Norma Schafer of Oaxaca Cultural Navigator has offered 4 optional concurrent activities for WARP Members for Sunday June 11. WARP is handling all registrations for these, so no need to contact Norma Schafer. You must register no later than May 15, 2017. No modifications or refunds can be made after this date, as reservations will have been made with local tour partners. Space is limited, so make your selections early! IF there are spots still available once we're in Oaxaca, then meeting participants may sign up there. Note some of these optional activites include your lunch, and some do not. You will be reminded!
1. Natural Dye Workshop (limited to 6 people). You will get your hands wet! This is a roll-up your sleeves workshop to make your own dye bath, dye your own yarns, and take home a sample card. It’s more than a demonstration. It’s a participatory experience. This three-‐hour workshop/demonstration will focus on making a cochineal dye bath and sample yarns to demonstrate the variety of colors derived from the insect that lives on the nopal cactus. Cochineal, native to Oaxaca, was the largest Spanish export after the conquest, second only to gold. Does not include lunch.
$95 per person. Minimum 3 people. Maximum 6 people.
2. Archeology/history tour to Monte Alban and the Zapotec pottery center of Atzompa. Learn about the Zapotec civilization, the greatest of Mesoamerica. Visit a Grand Master of Oaxaca Folk Art. Includes lunch.
$95 per person. Minimum 10 people. No maximum.
3. Tlacolula Market Wander. After breakfast, you will travel by van to the Tlacolula Market, the large regional tianguis that draws local people from throughout Oaxaca who buy and sell livestock, food, household goods, clothing and textiles. Includes transportation and lunch.
$95 per person. Minimum 6 people. Maximum 12 people.
4. Oaxaca Walking Tour. We will lead you on a guided visit and meet with two of Oaxaca’s greatest textile collectors/gallery owners to learn more about the indigenous craft and the regions of Oaxaca’s great textiles. We will also visit churches and markets. Includes lunch. Tour provider is Norma Schafer, Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC.
$65 per person. Minimum 3 people. Maximum 8 people.