Friday, October 30, 2009

Day of the Dead Workshops - East Nashville - Oct 31 2009

The Plowhaus Artist Cooperative of Nashville,
in conjunction with Studio 83 East and Open Lot Nashville,
proudly presents

“El Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) 2009 at
Studio 83 East and Open Lot Nashville

A one day/night event on Saturday October 31st

The Plowhaus is proud to announce East Nashville's Day of the Dead 2009, the continuation of an East Nashville tradition. The day starts with Day of the Dead-inspired classes, followed by a night of art and music.

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

ART CLASSES -- 4 options for adults and children
(all classes at Open Lot -- 1307 Jewell St., Nashville, TN 37207)

1. Children's workshop "Impressions in Clay" for kids 7 and up. 10AM-Noon
Items will be fired and ready for pick-up one week later.
$12 RSVP to (walk-ins welcome)

2. Adult Altar Workshop 10AM-Noon
$15 RSVP to (walk ins welcome)

Altars are traditionally created during this holiday to honor loved ones.
Small cigar box offrendas with silk flowers, foil, loteria cards and candles will be created. Participants would need to bring small photos of their loved ones that they are honoring in the altars. All altars created during this workshop can be included in the Day of the Dead art show at Open Lot opening on October 31.

3. Children’s Day of the Dead Necklace Workshop 12-1 PM
$10 RSVP to (walk ins welcome)
Come and create a skull necklace with silk flowers.

4. A "make & take" workshop in the pottery studio. People can decorate a stoneware skull with paint and make it into an ornament or necklace, all for $5.
Questions to to (walk-ins welcome)

for general information:

Plowhaus Artist Coop
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Studio 83 East

The Open Lot

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