Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday where many gather to remember those who passed away. An important element to this memorial is the Ofrenda, an altar created to commemorate your loved ones. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a special Ofrenda that can be placed within your household. This altar will be made with handmade and decorative materials, using a combination of different techniques and methods. Once the piece is finished, you will learn how to personalize and display additional mementos and adornments.
Please prepare for this online class by ensuring you can secure the necessary materials. with the materials list, links to purchase any necessary items, and other helpful information for class.
About the instructor, Kiki Serna:
Aquetzali (Kiki) Serna is a Mexican visual artist living in Kansas City, Missouri. Kiki works within performance, painting, digital mixed media, and collage based practices. Since her time at the Kansas City Art Institute, she has worked on telling her family’s immigration story – deciphering it for herself, and sharing it with others. Once undocumented, now part of the DACA program, Kiki craves to find healing, catharsis, and a voice through her creative art practice. Her pieces develop from her inner feelings of alienation, confusion, and fragmentation as an immigrant. Kiki combats these thoughts by using color to celebrate the empowering aspects of her immigrant history and experience. Using color as her ally, she relives bi-curiously through the passages she once walked as a child – the brightly colored buildings, the sweet tastes of fruit outside her great grandfather’s home, and the lively, populated streets.
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