includes lodging for seven nights (Saturday to Saturday) giving students a day to explore Mexico City before the workshop begins. Prerequisite: Some amount of Printmaking experience preferred. Click here for full details


Classes in Jewelry and Metals

Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato | 1.26.19 – 2.2.19 FULL

Francisco Garcia-Guevara

Learn the techniques behind an historic style of Mexican jewelry in one of Mexico's most beautiful cities. Our class will focus on joyeria pajarito or "little bird jewelry," a distinctively baroque style developed during Guanajuato's colonial period. Our instructor Francisco Garcia-Guevara is a master jeweler who learned the style from his own father. Students will work in silver to creative a pendant with several layers and elements, experiencing sandcasting, die-stamping, chasing, engraving, patination, and soldering. Prerequisite: Some silver soldering experience. Click here for full details

Barro Negro Jewelry in San Bartolo Coyotepec | 2.10.19 – 2.17.19

Luis Manuel Ortiz-Simon 

Dramatically dark and richly lustrous, barro negro or "black clay" pottery is a distinctive traditional craft of Oaxaca. Produced since ancient times, barro negro has been used to create a wide variety of both functional and sculptural objects. Our instructor Luis Manuel Ortiz-Simon learned from his mother and is an innovator of barro negro jewelry. The workshop will focus on the creation of elements such as cabochons, medallions, drops, or beads for future use in jewelry. Click here for full details



Please contact Julia Harrison at for information on classes in jewelry. For information on printmaking classes, please contact Kamla Kakaria at

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