In this free workshop, participants are invited to paint traditional figures and create a two-dimensional mask, while learning about Felipe Horta’s craft as a mask-maker. Participants will also be able to learn about the different meanings and symbols associated with the figures on the masks.

Practical info

  • Free event

Workshop in French and Spanish

Participants will be able to take their work home with them.



la Galerie du 19M — Paris/Aubervilliers


For more details, refer to the practical information.



Felipe Horta


The artisan Felipe de Jesús Horta Tera is a creator of wooden craft, heir to the technique from his father Eustacio Horta Castillo. He learned at the age of 12 and currently shares the work with his children Juan Carlos, Víctor Hugo, Felipe, and Lizbeth. His wife, Elia Saucedo, also helps in the family workshop in the community of Tócuaro, in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

The hand-carved masks meticulously decorated with paint are traditionally used in festivals, religious, events and dances. Horta’s most representative mask is the one that gives life to the devil. With great imagination and skill, he has managed to make his pieces stand out and have a unique signature.


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