Mad Skills: October 2019

Happy Arte Hour – Join Elena Baca of the NHCC for painting with cochineal! On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is an adult only event.

Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center When: October 3, 2019 5:30-7:30pm Cost: $5 donation

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration! – Make and take Sugar Skull Decorating – Bring the whole family and your pets for this beautiful celebration of life. Pet blessing at 11am. Live music by Wagogo 11:30 -2:30. Local arts and crafts vendors. Dia de los Muertos altar. Festival food on Farm & Table Patio at 11:00. Free Workshop – Make and take sugar skull decorating at 2pm. Deep discounts at La Parada. All Talavera pots will be buy one get one free!

Where: La Parada When: October 26, 2019 Cost: Free

Wood Block Printing – Learn how to carve iconic Dia de Muertos images into wood blocks and print your image. All are welcome! Please invite friends and family to join. Free to the public. Feel free to bring a food dish to share with the community!

Where: Los Jardines Institute, When: October 5, 2015, 1-4PM Cost: Free

Make a Bowl – The Soup is Love Project is a fundraiser for Off Center Arts. No experience is necessary! There will be someone on hand that can help you. Then in 2020 we’ll have the 3rd Annual Soup is Love reveal to show off the collection of bowls made, sell bowls, enjoy some soup (not in the bowl you buy though!).

Where: Little Bird de Papel When: October 19, 2019, 10am – 4pm Cost: $5 donation

Sugar Skull Ring – Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead: the time we celebrate the departed. Some adorn altars with flowers and some place the ornate sugar skull on graves to encourage the departed to come celebrate. This month’s brand new “Make it at Meltdown” class is a sugar skull ring to wear and cherish and carry the memory of departed loved ones every day. Create your very own unique sugar skull and adorn it with designs, flowers, and stones. This class will incorporate many techniques including stamping, soldering, stone setting, finishing work, and more. Materials: Sterling Silver, genuine turquoise, carnelian, black onyx

Where: Meltdown Studio When: October 10, 5-8:30pm Cost: $130

Create Your Own Collage Class and Dia De Los Muertos – Gail Shannon loves Autumn in the Land of Enchantment so once again she is winging her way here from Arizona to help you make up your dream collage–it can be your own design, one of Laura Heine’s patterns (we’ve got tons), or you can celebrate the holidays of October by cutting up some of our bright, fun Dia de los Muertos and Halloween fabrics. Begin collecting the fabrics and colors you imagine for your collage. The size is up to you, however, 16″ x 20″ and larger will be easier to arrange.

Where: Hip Stitch When: October 12, 2019, 9:30am – 4pm Cost: $100

Posca Paint Marker Mask Painting Mini Class – At Artisan in Albuquerque we are excited to host Mia Fesmire from MacPherson Arts for our next offering. Inspired by dia de los muertos sugar skull face painting, you will be creating your own unique day of the dead paper mache mask. This will give you the opportunity to work with Posca paint markers!  All materials will be provided for this mini-class, just bring yourself. Come learn, create and have fun! The $10 class fee comes with $10 store credit to use on the same day. Max 12

Where: Artisan Albuquerque When: October 19, 2019, 1-3pm Cost: $10

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