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Weaving & Woodcarving: Now in Española!

Now two of Northern Heritage Arts classics, Rio Grande Style Weaving and Spanish Colonial Woodcarving, are moving to the Española campus.

Weaving classes are up and running in the bright new Weaving Studio in the Arts Annex building in the Española campus. Stay tuned for the grand opening in Spring 2016 of our new state-of-the-art Wood Shop, currently under construction in the Annex.

Also new for Spring: woodworking and weaving classes designed especially for children, providing a unique, and safe "do-it-yourself" experience. Parents are welcome!

For more information please call Cecilia Romero at 505.747.5477

Weaving / 8-week sessions / Karen Martinez

Study with instructor Karen Martinez, an award-winning seventh-generation master weaver who specializes in the Rio Grande Style, a centuries-old weaving tradition in northern New Mexico. Let a true master artisan help you discover the value of this unique heritage art.

Rio-Grande Style Weaving / Saturdays

  • October 31 - December 19, 2015 (Saturdays) (7 weeks) 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • January 23 - March 12, 2016 (Saturdays) (8 weeks) 9 am - 3:30
  • March 19 - May 7, 2016 (Saturdays) (8 weeks) 9 am - 3:30
  • Class fee: $171. Materials not included

Beginning Weaving for Middle- and High School Students / Thursday evenings

  • January 21 - February 11, 2016 (Thursdays) (4 weeks) 5 - 7 pm
  • February 18 - March 10, 2016 (Thursdays) (4 weeks) 5 - 7 pm
  • March 31 - April 21, 2016 (Thursdays) (4 weeks) 5 - 7 pm
  • Class fee: $85. Materials not included

Weaving for Children / Tuesdays

  • Jan 12 - March 15, 2016 (Tuesdays) 4 - 5:15 pm
  • Class fee: $127,  materials cost: approx $20.
  • Instructor TBA

This class provides a "Do-It-Yourself" experience for children. It is a process-oriented program that empowers every child to create with confidence without fear of making mistakes. In class children of different levels can learn together while pursuing their own individual projects with semi-private instruction and guidance.

Wood Shop for Children / Tuesdays

  • Jan 12 - March 15, 2016 (Tuesdays) 4 - 5:15 pm
  • April 5 - June 7, 2015 (Tuesdays)4 - 5:15 pm
  • Class fee: $152,  materials cost: approx $20.
  • Instructor TBA

Children will assemble projects in woods, using simple tools and techniques.  We'll emphasize safety in our explorations, and the pleasure of making things and completing them to take home.  New projects each section.  Children will love to come back again and again as their skills and comfort increase.  Parents are welcome to stay if they wish.

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