In this class, students will learn to create a Mexican Yarn Painting.These paintings come from the Huichol (wee chol) people of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The Huichol prepare a wooden board by covering it with a thin layer of beeswax. The wax is warmed in the sun, and then, using brightly colored yarns and vivid , concentric designs, the artists emboss picture stories into the wax. Without a written language, these paintings are how the Huichol pass on their stories of gods, creation, and nature. While we always strive to recreate the authentic techniques and glowing images of the Huichol, students are encouraged to speak to their own modern experience.
4 Weekly Meetings / 90 Minutes each / Materials Included