Every culture has its own artistic traditions, from the hieroglyphics that decorate Egyptian pyramids to the yellow double lines that bisect American highways. See art from a different angle with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a sugar-skull-making class ($40 value)
Instructors teach students how to make and paint Day of the Dead sugar skulls, complete with traditional flower markings and bright colors.
- $15 for a Day of the Dead–makeup class ($40 value)
Artists demonstrate how to create Day of the Dead face-paintings, providing all the necessary supplies for students to get hands-on experience. The makeup typically depicts skull-like features, with accents such as flowers, swirls, and spiderwebs. Students receive a free makeup kit after class.
Both classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays through October 28. Sugar-skull-making classes run from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and Day of the Dead–makeup classes take place 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. With both options, Groupon holders get a 15% discount on store purchases and other classes.
During college, Mari Arreola spent time getting in touch with her Latin roots while travelling throughout the U.S., Guadalajara, Mexico, and Paris, France. Everywhere she went she encountered more Latin culture, until she was thoroughly immersed in its arts and traditions. When she became manager of La Raza Galeria Bookstore, she took that opportunity to bring those kinds of arts to an international stage. Out of this endeavor, Spanglish Arte was born. Acting as the creative director, Mari manages the shop and gallery, hoping to create a hub for local artists—everyone from painters to T-shirt makers.
In addition, Mari hosts classes that help students understand and participate in Latin arts. These classes include tutorials on how to make tamales and how to apply makeup for Day of the Dead celebrations—the one day a year when the dead are allowed to be beautiful.