Mythical Creatures on Display in Spanish Students' Alebrije Museum

Mythical Creatures on Display in Spanish Students' Alebrije Museum

Recently, Dr. Rita Moch Arias’ Intermediate Spanish students worked with teachers Matt Martino and Dr. Dennis Evangelista in the Center for Innovation & Design (CID) to make 3D Alebrijes – surreal mythical creatures that have come to represent the beauty, mystery, and magic of Mexico. This week, those mythical beasts are on display as part of an interactive “Alebrije Museum” on the second floor of Beard Hall.

The students have been studying about these brightly-colored Mexican folk art creatures throughout the first semester. They began the project by sketching their fantastical beasts, many of which have horns, scales, tails, and feathers. Working with Mr. Martino and Dr. Evangelista, they then learned techniques to transform their sketches into 3D representations.

After finishing their 3D creations, the students wrote stories about the Alebrijes in Spanish. Dr. Moch Arias has displayed the Alebrijes along with QR codes to their stories in this museum exhibit. 

You may access a virtual Alebrije Museum here.  Students are also able to scan a QR code at the museum to vote for their favorite!

Enjoy!

MBS Art project being displayed.
MBS Art project being displayed on a table.
MBS Art project being displayed on a table.
MBS Art project being displayed on a table.
MBS Art project being displayed on a table.
MBS Art projects being displayed on a table.

 

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