Zapotec-Style Painting Family Workshop


Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00am to 12:30pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Learn to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team of Ventura and Norberto Fabian continues the tradition of creating hand-carved and painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional aspects of rural village daily life and is now one of Mexico’s largest-selling craft industries. After learning about techniques and styles, participants will select an original, small figure to paint and take home. Workshops will be taught in Spanish with translation to English.

This workshop is most suitable for adults with children ages 9 and older (families must register at least one adult and one child for this program).

Cost: $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers (includes materials)

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 22

Learn more about and register for Zapotec-Style Painting Family Workshop.