Art classes stimulate children's imaginations, allowing them to believe in fantastical ideas such as Santa Claus, objective truth, or frosting as a valid dinner. Encourage flights of fancy with this Groupon.
Choose Between Three Options
- $15 for one Latin art or cuisine class for one (up to a $29 value)
- $29 for one Latin art or cuisine class for two (up to a $58 value)
- $39 for three Latin art or cuisine classes for two (up to a $87 value)
Upcoming art classes include Polymer Clay Charms on February 9 and 16, Papier Mâché Masks on March 9 and 16, Piñatas on September 14 and 21, Day of the Dead jewelry on July 20, Sugar Skulls every weekend in October, and Day of the Dead Make Up every weekend in October. Upcoming cuisine classes include Tamales on January 19 and 26, November 9, 10, 16, and 17, or December 7, 8, 14, and 15; Guacamole on May 18; and Salsa on June 15 and 22. All classes run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and include one beverage and take-home goodies. Check the regularly updated upcoming events page.
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.