Come learn about Comalapan Culture with us!
San Juan Comalapa is known internationally for its amazing painters and weavers. Learn about the style of art created in Comalapa called Arte Naif (Naive Art), which values the beauty of daily Mayan life. Andrés Curruchich propelled the Arte Naif movement forward and after his death. His apprentice Oscar Peren filled his shoes. Oscar has been painting since he was 15 and his famous Chicken Bus paintings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world, including Boston, Washington D.C., Sweeden and Japan.
The women weavers of Comalapa continue traditional waving techniques that have been passed down for generations. Try your hand at both backstrap weaving and wooden loom weaving!
Saturday February 17 – Arte Naif Painting workshop day
Sunday February 18 – Weaving workshop day
CONTACT INFO: Tel: 4004-9139, email: email@example.com
Transportation to and from Antigua is Included! Come for one day or both.