Saturday October 24, 2020

Day of the Dead Workshop: Sugar Skulls

- $30 ACP Members/$35 Non-Members

Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Arts Council of Princeton! Join us for socially-distanced, outdoor workshops to learn about this culturally rich holiday and the traditional folk arts associated with Day of the Dead.


Everyone loves making and decorating sugar skulls for Day of the Dead. In our previous festivals we have made hundreds! Learn how to mix the sugar with meringue powder to pack into a traditional mold. Royal icings are used to embellish your skull which is typically placed on the altar or ofrenda. Wear clothing you won’t mind getting messy, and see how magical a sugar skull can be! Please note: students will need to bring their own mixing bowl and spatula. Ages 10+.


Not only will you learn a new folk art craft, but you’ll be invited to display your work in our Day of the Dead Exhibition in our Taplin Gallery from November 1-14!



El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the deceased to celebrate their lives!

Workshops will be held following all mandated guidelines, including proper social-distancing, temperature checks, and of course, masks are a must! Some workshops will require a few things brought from home to help ensure safety.The ACP will provide hand sanitizer for frequent use. In the event of inclement weather, workshops will be held in our spacious Solley Theater.

Additional Day of the Dead workshops:

  • October 10 — Papel Picado & Paper Flowers
  • October 17 —  Nichos & Calaveras
  • November 7 — Day of the Dead traditions with Child & Caregiver
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