Inspiring Instagrams from the Altos de Chavón School of Design

Visiting beautiful Altos de Chavón is a must for guests of Casa de Campo. The village is an incredible replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village. Designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and Italian cinematographer Roberto Coppa, the village is both a cultural center and a work of art in its own right.

It’s here that you’ll find the prestigious Altos de Chavón School of Design, affiliated with New York’s Parsons School of Design.

The school offers two-year College Level programs as well as shorter courses focused on fashion, film, and the fine arts. Some very talented graduates have studied within the walls of the Altos de Chavón , La Romana campus.

At @chavondiseno on Instagram, the school shares inspiring photos of the artistic process. We’re sharing our ten favorite shots that showcase what’s special about the school.

Photo from the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Pictured above is Altos de Chavón School of Design graduate Elias Roedán and his exhibition, “One”.

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

We love seeing the artistic process in action with photos like this one.

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

The beautiful surroundings of the Dominican Republic serve as great inspiration for students. Above is a sketch of the Altos de Chavón School of Design campus.

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

First-year fashion students were tasked with designing something that evokes “elegance”. They were inspired by the television show Downton Abbey to create this masterpiece.

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

The talented Glenn Hilario, fashion illustrator for bridal couturier Reem Acra, teaches fashion Illustration at Altos de Chavón School of Design.

Photo from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

“The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Photo from the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Elliot Tupac, pictured above, is a Peruvian screen-printing and letter artist credited with creating chicha street art. Chicha is a musical tradition, and the art was born out of the vibrant posters and murals promoting it. Tupac is renowned for his innovative fonts, posters, and murals. At the Altos de Chavón School of Design he has taught Typography and Lettering.

Altos de Chavón is one many reasons why Casa de Campo is the best place to stay in the Dominican Republic. Call on the school’s Art Gallery when you visit and become inspired by the works of these talented artists. Afterwards, peruse the town’s boutique shops for one-of-a-kind souvenirs handcrafted by local artisans to bring home. We know you’ll find the perfect keepsake from your perfect vacation. Click here to start planning – and see you soon!