In the Mexican tradition of El Día de los Muertos, the wearing of a mask is an opportunity to dance with our ancestors. The mask is a sacred way to transcend the bounds of ordinary reality and allow the souls of the dead to express themselves during this time of the year when the veils between the worlds of the living and the dead are thin. This is a two-part workshop. In the first class, we will use plaster cast to make the masks. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting wet with drips of plaster, bring a towel and, if you have long hair, something to tie back your hair. In the second workshop, once the masks have dried, we will decorate the masks. Paints and decorating materials provided, but you are welcome to bring some as well.
When: Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 25, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The Fine Arts Work Center, Stanley Kunitz Common Room
Instructor: Gail Morrison – artist, eco-therapist, earth-based spiritual practitioner
Materials: Provided, but you are welcome to bring some decorating materials
Cost: Suggested donation $10 per class, plus $5 materials fee
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