Join Sonoma for a month of Día de los Muertos festivities!

Saturday, Oct 5:    Altar Making - Presentation and Workshop

1:00- 4:00pm

Location: Art Escape (17474 CA-12, Sonoma, CA)

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to participate in the tradition of altar making while relating the practice to the cosmology of Dia de los Muertos.  This class will teach the background of the Day of the Dead Celebrations in Mexico all while allowing you to participate in the tradition yourself.

Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 1st in a series of 5 cultural artistic workshops leading up “DIA SONOMA” Sonoma’s city-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00-6:30pm.  Sign up for all 5!  

Class Level: All Levels   /    Class Age: All Ages
Price: $5 Donation Requested

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has been supported by a generous grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

 

Saturday, Oct 12: Papel Picado & Paper Flowers Workshop

1:00- 3:00pm

Location:   La Luz Center (17560 Greger Street, ​Sonoma, CA)

In this workshop students will learn the skills of the Mexican folk art of papel picado, cut paper designs.  You will get to practice this decorative craft of cutting paper into beautiful and elaborate designs.  And you will also learn the art of paper flower creation for your Day of the Dead Celebrations. Bring your family and friends to this one.

Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 2nd in a series of 5 cultural artistic workshops leading up “DIA SONOMA” Sonoma’s city-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00-6:30pm.  Sign up for all 5!  

Class Level: All Levels   /    Class Age: All Ages
Price: $5 Donation Requested

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has been supported by a generous grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

Saturday, Oct 19: Clay Ocarinas Workshop

12:00- 4:00pm

Location:     Sonoma Community Center, Room 209 (276 East Napa St., ​Sonoma, CA)

Bring your family members to this special event of clay and connection!  Learn how to make ceramic ocarinas – ancient instruments that are still played in ceremonies and celebrations in native communities around the world.   And learn how your interconnection with the instrument can be expressed through your own music. Ancient instruments will be demonstrated, myths and legends will be shared as well as music from Toltec, Aztec, Zapotec and Mayan cultures

Lead by renowned Bay Area artist Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos, this workshop is the 3rd in a series of 5 cultural artistic workshops leading up “DIA SONOMA” Sonoma’s city-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00-6:30pm.  Sign up for all 5!  

Class Level: All Levels   /    Class Age: All Ages
Price: $5 Donation Requested

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has been supported by a generous grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

Saturday, Oct 26: Toy Coffins Workshop

2:00- 4:00pm

Location:     Art Escape (17474 CA-12, Sonoma, CA)

Build an interactive coffin that is a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead toy. We’ll use recycled materials, clay, string and decorative paper to create a coffin with a head that pops up when you pull the string.

This workshop is the 4th in a series of 5 cultural artistic workshops leading up “DIA SONOMA” Sonoma’s city-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2nd from 12:30-6:30pm.  Sign up for all 5!  

Class Level: All Levels   /    Class Age: All Ages
Price: $5 Donation Requested

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has been supported by a generous grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

 

Sunday, Oct 27: Flower Crowns Workshop

2:00-4:30pm (drop in anytime before 4pm)

Location:    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA)

Make a traditional or not-so traditional Flower Crown to wear for Sonoma’s city-wide Dia de los Muertos celebrations and processions. Participants will learn to make Mexican paper flowers of a variety of colors and shapes and arrange and fasten them together to make colorful botanical crowns in the spirit of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. For Kahlo, the flower crown became an evocative symbol of the naturalism of her native Mexico, which was in part inspired by her Coyoacán garden and traditional Mexican dress. Her signature floral crowns, serve as a beautiful counterpoint and complement to the solemn meditations and beauty surrounding Day of the Dead. 

This workshop is the 5th in a series of 5 cultural artistic workshops leading up “DIA SONOMA” Sonoma’s city-wide celebration of Dia de los Muertos Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00-6:30pm.  Sign up for all 5!  

Class Level: All Levels   /    Class Age: All Ages
Price: $5 Donation Requested

REGISTER HERE

This workshop has been supported by a generous grant from the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Thursday, Oct 3

Gallery 212 Opening Reception

“The Colors of The Death” by Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos

Sonoma Community Center, Gallery 212

5:30 – 7:30pm,  Free

 

Sunday, Oct 27

“Wet: A DACAmented Journey” Alex Alpharaoh’s solo show

Booker Hall, La Luz Center

2pm, Free

 

Friday, Nov 1

The Center’s Public Altar Lighting Ceremony

Contact the Center to find out how you can submit photos to the altar.

Sonoma Community Center, Front Lawn

5:30 – 7:30pm,  Free

Saturday, Nov 2

Dia Sonoma – a Citywide Celebration

The Sonoma Plaza

Altars / Music / Food / Arts & Crafts / and more!

12:00 – 6:30pm,  FREE!

 

Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Sonoma County Vintner’s Foundation.

Dia Sonoma provided in partnership with La Luz Center and the Transcendence Theatre Company.