EventsDia de Muertos: Drawing Catrinas Heads / Dibujando Cabezas de Catrina

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Dia de Muertos: Drawing Catrinas Heads / Dibujando Cabezas de Catrina

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Ages 5 and older, teens and adults.
Presented by Amaranta Sandys of ArtMaranth School.

Learn how to draw a traditional Catrina or Calaca, applying elements of art such as symmetry, textures and geometrical shapes to personalize your own Catrina.

During this art tutorial, discuss where Día de Muertos comes from and how it is celebrated. Talk about the artwork of Guadalupe Posadas, the famous Mexican newspaper cartoonist from the ’30s and the creator of the popular Catrina character.

Los participantes seran guiados paso a paso, como dijbujar una tradicional ‘Catrina o Calaca, aplicando los Elementos de Arte como: simetria, color, texturas y formas geométricas para personalizar tu propia Catrina.

Durante este tutorial de arte, discutiremos de donde viene el Día de Muertos y como es celebrado. Hablaremos del trabajo de Guadalupe Posadas, el famoso cartonista mexicano de los años 30’s, el fué el creador de la famosa Catrina.

Supplies Needed

· 1 sheet of 8x10 white cardstock

· 1 sheet of 11x14 black construction paper

· 1 plastic cap (from milk or juice) to trace circles

· Set of markers, or gel pens, or color pencils

· Black marker or black sharpie

· Glue stick

· White color pencil

List de materiales

· 1 hoja 8x10 cartulina blanca

· 1 hoja 11x14 papel construción negro

· 1 tapa de plastic (de leche o jugo)

· Juego de marcadores, or plumas or lapices de color

· Marcador negro or sharpie negro

· Pegamento de barra

· Lápiz de color blanco

Sponsored by Newcastle Arts Council, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

Please register. You will be sent the Zoom link the night before the program.

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Suitable for:
Teens (Ages 13 to 17)
Adults (Ages 18 and older)
Tweens (Ages 9 to 12)
Art and Entertainment
Classes and Workshops

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