Smaller skulls are placed on the ofrenda on November 1st to represent the children who have deceased. On November 2nd they are replaced by larger, more ornate skulls which represent the adults. These decorative skulls have the name of the deceased on the forehead and are decorated with stripes, dots and swirls of icing to enhance the features of the skulls. These designs are usually whimsical and brightly colored, not morbid or scary. Feathers, beads or colored foils are “glued” on with the icing to create highly ornate skulls.
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Nathalie Herling and Art VallARTa will teach a workshop and offer you hands on instructions so you can make your own Mexican Sugar Skulls for the Dia de los Muertos holiday. This workshop will be for adults and is a two part workshop, the children’s sugar skull workshop will be held on October 25. Attendees can attend both parts or just the Sugar Skull decorating afternoon portion. Both are included in the price. If you want to know how to seriously make Sugar skulls for all your future Day of the Dead celebrations, we recommend you attend both the morning and afternoon workshops.
Over the course of the morning you will make different size sugar skulls using molds. After the skulls dry we will decorate them in the afternoon course. All participants will be taking home a good amount of skulls to decorate their altars at home.
The workshop will start at 10:00 am at the ART VallARTa Studio on Calle Pilitas 213 where participants will make the special sugar mixture to mold the skulls and set them up for drying. Approx 2 hours. Then participants will return at 4:00 PM for the decorating workshop.
Class Date: Wednesday, Oct 29th
Cost: $200 pesos or $15. USD
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Please bring an apron so as to not get your clothing too Sugary Sweet!
Learn more about Día de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta