Navajo Weaving Workshop
- East Hill Gallery
- 1445 Upper Hill Road
- Middlesex, NY 14507
- October 8, 2023 to October 11, 2023
In celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, the Rochester Folk Art Guild welcomes Marilou Schultz, acclaimed Navajo weaver, for a four day workshop October 8-11, 2023. This incredible opportunity will give participants a chance to learn the traditional technique of Diné weaving from one of the most important contemporary artists in the field. Participants will create a small rug using handspun wool on an upright loom, as well as discuss Navajo Culture, history of rugs, and traditional ways of life. No experience is required for the class. As part of the celebration, Marilou will offer a free public lecture at the Folk Art Guild on October 8th, 2023.
Schultz is originally from Leupp, Arizona on the Navajo reservation, forty-eight miles northeast of Flagstaff. She is a member of the Tabaaha and Tsi’naajinii clans and comes from more than four generations of weavers, learning the art from her mother and grandmother. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the Santa Fe Indian Market Excellence in Weaving Award, the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market's Best of Division Award, and the Conrad House Special Award and has been listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Women. Her work is displayed across the globe, with public exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, Kunsthall Trondheim, US Embassy in Laos, and has completed commissions for private, corporate, and museum collections. She currently resides in Mesa, Arizona.
Students will have the opportunity to learn from world class weavers and enjoy the Rochester Folk Art Guild’s beautiful 300+ acre farm located at 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, NY 14507. Packages are available for both commuters and those who need lodging. Early bird pricing is available until August 31st, 2023. For more details and registration, please visit https://www.folkartguild.org/navajoweaving/