Mask-making Open to All During Family Art Day

The Peninsula School of Art will host local families for a traditional Mexican mask-making project for Family Art Day on October 17, 10 am – 2 pm. Youth ages three and one half to 17 and their families are invited to participate in the free projects in conjunction with the school’s Days of the Dead exhibition.

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration with roots in both Christianity and pre-Colombian religious beliefs. Exhibiting artist, Juan Carlos Frias, from Chicago will help facilitate the Mexican mask-making project. Using a variety of paints, fabrics and other decorative items, families will be able to explore the techniques, pattern and symbolism used in traditional Mexican masks.

Family Art Days, offered the third Saturday of each month during the school year, are free and open to local residents and visitors. Projects are generally designed for all ages, and can be completed on a drop-in basis, with no need to register in advance.

Family Art Days and other educational outreach programs at Peninsula School of Art are supported by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek. For more information call 920.868.3455 or email [email protected].