Ceramic Mesoamerican Flutes

Sundays, December 9 & 16 @ 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $80 ($60 for M members)
This is a two-part class.

Learn about the symbolism of pre-Colombian art, the ancient history of a culture’s music, and maybe a song, while you make your own sacred flute. Explore the textures and visual language of Mexico through a small variety of colored clay bodies, each illustrated through style and symbol. All experience levels welcome.

Scholarships are available on request for half and full tuition on a first come, first served basis. Classes are free at the M for Native community members. Contact info@mmaa.org or call (651) 797-2571 for more information.

Xilam Balam Ybarra

Xilam Balam

Teaching artist Xilam Balam Ybarra is an interdisciplinary visual artist and music producer whose work is a fusion of Pre-Columbian Indigenous art forms and contemporary hip-hop and graphic arts. He works in a variety of mediums, including music, ceramics, painting, screenprinting, stone carving, and epigraphy. He is a painter and ceramicist working within the Chicano Latinx movement and identifies as an artist and culture bearer. He is a 2018 McKnight Ceramics Fellow.