Jennie Slick. Liz Munk and I will be bringing our Navajo Weaving Boot Camp class home again to Tempe, Arizona on February 5-8, 2015 with our third Phoenix area boot camp. We will be able to accommodate up to 15 students and will be offering three tracks (just like those fancy shmancy conferences do). What are those tracks you ask? Well they are on the handy table below!
|Track||Beginning Navajo Weaving||Intermediate Navajo Weaving||Raised Outline and Wedge Weave|
|Instructor||Jennie Slick||Mary Walker||Liz Munk|
Use of side selvage cords
Designing for accuracy and symmetry
Perfecting the interlock and turned join
Combining the interlock and turned join
Outlining the interlock and turned join
Raised outline techniques
Wedge weave techniques
Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom
Must be able to do basic weaving
Should have completed one to two weavings
Must be able to warp a Navajo style loom
Should be able to execute basic designs
Should understand Coalmine weave
Should be able to use side selvage cords
Should have completed three to four weavings
If you are interested in any of the more advanced tracks, but worried that you don’t have a firm enough command of the prerequisites, please contact me and we’ll figure out the best fit for you. More good news, we’re pretty flexible if you want to jump between tracks.
We are inviting Navajo weavers who are in the Phoenix area to drop by the class and hang out, especially in the evening. Our boot camp format means that we’ll be starting at 8 AM and will be in class until 9 PM. This concentrated program allows students to really accomplish a lot during our time together.
In addition to working our little fingers to the bone, we’ll be visiting the Heard Museum, Old Town Scottsdale. If there is a rug auction taking place, we will attend that as well. The Friends of Hubbell auction schedule is not yet in place.
Tuition for the class is $400 regardless of the track you choose and includes the use of a loom and tools for the duration of the class, although you can bring your own loom subject to space limitations. All tracks will be warping on the first day of class. A deposit of $200 is required to hold your seat in class and you’ll receive an invoice that will allow you to pay the remainder online or by check at any time prior to December 1, 2014.
We will be staying and weaving at the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Tempe, Arizona. At this time, the rates for next year are still being negotiated, but we will try to keep the 2014 rate of $89 per room per night. This rate is for a room with two queen beds, so room sharing makes the rate even more attractive. Of course, if you live in the area, you are welcome to attend as a day student.
Registration, cancellation and refund policies: A deposit is required to hold a seat in any class. Tuition must be paid in full 90 days before your class begins. If you find that you cannot attend the session that you have registered for, you may move to another session at no additional cost by paying any difference in tuition if there is space available. You may cancel your registration prior to three months before your class and you will receive a full refund of your tuition less $75 in administrative fees. If you need to cancel within three months of your class date, your tuition will be refunded less $75 if we are able to fill your seat. If we cancel a class due to low enrollment, you’ll receive a full refund of all the fees you’ve paid or you can transfer to another session that has space. We will make this determination by December 1, 2012 and we will inform you immediately should we need to do it. Since your ability to attend any class session may be affected by conditions like weather, employment and medical emergencies that cannot be anticipated, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover the portions of your trip that may not be refundable.
At this time, there are 15 seats open. Use the form below to register and pay your deposit.
February 5-8, 2015 (Thursday morning- 2 PM on Sunday)
Pay $200 deposit
|3 seats open|