Imaginary Creature Sculpting Workshop

June 15, 2024 @ 12:00PM — 3:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Arts on the Block: 900 Wayne Ave Suite 1A Silver Spring, MD 20910 Get Directions

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Sculpt Your Imagination: Dive into the World of Imaginary Creatures!

Workshop Attendees will learn how to build, design, and sculpt their own imaginary creatures inspired by the Alebrijes created by Pedro Linares Lopez. Pedro Linares Lopez was a Mexican cartoneria artisan who created Papier-mâché figurines that he coined alebrijes after imagining them in a fever dream. Each attendee will walk away from the workshop with their own custom imaginary creature sculpture and basic sculpting knowledge so they can make another at home. We will also explore the cultural importance of Linares’ Alebrijes and how they have become a tradition in Mexico, and even inspired a yearly giant float parade in Mexico City!

All materials are provided.

Instructor: Kelsey Joyce


What we’ll provide:

  • Water, Seltzer and Soda - Drinks are on us while you’re here
  • All the materials and tools- Everything you’ll need to make and take your project
  • Little Nibbles - Light snacks for creative fuel

What guests should bring:

  • If you have an idea, image or drawing already, bring it for inspiration.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes. Dress casually, with layers to adjust to your comfort.
  • We'd love to take a few pics of you working on your piece for our social media promotions. Let us know if you'd rather not have your image shared on our platforms.
  • Remember, AOB has a Mask-Optional policy while in our studio.

  • Parking: Wayne Avenue Garage. (across the street from Arts on the block, very short 2 minute walk)

Workshops Cancellation Policy

Arts on the Block Workshop Refund Policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the workshop date, will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made within 0 - 6 days of the workshop will become exchangeable for credit to be used at a future workshop. I understand that I am holding a spot so reservations for this event are nonrefundable.
  • Reach out to Mars Belacheu at if you need to cancel, would like to receive credit for a future workshop, or need to request a refund. Once a refund has been issued it can take 7 business days for the credit to show up on your original form of payment and you will receive an email notification informing you that your refund has been processed.

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