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Young at Art Project #5

Today! Young At Art Project #5: Alebrijes, Art of Oaxaca, Mexico
Plan a fun family art night with today's Young At Art Project #5 release! Get all the info and follow all of the video-led art lessons here. With the recent release of the Disney Pixar movie Coco (2017) the fantastical and brightly colored animals shown in the afterlife of the movie called Alebrijes have joined our popular culture. This project has been designed to teach the students about this colorful and fun art style from Mexican culture and let the students create their own fantastic Alebrije out of colored clay, wood sticks and acrylic paint. The goal is to allow each student to design their own animal after being shown a number of techniques and suggestions for creating the pieces and painting them.