The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts presents

A FREE Virtual Summer Program for Children on the Mountaintop


Submersion in Folk Art Sculptures of Fantastical Creatures

Week 1: August 4-6, 2020, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Week 2: August 11-13, 2020, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We will be using “Google Meet” for our interactive platform.

To register for this incredible program, please download

Don’t wait to register, as the class size will close at 20.

(One week per student.)

For Ages 5-14

Families will be required to pick up provided materials & supplies at the Hunter Village Square on the Monday before their class begins between the hours of 1-3 pm.

Please remember to wear a mask when picking up supplies.

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of FANTASTICAL creatures. This means that they come from someone’s IMAGINATION. The first alebrijes began with an artist name Pedro Linares, who lived in Mexico City, Mexico. In 1936, Pedro became ill with a high fever and dreamed of the creatures at night.

During this exciting enrichment experience you will be working on creating your own alebrijas--fantastical creatures of your very own that come from your own imagination.


Increase students’ awareness of

South American art forms called alebrijes.

Gain appreciation for other cultures through observing

sculptures of the Oaxaca, Mexico region.

Understand the traditional gender’s role in creating alebrijes.

Apply the use of visual rhythm through pattern.

Demonstrate proper techniques for sculpting 3D art forms with plaster wrap.

Demonstrate appropriate use of an armature to create 3D form

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