Zoot Theatre Company is offering some special classes to help you celebrate Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. This is the Mexican holiday honoring the dearly departed on November 1st. The most familiar symbols, skeletons and skulls, are incorporated into the celebrations and festivals. The skeletons and skulls are usually portrayed enjoying life, decorated and displayed in charming situations.
Day of the Dead: Mask Making Class
(It will take two Saturdays to complete this class)
October 6 & 13, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am
14 year olds to Adults
$80 (price includes materials)
Class Description: ¡Feliz Día de los Meurtos! Celebrate Day of the Dead with us at Zoot Theatre Company by making your own mask. In this two session class, participants will create a mask in the spirit of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. A skull mask will be made using paper mache and plaster fabric strips on a mask template provided. Colorful paints will bring life to the skull masks!
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2018
Day of the Dead: Paper Bunraku Puppet Class
October 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
8 to 13 year olds
$35 (price includes materials)
Class Description: Celebrate Day of the Dead with art! Come join us at Zoot where you will discover what the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is and learn about Japanese inspired puppetry: Bunraku. With the help of skilled Zoot puppet artists, children will build their own Day of the Dead Skeleton paper puppet based on the Bunraku style of puppetry. Finally, they will learn how to manipulate their puppet with two other people and solo. Learn what it takes to bring a puppet to life!
Please Remember: This is a working arts studio, art is messy, please wear appropriate clothes.