Art Workshops in Guatemala

Calling all lovers of textiles and travel !! 

Once again we are offering our most popular learning adventures ....  


30 July - 8 August  2017 

 Xela/Quetzaltenango route
which provides an insider's look at IKAT dyeing and weaving ....  

Visiting the fabulous markets in 
San Francisco el Alto and 

and of course a few days at 
Lake Atitlan at the 
lovely Posada Santiago
Join us for an informative, heartwarming and 
in-depth look at the weaving communities in Guatemala.  

We start out with a short stay in lovely Antigua, visiting our friends Lidia and her family in their village home for a backstrap weaving demonstration.  It is here you'll have the opportunity to try backstrap weaving for yourself. 

    Then we'll we head further into the highlands, the heart of the Mayan world, exploring Quetzaltenango (Xela) and other nearby villages.  We'll visit cooperatives and learn about and visit ikat weavers and tyers in nearby Salcaja where that traditional style of weaving is still produced.  You really need to see it, and try it for yourself, to believe it. It's amazing !!    

Next we'll press on to Totonicapan and Nahuala, possibly even Zunil, traveling through the beautiful Almolonga valley. 
However, it is important to know that there is so much more to our tours than just what you will learn about weaving.

  We truly provide an insider's glimpse into Mayan culture as people are living it today.  You'll experience a Mayan ceremony, and we'll build a spirit house while in Santiago Atitlan.  

Because, of 
course, we can't skip LAKE ATITLAN and will stay at our home away from home, the POSADASANTIAGO.  It is incredibly beautiful and there is always more to explore or new cooperative or project to visit. 
"I loved my trip to Guatemala !! I particularly appreciated the focus on textile cooperatives and small busineses.  I loved going into the smaller villages and towns.  The food was good (especially that two avocado salad at Paulina's) the companions delightful and the entire experience both humbling and exhilarating. Thanks again Liza for a wonderful, wonderful experience!  
Thinking of all of you."

    Mary McCormick - Sequel 2/03; Original 2/99; Lakes Villages 11/06; Nebaj 3/09

**Total package price, including lodging in lovely colonial style hotels,
a hearty breakfast each morning, all ground transportation and some
pretty interesting cultural experiences is approximately US$ 2,150.00.  

We keep our groups small (max of 12) for a more intimate experience.

If you'd like to join us, just send in a $500 deposit and the
registration form found on our web page.

Or, email Liza at,  skype lizafourre  or call 612 825 0747 
for any questions and we'll help get you all set to go!! 
Liza Fourré / Director    Art Workshops in Guatemala    skype:  lizafourre    USA phone: 612-825-0747