This workshop takes place over two Saturday afternoons, February 16 & February 23, 1 - 4pm
The piñata originally came from China, brought by Marco Polo to Europe and then, with colonization, to the Americas. However in Mexico, pre-hispanics had a similar tradition that provided offerings to the gods. The piñata is a symbolic figure traditionally made from a clay pot covered with papier-mâché and painted or decorated with brightly coloured tissue paper. It is then filled with candies, fruit or other goodies. Note: this is a two-day workshop to allow time for the piñatas to dry.
The Cross-Cultural Craft Program is supported by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Ethnocultural Community Support Program and Indigenous Initiatives at the Province of Manitoba.
More info + registration here.