Sugar Skull Decorating

sugarskullIn the Mexican tradition of El Día de los Muertoscalaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) represent a departed soul. When decorating sugar skulls, it is custom to write the name of the dead on the forehead and then place the sugar skull on the home ofrenda (offering for the dead) or gravestone to honor the return of the namedspirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. Originally, sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar and then decorated with feathers, colored beads, foils and icing. Sugar skulls are meant to be very colorful and whimsical, and decorating them joyful and funSo come play with skulls! Sugar skulls and decorating materials provided.

When: Saturday, October 284:00-6:00pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Meeting House 
Instructor: Naya Bricher – Artist, Confectioner and Color Enthusiast 
Materials: Materials provided
Cost: Suggested donation $10
To Register: Email provincetowndayofthedead@gmail.com