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Learn to paint your own Alebrije

workshop

Learn to paint your own Alebrije

74 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Spanish
workshop

Learn to paint your own Alebrije

workshop

Learn to paint your own Alebrije

74 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Spanish

What you'll do

My friends Katrin and Cesar will meet you in front of Santo Domingo church in downtown Oaxaca. From there it will take around 30 minutes to the Aleberije village Arrazola in their private car. Alebrijes in Arrazola? Maybe you only heard about San Martin Tilcajete when looking for Alebrijes, but the beginning of the tradition started here! In Arrazola, you will meet me, my wife Antonia and our son Alejandro at our workshop to show you the entire creation process of our amazing art: from carving the wood; making natural colors out of local fruits, insects and minerals to painting the figures in the traditional design with acrylic paint. Katrin and Cesar will translate into English or German if needed. Now the fun part starts. Time to get creative. You will choose a small plain wooden animal figure to paint yourself which could take up to 2 hours. Brushes and colors will be provided. This will be a lovely souvenir to take home and remember this experience! Besides all this, you can also check our gallery for more souvenirs. After we finished in Arrazola, Katrin and Cesar will take you back to the starting point. Instagram & Facebook @youralebrije Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPwyWv4LpAk

Your host

Learn more about Armando

Armando

Hi, my name is Armando. I live in Arrazola, the village where alebrijes were born, around 14 km away from Oaxaca City. It was my grandfather Manuel Jiménez, who became famous for his wooden alebrijes in 1950. Making alebrijes is my passion. I've been carving and painting the figures for more than 30 years. My entire family is into this beautiful art, like most families here in Arrazola. Together with my friends Cesar and Katrin, a German/Mexican couple I met through my work, we want to teach more people about our way to express emotions through the alebrijes work and welcome you in my village.

What's included

Drinks
Water & 1 Mezcal
Transport
Private car
Equipment
Brushes and paint

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Where you'll be

The workshop takes place in the front yard of my house. There is a cute area with tables and chairs under a roof to get creative. The gallery and two dogs are also part of the house.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. You should be open to try new things and to enjoy creative work.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Everyone is welcome, no special talent needed. You want an additional spot? We can arrange something. Please bring cash if you want to buy some of the available pieces from the gallery.

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Armando
Learn to paint your own Alebrije
74 reviews
From €44/person
74 reviews
From €44/person