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Dias de los Muertos ~ celebrating the darkness, earth and the Ancestors for Samhain

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


*five spaces available*

The long nights are truly drawing in now, and the veil between the worlds is said to be thin at this time, when the Ancestors and beloved dead are particularly honoured.

This is often still a difficult subject for us, whereas in places such as Mexico and Central America the Day of the Dead is an opportunity for a grand and playful fiesta, as well as a graveside picnic.

Clay is the perfect material to create with to embrace the spirit of this time, and we’ll be creating flowering-skull themed pieces as well as clay instruments.

(The image is not exactly representative of this: it’s a little mixed media skeleton model I made when I was a teenager as a response to a Day of the Dead exhibition I saw and loved in London 🙂

‘Dias de los Muertos’ is a series of three workshops.
The second, on October 29th, will build on the first, on October 22nd, so you’d need to book them both.
The third, on November 5th, is a mini, ‘standalone’ version.

*details for all workshops*

Each workshop is for just 2-5 people, on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. They are all £35 per person. (i.e. a three-part workshop is £105 per person).

All are suitable for complete beginners: if you think you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, you will discover the artistry of all your bones!
Kids are welcome, at the same cost, if with an adult.

Workshops can be combined with a stay at Rennaldburn, which has its own waterfall and is a short walk away from two of Eskdalemuir’s stone circles. (www.returntotheway.org/arthouse/staying)

Reserve your place by paying for it here: www.returntotheway.org/arthouse/workshops/2023, where you can also find out more details about the workshops, Rennaldburn, Eskdalemuir and me.


October 22
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Rennaldburn Art House, Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir, DG13 0QQ
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