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 & Office Sup­ply 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 del Mar Ele­men­tary and Cypress Char­ter High School. At this three hour work­shop, you will learn about the tra­di­tions and mean­ings sur­round­ing “Dia de los Muer­tos”, the tra­di­tional Mex­i­can hol­i­day which hon­ors loved ones and ances­tors who have died. Often mis­un­der­stood, this fes­tive, family-centered hol­i­day occurs each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd, and is not just a Mex­i­can ver­sion of Hal­loween! Rather, it cel­e­brates the cycle of life, high­light­ing the Mex­i­can peo­ples’ gen­eral accep­tance of, rather than fear of death. Par­tic­i­pants in this work­shop will cre­ate sam­ples and take home com­plete les­son plans for four projects, adapt­able to grades K-12. Plus, you’ll enjoy tra­di­tional Mex­i­can treats while you learn and leave with a Cer­tifi­cate of Com­ple­tion for Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment!

Teach­ers are also invited to bring in their own favorite “Day of the Dead” projects to share with other teach­ers (optional). This will be a fun morn­ing of learn­ing, cama­raderie and inspi­ra­tion!
If you’re in the area, don’t miss it!


“Teach Kids ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects“
Octo­ber 9, 2010 ~ 9am noon
at Palace Art & Office Sup­ply — 1501 41st Avenue, Capi­tola, CA
fee: $20 (includes all mate­ri­als)
Seat­ing is lim­ited! You must pre-register to reserve a seat!
Call 831–464-2700

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4 Responses to Day of the Dead” — a Teacher Workshop!

  1. Molly October 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    You lucky, lucky peo­ple in CA! Will you be pub­lish­ing an ebook with ideas in it? I wish that I could attend this work­shop since we want to have our own cel­e­bra­tion this year! Enjoy!

  2. Megan October 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Too bad I could claim the mileage from Canada… I would like to skype in.. but I would miss out on the food aspect!

  3. Tom October 19, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    Where did you get that great poster?

  4. TeachKidsArt October 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Tom — I bought it locally, but check Reign Trad­ing Com­pany… they have all things “Day of the Dead”!! http://www.reigntrading.com/

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