“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 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 – 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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