Textile Study Retreat

Through textile studies and research, we are creating a dialogue between the student and Oaxaca’s indigenous artisan community. You will be guided by true masters of their art forms who will work with you, share their knowledge, and advise you on your artistic path. You can investigate their materials, methods and processes in a studio setting, join them in conversation, and further your own creative exploration.

At the end of your studies you will be joined by a circle of masters from many traditions to discuss and reflect on your work and enhance what you have learned in and out of the studio. Over a communal dinner, where you will experience traditional family recipes, you’ll join in a conversation with our respected masters to delve deeper and reflect on all you’ve learned.

Hands-on workshops will be complemented by artisan studio studies, time with the community elders, and free time to work independently on personal projects. This study opens the doors—for the first time—to learn about the arts from a cultural context and see Oaxaca through us—the natives of this land.

To learn more about our vision for these programs and our Circle of Masters, please visit the About Our Residencies page.


1O days
Limited to 6 participants

  • 9 nights of lodging at a centrally located B&B
  • 6 days of Weaving & Natural Dyes Workshops
  • 2 days study trips to master artisan textile studio
  • Embroidery session in-studio with visiting master teacher
  • Free day to explore personal project or research outside the studio
  • Communal dinner with Circle of Masters to reflect and share with the group
  • Airport transfers or return to city
  • Help planning additional day activities or ways to extend your stay in Oaxaca


  • March 16-25, 2020
  • July 20-29, 2020
  • October 5-14, 2020


$2,680 USD / person

  • 50% deposit due upon sign up.
  • Final deposit will be due 60 days before the program.
  • Deposits are non-refundable.

How to Apply

Please fill in the form below and submit it. We will contact you to discuss availability and next steps.

Independent Study Opportunities

For artists who are interested in a longer 2 or 3-week residency, please fill in the form below, and include a description of your proposal for an independent study. We will contact you to discuss availability and next steps.

Other Programs

Read more about additional programs that we offer:

In-depth Color & Weaving

Color Exploration

Textile Study Retreat
Which program are you interested in?
For the 10-day retreat, please tell us which of these dates you are interested in.