Workshops

Dia de los Muertos themed workshops are held throughout the month of  September and 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.

September

This month’s 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.

Day of the Dead Papier-Mâché Mask Making

Saturdays, September 19th & 26th 10am-1pm
(two part workshop)
Instructor: Roel Palacios Jr.

Roel Palacios Jr. is a local artist and retired secondary art teacher. His art work has been exhibited and sold in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin. Roel has been conducting papier-mâché mask classes for the past ten years and has participated as a vendor in Corpus Christi’s annual Dia De Los Muertos festival since 2008. His papier-mâché masks (calacas) represent the human skull which is the central symbol of the Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The masks are colorfully decorated and are worn or displayed to honor the dead. Maximum 15 participants. All skill levels are welcome and all materials are provided. First week you will build your mask and second week you will paint your mask. Space is limited to please reserve your seat through our PayPal link.
$35 Member $40 Non-Members

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Creations

Saturday, September 26th 11am-1pm
Instructor: Ericha Kemm

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.

$25 Members $30 Non-Members

 

October


It’s A Party With The Tipsy Canvas

Friday, October 9th 7:00pm-9:00pm
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. Seating is limited. You can reserve your space by paying through our PayPal link provided. $35

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Quilled Skull Workshop
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10am-1:00pm
Led by: Monique Munoz

The art of quilling is a age old tradition of coiling and shaping narrow strips of paper to create a deign. You will learn to create decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper. You will be led through this workshop and will go home with a colorful quilled sugar skull. Enjoy light refreshments right here in our gallery and take home your own quilled skull. Limited seating is available. You can reserve your space by paying through our PayPal link provided. Members $10 Non-Members $15 Youth Special(11-16yrs) $5

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Sugar Skulls Workshop

Saturday, October 17th 9:30-12:30pm
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. Members $20 Non-members $25 Youth Special(11-16yrs) $5

The Art of Calavera Catrina Face Painting

Friday, October 23rd 7-9pm
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. Sangria and light hors d’vours will be served! $40 Members $45 Non-members


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Papel Picado/Traditional Mexican Paper Flowers

Saturday, October 24th 9:30am – 12:30pm
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. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Members $10 Non-members $15 Youth Special(11-16yrs) $5