Decorating Piñatas with Lilia Torres
Explore your creativity and try your hand at making a one-of-a-kind, Mexican masterpiece as Lilia Torres guides you as you decorate your own piñata!
The tradition of the piñata in Mexico seems to have originated as a celebration of the birthday of the Aztec god of war, Huitzilopochtli. Priests placed a clay pot on a pole in the temple at year's end and colorful feathers adorned the richly decorated pot, filled with tiny treasures. When broken with a stick or club, the treasures fell to the feet of the god's image as an offering.
ARTIST BIO: Lilia Torres is a 43 year-old artist and master teaching artisan who has worked with Artesanas Mexicanas for the past five years. In addition, Lilia teaches culinary arts and teamwork to 4-8th graders at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School through the Creative Alliance After School program with her daughter, Evelin Torres, assisting her. In her own words, Lilia has “been living in Baltimore, Maryland for 19 years. I have 6 children and my husband Mauricio, he is my support system and always is willing to help me in everything that I love to do. I like cooking and making handmade crafts. I really enjoy teaching people!”
Kerplunk! is every Saturday from FEB 9-APR 7th from 12-3PM. Always free thanks to the support of Baltimore Housing. No registration is required. We suggest a group reservation if it is more than six people in a group by emailing education director, Maria Aldana at firstname.lastname@example.org