Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden and spend time with Florencio as he demonstrates to the class. Each participant will receive materials to paint a small figure from wood using some of his painting techniques. For those who do not speak Spanish, you will have an opportunity to ask Florencia questions through an interpreter. This class is designed for all skill levels and an opportunity to spend time with a master artisan.
Florencio Fuentes Melchor
is a third generation woodcarver from San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca. He works woodcarving and decorative painting over woodcarving (well known as alebrijes). Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures with each one unique from the other.