Participants will learn about Dia de Muertos celebrations by creating a Sugar Skull Paper Quilling. Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, curled, twisted, otherwise manipulated, and glued together to create decorative shapes and designs. The class will have access to reference books and crafts related to Dia de los Muertos to get you inspired.
Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys feels passionate about educating, especially in helping those gain access to arts education. Through her art programs she likes to give students the necessary tools for a competitive future: critical thinking, collaboration, trial and error and to plant a seed of new possibilities. She encourages participants to value curiosity through observation and gain self-confidence. Nothing makes her more happy than enriching your inner channel of creativity. She graduated from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City with a degree on Ceramics & Folk Art History in 2000. Since moving to Seattle, that same year, she has tried many venues to promote her art, to expand her knowledge, and to find the time to create new pieces for exhibition. Amaranta is always looking at the balance between social lifestyle, family and travel. Natural wonders, celebration of cultures, music, social justice, women empowerment, and inclusiveness are the core values applied to her classroom, artwork and personal life.