Workshops

Dia de los Muertos themed workshops are held throughout the month of October at K Space Contemporary, 415D Starr Street, downtown Corpus Christi!  See specific workshops for appropriate ages and workshop fees.  Scroll down to see all the workshops we have to offer.

If you pay via PayPal below, you are automatically signed up for the class. If you prefer to pay in person (cash, check, Mastercard, Visa), call 887-6834 or email info@kspacecontemporary.org to reserve your spot!  Space is limited.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

This months workshops will be focused around the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos which is a national holiday in Mexico held on November 1st of every year. Dia de los Muertos (DDLM), or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday in Mexico when deceased friends and family members are remembered and celebrated. It is a poignant time, both solemn and joyous, with colorful artistic traditions, pageantry, and whimsy despite the sobering subject. Dia de los Muertos is a joyful remembrance in which death is recognized as a natural part of the cycle of life.

 

Image Transfer/Dia de los Muertos
Luminaries Workshop

Saturday, October 4th 10am-1pm

Led by: Cheryl Votzmeyer

We will be making luminaries. This workshop will focus on the technique of image transfer onto alternative surfaces using imagery(iconography) that represents the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.

Mixed media will be incorporated during this workshop. Once learned this technique can be easily implemented in a home setting. All water based materials will be utilized. Space is limited so please reserve your space soon.

$20 Members $25 Non-Members

 

Papel Picado/Traditional Mexican Paper Flowers

Monday, October 6th 10:30am – 1:30pm

Led By: Cynthia Alvarez

In this workshop you will learn the art of Papel Picado and Traditional Mexican Paper Flowers. Both of these Mexican traditions utilize thin paper commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and either small chisels or scissors. A great hands-on experience to create your own papel picado and paper flowers.

Papel picado and the paper flowers are commonly displayed for both secular and religious occassions, such as Easter, Christmas, the Day of the Dead, as well as during weddings, quinceañeras, baptisms, and Christenings. In Mexico, papel picado is especially incorporated into altars during the Day of the Dead… aka Dia de los Muertos. Coffee and empanadas will be served for a yummy refreshment.

Space is limited.

Members $20 Non-members $25


The Art of Calavera Catrina Face Painting

Thursday, October 16th 6:30-9:30pm

Led by: M.A.C. Artist Jackie Rosier

M.A.C makeup artist Jackie Rosier brings her extensive professional experience and love for the Day of the Dead and the Calavera makeup application to this workshop. All participants will learn the step-by-step application process while watching Jackie demo on a live model. Then everyone will get their hands busy learning the process of this application on themselves while getting personal assistance from Jackie. All participants will be included in a drawing for a gift basket filled with beauty products valued at $400.00. Wine and cheese will be enjoyed all the while having a great time!

$40 Members $45 Non-members


 

It’s A Party With The Tipsy Canvas

Friday, October 10th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Led By: Monica Garcia

Tipsy Canvas and K Space Contemporary are coming together to have some fun. We are painting Loteria Cards. Come join in on the fun and BYOB. All art supplies are provided. We are going to fill fast so now is the time to get signed up. Invite your friends and come relax. We will even treat you to a special libation called La Llarona in honor of our Fables and Folk Tales exhibition that will be installed in the main gallery. This class is intended for ages 18 and up. Age 16-17 may attend with a painting guardian.

$35

 

Papier-Mâché Sugar Skull Maracas

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 18th & Saturday, October 25th 10:00am-11:30am

Led by: Neomi Rojas

Come create a sugar skull out of paper mache. Learn how to build the supporting frame of your mini-sculpture, apply your paper and then get creative painting the designs on your skull. Make a keepsake that you can treasure for years to come. All materials are water based and can be easily used at home. Space is limited as always. So sign up through our PayPal link to reserve your spot. We will have traditional Pan de Polvo as a sweet treat served with coffee or tea.

$10

The Art of Calavera Catrina Face Painting

Friday, October 24th 6:30-9:30pm

Led by: M.A.C. Artist Jackie Rosier

M.A.C makeup artist Jackie Rosier brings her extensive professional experience and love for the Day of the Dead and the Calavera makeup application to this workshop. All participants will learn the step-by-step application process while watching Jackie demo on a live model. Then everyone will get their hands busy learning the process of this application on themselves while getting personal assistance from Jackie. All participants will be included in a drawing for a gift basket filled with beauty products and prizes. Wine and cheese will be enjoyed all the while having a great time!

$40 Members $45 Non-members

Tuition Rates

Sugar Skulls Workshop

Saturday, October 25th, 12:00-3:00pm Led by: Cynthia Alvarez Learn about the history of the Sugar Skull Tradition. Work hands on in creating your own keepsake. Sugar art was brought to the New World in the 17th Century and over time became a Mexican tradition of creating molded sugar angels, sheep and sugar skulls. The sugar skulls would be made in memory of a loved one and placed on the ofrenda (altar) within the home. Sugar skulls reflect the folk art style of big happy smiles, sparkly tin and glittery adornments and colorful icing. Space is limited. You can reserve your space by paying through our PayPal link provided.
$10