Papel Picado Textile Workshop: Create a Sacred Space

September 21 - September 22, 2024

Papel Picado Textile Workshop: Create a Sacred Space


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $115

This workshop aims to guide participants in creating a meaningful piece of art that turns their favorite place into a Sacred Space. Participants will engage in various artistic processes such as measuring, sewing, sketching, drawing, cutting, dyeing, air-drying materials, pressing, photographing, and sharing their creations. You will learn to meditate and follow up on your artistic journey. The objective is for participants to come away with a piece of art that serves as a positive and supportive presence in their lives, reminding them of the loving perspectives available and encouraging them to move forward in their desired direction.The workshop will culminate in an exhibition demonstrating how the art can be used, emphasizing its significance and impact. Karina’s leadership is centered on celebrating color, culture, and care. Join us!

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



Karina Puente

Karina Puente is a passionate visual artist and the founder of a women-led studio dedicated to evoking joy, focus, and positivity through art. Her journey as a Mexican-American artist in the Pocono Mountains is deeply rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Santa Ynez Valley in central California, where Karina grew up. Her art, spanning paintings, drawings, and contemporary Papel Picado installations, pays homage to La Sirena and Mexican traditions. With a track record of showcasing her vibrant, large-scale art in prestigious venues such as the Corcoran National Gallery, Weeksville Heritage Center, Columbia University, Miami MoCA, and more, Karina aims to captivate leaders with a flair for design. Inspired by the spirit of invention, Karina employs traditional techniques like hand-dyeing, sewing, carving spirit figures, and watercolor in her garden studio. This creative environment resonates with the legacy of her great-great-grandmother, a revered seamstress who crafted intricate designs for Indigenous communities a century ago. By embracing the artistry of handmade work and infusing it with ancestral reverence, Karina keeps this timeless practice alive. 

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