Program Package Fee

Bed and Breakfast selected will depend on availability at the time of registration deadline and group rooming needs.

Printmaking Workshop in Old Havana


with guest artist Elizabeth Goodwill, Art Center Sarasota

November 13-19, 2017

Registration Deadline -August 1, 2017

The Program

Limited to 8 Participants

Experience the process of printmaking in the amazing setting of Old Havana. Our trip will start with  a visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Its halls treasures the Cuban Art Collection, the most comprehensive parade of who’s who in a history of art making spanning nearly three centuries.  The program also includes a guided walking tour of Old Havana to learn about its history and architecture.  During the afternoons we will explore Havana visiting plazas, art centers and artists studios.

The Workshop

12 hours with material included

Once we set the context for the 12 hours hands-on printmaking workshop at The Experimental Graphics Workshop (all participants are welcome) we will spend three days exchanging ideas and learning with Cuban printmakers. This is one of the most important graphic arts establishments in Cuba, preserving old printmaking like lithography.

The workshop will consist of the following:
No printmaking experience required

Lithography Technique

  • Introduction to Lithography and its History in Cuba
  • Lithographic Stones and Categories
  • Graining of the Stone
  • Using Lithographic Pencils and Tousche
  • Drawing on the Stone
  • Preparing the Stone for Printing
  • Printing from Stone
  • One Color Printing

Monotype Technique

  • Introduction to Monotype
  • Preparing the Plates
  • Working With Textures
  • Printing Monotype

What is included?


  • Orientation before the day of departure
  • Travel Guide with tips for a safe and fun trip
  • Emailed information about sites to be visited
  • Ground transportation from and to airport
  • Six nights at a private B&B
  • All breakfasts
  • Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Guided walking visit of Old Havana
  • Bilingual Tour Leader traveling with the group
  • Educational / people-to people license to travel
  • Tips for B&B maids and breakfast servers

What is not included?  (Estimates)

  • $250 Round trip airfare to Havana from Tampa.Airfare will include health insurance.
  • $50 Cuban tourist visa
  • $225 for meals not included and ground transportation in Havana
  •  Airfare for connecting flight to - from Tampa
  •  Tampa hotel the night before departure (optional)
  •  Trip interruption and cancellation insurance

For a Registration Packet

Please visit our  
Contact Us   page and provide all required Information. As soon as we hear from you, we will email a registration packet with required forms and instructions. You can also call us at 978-998-0039.

Payment Options - Program Package

Cashier's Check or Credit Card

Timetable for Registration and Payments
July 1                 Registration Documents Deadline
                          50% of Program Package Cost

July 5                  Deadline to buy air tickets online through the Southwest website
                          Please submit a copy of air ticket confirmation # to CubArtEdu

September 29      50% balance due of Program Package Cost

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations after registration and before September 29 - 50% refund
Cancellations after September 29 - no refund


Our program will start at a hotel near the Tampa International Airport on the night before departure. That evening we will provide an orientation at the hotel for out-of-state (Florida) delegates. (Optional for local delegates, local orientation will be available)


Our flight from Tampa or Miami to Havana, Cuba will take one hour. Once in Havana we will be on our way to accommodations at  B&B in Havana.


Our first day in Havana will start with breakfast at our B&B (all breakfasts are included), followed by a visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts. Its halls treasure the Cuban Art Collection, the most comprehensive parade of who’s who in a history of art making spanning nearly three centuries. After lunch we will explore Old Havana visiting Parque Central and art centers in the area for an exchange with Cuban artists.


Our second day in Havana will start with a visit to Old Havana. Founded in 1519, UNESCO declared Old Havana Universal Patrimony of Humanity. You will learn about Old Havana as a unique urban sustainability development project that integrates community and economic development with art. Through a walking tour guided by an architect-historian we will visit Cathedral and Arms Squares. In Cathedral Square we will visit the Wilfredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art and the Experimental Graphic Workshop (printmaking). Here we will meet with our workshop instructor and other printmakers. After lunch we will visit San Francisco de Asis Plaza, and Plaza Vieja to visit the Fototeca (Cuban Photography Center) and the Rene Portocarrero Screen Printing Workshop for a meeting with printmakers in this workshop.

DAY 4 - November 16

10-12 am - Workshop 1 - Lithography

1-3 pm -  Workshop 1 - Lithography

DAY 5- November 17

10-12 am - Workshop 2 - Lithography

1-3 pm -  Workshop 2 - Lithography

DAY 6 - November 18

10-12 am - Workshop 3 - Monotype

1-3 pm - Workshop 3 - Printing, Editing and Packing


Departure from José Martí International Airport