Studio Intensive in Oaxaca, Mexico: Independent Projects
/ Schedule

SORRY, 2019 CLASS FULL

May 21 – June 5
3 Undergraduate Studio Credits
Course number: IPD-3114-A
Tuition: $3,000

Faculty: Steve De Frank and Mary Jo Vath

Tuesday, May 21
Arrive Oaxaca with airport shuttle to Hotel Casa Antica.
Faculty will be at the hotel for your arrival after 6 pm.

Wednesday, May 22
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am Orientation meeting after breakfast in the hotel courtyard.
10:00 am Walking tour of the historic center of Oaxaca
Free time for lunch
2:30 pm Tour of Monte Albán, one of the most important pre Columbian site in Mexico. (With Guide)
7:30 pm Welcome Dinner

Thursday, May 23
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am Meet in the lobby of the hotel for a short walk to the studio with your supplies.
We will set up for work spaces and get right to work
1:00 pm Break for Lunch
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors

Friday, May 24
Breakfast at the Hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm  Studio open
7:00 pm  Artist talk with Marietta Bernstein, founder of Las Hormigas Bordadas de Tanivet, an art collective in the impoverished town of Tanivet. The collective has been focusing on embroidery (with recycled, donated materials) as a way of telling their stories. This talk will be of important to for anyone interested in fiber as an art form, narrative, community art programs, or sustainability in art.

Saturday, May 25
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Embroidery Workshop at studio

Sunday, May 26
Breakfast at the hotel
FULL DAY EXCURSION
9:00 am Tour to ruins at Mitla, with guide. Driving time is just under an hour.
12:00 noon After Mitla, we will go to the Zapotec village of Tlacolula, where we will start our visit with a look at the main church (built 1531) which has a fantastically decorated chapel, Capilla del Señor de Tlacolula. Then we will dive into the Sunday market, one of the oldest and largest in the valley. Zapotec is spoken here, and most of the women vendors wear traditional clothing. There will be time to wander the market and have lunch on your own in one or more of the market stalls.
3:00 pm Return to Oaxaca

Monday, May 27
Breakfast at the Hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch in town
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors
5:00 pm Tour of the Textile Museum and San Pablo complex with curator

Tuesday, May 28
Breakfast at the Hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch in town
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors
8:00 pm Salsa Lessons

Wednesday, May 29
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am Leave hotel for full day excursion to San Agustín Etla.
We will visit a local weekly market and CASA, a stunning arts complex in an old cotton factory.
Lunch in San Agustín Etla
3:00 pm Papermaking workshop in San Augustine Etla

Thursday, May 30
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studios will be open
7:30 pm Artist talk

Friday, May 31
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors
Gallery and Museum openings

Saturday, June 1
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm  Studio time with instructors

Sunday, June 2
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Studio time with instructors
Free time for lunch
3:00 – 7:00 pm Studio time with instructors

Monday, June 3
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Part one of final reviews
Free time for lunch
3:00pm – 7:00 pm  Studio time with Instructors

Tuesday, June 4
Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Part Two of final reviews
Free time for lunch
3:00pm – 7:00 pm  Studio open for packing and clean up
7:30 Farewell dinner at Mary Jo’s house!

Wednesday, June 5
Breakfast at the Hotel
Depart Oaxaca

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. For more information, contact the Arts Abroad department, at 212.592.2543 or Steve DeFrank, the program coordinator at sdefrank@gmail.com.