|Dollies de los Muertos||Thursday, July 30, 9:00 AM|
|This workshop is 6 hours.|
Student Level: All levels
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. The unique food, activities, and art that surrounds the celebration is simply astonishing! Drawing inspiration from the rich and colorful traditions of the holiday, students will transform a thrift store "rescue" porcelain doll into a beautiful tribute to those who have gone before us. Students will learn how to deconstruct a porcelain doll down to its base form, easy and quick ways to dye different types of fabrics for spectacular effects, how to paint the face with traditional (or not) design elements, how to accessorize like a professional designer, and how to walk that fine line between glamorous gothic gorgeous and horrible Halloween hokey. And of course we'll build a rugged stand to display your decomposing debutante… Hey, just because you're dead, doesn't mean you can't look fabulous, right?
This year's charm swap theme is Dia de los Muertos. Come create a doll to exhibit along with your charms!
Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):
Student should bring:
Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:
Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.