- Workshops + Demos
Art Workshop: Papel Picado: A Winter Workspace Workshop with Blanka Amezkua (CANCELED)
Meet at Glyndor Gallery
$55, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%
Explore the work of Latinx Winter Workspace artist Blanka Amezkua and traditional papel picado, a folk art of Mexico that involves cut paper. Using chisel tools, brightly colored tissue and floral design as guides, string together mini floral banners ready to add a festive mood to any occasion! All materials provided.
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Blanka Amezkua is a Mexican-born, Latinx American contemporary artist living and working in New York City. Trained as a painter and greatly inspired by folk art and popular culture, she articulates ideas about gender, culture and notions of identity using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as crochet, embroidery, comic book visual vernacular, painting and more.
Amezkua’s interests in the medicinal properties, forms and overall structures of plants found in the herb garden at Wave Hill inform new directions for her papel picado practice, a traditional Mexican paper cutting technique. Amezkua will create larger works than she has previously made, juxtaposing the cut paper works with images from the Codex de la Cruz-Badiano, the first illustrated and descriptive scientific text of Aztec medicine and botany created in the Americas in 1552.