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Teacher Workshop: “Day of the Dead” Projects

The popular Mexican holiday, “Day of the Dead” is just around the corner!  If you live on the California Central Coast, don’t miss your chance to get some great project ideas at my teacher workshop, “Teach Kids Art: ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects”…. this weekend only – Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 9am-noon at Palace Art in Capitola.  I’ll be […]

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Mexican Papel Picado

“Papel Picado”, or “cut paper”, is a colorful decoration found at most Mexican celebrations. The “secret” of success for making your own papel picado is to sandwich the thin tissue paper inside a folded, heavier weight paper before cutting it. This makes it easier to work with, less likely to tear, and gives you a […]

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Mexican Paper Marigolds for “Day of the Dead”

“Day of the Dead” is a traditional Mexican holiday for honoring ancestors and loved ones who have died, and is celebrated each year on November 1st & 2nd. This festive, family-centered holiday celebrates the cycle of life and highlights the Mexican peoples’ general acceptance, rather than fear, of death. Colorful marigolds are a regular feature […]

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“Day of the Dead” – a Teacher Workshop!

For those of you who call the California Central Coast your home, we have a special Teach Kids Art teacher workshop coming up this Saturday, October 9th, from 9am-noon at Palace Art in Capitola….. “Teach Kids ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects”! I will be co-teaching this workshop with K-12 Spanish teacher, Catherine Murray, from Rio […]

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