Tags for: Piñata Shoes Workshop Series | Zapatos de Piñata Serie de Talleres
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with | con Melisa Archila-Lerma

Artist wearing shoes made from piñata materials.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Piñata Shoes Workshop Series | Zapatos de Piñata Serie de Talleres

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Community Arts Center
Centro de Artes Comunitarias
Free. Reserve your spot by emailing commartsinfo@clevelandart.org. | Gratis. Se requieren reservaciones por correo electrónico commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

About The Event

Join artist Melisa Archila-Lerma at the Community Arts Center to learn the cultural significance and technique of making piñatas! Piñatas are a symbol of hope and charity, derived from Aztec rituals and other global traditions. Piñata shoes reimagine the tradition, just in time for Parade the Circle. Piñata shoes require two workshops to complete. Participants can choose to attend either the Saturday or Sunday series.   

Archila-Lerma is a Latina artist currently studying at Cleveland State University. She believes anyone can be an artist with practice and an open mind. She has celebrated birthdays with a piñata all through childhood. Her heritage and culture heavily influence her art style, and she is excited to share this craft with others!   

Free. All ages. All experience levels. Supplies included.

Reservations required by emailing commartsinfo@clevelandart.orgPlease indicate if you prefer to attend the Saturday or Sunday series. 

¡Únase a la artista Melisa Archila-Lerma (se habla español) en el Centro de Artes Comunitarias para aprender el significado cultural y la técnica de hacer piñatas! Las piñatas son un símbolo de esperanza y caridad, derivado de los rituales aztecas y otras tradiciones globales. Zapatos de piñata reinventa la tradición, justo a tiempo para Parade the Circle. Los zapatos de piñata requieren dos talleres para completarse. Los participantes pueden optar por asistir a la serie del sábado o del domingo. 

Archila-Lerma es una artista latina que actualmente estudia en la Universidad Estatal de Cleveland. Ella cree que cualquiera puede ser un artista con práctica y una mente abierta. Ha celebrado cumpleaños con una piñata durante toda su infancia. Su herencia y cultura influyen en gran medida en su estilo artístico y está emocionada de compartir este oficio con los demás. 

Gratis. Todas edades. Todos los niveles de experiencia. Suministros incluidos.

Se requieren reservaciones por correo electrónico commartsinfo@clevelandart.org. Por favor, indique si prefiere asistir a la serie del sábado o del domingo. 

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    All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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