Chavón School of Design

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Alongside its Chavón Summer International workshops, the Altos de Chavón School of Design will also be having its regular Intensive 3 day courses designed to develop student technique and creativity.These courses, which began Friday August 19th, will cover a variety of topics amongst which you will find Fine Arts, Fashion, Photography, Interior Design, Landscape and more.

Altos de Chavón has always been the home of art and is considered one of the first options for people pursuing a career in art. Below is a video of the School of Design taking a look back over the years at what it has accomplished. The courses are aimed at students and professionals looking to effectively develop their knowledge in various areas of art and design. The group of instructors consists of both Dominican and international professionals who come to share their knowledge with the students enrolled at the institution.

The courses are 3 sessions, with a total of 18 hours. The initial 3 day series, Friday through today, will feature courses in Watercolor techniques, Textile & Jewelry design, Swimsuit design, Crafts, 3D Modeling and Lettering. Monday, August 22nd starts a second group of courses including Figure Drawing, Engraving, Crafts, Mobile Photography, and Interior decoration, ending on Wednesday 24th. The last of the Intensive 3 day courses will stretch from Thursday, August 25th through Saturday 27th with Illustration, Kitchen Interior Design, Crafts with Resin, Seasonal Accessories, Floral Design, Social Media and Strategy, and Handbag design.


With so many options for diverse art forms, grab at Chavon’s opportunities for creativity. It will be a fast but in-depth look into each of these focuses, and we can assure you you’ll enjoy yourself! ALSO, don’t forget about the remaining two Chavón Summer International Courses: Pattern Drafting with Shingo Sato, TR Cutting School or Landscape Painting with Ciara Rafferty. Click the link for more info!

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For more information and to enroll, please contact:

Telephone: (809) 523-8011 • 523-8172 • 523-8612



Not to miss Chavón International Workshops in Art & Film starting Aug.15th!

The coming week is no exception, as two new courses in film start on August 15th: Costume Design and Art Direction for Film. Painting, Landscapes, and Pattern Making and Cutting also join the list. Enroll now for these exciting new opportunities. Read more here.

Stephen Kaplan’s thoughts on the Future of the Chavón School of Design

As the school year has come to a close, and we celebrated the 32nd graduation of the Altos de Chavón School of Design students, Casa de Campo Living takes a look into Fall with thoughts from Stephen Kaplan, director of the school, and what exciting new things are to be expected for the Chavón campus now that the Fashion and Communication Design programs move to Santo Domingo at their urban location. Read more here.


Chavón Santo Domingo

Founded in 1983, The Altos de Chavón School of Design offers careers in applied arts in the areas of Fine Arts, Visual Communication and Fashion. This type of intensive two-year program provides the graduates with an associate degree at a technical level, which provides them with a solid education that enables participants to compete as professionals in the field of design and arts both locally and internationally.

Graduates of the School of Design are eligible to transfer directly to Parsons School of Design in New York. More than 2,000 Dominicans and students from around the world have graduated from the School of Design, demonstrating that a solid background in design, parallel to an emphasis on the development of the industry is the best formula for a successful career.

The highly practical and market-oriented curriculum, provides students with a unique set of skills that allows them to be easily inserted into the work environment.