Art Workshop on Mexican Bark Painting (Amate Painting)

February 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5301 Salem Dr, El Paso, TX 79924

Event Days:
Veterans Recreation center
Contact Name:
Benita Barriga
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
(915) 821-8909

This workshop will focus on Mexican (Amate) Bark Paintings as one of the many Folk Arts of the Latin American Culture. Students will explore and learn about the history of bark paintings in Mexico and South America as well as the purpose, process, and symbolism found in typical bark paintings. A demonstration of the steps will be given and then the students will be given the opportunity to produce their own version of an Amate Bark Painting using printed flower, bird and animal designs, acrylic paints and traditional paint and brush techniques to create a design on real amate bark paper. Instructor for the workshop is nationally recognized El Paso artist Maria Almeida Natividad.

Seating for maximum of 35 participants. All materials will be provided.


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