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Alongside its Chavón Summer International workshops, the Altos de Chavón School of Design will also be having its regular 3 day Intensive courses designed to develop student technique and creativity. These courses, which begin on Monday, August 7th, will cover a variety of topics among which you’ll find Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Merchandising and more!

The program is focused on providing instruction on specific skills and general content related to art and design. They are open to young high school students, university students, young professionals, hobbyists and people interested in art and design. Since the courses are intensive, classes are held for 6 hours each day for three days— a total of 18 hours. Typically, classes run from 9am to 12pm, they break from 12pm to 2pm and begin once again from 2pm to 5pm. This is a typical schedule, sometimes there are changes depending on the course and instructor. The cost of these courses is only RD$8,000 and include housing so that you can get the full Chavonero experience!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENROLL. We encourage you to give the school a call or visit to sign-up before the spots are all filled! The Altos de Chavón offices are located right above the Mercadito, where you’ll find more details about the workshops including who the professors will be. We guarantee it’s one of the best activities you can do this summer! Find below the courses the school will be offering and also a gallery with more detail on each of them.

Summer Intensive Courses 2017

Monday, August 7th – 9th:

Introduction to Tipography, and Designing with Indesign

Thursday, August 10th -12th:

Editorial Design and Graphic Identity

Monday, August 14th – 16th:

Lettering and Urban Sketching

Thursday, August 17th – 19th:


Sunday, August  20th – 22nd

Events: Tropical Flowers Design, Visual Merchandising, Art Direction

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Chavón Santo DomingoFounded 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.