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Thelma Uranga

Pilsen Open Studios

Pilsen Open Studios: 10.18.14

Look for #28 during the Art Walk

Would you like to learn the various aspects of creating an ofrenda for a loved one? Curious how to look like a rock star catrina? Join us on Saturday, October 18th for workshops and plenty of family fun!

ElevArte is offering free Dia de Muertos themed demonstrations throughout the day. Drop in for the Ofrenda + Puppet Clinic or register for a class and work one-on-one with local artists. Descriptions and registration below:


Family Mobile Ofrenda Workshop
with artist Alfonso "Piloto" Nieves Ruiz and parent artist Maria Moreno
Families are invited to create a unique mobile ofrenda to honor your loved ones. This workshop will cover the basics of creating an ofrenda, while going over the many aspects and their significance.
Participants should bring the following: original or digital photos, carts with wheels and loved one's favorite items (artificial flowers, food, beverage).
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration required.


Ofrenda + Puppet Clinic
Every year ElevArte's ofrendas and large-scale puppets get a little wear and tear. Get creative with paint, glue and Dia de Muertos crafts while touching up these much needed props.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Youth Arts + Crafts
After Dvorak Park's Annual Pumpkin Patch, children can join in the fun by creating Dia de Muertos themed art pieces and learning how to make tissue paper flowers and papel picado.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Frida Hair + Sugarskull Makeup Workshop
with Desiree Castro
Here's your chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about sugarskull make up! While you're at it, you'll get the best tips on replicating the iconic Frida Kahlo's floral hair updo.
Materials provided: black and white make-up, hair bands, bobby pins, artificial flowers.
Participants should bring: comb and brush, personal make-up bags with eye-shadow, mascara, and any additional embellishments such as eyelashes, rhinestones or glitter.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration Required
$15 materials fee.

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Pilsen, Presente Photo Scanning Station
Are you participating in Pilsen, Presente? Stop by and let us scan your gorgeous photos to share with the community!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Drop in.