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Alebrije Mexican Folk Art: Papier mâché Hummingbird with Sandy Luna

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

$75 – $90

Friday  |  February 9th and 16th  |  10am – 1pm  |  Education Center – Classroom 1

Traditional Mexican folk art is a colorful and creative reflection of Mexican culture through handcrafts or artesanías. They are a blend of native and Hispanic art traditions that continue to inhabit local homes as objects for daily use or decoration purposes. Papier mâché is also one of the mediums Mexican artists use to express themselves and the most famous types of art using this technique are Alebrijes. The origin of the Alebrijes can be traced to Pedro Linares, an artist who lived in Mexico City in the 1930’s. Linares said that in 1936, he was very ill and then became unconscious. While in this state of unconsciousness, he began to hallucinate strange and colorful looking animals. These visions inspired his Alibrije art style. Sandy Luna from Luna’s Paper Designs will teach you how to make a mystical Hummingbird Alebrije. Sandy will guide you in making this unique piece with papier mâché instead of the commonly used clay medium. This is a beginner-level class.

This is a two-day class, and all supplies are provided. You can bring snacks and drinks.

$75 for members and $90 for the general public.


February 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
$75 – $90
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Vivianna Sanchez
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Tohono Chul – Education Center #1
7211 N. Northern Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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