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. 

MIXED MEDIA PRINTMAKING IN CHACALA WITH MIGUEL PEREZ AND LARRY CALKINS
February 8 - 15, 2020


Join us 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 detailsClick here to register. This class is now full; waitlist available.

LOW TOXIC ETCHING IN OAXACA WITH DANIEL FLORES OF ZANATE STUDIOS
February 22 - 29, 2020


Join Kamla Kakaria and Romson Regarde Bustillo at Producción Gráfica Zanate studio run by Daniel Flores in Jalatlaco, a colonial neighborhood and one of the most traditional barrios of Oaxaca. In this workshop we will use alternative techniques to create surfaces to etch by using tusche, aerosol, craquelure and Judea bitumen bag. The plates are etched with salts not acid and create unusual and beautiful results. You will each have 2 plates to work with; one traditionally for the foreground and one for the background. Daniel and his team will assist every step of the way. In the evenings we will visit some of the many printmaking studios in Oaxaca as well as eat some of the most amazing food anywhere. Prerequisite: Some printmaking experience not limited to Etching Click here for full detailsClick here to register. This class is now full; waitlist available.

PAJARITO JEWELRY IN GUANAJUATO WITH FRANCISCO GARCÍA-GUEVARA
February 1 - 8, 2020

Learn the techniques behind an historic style of Mexican jewelry in Guanajuato, one of Mexico’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our class will focus on a distinctively baroque style developed during Guanajuato’s colonial period. For joyería pajarito or “little bird jewelry,” artists use a wide variety of techniques including sandcasting, die-stamping, chasing, engraving, patination, and soldering. Students will make a silver pendant or earrings with the expert guidance of maestro Francisco García-Guevara. From our lodgings in an 18th-century house just minutes from the studio it’s easy to enjoy Guanajuato’s renowned music, theater, restaurants, and winding cobblestone streets. Prerequisite: Some silver soldering experience. Click here for full details or to register. This class is now full; waitlist available.
 
AMBER CARVING IN CHIAPAS WITH ANTONIO RAMÍREZ JARDINES
February 12 - 19, 2020

Learn to carve and polish amber in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and prominent amber-producing region. We’ll study in the beautiful 16th century colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas with nationally-known amber carver Antonio Ramírez Jardines. You may carve complete objects such as pendants or beads, or create items that you will wish to set in metal after you return home. The trip includes 7 nights at Casa Na Bolom, a cultural center, museum, and hotel dedicated to the preservation of indigenous arts and knowledge, and a free day for visiting the markets at nearby villages. Prerequisite: none. Click here to register. This class is now full; waitlist available.


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Alcala Street in Oaxaca City

 
 
 

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