Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic

 
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Altos de Chavon

The visit to Altos de Chavon with Colonial Tour and Travel include :

  • This visit is always combined with other tours like River Princess , Saona Island or Santo Domingo Full Day.

  • Transport in comfortable bus A/conditioning form all the hotels of Dominican Republic.

  • Entrance to Altos de Chavon

  • Tour guide multilingual

  • Taxes Included

Important : This tour is only available combined to Santo Domingo City Tour,  Saona Island or Catalina Island from the hotels out of La Romana and Bayahibe

 

Time of the tour:

3 hours from La Romana - Bayahibe as simple visit . 

7 hours combined with another tour like Saona or Santo Domingo city tour

 

 
   

Altos de Chavon

Where History and Beauty Meet

In 1976, on a verdant plateau 100 miles east of Santo Domingo--the historic capital of the Dominican Republic--an extraordinary cultural undertaking began to unfold. Dominican stonecutters, woodworkers, and iron-smiths combined their crafts to create the rich architectural landscape that would emerge as Altos de Chavon.

Today this vibrant cultural village perched high above the Chavon River embodies half a millennium of the island's finest tradition of crafts and art. The distant mountains of eastern Hispaniola merge with the sea to create the perfect setting for this celebration of the region's past. Nearby is Casa de Campo, one of the Caribbean's most complete resorts.

A walk down the cobblestone paths of Altos de Chavon reveals, at every turn, architecture reminiscent of another era. Coral block and terra cotta buildings enfold craft workshops, artistsí studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Complementing this tranquil evocation of the past is the exuberant artistry of toda
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The Altos de Chavon craft ateliers are small production centers where trained local artisans execute ceramic, silk-screen, and woven-fiber products. These works are at once respectful of the islandís history yet boldly international in design concept and quality. From the lively clay apothecary jars to the brightly colored tapestries found in traditional Dominican houses, the craft ateliers keep the richness of island myth, folklore, and handcrafted expression very much alive. The posters, note cards, and printed T-shirts produced by the silk-screen workshop are among the most authentic in the Caribbean.

The performing arts are showcased in the village's spectacular 5,000-seat open-air amphitheater. Since its inauguration in 1982 by Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana, the amphitheater has hosted concerts, symphonies, theatrical events, and festivals featuring such renowned artists as Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Sergio Mendes, Dizzy Gillespie, Air Supply, Pilobulos, and the Dance Theater of Harlem.

The village is a vital source of inspiration, professional training, and artistic expression. Diverse educational and artistic programming, in a breathtaking natural and architectural setting, provides Altos de Chavon with its unique ability to stimulate creativity and cultural interchange.

The Gallery

The Gallery of Altos de Chavon is dedicated to the promotion of national culture through the exhibition of Dominican art. A crucial expository platform for art and design students, the Gallery also serves as host to high-level international exhibitors. Dominican artists who show at the Gallery gain vital access to the large number of worldwide visitors to Altos de Chavon. At the same time, international artists exhibiting at the Gallery are offered entree to the Dominican art community, resulting in a rich dialogue and cross-cultural interchange.

The School of Design of Altos de Chavon

The Altos de Chavon School of Design is located in the international art and design community of Altos de Chavon in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The School's multicultural approach to art and design education, encompassing two years of intensive professional training, encourages graduates to compete in international design circles, to broaden their education in the fine and applied arts, and to serve as the creative lifeblood for emerging industry.

The vigorous art and design program leads to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of four major concentrations: fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and fine arts/illustration. Under a unique controlled-curriculum arrangement with Parsons School of Design, qualified School of Design graduates gain automatic acceptance into the BFA program at Parsons' New York or Paris campus or at participating art and design institutions throughout the United States.

The language of instruction is Spanish, with English offering second language support in most courses. The School of Design faculty is supplemented by distinguished academics and international design professionals who serve as lecturers and artists in residence throughout the academic year. The small class size, excellent student/faculty ratio of 10 to 1, and limited population of 100 students provide an intimate opportunity for individualized instruction.

Equipped with an AAS degree, earned in a distinctive cross-cultural and bilingual setting, School of Design graduates emerge with a compelling professional advantage: the ability to pursue baccalaureate or master's degrees in the United States and Europe or to embark on successful art and design careers worldwide.

Both nationally and internationally, School of Design graduates have gained smooth entry into the full spectrum of art and design fields.

 

 

 

 

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