Free Weaving Workshops
Preserving Traditions with Porfirio Gutierrez
Porfirio Gutierrez, artist, master weaver and advocate comes from a long line of traditional Zapotec weavers from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico where his family is still dedicated to this art. He divides his time between his hometown in Oaxaca and Ventura County, and is this summer’s CAM Studio Gallery Artist in Residence where he will carryout his family's mission of preserving their traditional art form by offering a series of weaving workshops to
Youth of Oaxacan descent.
The class will focus on learning about the Zapotec weaving history, design elements and weaving process. Students will work on a hand loom to create a small weaving using plant and insect dyed yarn by master dyer Juana Gutierrez. Student’s work will be displayed in the CAM Gallery Studio after the completion of each session.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn directly from a master weaver! For more information or to enroll for these workshops please contact the Carnegie Art Museum Education department at (805) 385-8171 or email@example.com.
This project is supported by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) in collaboration with the Ventura County Art Council (VCAC), Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones and Mixteco/ Indigena Community Organization Project (MICOP).
6:00-8:00pm ages 10+
Session I: Class 1 - June 20
Class 2 - June 21
Student Exhibit - June 30
Session II: Class 1 - July 24
Class 2 - July 25
Student Exhibit - July 26
Session III: Class 1 - August 8
Class 2 - August 9
Student Exhibit - August 11