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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5 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.

  4. mina kidd October 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    What did you use to draw on black paper?

    • Cheryl Trowbridge October 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      It’s just white chalk, outlined with silver glitter glue!