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Gualala Arts Workshop
Huichol Indian Art and Culture: Yarn Painting
Instructor: Larain Appelbaum-Matheson

May 20, 2006
9:30am - 4:00pm

Yarn Painting Register by May 5

Tuition: $30 members; $35 non-members
Min. 6 students; max. 15 students

This is a workshop / lecture based on the Mexican Huichol Indians yarn paintings. This is a 30,00 year old tribe from the Sierra Madre Mountains in central Mexico, who are visionary artists and healers.

The lecture will visually show their culture and art, through slides and a video I have produced and photographed of this tribe. I will have examples of their art work shown and explain the beautiful designs and symbols in them.

The workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as those with art experience. Finally, the class will share their experience of creation and symbols chosen for their yarn paintings. This has always been an open time for people to express their sense of colors, symbols, and many times their own healing process has been a part of this.