Paint and Sip: Alebrijes with Alex

This is our original alebrije-painting experience, featuring our favorite dynamic alebrije family from the village of Tilcajete, where this artisan tradition has been handed down for several generations. Join us in learning about the history and culture of this iconic colorful art form. Alex, our fourth generation alebrije artist, will walk you through each stage … Read more

Paint and Sip: Alebrijes for the Day of the Dead

We are back in Tlayudona with Alex and our favorite alebrije-painting family from the village of Tilcajete for this workshop. This seasonal variation is oriented toward Day of the Dead, with special figures to paint in commemoration of the holiday. (We will also have typical alebrijes available for painting.) You´ll get the basics–color, design, and … Read more

Paint and Sip: Alebrijes

We are back in Tlayudona with Alex and our favorite alebrije-painting family from the village of Tilcajete for this workshop. You´ll get the basics–color, design, and some anecdotal information about the process that transforms copal into a woodcarving. This experience will launch directly into the practical side of this craft as you paint your piece. … Read more