An Art and Culture Camp: Dia De Los Muertos to Diwali
Join artist Gustavo Boada and Shakun Maheshwari for a 2-day experience in creating art work from two different cultural celebrations that occur in the autumn of the year. You receive an art kit filled with art materials for these two projects.Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, 2021
Time: 9 am-noon
Instructors: Gustavo & Julie Boada and Shakun Maheshwari
Deadline: October 14, 2021
First learn about Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1-2, 2021. Dia de los Muertos dates back to Aztec festivals and is now a national symbol of Mexico and many other Latin American countries. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create a Catrina puppet/marionette using recyclable materials. Then learn and practice Caracas including your own Catrina dance with your puppet.
Next you are off to India to work with Shakun Maheshwari to learn about the festival of lights, or Diwali, a celebration of abundance and light over darkness. For five days in early November 2021 the people of India light oil lamps and candles around their houses, design vibrant patterns of sand, and shop and give gifts. Work with Shakun to create a your own Rangoli art using colorful sands and more all inspired by the traditions of this annual festival.