This month’s workshops will be focused around the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos which is a national holiday in Mexico held on November 1st of every year. Dia de los Muertos (DDLM), or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday in Mexico when deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, with colorful artistic traditions, pageantry, and whimsy despite the sobering subject. Dia de los Muertos is a joyful remembrance in which death is recognized as a natural part of the cycle of life.

Day of the Dead Papier-Mâché Mask Making

Saturdays, September 19th  & 26th  10am-1pm
(two part workshop)
Instructor: Roel Palacios Jr. BFA

Roel Palacios Jr. is a local artist and retired secondary art teacher. His art work has been exhibited and sold in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin. Roel has been conducting papier-mâché mask classes for the past ten years and has participated as a vendor in Corpus Christi’s annual Dia De Los Muertos festival since 2008. His papier-mâché masks (calacas) represent the human skull which is the central symbol of the Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The masks are colorfully decorated and are worn  or displayed to honor the dead. Maximum 15 participants. All skill levels are welcome and all materials are provided. First week you will build your mask and second week you will paint your mask. Space is limited to please reserve your seat through our PayPal link.
$35 Member  $40 Non-Members

Paper Mache Mask Workshop

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Creations

Saturday, September 26th   11am-1pm
Instructor: Ericha Kemm MFA

Work hands on in creating your own keepsake. Sugar art was brought to the New World in the 17th Century and over time became a Mexican tradition of creating molded sugar angels, sheep and sugar skulls. The sugar skulls would be made in memory of a loved one and placed on the ofrenda (altar) within the home. Sugar skulls reflect the folk art style of big happy smiles, sparkly tin and glittery adornments and colorful icing.  Space is limited. You can reserve your space by paying through our PayPal link provided.

$25 Members $30 Non-Members

Sugar Skull Workshop