Antigua Artisan Workshop: Wooden Masks
Join us in an Antigua Artisan Workshop where you will learn the craft of wooden mask making and get to go home with your very own custom-designed mask, perfecting for hanging on your wall and remembering your time in Guatemala! We will meet you at your lodging in Antigua and from there head to our friend Joaquin’s terrace where our traditional mask workshop will take place, complete with volcano views!
For centuries, the indigenous population has carved extraordinary masks that show us the various and colorful expressions of the Guatemalan culture. These masks play an essential role in rituals, dances, dramas, and religious ceremonies of Guatemala and reflect the Maya cosmovision. Before diving into painting your mask, we will learn about the masks and their meaning from a local woodworker and artisan who makes these masks, and other wooden crafts, for a living. We will then enjoy painting our maks on the terrace, listening to music, and enjoying this opportunity for cultural exchange. When finished, each of you will have your own personalized mask to take back home!
Water and juice are provided during the Antigua artisan workshop and alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase if desired.
Itinerary subject to small changes at the discretion of The Heart of Travel guides in order to provide you with the safest, and most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience possible.
How to book this tour:
During the online booking process, you will be prompted to let us know the date and preferred start time of your tour as well as where you’d like your guide to meet you. We ask that you book your tour at least 24 hours in advance in order for us to coordinate all of the small details that go into making your experience unforgettable!
What to wear/pack:
Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! If you choose to do your workshop in the afternoon a light jacket is also recommended!
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
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