Oaxacan Woodcarving

Oaxacan woodcarving is renowned for its charming, animated, colorfully painted animals. Master carvers Ventura Fabian and his son, Norberto, who live and work in the woodcarving village of San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico, will teach basic tools and techniques of this folk art form passed down through generations. Using soft copal wood (provided in class), carve a simple figure (armadillo, hummingbird, fish, turtle or bee). Then paint either your own creation or a small, unpainted piece carved by the instructors. See examples at thedancingchickens.com 
Note: The Fabians will exhibit and sell their carvings immediately following class, from 5–6pm. Limit 8 students

Dancing Chickens

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$10 materials fee, payable in class

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Section 1F: Sunday, Nov 4, 9am–5pm
Ventura & Norberto Fabian

Materials: $10 payable in class