"Sawdust Carpet" Workshop by Nicaraguan Artist Marlon Moreno

Join us for a unique opportunity to participate in the making of an Alfombra de Aserrin (Sawdust Carpet). This event will be led by a wonderful community artist from Leon, Nicaragua, Marlon Moreno. Marlon is the Director of the Taller Xuchialt which is a community art school in the Sutiava barrio of Leon. The event will take place in the large hall at St John's Church at 2640 St Paul Street. It is FREE and open to the public and you do not have to be a member of Spanish Meetup to attend.

Marlon will conduct the workshop in Spanish so it is a great opportunity for you to practice and improve your Spanish. Wine and Beer will be sold for $2.

These works of art are typically made in the streets of Leon during the celebration of Semana Santa (Holy Week) by artists and citizens of the city. They are made elsewhere in Central America as well but are most famous (I think) as coming from Leon.

Please RSVP for this Meetup if you are a Spanish Meetup member so we can make sure we save space for you. This event will also be open to the public.

For more images of the sawdust carpet process go here

This is Marlon holding a bag of orange sawdust 

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  • Rick

    It was great! People were just maravillosos! An absolute awesome time!!!

    October 13, 2012

  • Tom H.

    Thanks to everyone who came. It was a great experience and so much fun to work in groups on the carpets. A BIG thank you to Marlon for helping us all experience a part of this important cultural event of his city, Leon, Nicaragua. Thanks to Casa Baltimore/Limay and The Nicaraguan Cultural Alliance for Organizing the event.

    October 11, 2012

  • Beth H.

    So much fun!!

    October 11, 2012

  • Joe

    awesome experience! Gracias!!! ~Dr. Joe

    October 11, 2012

  • Rick

    Alguien sabe si la Iglesia (St. John) tiene estacionamiento propio? (para el evento: "Sawdust Carpet") o, donde uno pueda conseguirlo? Gracias anticipadas :D!

    October 9, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Habra espacios en las calles cercanas para estacionar. A las siete, me parece que sera facil encontrar un espacio.

      October 9, 2012

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