Maximo Laura Tapestry Workshop

2 Week Workshop

July 8 – 20, 2019 – 1 SPACE AVAILABLE
September 16 – 28, 2019 – FULL


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. The workshop on July 2019 is full, so we have opened a second workshop for September 16 – 28, 2019 which currently has space available.

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 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 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 7 (Sunday): Free Day

Day 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.


workshop day schedule

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

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Workshop

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Coffee Break


Workshop Price: US$ 1,450

You can reserve your space with a US$ 450 non-refundable payment that will be discounted from your Final Payment. The Final Payment is due on or before January 15, 2019.


  • 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
  • A personal vertical loom and cartoon to be used during the workshops 
  • 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


photographs from previous workshops

frequently asked questions

What are the payment methods?

The payment can be made via a bank to bank wire transfer or via Paypal. If you would like to pay with a credit card, you can do so via Paypal without the need of having a Paypal account.

Do I have to coordinate my own transportation from and to the airport?

Although we don’t cover the cost of transportation, we are happy to help you, as we have a trusted driver in Lima who can pick you up at the airport, no matter at what time arrive or depart, and take you to your hotel or accommodation.

Do you recommend any hotels?

Yes, we have created a separate page regarding hotel and Airbnb options. You can find the page on this link


Are there any Airbnb options?

Yes, we have created a separate page regarding hotel and Airbnb options. You can find the page on this link

I want to share a room, but I'm traveling alone to this workshop

We are creating a private Facebook Group for the participants of this workshop, so if you are interested in sharing a double room or an Airbnb apartment with someone and you are traveling alone, you can ask if someone else is interested via the group. The private Facebook Group will also be a great way to meet each other before the workshop!

Where can I have lunch and dinner during the workshop?

There are many great restaurants and cafes nearby, so whether you want to have a traditional Peruvian dish, a salad or a sandwich, there are many options around. On the first day of workshop we will walk with you to show you some of our favorite spots, in the meantime, here’s an interesting article with the 10 Best Restaurants in Barranco

I want to visit Cusco, what do you recommend?

If you are interested in visiting Cusco after or before the workshop, send us an email to If we have enough people interested, we could organize a special textile oriented tour of Cusco for you guys, with the best folk art and textile spots in Cusco and a hands-on Natural Dyes workshop, along with all of the beautiful archeological sites, and of course, Machu Picchu 🙂

sign up

If you would like to sign up for this workshop, please complete the form below and check the option that says “Sign me up for this workshop”. We will be getting in touch via email for the following steps.

There are currently 14 spots available for this workshop. The spaces will be reserved according to the order of the deposits.

If you have any questions, please feel free to complete the form and fill in your questions, we will be happy to assist you and look forward to meeting you in Peru!