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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology Presents Desert Weeds Basic Printmaking Workshop

Artists Oscar Moya and Lydia Limas lead this workshop for adults and children age 3 and up to create art by including leaves and weeds in a drawing or painting on a board which is then transferred onto paper with a press.  The result is a unique collagraph print or monoprint which can be framed and taken home or given as a gift. All materials are provided.  To register, those interested should contact the museum before May 26 at 915-755-4332. This workshop is sponsored by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Mr. Moya began his Desert Weeds series in 2009 by experimenting with plants and leaves in his backyard.  He says “I was amazed at the incredible detail and the beautiful textures.” Oscar has found that children as young as three years old easily get involved in creating potentially limitless unique art through this process.

Oscar Moya has participated in group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and in Europe.  Moya’s recent collaborative printmaking projects include Centenario de la Revolucion Mexicana, Arceo Press, Portafolio, 2010 and teaching Desert Weeds basic printmaking workshops in the El Paso region since 2009.

Lydia Limas is an award winning and published photographer and visual artist who has exhibited in the United States and Mexico. She and Mr. Moya are members of the Juntos Art Association of El Paso.

For more information contact Marilyn Guida at 915-755-4332 or via email at guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.

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