The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Workshop de los Muertos, hands-on classes that explore the traditional arts, crafts and iconography associated with the annual Dia de los Muertos tradition of honoring deceased love ones and making alters. Participants will learn the craft of shaping paper into Marigolds and monarch butterflies, making Day of the Dead masks and more.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s 4th Annual Community Altar will be on display in the entrance of the center. Community members are welcome to contribute their creations and copies of personal photographs of passed loved ones to contribute to the altar. Guadalupe Robles will lead the October 18th workshop in the Day of the Dead traditions of creating marigolds and monarch butterflies. Marigolds are a traditional Day of the Dead flower and the monarchs are from the traditional belief that ancestors return from the spirit world in the form of monarch butterflies. Dallas artist Karla Arte will lead the October 25th workshop creating Day of the Dead masks and decorative photo frames.
The workshops are part of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s Hispanic Heritage activities and take place Saturday and Sunday, October 18th & 25th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75211. The workshops are free, but space is limited. For reservations, call 214- 670-3777.