SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021
Instructor: Gabo Martini
Alebrije is a Mexican Folk Art form that is a hybrid fantastical creature. They are believed to connect us to a deeper sense of purpose and can guide us in the afterlife.
Families are invited to participate in this workshop and paint their very own ceramic Alebrije in observation of Dia de los Muertos. Participants will be able to pick from a variety of fantastical creatures (Alebrijes) and have access to a variety of vibrant colors inspired by the rich colors of Mexicican Folk Art.
Alebrije sculptures will be provided by the Instructor. The Community Center will provide underglazes of various colors, paint brushes of various sizes, sponges, paint palettes and q-tips for dot-making. Pieces will be glazed and fired by the Community Center and participants will be able to pick up pieces shortly after the workshop.
This fun workshop is the 3rd in a series of five Dia de los Muertos cultural artistic workshops open to all ages and skill levels and is perfect for families. Sign-up for all five!
$10-50 Sliding Scale
Gabriela Martinez (Gabo Martini) was born in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1995. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Texas State University in 2018. Her work has been exhibited in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Rockport and Houston, Texas. Martini’s work is inspired by indigenous Mexican and Native American visual traditions. Martini works with terracotta clay coated in vibrant slips reminiscent of the Mexican towns where she spent her childhood summers. She draws upon both traditional and contemporary motifs, using sgraffito to incise patterns and text into the surface of each form. She lives and works in Houston TX.