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My Alebrije - Mexican Folk Art Sculpture (CFA)

Next Creative Fine Art project - P2 to P4

Suits P2 to P4

Project Duration: 9 lessons at 2 hours per lesson.

Period: From the week of 17th August 2022 until the week of 12th October 2022.


Free Trial Duration: 1 lesson only from 17th August 2022 until 21st August 2022.


Learning Points 学习目标:

  • Building Creativity and Imagination through learning about the Mexican Alebrijies.

  • Constructing in 3D - Leaning to translate 2D drawings to 3D forms.

  • Material Exploration - Learning to work with materials like wires and paper mache to build 3D forms.

  • Decorative Skills - Learning Mexican textile patterns (spirals, crosses, moons, indigenous symbols, geometric patterns, letters, animals, and zig-zags etc.) to decorate Alebrijies.

  • Storytelling and Curation Skills - Learning to document processes in sketchbook and putting together a process portfolio for final showcase sharing session.

The story behind these whimsical and colorful creatures is quite extraordinary. If you have watched Disney-Pixar fantasy film, Coco, you’ll know that these are Alebrijes, papier-mâché creations that have become a staple of Mexican folk art. But how did these beautiful monsters come to be? That’s all thanks to one man with a dream - Pedro Linares! In 1936, Pedro, a craftsman in Mexico City, fell ill with a high fever and dreamed he was in a strange land filled with bizarre yet vibrantly-coloured creatures shouting the word “Alebrije!” Upon recovery, Pedro began recreating the creatures using papier-mâché. Eventually, his work made its way into galleries and caught the attention of artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who commissioned him to create even more. Today, the Linares family continues to create Alebrijes that are prized by collectors all over the world. Our junior artists drew from their favourite animals or creatures and started to use wires, papier-mâché and clay to build their very own Alebrijes! You will not find any two that are alike, and they are each different with their vibrant colours, and details throughout such as patterns, stripes, shapes, facial expressions and more.



Free Trial Duration: 1 lesson only from 17th August 2022 until 21st August 2022.


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