Fantastic Animal “Alebrije” Making

Visual Arts Workshop Crafts Online

An online workshop to make Alebrijes, fantastical and colorful animals from a Mexican tradition.

They are a mixture of real and imaginary creatures and an opportunity to let the imagination fly and challenge normality in a fun and creative way and get a chance of exhibiting your creation.

In this online workshop, participants will assemble and paint a Mexican-style fantastical animal called “alebrije”.

Prior to the event, each participant will receive via post an “alebrije” creation kit consisting of: acrylic paints, brushes, clay alebrije body parts to choose and assemble and recycled materials for decorations such as cardboard and coloured papers. There will also be a video tutorial on how to make your own Alebrije with clay and recycled materials and how to paint it.

There will be a chance for participants to exhibit their creations in Gorgie later this year, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

This event is hosted by Gorgie Collective. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter. The workshop is led by Magoro Graphics.


Sat 22nd May
2PM - 4PM

Price: FREE

Book: Email [email protected]. Bookings must be made by Sat 15 May to allow materials to be posted. Please provide your name and full address when booking your place.

Age Restrictions: For ages 18+