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Mexican Offrenda

Mexican Offrenda at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park

Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Book with: George Grange
at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane

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About the Course

Mexican Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of colour and life-affirming joy at the beginning of November. Join the celebrations and create your own exotic shrine using papier-mâché modelling techniques, paint and collage.

In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revellers parade in exotic costumes, create colourful papier mache figures and shrines and make offerings to lost loved ones. These exuberant celebrations have been embraced across the world. Join us to create a box style shrine, with doors, that can be used to store photos and artefacts. A quirky and original art work that is fun to make and requires a good sense of humour and a zest for celebration!

Kay Sandham Banks is an old pupil of the Lakes School, Windermere, who after going to Carlisle Art college & Trent Poly, set off for a practice job interview and came back 27 years later! Kay is exuberant in her enthusiasm for creative making and loves to share her skills and knowledge. She has extensive experience teaching Art and Design, Photography and Design Technology to Secondary and Primary pupils in Tower Hamlets, Kennington and Wandsworth as well as teaching Adults for Camberwell Probation Service. She has completed a PGCTA in the Therapeutic Arts.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education. .

For details on how to book: Please go to our website and click book.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop fee is £70 and includes a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

For suggestions on what to bring, take a look at our website for details.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 10th November 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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