THURSDAY OCTOBER 12TH CLASS
Please arrive around 6:30pm as the class will start promptly at 7pm. We will have a little extra time after 9pm if you need to finish your painting.
Sugar Skulls come from the Mexican celebration Dia de Los Muertos, or Day the Dead. The over 3,000 year old tradition is believed to originate with the Aztecs as a way to honor the ancestors & recently departed. Viewed as sacrilegious to early Spanish conquistadors, the celebration is embraced throughout modern Mexican culture, & it correlates with the Catholic feast of All Soul’s Day, which commemorates the recently departed as well.
The skulls can be decorated in honor of a specific loved one, or all of our ancestors. They are often depicted with flowers around the eyes, representing the life of the loved one living on in the heart & mind. Canvas 16x20in
Your Art Teacher:
Tara Luther is a Chicago oil painter who has exhibited extensively at art fairs and galleries in Chicago, Laguna Beach, San Diego, & Joshua Tree. She holds a Master’s of Counseling in the Arts from Adler University, & a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Inspired by nature, mysticism, and the legends of ancient cultures, including her own Celtic heritage, Tara’s work is described as fantastical. She has lectured on a wide variety of subjects including the subconscious, archetypes, and the inner compass, all through the lens of contemporary art. “Painting encourages perspective because it drops the veil between illusion and creation. It encourages me to embrace practical solutions to nebulous challenges. Creating art gives us a new language. The connections we make inwardly and outwardly will allow for a richer experience of life.” You can check out her full bio at www.TaraLuther.com
*NOTE: We recommend wearing clothes that you do not mind if it gets a little paint on. The paint is washable, but we are not responsible for any damage to clothing. Water or any other non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. There is a beverage store across the street from the gallery.