Printmaking in Havana, Cuba

March 4 - 11
1 undergraduate studio credit
Course number: IPD-3558-A

Faculty: Gunars Prande

Taller Experimental de Gráfica, considered Cuba’s premier printmaking studio, has been a vital center for printmaking in Havana since the 1960s. This intensive workshop offers the unique opportunity to work in this historic, open-air facility alongside the Taller artists. Participants will be shown working methods of lithography and woodcut, and will be introduced to various color separation techniques. Starting from drawings and sketches, students will create tracings as guidelines for their drawings. In the lithography portion of the workshop, images will be drawn directly onto stone with lithographic crayons or ink washes, and then processed for printing. For woodcuts, the areas surrounding the drawn images will be carved to reveal the raised printed area.

All printing takes place at the Taller studio using turn-of-the-century presses and lithographic stones. Instruction will be given for various printing and processing techniques, and students will work on self-directed projects with assistance from the staff. The Taller artists will also present and discuss their work during informal afternoon sessions. Wandering through the historic streets and colorful areas that surround the studio offer the opportunity to draw from observation. Museum and studio visits as well as guided excursions around Havana will complement studio work.

Previous printmaking experience is helpful but not necessary. However, you must be a current graduate or undergraduate student in order to visit Cuba on this program.

Tuition includes:

  • Airfare from Miami to Havana, transportation to/from hotel
  • Double occupancy hotel in Havana
  • Daily breakfast, some additional meals and city tour

Tuition does not include transportation from New York to Miami.


For further information contact Maria Paulino, via email: [email protected] phone: 212.592-2265