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Paint Your Own Alebrije: Family StyleArt/Artesania :: Painting/Pintura also Learn/Aprender :: Workshop/Taller
Paint Your Own Alebrije: Family Style
11:00 AM
Alebrije Painting: Family Style
Pinta tu alebrije: Para familias
Join our alebrije host, Alejandro Sosa, for this family-friendly hands-on experience. Alejandro comes from a long familial line of alebrije painters in Tilcajete and has embarked upon numerous successful alebrije-painting experiences with us at Tlayudona. He´s our most tried-and-true host, so we´re excited about this family version of his traditional alebrije experiences.

You can see our blog-post about Alejandro here, or some of the photos from past alebrije-painting experiences on our Facebook page.

Alex has created a special presentation for families, which is short enough to hold your children´s attention but still delves a bit into the history and culture of Oaxacan alebrijes. It ends with an explanation of the colors and patterns that are traditionally used to decorate alebrijes, and some tips for painting your own. He has even incorporated some images from the recent movie Coco that your kids might recognize and be able to use as inspiration for painting their own alebrijes.

The Logistics:
Our colorful space, Tlayudona, located at #100 Hidalgo, Barrio Jalatlaco.

Saturday, November 10th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Course Includes:
A brief explanation regarding the history and cultural significance of alebrijes in Oaxaca
Group instruction regarding color, design, and painting techniques
Individual instruction while you paint
Many models of alebrijes to choose from
A variety of colors, brushes, aprons, and anything else you might need
“Agua de sabor” and snacks for while you paint.
Oaxacan specialty coffee for adults.

Adults: 500 MXN

Children: 300 MXN

*Children can participate when they are accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. This is a family course. We also have other, more in-depth alebrije-painting experiences on our calendar that are not designed for families with children.

Experience will be given in Spanish and translated into English if necessary.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Tlayudona
Address: 100 Hidalgo, Barrio Jalatlaco Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca 68080
Phone: 019512852664

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