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What will you do?
I will teach you how to make a Paucartambo mask, symbol of the celebrations of the Virgen del Carmen, one of the most fervent and traditional festivities of the Andes. In these two hours, we will begin by placing the newspaper with paste in the mold of the mask, we will wait for it to dry. We will show you how to outline the eyes, mouth and nose. Finally we decorate with plaster paste giving it the final shape and then we start the painting process. During the workshop I will tell you why this festival has a high social and cultural value, and how I became a dancer of one of its comparsas (festival musicians and dancers).
How to get there
Calle Nueva Alta 505, Cusco (at the corner of Calle Ceniza).
What is included in the price
The class, the telling of the stories and at the end the participant gets the mask. Taxes.
Does not include:
Drinks or transportation.
Language in which the experience is offered
Spanish, Quechua. English translation available for an additional $40 (for the two hours – flat rate)
Things to consider
Comfortable clothing for working with clay
Learn about host Victor
I am Victor and I was born in Paucartambo, Cusco. I am a plastic artist graduated from the University of Art Diego Quispe Tito, specializing in drawing and sculpture. I have been passionate about the art of the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen since I was nine years old and I made my first mask. I am also a dancer of the Qhapaq Qolla, one of the dancers of this great Andean festival.
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