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 co-teaching this work­shop once again with K-12 Span­ish teacher, Cather­ine Mur­ray.  In our three hour work­shop, you’ll learn about the tra­di­tions and mean­ings sur­round­ing “Dia de los Muer­tos”, the Mex­i­can hol­i­day which hon­ors ances­tors and loved ones who have died.  Often mis­un­der­stood, this fes­tive, family-centered hol­i­day occurs each year on Novem­ber 1st and 2nd, and is not just a Mex­i­can ver­sion of Hal­loween!  Rather, it cel­e­brates the cycle of life, high­light­ing the Mex­i­can people’s 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 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 or les­son plans to share (optional, of course!).  This will be a fun morn­ing of learn­ing, cama­raderie and inspi­ra­tion!  If you’re in the area, please join us!

“Teach Kids Art: ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects“
Sep­tem­ber 24, 2011 ~ 9am to noon 
at Palace Art - 1501 41st Avenue, Capi­tola, CA
fee: $30 (includes all mate­ri­als)
Seat­ing is lim­ited!  Please pre-register to reserve your spot! 
Call 831–464-2700


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3 Responses to Teacher Workshop: “Day of the Dead” Projects

  1. Mrs. Art Teacher September 23, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    I wish you could do an online ver­sion of this!

  2. TeachKidsArt September 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    My plan is to even­tu­ally make all my teacher work­shops (about 2 dozen now) avail­able online, but my “day job” just keeps get­ting in the way! I’ll get to it one of these days.… thanks for the encouragement!! :)

  3. Nf1andprek-whisper September 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I taught art at a pri­vate school and wanted so much to do this.. they would not allow this.. but I love the way you did it… great idea… fun for kids … and inter­est­ing culturally.

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