Local Events!! Día de los Muertos

????????????????????????????????????????Fall is always a busy time and this year is no different!!  There are some great Día de los Muertos events coming up that provide excellent opportunities for teachers.

Join the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute(LAII) as we explore the history of Día de los Muertos in two different workshops designed specifically for educators.

“Día de los Muertos: Ofrendas, Papel Picado & Alfeniques” will be held on Saturday September 7, 2013 from 10:00 – 2:00 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building.

In this free half-day professional development opportunity, participants will learn how to integrate Día de los Muertos into their classrooms with this hands-on, arts based workshop.  Teachers will learn how to make ofrendas, papel picado, and sugar skulls.  To register contact Erica Garcia at the NHCC at erica.garcia@state.nm.us.  Click here for a pdf of the flyer.  Feel free to pass this information along.

Día de los Muertos: Skeletons and Cultural Literacy” will be held on Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building.

For this second free  professional development opportunity, we will continue looking at how to integrate Día de los Muertos into our classroom curriculum through hands-on art and literacy based activities with a special focus on skeleton based activities for reading, writing, and art. To register contact Keira Philipp-Schnurer at the LAII at kphilipp@unm.edu or (505) 277-7047.  Click here for a pdf of the flyer.  Feel free to share this information.

The NHCC is also offering a number of other great events open to the community.  You can find their complete calendar here.

  • Happy Arte Hour!! Thursday October 3, 2013 5:30-7:30pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building
    Thought sugaír skulls were difficult to make? Let us show you how fun they really are! On the first Thursday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for creative fun in a relaxed, social setting which includes chips, salsa and cash bar to fuel your creative juices. Each session features a different art-making technique and materials. This is a free, community event, but we invite donations in any amount to help support the project and pay artists! For more information please contact Erica Garcia at erica.garcia@state.nm.us
  • Vamos al Museo!! Saturday October 19th, 2013 10:30-2:30 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Building
    On the first Saturday of the month, the Education Program invites families and educators for a short tour of the Art Museum, followed by a hands-on, artist-led, art-making session inspired by the tour. This is a free event and limited to 30 participants each session.  This Saturday we will be making sugar skulls!! Thought sugar skulls were difficult to make? Let us show you how fun they really are! For more information please contact Erica Garcia at erica.garcia@state.nm.us
  • Despedida and Community Celebration: Friday November 1st, 2013 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the Education Building/Performing Arts Building
    Come join us for Music, Poetry, Mexican Chocolate and Pan deMuerto. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories. A free event for the whole community.  For more information please contact Erica Garcia at erica.garcia@state.nm.us

Hope to see you at some of these events!!

–Katrina

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