AGUSTIN CRUZ PRUDENCIO – LET’S PAINT A COCO ALEBRIJE!

From: $227.06

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Master Artist Cruz will provide several hand carved wood animal figures for students to choose one from. He will lead a workshop on painting these figurines using acrylic paints and the authentic art style of this colorful popular Mexican animal figurines, featured in the charming Disney movie Coco.

Students are welcomed to bring their own favorite colors of acrylic paints and/or paint brushes.

There will be an Artist Meet & Greet from 6-8 pm after this class and Multiplicity will be serving light snacks, along with wine & soft drinks.

PREREQUISITE:  Beginners welcome! No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Master of Oaxacan Alebrijes, AGUSTIN CRUZ PRUDENCIO, is an extraordinary artist and wood carver. Since childhood, master wood carver Cruz has been surrounded by art. He recalls watching Day of the Dead processions, Christmas parades, and other community events in his hometown of Oxaca de Juarez in Oaxaca, Mexico – and being inspired by the pageantry and color inherent in traditional festivals of this kind. As a child, Prudencio’s parents, both artists themselves, assigned him simple tasks in the creation of their painted sculptures. His formal apprenticeship in carving came at 11 years old. Prudencio is now a master.

Master Artist Cruz is also known for a variety of whimsical figures he creates like bicycling rabbits, skeletal Catarinas driving cars, and nativity figures flying away in a helicopter! There is no limit to our imaginations!

Today, Cruz helps oversee a workshop where young members of his community are taught to make these colorful carvings, Oxacan Alebrijes. It is the hope of Cruz that new generations of artisans will be able to express themselves creatively and earn a livelihood for themselves and their families like he has. Most of all, Cruz hopes that the conservation of techniques used to carve and paint wooden artworks will continue for generations.

DATES & TIMES
Wednesday, December 7. 2022, 10am to 5pm
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to Dec > then select the class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $227.06 (includes $27.06 Kit Fee)

KIT FEE & WHAT IT INCLUDES: $25 (+$2.06 tax) = $27.06

Hand carved approx. 4″ wood animal figure

TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE: None

TOOLS/MATERIALS MULTIPLICITY PROVIDE:

  • Acrylic Paints – black, blue, red, green, yellow, white
  • Paint Brushes – #10, #6/0, #0/9 fine
  • Two Pencils — #2 medium, #3/0 fine
  • Table Space/Chair (for each student)
  • Paper protection for tables
  • Water Container to clean brushes (for each student)
  • Paper Plate (for each student to mix paints)
  • Paper Towels

SHARED USE TOOLS/MATERIALS PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR:

  • Acrylic Paints (specially mixed)

OPTIONAL TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MAY PROVIDE, IF ANY:

  • Acrylic Paints of their choice

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded. If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.