Travel Abroad: Silver Filigree in Oaxaca | 2.13
Students will receive instruction on the traditional methods of Oaxacan-style filigree in the workshops of El Oro de Monte Alban, Oaxaca's most prominent jewelry company. Our instructor Rafael Bautista has been creating filigree since the age of eighteen. In 2013, El Oro de Monte Alban invited Maestro Bautista to develop a basic filigree course in an effort to promote and maintain jewelry manufacturing as a sustainable activity among locals. He has since taught students from all over Mexico, as well as England, Japan and the United States.
You’ll end the week with a solid understanding of the filigree technique, wearable examples of your work, and a deeper appreciation of the role that jewelry and metalworking play in Oaxacan culture.
Prerequisite: None. This workshop is open to students of all levels.
One assistantship is available for a student fluent in both Spanish and English. Contact Julia Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details or to apply.
CLASS FEE: $1350
7 nights hotel in a private room
20 hours of instruction and all workshop materials
2 field trips
2 group dinners
November 10: deadline for deposit of $675
December 10: deadline for final payment of $675
CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY
25% non-refundable for withdrawal until January 10
50% non-refundable for withdrawal after January 10