We also offer our new Oaxacan Painting Workshops, a hands-on class where Norberto Fabian teaches his design techniques, demonstrates his use of household objects as painting tools, and gives tips to participants as they work on their own pre-made paper masks or papier-mâché objects, or the Fabian’s pre-carved wooden figures. Norberto and Blanca will provide individual coaching during the workshop.
ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOPS
An opportunity to create your own beautifully painted Oaxacan folk art sculpture. Workshop participants choose a professionally carved wooden animal, already painted a solid color, and add dots, lines, shapes and patterns to create a personalized work of art to keep. The artists demonstrate their techniques and offer coaching. Hand-outs give tips and explain the meaning of the indigenous Zapotec symbol the Fabian family uses in their designs.
ADULT CARVINGS WORKSHOPS
For the past several years the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, have offered a full-day woodcarving workshop where participants learn to carve small figures based on the Fabian’s carvings.
The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian:
The Visiting Mexican Artists Program
the art and craft of Oaxacan woodcarving
through direct contact with the artists