Workshop #10 with Mary Jane Garza

Oct. 18

Oct. 18 @ 12:00 pm Oct. 20 @ 3:00 pm

This month, the education outreach program amArte held its tenth workshop with the 4th and 5th graders of Norman-Sims Elementary. Master Artist Mary Jane Garza led and guided the youth into understanding, reflecting on, and crafting various elements for the altar and ofrenda they created for their school. The workshop was held throughout two days, with 90-minute sessions for each grade. During this time, the youth decorated and dedicated sugar skulls to people they wanted to honor, such as family members who have passed. Papel picado and marigolds were hand-made to fill the altar.

The altar and entire renovated campus will have a formal inauguration on October 28. The community is all invited to come and commemorate loved ones who we’ve have lost, as the tradition intends.

This program is sponsored by the Austin Public Health Department.