Move Over Barbie!

An Exclusive Doll Making and Natural Dyeing Workshop in Oaxaca

Across all cultures, dolls have always had the power to transforn, inform, engage and symbolize cultural and and personal ideas.

Join us in bridging cultures and creating our own story lines through art

In this exclusive workshop in Teotitlan, first we will learn the ancient tradition of natural dyeing with Master Zapotec weaver and dyer, Demetrio Bautista Lazo working with natural elements. These may include cochineal, indigo, Spanish moss, wild chamomille, pecan leaves, pomegranate, marigolds and anchiote. Using these materials, we can create many colorful dyed yarns to incorporate into our wonderful dolls over the next few days.

 

Historically, dolls and action figures are more than mere play objects.  With remarkable artist Rebecca Severide, we will explore their power to tell memorial stories, bridge cultural viewpoints and create our own narratives.  Using mixed media, including our hand-dyed yarn, fiber, beads, wire and clay, we will create a one of a kind 3-D sculpture. 

 

January 19 - 24, 2018

 

Includes:

5 Nights Accommodations (2 in Oaxaca City; 3 in Teotitlan)

All meals during 3 Day Workshop

Private Transfers

Crafts Route Sightseeing Tour

All materials

 

$995 per person; double occupancy

Can stand alone or as an extension to Zapotec Weaving in Oaxaca

Click below for a detailed itineray in two formats

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