In this class work with Fara Arteaga to create a Sugar Skull inspired by the traditional Calaveras made for Mexico's Dia de los Muertos.
We will learn to mold sugar into skulls, make colorful royal icing, and decorate our skulls with the bright icing and flowers. We will also share books and video about this folk art tradition. Take home your decorated skull, and recipes for recreating at home.
*The traditional Mexican sugar skull (calavera) is placed on the home altar (offrenda) to honor a deceased loved one. It decorates the altar and makes it a happy place for the spirit to visit. The name of the loved one is usually written on the skull with icing. *
This class is open to all, ages 10 and up, younger children may participate if accompanied by a registered adult who will be responsible for assisting them in their skull making. Each registered attendee receives one sugar skull to decorate, additional skulls are available for $10 paid to the instructor (as available).