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Adult Kit: Paper Mache Alebrijes

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Adults
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Program Description

Event Description

In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritages Month, this kit teaches the origin of the alebrijes. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures depicting fantastical creatures or familiar animals that symbolize spirit guides. They can have horns, antlers, wings, fangs, fins, scales, human bodies, and some have all at once. No two are exactly alike, but all alebrijes are painted with intense, vibrant colors and intricate designs.

This kit shares with you their role as a link between spirits and the real world and as guides through life. They're originally depicted by the Aztecs which has rich mythology and cultural heritage from central Mexico. The alebrije are representations of the soul. With this event you'll determining what yours manifests as before you use the included supplies to create a model of it.

Join a virtual session where you and others will discuss and create your alebrije as a group on Thursday, October 14th at 7pm. Registration required. Pick-up begins Monday, October 11th.

Supplies needed: scissors, water, small bowl & stirrer

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.