Teaching artist Tamara Geisler will lead a Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) workshop focused on the symbolism of flowers in the Mexican tradition. Participants will learn how to make papel picados and paper marigolds, as well as collaboratively create a Day of the Dead altar. All materials will be provided. Limited to 20 participants.
Tamara Geisler is an actor, teaching artist, and producer. Born in Mexico City, Tamara moved to the United States at the age of three. She received her education from the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, the British American Dramatic Academy in London, and received her Bachelors Degree in English and theater from Barnard College. Since 1994, she has assisted at workshops on Mexican folklore and cultural traditions, including Dia de los Muertos programs. Her commitment to teaching about Mexican identity includes work at the Children’s Museum, the Newark Museum, and the American Crafts Museum. She also received a 2012 JP Morgan Chase Artists in Our Communities grant.
Image: Jose Guadalupe Posada, La Calavera Catrina, 1910-1913