Celebrate the Day of the Dead: Create a Mini Shrine

Celebrate the Aztec/Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a multi-day holiday honoring the lives of departed loved ones. In Mexico, families often build altars or small shrines called ofrendas which feature 
images of those being honored as well as their favorite trinkets and foods, flowers and candles. In spite of the seemingly somber topic, it is a holiday that celebrates and honors the departed with joy and often humor.

“Pay What You Will” pricing

Select your fee level:

Pay $12
Pay $22
Pay $32
Pay $42
Pay $52

In this 2.5 hour online workshop, you’ll make a folk art-style shrine like the ones shown here to honor your loved one (human or furry) or to memorialize a favorite celebrity.

Choose to use your own photo (approximately 1.5” wide x 2” tall, anything from 1” x 1” to 2.5” x 2.5” will work) or select from images of celebrities provided, including Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elvis, Mr. Rogers and John Lennon. (I can resize any image for you if desired, please contact me.) The altar and table portions of the shrine as well as all of the decorations are in the pdf you will receive, and you’ll learn easy ways to make different kinds of paper flowers, a popular decoration for Day of the Dead shrines.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • A pdf with images, templates, patterns and instructions. (Before signing up, be sure you can open pdfs on your device.)
  • A 2.5 hour live workshop during which you will receive all instructions needed as you create your personalized 8-1/2” tall, 5-1/2” wide, shrine. You’ll also learn two easy ways to make sweet little paper flowers — a popular decoration for Day of the Dead shrines
  • An opportunity to relax and rejuvenate as you celebrate a loved one with a group of Very Cool Creatives!

You will need access to a printer (either during the workshop or before. If your home printer isn’t friendly with card stock or double-sided printing, or if you prefer not to use your own ink, local office supply places can print your selections for around $5 or less. If printing at home, you will need your own colored paper and card stock. You will need other standard craft supplies, such as glue, scissors and tape; a full list will be included in your handout.

“Pay What You Will” pricing

Economical choices are offered for those impacted by the pandemic or other financial situations (if you can’t afford the lowest level, please contact me, I believe the healing power of art should be available to everyone and I will be happy to work something out with you.)

Higher levels are available for those who are feeling joyfully abundant and want to help subsidize the healing power of art for other students.

Middle levels are standard rates for online workshops.

Whatever level you select, remember that immersing yourself in a creative project is not only healing for yourself, the ripple effects contribute to the wellbeing of the world.

Class size is limited to 10 for a more intimate experience.

Due to the online nature of this workshop, there are no refunds, however the class will be recorded and available for anyone who registers.

Select your workshop date (You only need to select one):

  • Sunday afternoon Nov. 1; 2 pm – 4:30 pm EASTERN
  • Monday evening Nov. 2; 6:30 pm – 9 pm EASTERN

(Remember that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, Nov. 1, and we will be setting clocks back on Saturday night for a delicious extra hour of sleep!)

Select your fee level:

Pay $12
Pay $22
Pay $32
Pay $42
Pay $52

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
This website is in the process of being developed, and we haven’t hooked up the payment methods yet.
So, for this workshop, please email me for payment options (Paypal, or check by mail.) merylannb@mac.com

When emailing me, please use one of these two subject headings depending on which time you are signing up for:

DoD workshop 2 pm SUNDAY NOV 1

DoD workshop 6:30 pm MONDAY NOV 2

I’ll respond to let you know if there is still room (the workshop is limited to 10) and if so I will include payment info. You’ll receive your pdf packet with supply list via email.

Thanks for your interest!