The course is Only offered 3 times a year: Mid July, Mid February and April. Work with master ceramics artist in an intensive workshop that draws on the history and forms of the ancient Taino people who lived on the island of Espanola (the D.R.) before the conquest. Benefit from Tello Pardo's research into the potent myths expressed in the sculptural forms of this ancient people, and her expertise in hand-built ceramic sculptural techniques. This is an intensive 6-day workshop in an open studio at Piedras Negras, a property located 5 miles from the town of Jarabacoa (central Cordillera Mountains), Dominican Republic.
It is a creative center, developed by artists, Susan Austand and Ramon Sanchez, where a series of art workshops are held. Days 1-6, intensive workshops in the studio (optional outdoor watercolor painting directed by Susan Austad, watercolorist). Day 7, works are fired in a wood-burning kiln at Las Marranitos, a nearby ceramics community. An optional visit to a museum in Santiago is arranged for that day. Day 8 (am), unload the kiln, return works and reflect on the workshop experience. (The beach is another option for days 7 and 8).
Angels Tello Pardo, has her Masters the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Valencia, Spain. She has directed art centers in Spain and in the D.R. and has established a ceramics community at Las Marranitos, near the Piedras Negras property (where these workshops are held). She has been an arts professor in drawing and ceramics in ACIPSA, Pretenologia y Ceramica, Escuela de Adultos de Aldaia, "Los Vientos" de la Generalitat Valenciana, all in Valencia, Spain. She began teaching in the D.R. as a ceramics professor and Spainish Arts Coordinator for the D. R. She currantly teaches workshops in ceramics and silkscreen techniques in La Escuela de La Bisbal, Gerona in Spain. She has offered workshops in Conneticut, and other locations. Tello Pardo has exhibited her ceramics widely in Spain, the Dominican Republic and the U.S.
Susan Austad has her Master's in Art from New York University. She has taught for many years for the Studio in the School Association, an organization that sends artists into the N.Y.C. public schools to work with students and teachers. She is currantly working in a special program that pairs artists and art teachers in facilitating the new arts curriculum created by the D.O.E. and Studio in a School, to high school and middle school art teachers in all regions of N.Y.C. schools. As a practicing artist in watercolor and other relief and paint media, she has had solo exhibits in the Hudson River Museum, N.Y., Art Neuveau, D.R., the Museum in Altos de Chavon, D.R., as well as, group shows in many galleries in New York City and in the D.R.
Museum visit, visit Las Marranitos ceramics community, outdoor painting, river rafting, golf, horseback riding, swimming, dancing and dining locally.
Sculpture studio. Painting studio, and varied views on property; kiln nearby. (Separate house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,dining, balcony; studio also has bedroom and bath).
The course is $550. per person, including daily lunch and visit to Las Marranitos. This does not include accommodations, travel and small cost of visiting the museum in Santiago. Piedras Negras has limited accommodations for 3 couples for $32.00 per room (incl. small breakfast); another resort, "Mi Buena Vista" charges approx. $42.00 per night with dinner. Airlines to the nearest airport (Santiago, 40 minutes away) include, Delta, Jet Blue, American and Continental (costs range from $250- $450 approx.)
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Piedras Negras is a large property five miles from Jarabacoa, a mountainous area in the center of the Dominican Republic. It is being developed by artists Susan Austad and Ramon Sanchez into a creative center where a series of art workshops in different media will be held.
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