Celebrate Day of the Dead and join Viva Los Muertos in making 3 traditional Dia De Los Muertos activities during this workshop:
Decorating your own traditional ‘Calavera de Azucar’ (real sugar skull) with piping icings to keep. This activity is keeping with the traditions of Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico. Sugar skulls are decorated in honour of those who have passed away to celebrate their life and spirit or decorate it just for fun. 1 Skull per person. Ages 5+
Create traditional paper Marigold flowers as used to decorate the offering tables of loved ones who have passed on. The flower making is suitable for most ages and you will have a beautiful paper marigold to take away with you.
Decorate a Sugar Skull Mask to wear and keep. This activity is suitable for most ages and you can keep your own decorated mask which can be worn with an elasticated band.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during these activities.
You are welcome to make all three items.
Viva Los Muertos is Danielle Greenwood, a Bristol artist and musician (ex primary school teacher), whom grew up on the Border of Mexico in El Paso, Texas with all the Mexican traditions. Danielle has exhibited her art across Bristol and helps to create an Ofrenda at Arnos Vale for Dia De Los Muertos.
Dia De Los Muertos is not Halloween. It is a Festival that celebrates the lives of those whom have passed on. It is not to mourn but to celebrate their life through a colourful skull, ornate flowers and fond memories placed on an Ofrenda. This is a Festival of the life of all the dead whom have passed and is a beautiful way to introduce death to children without scaring them. Adults and children are welcome to join this workshop.
Supervising adults do not require a ticket, but each child does. If you are not a child and would like to join the workshop then please purchase a ticket.
Buy tickets online or turn up and pay on the day (tickets are limited and may sell out)
Pushchairs and wheelchair users are welcome and this event is in an accessible building. We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale.