Paint an Alebrije Session 1
Sunday, June 2, 2019
10:30 AM - 12 PM
Families with children 5 and older will paint side-by-side with Maestro Artesano Pedro Mendoza Ortega, who is famous for his wood carvings of imagined creatures called alebrije. Participants will select a one-of-a kind alebrije from Maestro Ortega and use acrylics paints to adorn their creature with vibrant patterns and bold colors.
(Designed for children and a caring adult. Children and adults may not register individually.)
Additional session at 1:30 PM is also available HERE.
Instructor: Pedro Mendoza Ortega, Maestro Artesano, is originally from San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, a place that is a hotbed of great artists, as he refers to his community. He is the son of artisans, the Maestro Simón Mendoza Martínez and the Maestra Luisa Ortega Cruz. For the last 20 years of his life he has dedicated his work to the carving and decoration of copal wood (creating alebrijes), and has worked with different mediums such as ceramics, painting, graphics, installation and cardboard. Maestro Pedro has had artistic endeavors abroad in Los Angeles, California, New York, and the Museum of London, England, where he presented a montage of Zomplanti, which was composed of 150 engravings and 25 skulls. Also as part of the Zomplanti exhibit he interacted with students from the University of London, Chelsea, on educating about art of the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico. For Maestro Pedro "art is a way of materializing the imaginary with the real, by developing a personal language, supported by different elements, but art can also be part of your personal and family heritage," he said.
Purchase tickets by clicking the REGISTER button above, visiting the Museum Admission Desk, or calling (916) 808-1184.