Maximo Laura Tapestry Workshop

2 Week Workshop

September 16 – 28, 2019 – Last space available


A weaving adventure in Lima, Peru

Join Award Winning Textile Artist, Maximo Laura, and his team of Master Weavers on a 2-week long tapestry weaving course designed for weavers with every level of experience, to learn the process and techniques used by Maximo Laura.

This workshop is being organized by the studio of Maximo Laura and Paola Laura (Maximo Laura’s daughter) who will be your host and teacher during this event.

About maximo laura


The workshop will take place in Lima, Peru, from September 16 – 28, 2019.

We have chosen the beautiful district of Barranco as our location for this workshop, a district known for being an artistic center in Lima, home of poets, painters, sculptors and singers, surrounded by colonial homes, art and folk art galleries, delicious restaurants and coffee shops

How does it work?

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.

The Master Weavers will be with you throughout all of the workshop, and Maestro Laura will be with you 8 days in total (Days 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13).

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 whiledesigning 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 base techniques, that with its variations, add up to 12 different techniques:


Day 1: Guided visit by Maximo Laura to his home/studio during the morning. Guided visit to the Museo Amano (Pre-Columbian Textile Museum) in the afternoon

Day 2: Full Day of Workshop

Day 3: Full Day of Workshop

Day 4: Full Day of Workshop

Day 5: Full Day of Workshop

Day 6: Full Day of Workshop

Day 8 (Sunday) Free Day

Día 8: Full Day of Workshop

Day 9: Full Day of Workshop

Day 10: Full Day of Workshop

Day 11: Full Day of Workshop

Day 12: Full Day of Workshop

Day 13: Finishing and cleaning process of your piece. Exibition of final works at the end of the day.


Horario de talleres

8:30 am – 10:30 am: Workshop

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 am: Workshop

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Workshop

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Coffee Break


Workshop Price: US$ 1,450



  • Transportation and guided visit by Maximo Laura to his home/studio on the first day

  • Transportation, guided visit and entrance ticket to the Museo Amano on the first day

  • 66 workshop hours divided into 13 days

  • The yarn required to weave your piece

  • The final tapestry woven during the workshop

  • Coffee and Tea breaks twice a day

does not include

  • Personal tranportation during your time in Peru

  • Meals and snacks (apart from the snaks given during the coffee breaks)

  • Accommodation for the time of the workshop