Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton

Dia de los Muertos folk art is colorful, whimsical and a wonderful decoration for Halloween. Much of this art is made from paper mache that is hand-sculpted and painted with vivid hues. It's also somewhat expensive and hard to find.

I’ve only recently rediscovered paper mache as a medium and I am excited to participate in David H. Everett’s online class, Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton. I’m a huge fan of David’s art, his beautiful website Chicken Lips, and lucky enough to own one of his original creations.

The class is offered through Artful Gathering and runs June 6 - July 17th. It’s a self-paced class with video lessons that you can watch at your own leisure over six weeks or even all at once. You can also share your work with students, ask questions, and participate in discussions to get the most of your creative endeavor.

To sign up, visit (yes the site is somewhat confusing but push forward) and register as an attendee for $5. You can then sign up for any number of classes (David’s class is $75). I’ll post pictures of my finalized project later this summer.


  1. I signed up for this as well! I'm looking forward to it, even though I'm so busy I don't know if I'll be able to keep up. I also want to do the witch lantern in session 2.


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