Tapestry Weaving Workshop – Buenos Aires 2024
7 Days with Master Weaver Maximo Laura
July 3 – 9, 2024
Come share with us a 10-day tapestry weaving workshop designed and taught by Maximo Laura for weavers of all levels of experience.
You will learn, hands-on, the process and techniques used by Maximo Laura in a unique learning environment, taught by the master himself.
ABOUT MAXIMO LAURA
Maestro Maximo Laura is an internationally renowed textile artist known for his tapestry techniques and use of color.
He combines ancient traditions from the Andes with contemporary tapestry weaving, as well as his own textured techniques, to create tapestries that are vibrant in color and in textures.
He has been designated as one of Peru’s “Living Human Treasures”. This important award is given, following UNESCO guidelines, to an artist whose role is to preserve and elevate the culture of their homeland.
Throughout his 35+ years as a tapestry weaver, he has exhibited his work in more than 29 countries, winning many awards in an international and national level.
WILD FIBERS MAGAZINE
Obsessive…Feverish…Intense…Maximo Laura’s distinctive style provides a bold interpretation of Andean Art
Maximo’s work represents a masterful continuity in Peru’s textile traditions. His work is a woven symbiosis of Ancient Andean Textiles, international influences, and something deeply personal. It’s art.
FIBER ARTS MAGAZINE
Complex tapestries intertwine Peruvian tradition and contemporary aesthetic.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
This workshop is designed to adapt to the experience of each participant, as you will have the personal hand of Maximo Laura assisting the group during the workshop, along with three Master Weavers, Jim Laura, Richar Laura and Paola Laura.
It is open for beginners, intermediate and advanced weavers. Although it is not a requirement, we recommend participants to have basic previous experience on a loom, to be able to take more advantage of this workshop.
Maestro Laura and the Master Weavers will be with you throughout all of the workshop.
On the last day of the workshop, we will organize a special exhibition with all the completed pieces, sharing the last day with Maestro Laura and receiving your certificate for completion of the workshop. You will be able to take your piece with you at no additional cost!
During this workshop you will learn:
- Design: The process used by Maestro Laura to design his works, as well the considerations and challenges while designing and making cartoons in tapestry
- Technology: The technology involved in the design part of the process
- Color: How to prepare the colors and the technique to obtain optical effects and blend colors in materials
- Texture: How to use different techniques simultaneously on the weave
During this workshop you will learn 8 fundamental techniques, that with its variations, add up to 12 different techniques:
LEARN TO CREATE WITH FIBERS AND COLORS
The workshop will take place in Buenos Aires – Argentina, from July 3 – 9, 2024.
Inside the García Lorca conference room of the Hotel Meliá – Buenos Aires.
Address: Reconquista 945, Buenos Aires – Argentina
The workshop lasts 7 days, from July 3 – 9, 2024.
WORKSHOP DAILY SCHEDULE
8:30 am – 10:30 am: Workshop
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 am: Workshop
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Workshop
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Workshop
The total price is US$ 1,700 per person, divided into 4 installments.
Payment #1: Registration Fee of US$ 170 to make to reserve your place
Payment #2: Fee of US$ 510 to be paid on September 15, 2023
Payment #3: Fee of US$ 510 to be paid on December 15, 2023
Payment #4: Fee of US$ 510 to be paid on March 15, 2024
The payments can be made online, with a debit or credit card, through a Paypal link that we’ll provide.
THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES
- A total of 42 hours of course time
- Certificate of completion of the weaving course with Máximo Laura
- The use of a personal vertical loom and design, which will be used during the workshops
- All the necessary materials to weave your tapestry
- The woven tapestry during the workshop
- Coffee Breaks during the full day of 8 hours
Complete the form below to sign-up for this workshop, we’ll be getting in touch via email for the following steps.
If you have any questions, please feel free to complete the form and fill in your questions, we will be happy to assist you. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org