Oaxaca Cultural Navigator can arrange and schedule intensive tapestry weaving workshops and independent studio residencies for you with the Chavez Santiago family weavers in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, at a time that best fits your travel schedule. These can be private or semi-private sessions.
We are happy to offer you this opportunity to come to Teotitlan del Valle to learn from one of the most accomplished master weavers of the village. The workshop can be scheduled as a private experience to suit your schedule. The studio residencies are flexible and can be scheduled for as long as you wish to stay — several days or several months. This includes time at your own dedicated loom to work on your own projects.
Here is what we can offer you:
- Weaving Workshop: Intensive beginner to intermediate level 4-day workshop at $585 USD per person. This includes all wool and 4-6 hours of instruction daily. At the end of the workshop you will have completed a tapestry sampler about the size of a pillow cover or small wall-hanging. You will make your own lodging, food and transportation arrangements. Note: Weaving workshop may overlap with other participants.
- Optional: We can make all-inclusive arrangements for you when you register for Tapestry Weaving Workshop: Dancing on the Loom.
- Studio Residency: Up to four-hours daily of studio time in the workshop at a dedicated loom to weave on your own projects. This includes a daily coaching/briefing session. The cost for the 4-hour daily studio time and coaching is $60 per day or $15 per hour . A minimum of 3 hours a day is required for this option. Note: Studio time may overlap with other participants.
- Purchase naturally dyed wool you need for the independent studio time directly from the family.
You can bypass the Intensive 4-day Weaving Workshop and go directly to studio time IF you are an experienced tapestry weaver or if you have taken the beginner-intermediate workshop from the family at another time.
If you are interested in making these arrangements, please contact Norma Hawthorne at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. We can set up the studio residency for as many days or weeks as you wish. You would make all payments to reserve the workshop and studio arrangements with Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. We will send you a PayPal invoice for 1/2 the total cost with the remaining amount due 45 days before the workshop/residency begins. You would need to specify the dates you prefer for the workshop and/or when you want the residency.