*FOLK ART FOR KIDS 8/21-10/9 3:30pm-5:15pm $250 8 weeks Wednesdays
WednesdaysFOLK ART FOR KIDS
Making Altar Boxes, Paper Sculpture, and
Traditional Sugar Skulls
During the Dia de los Muertos season, folk art creates a festive, colorful, and
meaningful atmosphere in which to celebrate and remember the past. In this class we will learn to make altar boxes to display at home or in community events. Small figurines dancing, paper skull sculptures, special images in bottle cap frames, collage and our personal intentions are the creative elements that will make these special.
Themes can be light or more personal, as each participant prefers and without
pressure. Participants may choose to honor ancestors long before our time or more closely related, beloved pets, cultural and historical figures we admire, or simply learn to appreciate the cultural relevance of this holiday. We will also make and decorate traditional sugar skulls, to brighten your home for the season or to give as an offering!
Participants Bring:drawing notebook; drawing pencils; sharpener and eraser; markers; thin tip, scissors, 1 package of Das brand air dry clay (and a plastic tupperware container that can store it once opened); Beginner’s paint brush set, mix of sizes, soft brushes; Liquitex Basics Acrylic paint set; plastic paint palette; mason jar with plastic bag and rubber band (for water and for brushes to be taken home safely for washing); box to carry home artwork that is drying and a plastic trash bag to cover; an apron; E6000 strong glue; Mod Podge (collage glue), 1 old book to use for collage; small interesting objects, broken toys or jewelry, etc.; small photographs or printed images; Bring at least one image or face photo small enough to fit in a bottle cap
All Level Experience Class
Enrollment limited to 18 students in each class
Location: Carolyn Ferris Art Studio, 2000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Fairfax
Ages 6-13 Instructor: Melusina Gomez
W 8/21-10/9 3:30pm-5:15pm $250 8 weeks
*An instructor fee of $20 will be collected on the first day to cover shared materials and boxes.