Ofrenda Skull Painting Art Class!

Enjoy making El Dia de Los Muertos decorations for yourself & our community Ofrenda for the Masquerade Ball!

Friday, Nov 8
6:30 - 7:30pm
This workshop is full...tickets no longer available

@Gateway Dance Theatre in the East Village


Skull Painting Art Class


Come join us to learn about the Mexican holiday of El Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)...


And enjoy making two art projects:

Mandala painted skulls

& Aztec paper flowers


You can make one to keep for yourself--and make one to share on the Ofrenda (community altar) that will be part of our Masquerade Ball on Nov. 16.

Part 1: Mandala Skull Painting


First: a little story-telling and picture inspiration about this Mexican traditional holiday: El Dia De Los Muertos.


Then, we'll use mandala dot painting tools and acrylic paint--to decorate ceramic skulls to celebrate the idea of "life in death"...appreciating being alive...and honoring our ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.


You can paint one for yourself to keep--and paint one that will be displayed on our Ofrenda (altar) at our upcoming Masquerade Ball.

Part 2: Aztec paper flowers

Craft paper flowers to make the celebrated Aztec chrysanthemums that decorate Ofrendas, and celebrate the beauty and transitory nature of life. We'll be making tiny ones to add to picture frames and larger display ones.

Again, you're welcome to make some for yourself, and some to share on our community Ofrenda.

Ofrenda Skull Painting Art Class:


November 8, 2019

6:30 - 7:30pm

Event Location:

Gateway Dance Theatre (in the East Village)

315 East 5th. St. Suite 12

Des Moines IA, 50309


$10 Materials fee

This art class is limited to 15 participants...so please get a pre-sale ticket today and join us! Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Art Instructor,

Theresa Stevens:

Theresa is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for Salsa Des Moines...she has taught self-expressive art classes & developed art curriculum for a variety of non-profit organizations for over 12 years. She's also a mural artist, musician and dance teacher, too.

Come enjoy this fun painting & craft class...and help us prepare for the Masquerade Ball, too!

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PO Box #93003

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