Study Abroad 

Southwest School of Art’s Adult Studio Program offers study abroad opportunities that expand the student's learning potential and experience. The program allows for cultural immersion outside of the classroom environment. Enrollment in study abroad classes is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Study Abroad Course Descriptions

 1130 | China: Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop

Level: Study Abroad | Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/25/2019
Location: Jingdezhen, China
Tuition: $1,800.00

Spend three weeks living and working in Jingdezhen, China-the Porcelain Capital of the World. During the three weeks, a series of workshops provided by local ceramic artisans will run Monday - Saturday as well as a day field trips to craftsman studios and production facilities and a museum trip are also included. Topics include blue and white decoration, carving, on-glaze painting, and wheel throwing with Chinese porcelain. The tuition fee covers workshop instruction, accommodations (double-occupancy) and meals (on workshop days). Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements (round-trip air fare to China and travel to Jingdezhen), visa and fees, immunizations (check CDC site for recommended health guidelines), travel insurance (required), materials, and Sunday meals. Students should allow additional days for travel from the U.S to China (via Beijing or Shanghai) and then to Jingdezhen.

Workshop Dates | May 6 - May 25
Tuition: $1,800 | $200 Deposit is due by Jan 15 (non-refundable) | Tuition Balance is due Mar 1
Cancel by Mar 1: 100% refund minus $200 non-refundable deposit
Cancel by Apr 1: 50% refund minus $200 non-refundable deposit
No refunds after: Apr 22

 2900 | Textile Studio Workshop in Oaxaca

Level: Study Abroad | Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: 8/3/2019 to 8/13/2019
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Tuition: $2,200.00 

Through 10 days of interactive studio visits, workshops, and immersion in the daily lives of textile artist Porfirio Gutierrz and his family, students will come closer to Zapotec history, culture, and contemporary daily life. Learn natural dye techniques with native plants and insects, weave on traditional floor looms, and visit other artisan studios. Woven in, this immersion will include day trips to significant archaeological sites and museums in the area, as well as assisting with meal prep-all and all to give students an understanding of how the past and the present are intertwined in modern day Zapotec culture. Cost includes: workshops and materials, transportation and entry fees, interpreters and guides, housing (double occupancy), and meals while at the studio. Students can anticipate additional expenses for airfare, travel insurance, day trip meals and beverages, individual excursions during free time, and personal purchases. 

Workshop Dates | Sat - Tue, Aug 3 - 13
Tuition: $2,200 Single Room additional charge: $475
$200 Deposit is due by Feb 1 Tuition Balance is due Mar 15
Cancel by Mar 15: 100% refund minus $200 non-refundable deposit
Cancel by May 15: 50% refund minus $200 non-refundable deposit
No refunds after: May 15


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1130 | China: Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop
Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/25/2019
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 5/6/2019 and ending 5/25/2019
Attendees: 1 $ 1,800.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

2900 | Textile Studio Workshop in Oaxaca
Dates: 8/3/2019 to 8/13/2019
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday starting 8/3/2019 and ending 8/13/2019
Attendees: 1 $ 2,200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

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