Saturday mornings and afternoons during the month of October, the artists of our Día de los Muertos exhibitions demonstrate how to create the colorful skeleton imagery and folk art in a variety of materials.  

These two-hour workshops are suitable for children 8 years and older, parents, and teachers who want to learn or explore these traditional crafts.   

All materials  are provided and included with your registration fee.

  • Payment is required for registration, but we make it easy! Pay online, bring in cash/check or charge by phone! 
  • Classes limited to 8-20 participants
  • Fee refunded if workshop is cancelled


 $15 per session
$25 for any two classes
$10 per session for members

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Workshop Schedule:

BOOK MAKING                
with Rosie Arenas

October 27    11a-1p
Create memory books using a variety of types of paper.  Using various techniques, participants will make their own books without using glue or stitching -- but by strategically folding it.

MINIATURE ALTARS                
with Cecilia Aranyado

October 6      2p-4p
October 13    11a-1p
Create miniature scenes, tables and altars from an assortment of recycled materials.


with Rosie Arenas
October 20    2p-4p 
Using tissue to create flowers, traditional papel picado and memory booklets.


with Richard Arenas     
October 20    11a-1p
October 20    2p-4p
With wire and pliers, create some simple skeleton figures.


with Tony Carranza
October 20    11a-1p
October 27    2p-4p
Simple printmaking materials and techniques to reproduce the skeletal imagery.

CATRINA FIGURES                 
with Silvia Garcia                           
October 13    2p-4p
October 27    11a-1p
Create the elegant lady “Catrinas” from recycled  materials, plastic and paper.

PAPUER MÂCHÉ SKULLS                                            
with Abigail Janzen                        
October 6      11a-1p
October 13    2p-4p
Decorate papier mâché skulls (already molded and available locally)  and from the skulls create
butterflies or other fantastical creatures.

SUGAR SKULLS                      
with Eva Patiño                               
October 13      11a-1p 
October 13      2p-4p
Make and decorate sugar skulls in the same session.  First, use the recipe and molds to create the forms;  then decorate some sugar skulls that have already been dried.

METAL TOOLING                     
with Diana Rodriquez                     
October 13    11a-1p  
October 27    2p-4p
Use metal and dowels to tool calalveras imagery.