The Eve Approaches

On Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the Mexican tradition, skeletons will clunk and clatter as they jump for sheer joy. And no wonder. They’ve been cooped up the whole year and now they’re ready to party. The Mexican Catrina, beloved grand dame of Mexico’s dance with death, and brightly decorated Calaveras are ready to shake, rattle, roll and celebrate the biggest event on the graveyard’s social calendar!

What is the Festival of Bones? Who is the Catrina? What is the purpose of sugar skulls? If you have ever wondered where the traditions of Dia de los Muertos come from, wait no longer. Come spend a evening of storytelling and craft making and find out!!

Artist Rebecca Romero is teaching our two projects of the evening. Under her instruction, you will make a sugar skull and a Catrina doll.

Joe Esquibel will be our storyteller and historian. Did you know that poetry written for the Day of the Dead is known as literary calaveras and is intended to humorously criticize the living while reminding them of their mortality?

We invite you to let your creative juices flow while you learn more about this wonderful holiday. Bring your spouse or your friends. Here’s everything you need to know about the class:

Date: October 25th from 6:00 to 8 PM
Location: The Jefferson County Education Association Office at 1447 Nelson
Cost: $20 per person in advance/ $25 if you miss the deadline and space is still available

To assure that we have enough materials and supplies we MUST have an indication of the number attending. That means we will need your checks no later than October 18. To reserve your space, please call the JCEA office: 303-232-6405

Class size is limited.