GUIDED TOURIST VISIT:
In approximately one hour, you will be able to distinguish some of the many varieties of prickly pear trees that exist in Mexico, as well as specific Red Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus Costa) prickly pear tree plantations.
You will also learn about different systems of cultivation and the life cycle of this insect.
You will visit a museum where historic documents related to the importance of the Red Cochineal since pre-Columbian times are kept, know about its splendor during the viceregal period, as well as the current main producers and actual industrial and future uses.
You will also examine some of the works of painters and famous artists that were elaborated with Red Cochineal.
And you will visit our store, where all of our products are available.
PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS
It includes: Explanation of the importance of natural colorants and a visit to TLAPANOCHESTLI .
PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH RED COCHINEAL AND GAMES
Duration: 3 hours (it may adapt to the needs of each school).
Students must bring their own lunch.
PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR FOREIGN ADULTS.
It includes: Explanation of the importance of natural colorants and a visit to our facilities.
PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH RED COCHINEAL.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours. Instead of painting techniques, you will be instructed in the use of natural colorings.
FINE RED COCHINEAL (Dactylopius coccus Costa) AND NATURAL COLORINGS DYEING COURSE.
Enjoy and learn to dye with natural colorings like Red Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus Costa), Indigo Blue (Indigofera tinctoria), Muitle (Justicia spiciguera) and Zacatlaxcalli (if in season), on natural fibers such as wool, cotton, and ixtle.
It includes: All materials, diploma and manual.
Duration: 3 days. Dates are optional.
RED COCHINEAL CULTIVATION COURSE.
More than 10 years of experience acknowledge us. Our objective is to transmit the technology for the cultivation of the insect: infestation, care during its life cycle and recollection.
Dates: this courses are practical, so they take place during recollection seasons (please confirm dates one week ahead).
Capacity: Maximum 8 people.
Duration: 3 days.
It includes: diploma and manual.
a) Cochineal prickly pear tree sowing.
b) Cultivation systems.
c) Cultivation of the Red Cochineal (fine cochineal, Dactylopius coccus Costa).
d) Project analysis.
We have a variety of books, thesis, works and magazines regarding the red cochineal, the cochineal prickly pear tree and other natural colorings such as indigo blue and muicle. We also have information on different dyeing systems that you can look up for your school, scientific and other projects.
Totally equipped, four bedrooms with 2 single beds each, kitchenette and two full bathrooms.
CONSULTING FOR NATURAL COLORING PROJECTS.