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Oaxaca: Paint Your Own Alebrije Workshop

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Visit an authentic Alebrije workshop, where you can paint your own Alebrije. Meet the artisans that create this traditional art craft.


  • Paint your own Alebrije
  • Meet the locals that will teach you more about Alebrijes
  • Let your imagination fly, while creating your own unique figure


Be picked up in Oaxaca City and head to the land of Alebrijes: San Martıń Tilcajete. Here you will learn about the process of making figures, carving, and painting an Alebrije. After learning about the process of making Alebrije figures, it’s your turn to create, carve and paint one. With the help of an expert, you’ll follow the steps of making these figures into whatever your imagination can think of past creations include small animals, pegasus, aliens, and mythical figures. During the activity, you will get a small wooden figure, a brush, and paint. You have about 90-minutes to paint your Alebrije according to your imagination. If you don't finish it, you can take it home and finish it there. The artisans of this community will share with you the traditions inherited by their ancestors.


Pick-up and drop-off from the lobby Vehicle with air conditioning and travel insurance Small wooden figure, paint and brushes

Important Information

  • The wooden figure that you'll paint is a size small Food, drinks and tips are not included.

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