Earth Mat­ter NY’s Her­itage Beds Project is host­ing artist and Peru­vian Her­itage bed care­tak­er, Car­los Jiménez Cahua. He is a visu­al artist and edu­ca­tor who works with indige­nous Andean cul­ture. Hewill lead this four-part work­shop that explore and incor­po­rate var­i­ous aspects of Andean cul­ture, with the inten­tion to devel­op a deep­er under­stand­ing of this rich, ancient and abid­ing cul­ture through an expe­ri­en­tial and cre­ative learn­ing process. Over the course of the work­shop, Jiménez Cahua will teach the stu­dents to work in clay, wood­work­ing and face paint­ing. Fin­ished prod­ucts include a hand-craft­ed flower pot (even­tu­al­ly plant­ed with Andean seed), a palan­quin (used in Incan cul­ture to car­ry dig­ni­taries; made out of wood), and the stu­dents’ own paint­ed faces (inspired by those seen on Andean ceramics). This series will be host­ed at Earth Mat­ter’s Soil Start Farm at the Gov­er­nors Island Urban Farm. The work­shops are fam­i­ly friend­ly and all ages are encour­aged to sign up.

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Date: October 2

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Website:
https://www.govisland.com/things-to-do/events/andean-crafting-workshop-series

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