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Classes and Workshops

Want a hands-on experience creating beautiful Mexican weaving, embroidery, paintings and crafts? Participate in a workshop or class at Colores Mexicanos!

Overlooking Chicago's iconic Magnificent Mile, Colores is Chicago's Mexican Gift Shop, representing dozens of artisan families across beautiful Mexico, as well as many leading Latino artists from the city of Chicago.

Choose from painting classes, crafting workshops, jewelry making, mezcal tasting, tortilla making, and many other Mexican cultural activities. Contact us directly at to book an event, or attend one of our regularly scheduled classes!

"Frida Mariposa" painting class with legendary Pilsen artist Robert Valadez. To book, email

"Frida Mariposa" painting class with legendary Pilsen artist Robert Valadez. To book, email

Oaxacan embroidery with Master Weaver Estefana Santiago. To book, email

Looking to add catered food or beverages for a private or corporate event? We do that too! Contact us at!


We're well equipped to receive groups from 20-150 people, and can coordinate anything your event may require, including catering and beverage programs. For a personalized quote, email us with details of your event at:

Past Workshops and Events:

Alebrije Master Class with Arturo Zarate:

Artisan: Emanuel Arturo Zarate (

Arturo is a well experienced alebrije artist; having studied at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City, he's very passionate in creating alebrije art and thus had many inspirations to look up to. Throughout his career, he has made monumental statues around Mexico, all around Chicago, and even sold some of his pieces to France and Australia!

He has no trouble teaching others how to not only paint but where to start and how to make unique beautiful patterns on alebrijes! More details posted below:


Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Workshop

Artisan: María Calderón (@sugarskullsxilotl)

Join María of Sugar Skulls Xioltl to create your own sugar skulls step by step, with your own unique design! Above all else, María is passionate about teaching the significance of Day Of The Dead — a holiday anyone can celebrate and learn from!

To book a sugar skull class in Chicago, contact us at

Frida Mariposa Sip and Paint


Artisan: Robert Valadez (@arte4arte)

This class will teach you how to paint one of Robert's most famous pieces: Frida Mariposa! He is well known for his paintings and unique murals around Chicago for different businesses!

Siping and painting is one of the most relaxing things to do on a Saturday afternoon with a friend, family or partner! Come experience some fun while drinking your favorite booze and a nice city view of Michigan ave! 

Having a class with creative people makes class super fun and interesting knowing everybody has a different vision and talent! Of course if you don’t know anything about painting, don’t worry! Robert is an amazing artist, he"ll be walking around helping everyone with questions! Not only that but we will be celebrating “Frida Kahlo” birthday 🎉!

Tickets: TBD

Oaxacan Embroidery with Roberta Angeles

Learn the breathtakingly intricate embroidery of Oaxaca, Mexico from master artisan Roberta Angeles.

Roberta comes directly from Oaxaca to teach this class, passing down the techniques she learned from her great grandmother. Together, we’ll learn embroidery stitches to decorate a tote bag with the iconic flowers and vines of Oaxaca’s Ocotlan Valley, around a “calavera” skull.

This class will last approximately 3 hours. It’s taught in English and Spanish, with all materials provided. No sewing experience is necessary but basic familiarity helps!

More info here:


Monumental Alebrijes Exhibition

Artisan: Emanuel Arturo Zarate (

It is an absolute privilege to say that artisano Emanuel Arturo Zarate will be bringing three of his monumental pieces to our store and bar! These pieces will be two hummingbirds and a dragon; they're made of plastic for their volume as well as metal and welding for their internal structure. Come to 605 N Michigan Ave to see the beautiful dragon, 33 E Riverwalk to see the hummingbirds, and appreciate the artist who made them!

No Tickets required!