Navajo Weaving

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Navajo Weaving

$905.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $135

Come learn how to design and weave a traditional rug using the basic weave, interlocks, and diagonal techniques with aniline and natural dyed yarns. You will work on pre-warped, upright Navajo style looms which you can bring home with you after the workshop. Various Navajo rug styles will be shared along with a brief history of the Navajo culture. Ideas will be provided on how to plan and incorporate various designs in a rug as well as how to resolve problems that you may encounter. No prior experience is necessary.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Marilou Schultz

Marilou Schultz is a renowned Navajo weaver who participates in the Heard Indian Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market shows. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and most recently in Woven Histories at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and other numerous exhibitions. Marilou weaves both traditional and contemporary weavings and has also created three dimensional weavings using the wedgeweave technique. She lives in Mesa and Flagstaff, Arizona.

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