april, 2022

This is a repeating event

29apr2:30 pm3:45 pmWixárika-Inspired Yarn Paintings with Yaen Tijerina (PAAL) - Visualwith Yaen Tijerina (PAAL)

Event Details

9 – 14+
Part 1: Friday April 29, 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Part 2: Friday May 6, 2:30 – 3:45 pm

The workshop consists of a brief introduction to the Wixárika people, living in their ancestral territory of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental region, and how through yarn paintings, derived from their ceremonial system called Niérika, they tell their stories and myths. The first day we present a narration of their legend concerning the creation of the sun and show some examples of yarn paintings inspired by it. The participants will then be invited to design their own interpretation of the legend. The second day we ask the children to create their yarn painting on a piece of cardboard. After concluding their creation, we will invite the participants to share their impressions on the process.

Materials: 1 cardboard sheet (not bigger than a letter size paper, a cardboard corrugated sheet from a box could work), 1 letter size coloured sheet construction paper (any colour), coloured pencils, white glue, 1 small brush, yarns for knitting & crochet of different sizes and colours (blue, yellow, red, orange, multicoloured), scissors

QEP Competencies

Visual Arts: To produce individual works and media works; To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates

Cultural Geography: (HS) Interprets the dynamics of a cultural area

CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies



(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

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