Art of Oaxaca:
Workshops & Folk Art

| Mexico

Cultural Discovery

Create art in one of the most inspiring art cities in the world! Oaxaca!

Explore the unique diversity of crafts produced by talented local artisans. This program fully immerses you into the art scene and culture of Oaxaca from its origins to the most contemporary expressions. Meet local artists and find the inspiration to create your own pieces through fantastic workshops held by talented instructors. The art courses and workshops focus mainly on printmaking and stencil art. Throughout the program, visit nearby villages to encounter the famous folk art communities. Meet with gifted artisans working with pottery, textiles, candles, and alebrijes. In most of these activities you will produce your own creative works of art.

Dates & Prices

Jun 18 - Jul 02 (15 days) $1,995

Jul 02 - Jul 16 (15 days) $1,995

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18
Minimum Group Size: 4 participants

Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Art workshops
Level of Spanish: A basic level is recommended
Accommodation: Homestay
Airport Code: OAX (Xoxocotlán International Airport)
Program Location: Oaxaca City

What's Included

Room & Board | Onsite Directors | Art Workshops | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

Highlights

  • Personalized and interactive art workshops unique to Oaxaca.

  • Visit neighboring indigenous villages to learn from local artisans about their time-honored crafts.

  • Daily fun cultural activities that bring to life the art and magic of Oaxaca.

  • Guided excursion to the Pre-Hispanic ruin of Monte Alban.

  • The food!! Oaxaca cuisine is world-renowned.

Painting workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico

Details

  • Airport transfers (OAX) by a program director.

  • This program delivers participants hands-on learning experiences in a variety of art forms that are typical to Oaxaca and its surrounding region.

  • Live with a carefully selected homestay. Homemade meals are prepared in order to experience Oaxacan cuisine and cooking traditions. All houses have WiFi.

  • Begin with a tour of Oaxaca's numerous art galleries. Visit the renovated San Pablo Cultural Center and the Textile Museum.

  • Workshops begin with and introduction to printmaking techniques and traditions with local instructors.

  • In the skull painting workshop get acquainted with Day of the Dead and its artistic traditions.

  • Stencil and street art workshops under the guidance of a local artist collective.

  • Meet with local artisans and incorporate the city as the backdrop to the workshops and your artistic creations.

  • Enjoy a street art bike tour, a Latin dance class, and local art museum visits highlighting the modern and historic art styles of Oaxaca.

  • Travel to villages famous for folk art such as Ocotlan's black pottery, San Martin Tilcajete's alebrijes, Etla's art center and paper making project, and Teotitlan's weaving traditions.

  • Exhibit your artistic creations at the farewell event.

typical day

Stencil workshop

Morning: Breakfast with your homestay and walk to your art workshop.

Midday: Enjoy lunch and siesta at your homestay.

Afternoon: Cultural activities and leisure time.

Evening: Dinner at homestay, relax, and get a good night's sleep.

Indigenous women giving a pottery demonstration
Students jumping in front of a street mural in Oaxaca
Colorful Oaxacan rugs

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount