Armando Sosa, 2015 NJ folk artist of the year, and current artist-in-residence at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, will lead a special weaving workshop for Mercer County youth on June 10, 2017, at Nassau Presbyterian Church.
This introduction to the art of Guatemalen folk weaving is open to youth from grades 4 through 12 (as of September 2017). A morning workshop (10 am – 12 pm) or afternoon workshop (1 pm – 3 pm) is available to 10 weavers each, working together on 5 table looms.
Armando Sosa began his weaving career as a child in his native Guatemala, helping his father and grandfather work their looms. The brilliant color of yarns inspired him to continue in the family weaving tradition, and later, to incorporate the stories and symbols of his heritage into intricate, beautiful tapestries, all created on his hand-built looms.
His work has been shown in the Trenton City Museum, the Newark Museum, the Princeton Public Library, J & J Headquarters, the Capital Health Med Center and in private collections. As artist in residence at NPC, he completed an Easter tryptich, with scenes from Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
This workshop is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.
Nassau Presbyterian Church is located at 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Parking is limited, and children must enter and depart through the rear door of the church, next to the playground in the parking lot
The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 7. To register, contact Lauren Yeh at NPC (609-924-0103, LYeh@nassauchurch.org). Permission slips are required for children under age 18, who must be accompanied by an adult to sign in on June 10. NPC’s Child Protection Policy will be in force.