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Sugar Maples 2020 Art Explorers Remote Learning Enrichment Experience

“Alebrijes: Submersion in folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.”


Week 1   August 4-6, 2020          10:00 am - 11:30 am

Week 2   August 11-13, 2020      10:00 am - 11:30 am

We will be using “Google Meet” for our interactive platform. To register for this incredible program, please download THIS FORM and THIS FORM and e-mail both to Emily Morse at morsee@catskillmtn.org and to Ritamary Montano-Vining at rvining@htcschools.org.

Don’t wait to register, as the class size will close at 20. (One week per student.)
For Ages 5-14

Families will be required to pick up provided materials & supplies at the Hunter Village Square on the Monday before their class begins between the hours of 1-3 pm. Please remember to wear a mask when picking up supplies.

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of FANTASTICAL creatures. This means that they come from someone's IMAGINATION. The first alebrijes began with an artist name Pedro Linares, who lived in Mexico City, Mexico. In 1936, Pedro became ill with a high fever and dreamed of the creatures at night.

During this exciting enrichment experience you will be working on creating your own alebrijas--fantastical creatures of your very own that come from your own imagination. 



  •  Increase students’ awareness of South American art forms called alebrijes.
    • Gain appreciation for other cultures through observing sculptures of the Oaxaca, Mexico region.
    • Understand the traditional gender’s role in creating alebrijes.
    • Apply the use of visual rhythm through pattern.
    • Demonstrate proper techniques for sculpting 3D art forms with plaster wrap.
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of an armature to create 3D form

 This program is funded by the Windham Foundation and the Catskill Mountain Foundation.