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Alebrije Mask Making

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Using simple materials and a base form, participants will learn about alebrijes and make their own fantastical mask using paper mache!

About this Event

Alebrijes [aleˈβɾixes] are brightly coloured Mexican folk-art sculptures of fantastical creatures, created after artist Pedro de Linares fell ill and dreamt of these creatures that were yelling: “Alebrijes! Alebrijes!”

Upon recovery, he began recreating them, and they soon became a popular folk-art form in all the country.

Artist Facilitator

Claudia Chagoya is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and based in Calgary.

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22 & 23, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: nvrlnd. arts foundation (1048 21st Ave. SE)
Cost: Participation is by donation. Pay what you want.
Suggested Registration Fee: $85
Skill Level: All levels.
Not suitable for children under 11 without parental supervision.

COVID-19: Participants and facilitator will respect current health guidelines in regard to COVID-19, and practice physical distancing, hand washing, sanitization, and the wearing of masks as is advisable and required.

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Alebrije Mask