Day of the Dead Altar Making

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Contructed from recycled wood scraps, families assembled their table/altar and began the process of creating mini-offerings like fruits and vegetables, cakes and pies, pan de muerto (bread of the dead), flowers, and other details.  Using skulls and skeletons to enhance the altar, families explored many different combinations, making each altar so unique.

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These sisters worked side by side making great pieces; notice the mini-papel picado hanging under the left altar, requiring patience and skill with scissors.

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Using wood scraps, thread spools, and other recycled and reclaimed materials, the altars came alive…and the skeletons were dancing!

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These mother-daughter altar pieces were award winning!  Can you see the wine bottle, newspaper, and the bounty of fruits and vegetables?  These are no ready-made Costco deli platters! 

Family Decoupage

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With an assortment of speciality papers, recycled materials, pressed leaves, vintage postage stamps and more, participants decoupaged on 3-D forms, including bird houses.  In family classes, kids and adults can enjoy the process of creating together, colloborating or working on individual pieces.

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These decoupage pieces were done on wood laminate squares, and below is a decoupaged wooden tea box.  The layering and creative compositional elements can draw you in….and then HOURS pass by…getting lost in decoupage is so fun!

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Jackson Pollock Jr.!

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Mess is never a problem with the Jackson Pollock Jr. class.  This youngster lavishes in the the easel paint, discovering that paint brushes are nice, but hands are what it’s really all about!

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This 4-year-old creates a collage portrait using reycled scraps and buttons.  In Jackson Pollock Jr., young children (ages 3-7) get to experience a wide variety of mediums at self-serve stations.  This class is typically offerred once a month on a weekend.  Please see our class schedule for the next class.