Oaxaca: Paint Your Own Alebrije Workshop

Oaxaca: Paint Your Own Alebrije Workshop

From $35.99 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Paint your own Alebrije
  • Meet the locals that will teach you more about Alebrijes
  • Let your imagination fly, while creating your own unique figure
Full description
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 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 in a vehicle with air conditioning,
  • Alebrije workshop
  • Small figure to paint and paint
  • Food or Drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Clothes that can get dirty

Know before you go

  • The wooden figure that you'll paint is a size small
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