Know more about our hands-on activities where patrons and volunteers can participate.

Through this workshops patrons and volunteers learn about Mexican arts and link it to the Ofrendas.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead by creating a linoleum print with your original drawing. Learn to use the specific tools to engrave your artwork on the linoleum material and, once the piece is cut, it will go through the process of applying ink and going through a press. Visitors attending this activity will learn the technique of engraving, with the option of making a pin-button with its original design. Workshop Coordinator: Ken Matzudaira

No Day of the Dead offering is complete without sugar skulls. In this workshop you will learn to decorate sugar claveritas and explore your creativity by guiding others to decorate their skulls. Come to participate in this workshop and help us to keep the work tables prepared with all the material that is needed, to keep a good pace of work and a safe and pleasant working environment. Encourage participants to decorate only one skull per person, if they wish to do more, they must return at another time. Workshop Coordinator: Francisca

This interactive and educational activity is guided by the Guatemalan artist José Orantes, creator of the “Funny Masks of Animals”. José Orantes will guide the participants in the process of coloring, cutting and forming the paper markers. Participants will have fun and exploit their imagination while learning fun facts about working with paper. They will also learn to share and work in groups, work fine motor skills and feel proud and satisfied with the work done. Come as a teacher volunteer Orantes and learn how to guide children to follow instructions in a fun way. Workshop Coordinator: José Orantes

La Catrina is an illustration of Mexican engraver and cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), which depicts the image of a skull dressed in a European-style feather hat. Later it was renamed “Catrina” by the muralist Diego Rivera who, in his dream Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda Central, puts the skull next to other relevant characters in Mexican history and recognizes the representativeness of the Catrina as a symbol of the contradictions of nineteenth-century Mexican society. Participate in this activity and learn the technique to paint faces like La Catrina and more about this fascinating story. Workshop Coordinator: Andrea Suzuki

“La muerte inexorable no respeta ni a los que veis aquí en su bicicleta.”

José Guadalupe Posada

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