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One Reason We Love Día de los Muertos 🌼

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

There are just so many beautiful ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos. And here's one easy way you can celebrate from home.

Join us in this fun and creative virtual event painting a sugar skull. It's fun for all ages, and everyone is welcome!

Wonderfully talented Chicana artist Maira Meza of Arte Hasta La Muerte will be showing your kids how to paint a vibrant sugar skull to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead. 

Sugar skulls, called calaveras in Spanish, are part of the altars families build for their loved ones who have passed away. They're typically edible or decorative skulls usually made by hand from either sugar or clay.

While we can't show you online how to make an actual sugar skull, we can show you how to paint one!

Sugar skull painting
Sugar skull painting by Arte Hasta la Muerte

Register today to grab a spot for you and your family. This bilingual event is for all ages. Free free to invite your friends and family.

You don't need too much to enjoy this online class from home. Our art teacher put together a list of supplies you or your kids probably have at home already.

Supply List:

  • Canvas or paper

  • Acrylic paint (colors black, white, blue, yellow, orange, red)

  • Faux gemstones (optional)

  • Large flat, medium round, and small detail brushes

  • Water cup

  • Paper towels

  • Blow dryer

  • Easel and apron are optional

Paint kit for sugar skull painting
Paint kits are for sale on the Arte Hasta La Muerte website

If you do need supplies, paint kits are for sale on the Arte Hasta La Muerte website and can be shipped to you within the U.S. Order by Thursday, Oct. 8.

There is a $16 class fee per Zoom login that goes directly to the art teacher. Can't make it? No worries! We'll share the recording after for you and your family to watch later.   We look forward to seeing you and your family at our special event! 


Jackie Donaldson is the owner and director of Amidon Studios Language Studies. She started Amidon Studios in 2017 after managing a language institute in Lima, Peru. As a certified Spanish and English instructor with nearly 20 years of teaching experience, she's taught students from all over the world while living in Peru, Mexico, and the U.S. When she's not working or studying, you'll find her gardening, playing with her cat Frankie, swimming, baking, and exploring the globe.


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