Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sugar Skulls at the DIA!

One of our favorite annual traditions in the Art Studio is our free Drop-In Sugar Skull Workshops every October.  On Fridays 10/1 – 10/22, join us in the Studio between 6 and 9 pm to make your own version of this  traditional decoration for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican and Mexican-American holiday which occurs on November 2 each year to honor and celebrate family and friends who have passed away.

In preparation for the workshop, we make all the blank skulls by hand here in the studio.  Below is a photo of some of the many hundreds that we’ve made.   They’re drying on our shelves in preparation for next week.

During the workshop, participants will access to have icing, sequins and other items to use to decorate the plain white sugar skulls.

Please note:  While the supplies we provide for our Sugar Skull workshop are non-toxic, they are also not edible.

We hope to see you in the studio in October for one of these popular workshops!


Check out our new colorful hallway!

We’re so excited about the new paint colors in the hallway in the Learning Center!  Below is a preview – come check them out in person soon!