Past Program

Mexico: The Environment - The Flora and Fauna of Cuernavaca

In this travel course students worked and lived in Cuernavaca and Oaxaca Mexico.


Wintersession Travel Course
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
Winter 2009

Course Dates: Jan 5, 2009 — Feb 13, 2009

Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Academic Credits
  • History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences
  • Printmaking
Course Numbers
  • PRINT W479

Full Course Description

In this travel course students worked and lived in Cuernavaca, and Oaxaca Mexico. The content and imagery for this class focussed on the amazing landscape and plant forms of this ancient land. From the stark, dry desert to tropical forests, students were inspired by a landscape so very different than that of New England. A large personal travel journal was required as well as individual art works ranging in media. Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage and installation were encouraged. Group critiques on the work were held weekly. Weekly tours of the regions inspired work and personal growth. Several tours were taken to Mexico City, including the National Archeological Museum and Casa Azul, the former home and studio of Frida Kahlo.

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