Program Type:Arts & Music, Bilingual, Library & Community, Spanish
Age Group:Teens (Grades 7-12)
Come paint your own stylized picture frame, taught by Oaxacan artist Irma Rodriguez. Participants will experiment with special techniques that are used in making Alebrijes. All materials provided. For teens in grades 7-12.
Advance registration is required, please register online or at your local library.
Raizes Collective offers artists and communities of color the resources of space, programming, events, shows and activities to affect social and political change through art and community building.
Irma Rodríguez is an artisan born in San Pedro Taviche Ocotlán, Oaxaca. She learned to paint when she was a little girl watching her parents, aunts and uncles making Alebrijes. The Alebrije is a type of craft native to Mexico made of cardboard or Copal tree, painted with bright and vibrant colors. They are imaginary beings conformed by a combination of several mythical and actual animals. This work has given Irma the opportunity to demonstrate her artistic ability in Sonoma County and as a tool for self-healing and preventing depression because of not having extended family locally. She uses art workshops to share her culture and to create community.
Advance Registration Required
Spanish with English Translation
This event is in Spanish with an English interpreter.