We started last summer (2020) the first workshop in Collaboration with the McIntosh Memorial Library in Viroqua and the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee. Through these activities we want to connect with you showing the process of some of our techniques and traditions. We hope you like them and have fun. Some videos are open to all family members so Youtube don’t let to add comments in order to children safety. Please let us know if you are interested in a particular workshop or talk.
Corn Husk Flower Workshop
by Yesica Coria
Join Mexican folk artist, Yesica Coria, from her home studio in Milwaukee, WI, USA. In this workshop, Yesica teaches attendees from around the world about Totomoxtle Folk Art! Totomoxtle is how the corn husk is called in Mexico.
Participants receive instructions about how to use corn husks to make beautiful flowers!
Traditional and Contemporary Pottery
by Fernando Peguero
Folk Art Collective in collaboration with McIntosh Viroqua Library and Consulado de México in Milwaukee present this time the studio of Mexican folk artist, Fernando Peguero, and his family’s traditional Oaxacan pottery. Translation provided by Ms. Gabriella Marvan.
Artisans From Copalillo, Mexico
by Angélica Carrillo
We are highly active in this incredibly interesting Folk Art Collective Mexican Folk Artist presentation in beautiful Copallilo, Mexico! Now available for you to watch!
Viva la Cartonería
by Alfonso Morales
Mexican folk artist Alfonso Morales presents his sculptural cartoneria art! He discusses the history of this art and how it is now thriving in Mexico. He demonstrates the process of how to build a very large, parade-size, cartoneria. Meet his family members who also are cartoneros (artists of paper)!
A Sculptor’s Life
by Flor Molina
Mexican artist, Flor Molina, welcomes us into her home and art studio to view her art and hear about her passion for high temperature sculpture! Please note, that Flor’s art sculptures depict the female physical, anatomical, form. Talks in collaboration with McIntosh Memorial Library and Consulado de Mexico en Milwaukee.
Ometochtli Bilingual Mexican Folk Dance
Weaving with Natural Dyes
by Peter Netzahualcoyotl | Netzahualcoyotl studio
From Tlaxcala, Mexico, this is a talk with Peter Netzahualcoyotl. He shows the process that he uses for his textiles. His traditional techinique come from four generations before him. See how to get vibrant colors using natural dyes.
by Gabriela Marván
This is a two-session pinata workshop. You will learn how to make a trditional pinata and learn some of the history!
The needed supplies:
- different colors of tissue paper (suggested 6 to 7 different colors)
- decorated paper
- scholar cardboard
- masking tape
- white or transparent glue
- transparent tape
McIntosh Memorial Library
The McIntosh Memorial Library has been the host of these workshops and talks. They are an important part of the culture in Viroqua, Wisconsin.