P A R T I C I P A N T S
each group requires different strategies for collaboration, depending on shared background and level of expertise, challenging the workshop to grow as it learns from its own experience.
art and design schools
Oax-i-fornia was developed with the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco as an interdisciplinary summer program open to all seniors. The project is now open to collaborations with other schools around the world, as an independent study abroad program that can be tailored to meet the curricular requirements of each institution. Offered year-round, the program can be adapted to one, two or three-week sessions and includes meals and accommodations.
In addition to a student workshop, Oax-i-fornia can also be offered as a faculty residency for design research.
independent students and professionals
every workshop reserves a few slots for recent graduates and professionals who would like to participate. all admissions are based on a portfolio review, and require previous approval before enrollment. On occasion, workshops are planned exclusively for working professionals who want a creative study abroad. These are 10 day sessions held in the fall and summer, and are crafted around the skill set of applicants and their interests. All sessions are posted on a calendar in this website.
artisans interested in participating may apply at any time. The workshop requires a minimum of seven years experience in a particular craft and the availability to make a three-week commitment during the class. There is no fee, and a small stipend is provided to cover transportation and materials. Meals are provided during the workshop, and attendance is mandatory on all appointed days. At this time, Oax-i-fornia is open to artisans residing in the state of Oaxaca only.
L O C A T I O N
Oax-i-fornia is hosted by the Ex-Hacienda de Guadalupe in the town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya.
A two hundred year old stone house, the Ex-Hacienda embodies the colorful history of this part of the Valley of Oaxaca. Only twenty minutes outside the city, it is close to the artisan towns with whom we work, as well as to ancient archeological sites, enchanted hills, and another magical product of Oaxaca, mezcal.
A P P L I C A T I O N
Please fill out this application so that we can keep your information on file. As soon as the next workshop open to the public is planned, it will be posted on this website, and you will receive a notification.