Virtual Retablos Workshop

April 24, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Colby College Museum of Art


Join artist Ivan Calderon for a live virtual workshop featuring a discussion on the history of retablo paintings, followed by an art-making session. Participants will create a painting that tells an important life story, using similar materials as the works of art on view in the exhibition, Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States. Most commonly found throughout the states of western Mexico, retablos are small colorful paintings on sheets of tin made primarily by self-taught artists and used by people as offerings of devotion and gratitude. Thousands were made during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Ivan Calderon is a teaching artist at the El Paso Museum of Art, where he is able to connect works on view with art history, theory, and technique for visitors of all ages. The free workshop is open to ages 13+.

The free workshop is open to ages 13+. All materials will be provided, and to ensure timely delivery of the materials, pre-registration is required by Monday, April 12. Please register at this link.

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