San Martin Tilcajete, Mexico

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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Visit the town to San Martin Tilcajete to learn about the alebrijes sculptures of Oaxacan-Mexican folk art. Visit a workshop to watch artisans carve and paint the figures, then paint your own figure with guidance from the experts. Take your creation home with you on a half-day tour that includes guide, round-trip transportation from Oaxaca, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Great for travelers who enjoy making art and meeting local artisans.
  • Half-day tour to a traditional alebrijes carving and painting workshop in San Martin, from Oaxaca
  • Learn about the alebrijes artisans in San Martin
  • Carve and paint your own figurine during a hands-on class
  • Shop for alebrijes made by local artists
  • Includes guide, entrance fees, transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off

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, Oct 2018

Everyone was on time and ready for us to learn how those famous "alebrijes" were made...from a raw piece of copal wood, the shape and size of which inspire the sculptor.Then comes the painting and what a miracle this is, and what detail they can accomplish with one hair brush. Trying ourselves at painting a small animal in two hours makes you quickly believe in the super talent of these painters trained for 6 months at 10 hours work day to achieve the best. After this experience our eyes are trained to the best and we can appreciate the differences and understand the high prices they commend.

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, Jul 2018

Loved this tour. We had a blast painting alebrijes and learning about the carving and painting process!


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