To participate in this tour, please come to the Florencia y Fortunata Café in Cusco. There you will learn about Cusco’s art and syncretism (the fusion of Andean and Western culture), and the history of the Toritos de Pucará.
You will also learn about Totemiq art collective and their collaboration with the Florencia y Fortunata’s project, where the workshop takes place. During the break, the coffee farmers will give you a short presentation about their coffee production.
While enjoying a delicious cocktail made with one of the best locally produced coffee beans, you will learn to work with different materials and techniques, both traditional and contemporary. One of them is the famous Cusco Colonial Gold Leaf technique, so you can decorate your Torito with fine metal sheets (copper, bronze, and aluminum). After that, you will paint the rest of the Torito that you have not overlaid with gold. Lastly, you can even test yourself in augmented reality.
In the end, you will not only take your own Torito de Pucará home as a souvenir. Each adult participant will receive a 250-gr bag of coffee produced by local women entrepreneurs, and children will be given a chocolate bar.
And, if you have some more free days in Cuzco, you can have a look at all of our Day Tours in Cusco. After having acclimatized well in this city, you should be ready to head to Machu Picchu via one of our Cusco Multi-Day Tours.
Easy, just go to the booking form (pink box) at the top right corner and select your desired package
The workshop is located at a new residential area outside the city center, but any taxi driver will be able to take you there for about S/. 10 (ten soles)
It is not, you might be a total of 20 people during this experience.
Yes, you can book this tour for the number of your children and then help them with their work. In that case, you will not be able to create your own Torito. Please note, that groups open up from 2 people, so this is only possible if you come at least with two children.
Berenice is a visual artist and cultural manager, who founded the creative laboratory of Cusquenian artists “Totemiq” in 2016. Her “Totemiq Experiences” project, is dedicated to creating pieces of contemporary Peruvian art and design linked with concepts of syncretism, and valuing the popular traditional techniques of cusquenian art. She likes to create tourist experiences based on local artistic production, integrating tradition, contemporaneity and living culture.
Berenice always finds a way to keep her busy creating innovative proposals, looking to bring tradition and modernity together. The experiences Berenice offers us to share with our travelers are always fun, and nice to relax during sometimes frantic vacations.