Traditions of Olinalá: A Lacquer Workshop with artists Florencia Espinal Ramírez and Vicente Castill
November 10, 5-7 pm
November 11, 1-3 pm
Join IFAM for two days of workshops and pop-ups with artists Florencia Espinal Ramírez and Vicente Castillo of Olinalá, Mexico. Florencia and Vicente are known for their vibrant lacquered wooden boxes filled with depictions of flora and fauna, dancing skeletons, and ornate patternwork.
Each participant will be provided with a wooden base, where they will be instructed how to cover their wood with a paste-like base coat of chia oil and paint with earth pigments in order to create detailed and bright designs. Participants will take home their creations. Each workshop will also offer the opportunity to shop and support Florencia and Vicente’s selection of extraordinary lacquered boxes, masks, and trays. All materials provided, but bring your own apron if you’d like!
Unwind with us Friday night for our evening workshop, November 10, 5-7 pm. Wine and light nibbles provided for free.
Or, spend your Saturday afternoon with us instead for our second workshop, November 11, 1- 3 pm.
Not able to attend, but still interested in seeing these beauties? Stop by for our pop-up Friday, November 10, 12- 7 pm. Cost covers materials and honorarium for IFAM Artists.