DDLM 2020 Workshops

2020 Dia de los Muertos Workshops

This Fall we welcome you all to join us virtually for a series of Art Making workshops in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Though we may not be able to physically come together, we look forward to connecting virtually.

These offerings will be free and open to all however, donations will gladly be accepted.

Workshops will include:

STORY CIRCLE WORKSHOP
Week of September 28th
(Held over Zoom, Registration Required)
SHOEBOX ALTAR PROJECT
Week of October 5th
(Instructional videos will be made available online)
ALTAR MAKING WORKSHOP
Week of October 12th
(Live Streamed Event – Join us via our social media platforms)

Story Circle Workshop

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28th

Join us from the comforts of home in this bilingual workshop held over Zoom. The workshop will be themed around Dia de los Muertos and will include introductory teatro games and activities that also remind us of where and who we come from. Led by Cristal Gonzalez Avila, the workshop will also include opportunities for interactive dialogue about our antepasados and their experiences. All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend, no experience required, come ready to participate! These storytelling circles will inspire a new Dia de Los Muertos play “ El Corrido de los Muertos ” in 2021 at El Teatro Campesino

Limited capacity for each workshop. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is first come, first served. You will be sent a confirmation email when your spot has been secured.

Workshop Dates Please note, the same workshop will be offered at the following dates/times.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (6pm-7:30pm)
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 (6pm-7:30pm)
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 (10am-11:30am)
  • Materials Needed:
  • Paper & Writing Utensil
  • 1 Random Object from home (Can be ANYTHING)
  • Picture of a loved one (Optional)

TO REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM WORKSHOP CLICK HERE


Shoebox Altar Project

WEEK OF OCTOBER 5th

This family friendly Art project is a creative activity catered for children and youth on how to create a simple altar at home using El Teatro Campesino’s rasquachi approach to art making. Great workshop to do as a family using materials you have at home. Instructional videos will made available online to follow at your own pace and will also introduce the tradition of Dia de los Muertos and the importance of celebrating those that have passed before us. Instructional Videos will be made available on this page the week of October 5th.

MATERIALS NEEDED FROM HOME:
Shoe box ( Medium size recommended ) 
Index cards ( 2-3 ) & writing utensil 
Tissue paper ( 2-3 colors ) 
String or yarn 
Tape & Glue
Scissors
Paint brushes ( 3 different sizes )
Paint ( crayola, acrylic ) or markers 
Cup for water
Household/Rasquachi items: empty paper towel roll or empty toilet paper roll, foam blocks, plastic containers, oatmeal cups, paper cups, card stock paper, etc
Any personal items you would like to include to the ofrenda (a pin, perfume bottle, earrings, scarf, etc)
OPTIONAL MATERIALS
Clay or Color Molding clay (Click HERE for reference)
Molding Tools (Click HERE for reference)
Paint Pallet

3 Instructional Videos to follow along to will be found here beginning Monday, October 5th


Altar Making Workshop

WEEK OF OCTOBER 12th

Owner and curator of the Guatemalan Boutique in San Juan Bautista, Claudia Lopez, returns as our guest artist for this virtual altar making workshop that will be streamed live on our social media platforms on Friday, October 16th (Stay tuned for the time.) Join us for this informative workshop where Claudia will demonstrate the different elements that make a traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar to commemorate loved ones who have departed. Together we will continue to learn and educate others on this beautiful tradition.

You can tune in on this page for the Live Broadcast or join us from our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Vimeo