The Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s Hispanic Heritage month honors departed loved ones with Workshop de los Muertos series Saturday, October 15th, and 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Workshop de los Muertos series is for all ages and explores crafts associated with Dia De Los Muertos altars. The workshops are free, but space is limited. PLEASE ARRIVE ON EARLY
Papermaché Calaveras: Saturday, October 15th, 4-6pm
Dallas artist Eva Azul will lead the October 15th workshop, creating Day of the Dead Papermaché. Participants will learn how to make a Papermaché Sugar Skulls using paper, glue, beads, and other items. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s 6th 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.
About the Artist
Artist Eva Azul (Eva Pena) was born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico and presently lives in the city of Dallas. As a child she was passionate about handmade art and the colorful culture of Mexico. As a result of her travels and explorations has enabled her to easily tap into her imagination, resulting in a very original and distinct style. This style, known as Naive, is mostly dedicated to children.
Chocolate Calaveras: October 29th, 4-6pm
Coco Andre Chocolatier will lead the October 29th workshop, creating traditional Day of the Dead Calavera out of chocolate. Participants will learn about the significances of calaveras, how to make traditional Day of Dead designs on calavera using colorful, bright icing and beads. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s 6th 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.
About the Artist
Andrea Pedraza, accomplished master of truffle creation and chocolate design, brings a delicious old-world charm to her craft. After completing her apprenticeship in the late 80s with an eminent local chocolatier, Andrea began to explore and innovate on her own, combining traditional European techniques with modern flavors from Mexico. She perfected her unique style over the following 30 years, opening her own chocolatier near Dallas’ eclectic Bishop Arts District in 2009.