Day of the Dead Painting Workshops

 
 

How do cultures around the world honour their dead? Join us for a series of family-friendly Day of the Dead events this year, including two hands-on workshops that explore the connections between art and the afterlife. You’ll be invited to share your finished creations at our Day of the Dead festival on November 2, 6pm.

 

Tibetan Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 28 | 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
MOA Ethnographic Research Room | SOLD OUT

 

Tibetan artist Kalsang Dawa will lead a workshop on Tibetan painting techniques, including the production of raw pigments from crystals and gemstones. He will share his perspectives on the healing power of Tibetan art and its many detailed representations of the afterlife. You will get a chance to produce a unique, painted work on canvas to take home, or to share at our Day of the Dead event on November 2. All ages welcome, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary.
 

Calavera “Skull” Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 28 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
MOA Ethnographic Research Room | SOLD OUT

 

Mexican artist Ari De La Mora will share her extensive knowledge of Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos), including its cultural, artistic, and spiritual practices. You will get a chance to produce a painted paper-mache skull to take home, or to share at our Day of the Dead event on November 2. All ages welcome, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary.
 

Workshop Cost (per person, per workshop, includes museum admission and materials)
Adult: $45
Youth + Student + Senior: $30
MOA Members + UBC Students / Faculty: $25
 

Attend our upcoming Day of the Dead event on November 2, free with museum admission.
Image credits, L to R: “Family Portrait” by Kalsang Dawa, “Mama Icha” by Ari De La Mora

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