Orozco will be guest instructor for the class at the center, 2407 W. 111th St. He will teach students to paint alebrijes — colorful carved wooden creatures popular in Mexican folk art. It costs $30 to participate in the class.
Orozco is founder and director of Puech Ikots, a collective of indigenous artists in Oaxaca, Mexico. All class participants will receive and paint an alebrije, hand carved by members of the group.
He will also share his firsthand experience with Day of the Dead traditions in Mexico.
Proceeds from the class will benefit the artists of the Puech Ikots. For more information and registration, call 773-445-3838 or visit beverlyartcenter.org.
Beverly Art Center is pleased to welcome indigenous Oaxacan artist Carlos Orozco in a special Day of the Dead art class! All proceeds from the class are returned to the members of the artists collective in Oaxacan. Carlos is the founder and director of the indigenous artists collective Puech Ikots (which means “words of our people” in the Huave/Ikoots language of Oaxaca). The artists in the collective create alebrijes, which are the colorful carved wooden creatures that are popular in Mexican folk art. Carlos will teach about Day of the Dead traditions in Mexico, and talk about his own experiences of Day of the Dead as an indigenous Oaxacan. All participants will receive their own carved skull alebrije and, under Carlos’ instruction, will paint it in their own individual style to take home. All the skulls for this class were individually carved by hand, by the members of the Puech Ikots artists collective in Oaxaca and brought to Chicago for the class. Proceeds from the class are returned to the members of the collective in Oaxaca. The Day of the Dead Art Class will take place Saturday, November 4th at the Beverly Arts Center from 1pm to 3pm. The class is $30 and includes all supplies. Register at 773.445.3838 or at beverlyartcenter.org🎨 #art #beverly #chicago #beverlyartcenter