Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2011 Pueblo Artist Workshop Series

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Pueblo Weaving
with Louie Garcia, Tiwa/Piro Pueblo - new dates! June 7th-8th & 14-15th

Pueblo Weaving
with Louie Garcia, Tiwa/Piro Pueblo (see bio below)
June 7th-8th & 14-15th 9 AM to 3 PM (continuous workshop)
IPCC Pueblo Art Classroom
$200.00 *Note: Cancellation deadline of May 30, fee for cancellation $35.00

Call Kay Ortega to reserve today! 505-212-7052

Brown Moccasins by Edwin Herrera, Cochiti PuebloIntroduction:
The Pueblo weaving tradition is the oldest surviving Pueblo art form in existence today. This workshop will explore a brief history of Pueblo textiles from the ancestral period to the present. Participants will warp the loom to make a traditional Pueblo garter using the plain warp-faced method. Students will also learn how to spin yarn on a traditional Pueblo spindle. Time and interest allowing, students will have the opportunity to complete a second project in the floated warp technique. The bands made in class can be used in many ways from hair ties, lanyards, dog leashes, key chains, belts, etc.

Goals of this workshop:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the ancient art of Pueblo weaving
- Learn traditional Pueblo spinning and yarn preparation
- Learn to be respectful of cultural and intellectual property rights
- Learn to recognize and identify some of the main types of Pueblo textiles
- Complete two projects

The following materials will be provided for use during the course by the instructor for each participant:
- Wooden loom frame
- Hand spindles
- Batten or weaving stick
- Wooden dowels
- Cotton heddle string
*These items will be available for purchase and are not included in the class fee.

Required materials
(must be brought to class by participant):
- 4 ply worsted weight yarn (Supersaver Red Heart acrylic yarn recommended) in the colors of your choice (at least 3 colors). *Traditional Pueblo colors are red, black, and green.
- Journal notebook
- Scissors
- Disposable or digital camera (optional)
- Small dinner bowl for spinning
- Tapestry needle (optional)

The class will be limited to 10 participants and will meet for 6 hours a day for two weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participant will get one on one instruction as needed during class time. Instructor will also be available via email for any questions that may come up during the week. Students will be expected to work during the week on their projects and bring them to class the next meeting ready for the next step.

Week 1 Saturday:
Topic: Introduction to Pueblo weaving and brief history
- Introductions and historic overview of Pueblo weaving
- Introduction to the Pueblo spindle
- Begin spinning Red Heart (acrylic) yarn and instruction on how to set
the spin
- Interest inquiry to allow time to purchase materials outside of class
for other projects I.E. knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc...

Week 1 Sunday:
Topic: Fiber arts in the Southwest; A historical overview
- Learn about fiber cultivation, preparation
- Spinning continued
- Warping the loom and begin weaving

Week 2 Saturday:
Topic: Pueblo design, color, and intellectual property
- Instruction on warping the frame loom
- Heddles

Week 2 Sunday:
Weaving and finishing hair tie or belt
Student presentations: Finish and present final projects

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I am Tiwa and Piro Pueblo from the Piro Manso Tiwa Tribe of Guadalupe Pueblo in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I, like many Pueblo weavers was given the foundation of my art by my grandfather, as weaving among the early Pueblos was traditionally the realm of men. I began learning the basics of Pueblo weaving at an early age. My grandfather crossed over when I was nine years old, leaving me to carry on the weaving tradition in my family. After learning the basic techniques, I taught myself some of the more complex techniques omnipresent in the older Pueblo textiles, many of which were extinct in New Mexico.

In my professional life, I am an educator. I hold a bachelor’s degree in biologyand Spanish as well as a master’s degree in Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies with an emphasis in Bilingual Education from the University of New Mexico. As an educator, I have always appreciated knowledge and knowledge systems including traditional knowledge as well as academia, although the two do not always coincide. Despite this, I have learned to reconcile these two schools of thought. My family has always valued education.

Through my weaving, I came to better understand the meaning of the colors and designs woven and embroidered into our garments and understood that we, as Pueblo people are meant to live simply.

Symbolic Imagery
with Deborah A. Jojola, Isleta Pueblo - July 12th & 13th 2014

Deborah JojolaSymbolic Imagery
with Deborah A. Jojola, Isleta Pueblo
Professional Artist, Art Instructor, Curator of Exhibitions at IPCC
(see bio below)

July 12 & 13th, 2014 9:00-3:00pm Each day
*Note: Cancellation deadline July 4th, $35.00 fee for cancelling. 8-10 participants, Ages 12 & up

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Basic History - Printmaking

Printmaking is one of the oldest historical art process used by Indigenous Tribes within our world as a tool of communication. From the first handprint on cave walls, printmaking has symbolized pictorial imagery of stories expressing multiple events happening during that time in history. The main objective is sharing my culture and creating a dialogue with participants to become acquainted and explore the unique properties of basic printmaking techniques, their historical developments and the influences on the contemporary works of today’s artists. Also strengthening their aesthetic appreciation and expressive abilities to articulate ideas about their own work.

DAY 1. Project- Basic Relief Printmaking Workshop

The Pueblo People of the Southwest designs and imagery serves various meaning, shapes and purposes. The shapes and its representation is the focus of the printmaking project. Participants will create their personal Symbolic Imagery/Shapes that represents their own identity, culture and self-reflection producing unique relief prints. Each will carve a symbolic design into the surface of soft E-Z cut linoleum plate. Beginning with a sketch of creative designs and shapes will begin the foundation of themselves, culture, home or their environment. Working from their sketches, participants will use their symbols, icons, patterns telling individual stories of them. Enhancing their understanding of some traditional

shapes and symbols represented by Pueblo People and the relationship to land, animals and the elements surrounding us, from past, present and also future (historical to contemporary). By the end of the session, Participants can share their designs and stories with each other, families and visiting Public. This project is a great communication tool for artistic expression with youth to adults and very fun.

DAY 2. Process and Techniques

Participants will learn basic techniques in relief lino-cut printmaking. Each will draw their symbol, cut out their designs using a speedball cutter, ink linoleum plate with a brayer and print by hand burnishing and applying pressure with barens & wooden spoons. Each participant will transfer their own image to paper, pulling their relief prints and creating a small edition to take home.

Emphasis within my workshop is on the safety of non-toxic materials (water-soluble inks) and tool handling (speedball cutters) within a studio environment.

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Deborah A. Jojola
Isleta Pueblo

Symbolic Imagery
Basic History Printmaking Workshop

An Isleta Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo Native American, Deborah Jojola has received her Associate of Fine Arts Degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts and received her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts Degree at the University of New Mexico in Printmaking. She has also studied non-toxic printmaking methods with Keith Howard. Her diversified experience includes Art Installations, Pueblo style frescos, printmaking, painting, clay work, bookmaking, etc.

Deborah’s experiences are numerous throughout her personal growth as a professional artist: curator of Isleta Pueblo’s first fine art shows, national and international museums and gallery shows and she has received prestigious awards in Indian Markets, First Place Ribbon in Printmaking Diversified Form Division at SWAIA Indian Market 2011 to name but a few.

Her extensive exhibits have taken her to Hawaii, Russia, China, Australia, and Canada.