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Community Cartonera Workshop

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Cartonera Workshop
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 2-4 pm
Rooftop Sculpture Garden
Free admission and supplies

Learn how to make cartoneras, small publications made with recycled and customized covers at this fun, family-friendly event. Design, illustrate and paint covers while engaging in conversation about what has changed with the pandemic and yourself.

About Cartonera Workshops

Cartonera workshops are an intersection between social movement, artistic interventions, and community projects. Axolote is a Madison based cartonera which has held cartonera workshops focusing on human rights violations.

For this workshop, we focus on our identities. Our identities are not static, but rather ever-changing based on our experiences as we move through the world. We will ask: “Who am I now? ¿Quién soy ahorita?” As a way to reflect on ourselves during these trying times of the Pandemic.

We will identify who we are and how we feel at this moment in our life & create art for the cover of our books. Axolote Cartonera is guided by Dr. Beltran Minehan (she/her/ella), Artist Nadya Mariam (they/them/elle), and PhD candidate Denise Castillo (she/her/ella). And you, the artist transforming your book.

The cartonera workshop will invite the public to design, illustrate and paint covers for the books, while engaging in conversation about what has changed with the pandemic and themselves. They will be able to take their intervened book home. The public will learn how to make a beautiful, low-tech book with sustainable materials and, if they want, write/tell their story. No experience is necessary for this fun and playful introduction to bookbinding. All materials are provided by the workshop.

We have limited space.


Sponsorship provided by LOUD, Wisconsin Humanities, & MMOCA.


This event is associated with Caja de visiones: arte moderno y contemporáneo de México en el Medio Oeste de los Estados Unidos or Box of Visions: Modern and Contemporary Art from Mexico in the Midwest. Learn more about the exhibition.


October 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street
Madison, 53703 United States