Workshops

  Go to the scheduled events section for dates for our latest schedule of fun workshops  

 Ask us about our special large group rates.We would love to host your school group or party,

         

Our traditional Day of the Dead Workshops

We are San Diego's most established teachers for this holiday.

We love Dia de los Muertos! 

In all our workshops we will give you a resentation of the cultural background of the craft.

Come relax in our garden patio for one of our workshops.

 

Great workshops for Crafts related to Mexican Day of the Dead:

Sugar Skull Making, Paper Mache Mask, Conmemorative Box Altar , Paper Banners, Skull Painting.

 

Check the full schedule at the Events page.

Here are some fun examples of what we have  done in our workshops.

 Personalized Celebration Altar Making 

Decorate a small shadow box altar to learn how to prepare and set up a traditional al-tar for Mexican Day of the Dead. We will provide material and instruction to help you create an altar in celebration of your departed loved ones. You may dedicate the Ofrenda to one or more loved ones. Gather up small objects that represent the persons hobbies, likes, and personality-we will provide a selection. You are encouraged to bring small copies of photos of the loved ones. You may also add these objects after the workshop. It will be a creative fun experience. Cost $20.00

                                                                                                                                                          

Sugar Skull Workshops 
Learn how to make sugar skulls and decorate one large as you like  or two medium skulls- people or pets! a favorite!    
Want  to make an Aztec,a catrina sugar skull? No problem   we will have lot's of materials...or you can bring your own.                                                   

                                                                                                                                      

Skull Decorations  decorate and paint skulls for the October festivities of Day of the Dead or Halloween.
 

  Flower making.  We teach traditional Mexican paper flower making  to any size group.

         This is a great event for a  festival too. For  all occasions.

                                                                                                                 

 
    Papel Picado or cut paper banners  Different cutting techniques are presented  Paper banners for different
 
occasions and traditions are taugh.                                           

 

Other Workshops offered:

   We teach traditional crafts like Paper Mache, Papel Picado (Banner Making), Paper flowers, and Piñata.

Please email us so we can let you know when they are scheduled  next.

Planning an event?

 

     If you are looking for activities for larger events– or small groups also- we offer the following:

Flower making. We teach traditional Mexican paper flower making to any size group.

 Day of the Dead crafts such as: Sugar Skull Making, Memorial  Box Altar(Day of the Dead),  Paper Mache Mask and Skull.

This is a great event for a festival too.

Flags for all type of festivities- this is a simplified version of the paper banner workshop. (Papel Picado)

Figure painting as well as Skull painting work great with large groups.

     All of the workshop  may be done at your location. All supplies are included. Special discounts available

        for several scheduled workshop. For additional information, please call Maribel  at (619)-282-8708 or write  backfromtomboctou@cox.net

We are in the approved Performers List.

   

 For workshop reservations call or e-mail.

Ph. (619)282-8708 or backfromtomboctou@cox.net

Reservations and prepayment required.