Dia de los Muertos Workshops

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our annual activities moved to virtual platforms in 2020

About Our 2020 Offerings

Though we may not be able to physically come together, we look forward to connecting virtually and having you and your families join us for a series of FREE art making workshops:

Story Circles

Shoebox Altar Project

Altar Making

Community Shareback


Donations are gratefully being accepted

Story Circles

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

  • 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)


Art Project: Shoebox Ofrenda (Altar)

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. Share a photo on social media of your completed project between October 9th – November 2 and use the hashtag “#ETCaltar2020” for chance to win raffle prizes!

Follow along to our three instructional videos!




Altar Making Workshop

Owner and curator of the Guatemalan Boutique in San Juan Bautista, Claudia Lopez, returned as our guest artist for this virtual altar making workshop livestream from Friday, October 16th, 2020. Claudia demonstrated the different elements that make a traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar to commemorate loved ones who have departed. We are so grateful we could still come together virtually to continue to learn and educate others on this beautiful tradition. Watch the video from our workshop below!

Photo is from 2019 Altar Making Workshop

Virtual Community Shareback

As a culmination to our activities this fall for Dia de los Muertos, participants and guest artists contributed to this community ofrenda. Watch the video below.


Your Support Will Allow Us To Keep Offering Free Experiences to Our Beloved Community