Study Abroad

The School of Art + Design offers a variety of exciting summer study abroad opportunities.

Printmaking in Mexico

Printmaking & Mixed Media in Mexico
June 23-July 9, 2017
8 credits
Instructor: Mandee Schroer, aschroer@pdx.edu

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Immerse yourself for a two-week intensive in Guanajuato, Meixco, a UN World Heritage city rich in Pre-Colubian, Colonial and Revolutionary history. 

This is a Mixed-Media course that will focus on Printmaking, Drawing, and Painting. We will look into historical and contemporary approaches to art making, have experiential outings to local museums/galleries and surrounding towns, as well as engage with local artists. Students will consider how place and location translates into an artistic studio production resulting in a body of prints, sketchbooks, and journalling.

Sites & Fieldtrips: San Miguel Allende (day trip), Diego Rivera Museum, Alhondiga de Granaditas Museum, Musuem of the Mummies, Monumento Pîpila, Dolores, Valenciana (Iglesia de San Cayetano), San Gabriel de Barrera and many others.

Prerequisites: None, although printmaking, drawing, painting or other art classes would be beneficial.

Cost includes: Tuition, course related fees & travel insurance (application fee excluded), Taxi- arrival & departure of Guanajuato, Beautiful B&B accommodations - wifi available, printmaking supplies, museum entrance fees & field trips, welcome & farewell dinner, & delicious traditional Mexican breakfasts & lunches at B&B and studio- cooked by our host, Hugo Anaya.

 

Art History in Rome

Jesse Locker will take a group of students to Italy to study the artistic and cultural heritage of Rome, with an emphasis on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Students will visit sites of cultural and artistic significance, and participate in lectures, readings, student presentations, and guided exploration.

This eight-credit seminar serves as an intensive introduction to Rome’s artistic and cultural heritage,
with an emphasis on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Through daily excursions to artistically and 
culturally significant sites in and around the city of Rome in conjunction with lectures, readings, student presentations, and guided exploration, students will gain a grasp of fundamental concepts, methods, 
and issues in the history of art and, at the same time, a comprehension of the history, topography, and 
culture of Rome and its environs.