07 Sep 2012 SCRAP Workshop: Dia de los Muertos Skeleton Scenes w/ CJ Grossman
Dia de los Muertos Skeleton Scenes w/ CJ Grossman
Saturday, Oct 27th 10am – 4pm fee: $60
Make your own SCRAPpy Skeleton Scene for Dia
de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Artist CJ Grossman will begin by showing participants how to turn a simple box into a beautiful altar. She will demonstrate two methods that can be used to finish the box. One uses decorative paper the other is a papier mache finish that can later be painted or covered. Then the fun begins! CJ will show participants how to make tiny little skeletons to fit in their box altar stage and brainstorm ideas for making furniture and other details. Everyone will be invited to search the aisles of SCRAP for fun and interesting materials to include. Participants may also bring any small items from home or photos of loved ones to include in the altar.
CJ Grossman is a mixed media artist and art teacher specializing in Book Arts and unique paper cuts. She exhibits her books, mixed media altars and paper cuts nationally, and is in myriad library collections at universities around the country. CJ has taught thousands of adults and children how to make books by teaching in art centers, libraries, and schools. She lives in Berkeley with her invisible dog, Twila, whose name changes every month.