By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Fanciful, fabulous creatures come to Prescott Elementary


PRESCOTT - Laura Chabre's fourth-grade students participated in an art workshop with artist Victor Trejo, a native of Mexico City. Working with clay and papier mâché, Trejo worked with the kids to create mythical and magical creatures in the Mexican folk-art style of alebrijes.

Trejo first drew examples of animals the kids could choose to create alebrijes. Next, he demonstrated how to use clay to make armatures for the papercraft pieces. Working with red clay, the students filled their workspaces with snakes, alligators, ducks, octopi, and fanciful creatures.

After the clay forms were complete...

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