Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Contact: Layla Cabrera
Age recommendation: 10-12, 13 and up, 5-10, Babies and Toddlers, Little Kids, Teens
Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Arts Council of Princeton! Join us for free outdoor workshops to learn about this culturally rich holiday and the traditional folk arts associated with Day of the Dead.
Receive a tour of our vibrant El Día de los Muertos gallery installation and learn the customs of this colorful, art-filled holiday! Then join our instructor for creating your own nichos, papel picados, calaveras, or paper flowers. These projects will certainly become treasured family heirlooms for many Day of the Dead celebrations to come. This workshop is designed for a child and a parent or caregiver to complete projects together.
Not only will you learn a new folk art craft, but you’ll be invited to display your work in our Day of the Dead Exhibition in our Sands Lobby Gallery from November 6-20!
Ages 4+. Workshops will be led by Veronica Olivares Weber and ACP Artistic Director Maria Evans.
Space is limited — REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the deceased to celebrate their lives!
- October 9 — Mexican Tin Art
- October 16 — Papel Picado & Paper Flowers
- October 23 — Nichos & Calaveras
This series is generously supported by the Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies , the Global History Lab of Princeton University, and Cherry Grove Organic CSA.