Skeleton Puppets

skeletonThe skeleton, calavera or calaca in Spanish, is an icon in Mexican art, especially in the Mexican folk traditions of El Día de los Muertos wherein the skeleton is a reminder to live a good life as time is short and death inevitable. Giant skeleton puppets have come to play an especially significant role in Day of the Dead processions, where they are held high as they move and dance through the night air. Come participate in collectively creating playful moving skeletons to raise above our heads in Provincetown’s Day of the Dead Procession on November 2. This is a three-part workshop. First we will build armatures for the body parts of our skeletons. During the second session, we will cover them with paper mache, and during the third session we will make them festive with detailed anatomy and glitter. We encourage you to attend all three sessions, but you may also just attend one or two as your schedule allows.

When: Friday, Oct 27, 5:00-7:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, Oct 28 & 29, 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Instructor:Amy Kandall –  Artist, Teacher, Ceramicist
Materials: Materials provided
Cost: Suggested donation $10 per class, plus $5 materials fee
To Register: Email provincetowndayofthedead@gmail.com