A group of first-year art education students planned family-friendly art activities for the Lila Downs performance back in October that tied into Dia Los Muertos. 

The students came up with, planned, and delivered three art-making activities: origami-folded monarch-styled butterflies and tissue paper marigolds in honor of a loved one, along with a spirit-animal "mash up" in the tradition of the alebrije. Participants were invited to take what they made or to contribute to a community ofrenda. 

They worked with Brenda Simms (Education Manager), Tim Rogers (Director of Education and Engagement), and Aubrey Felty (Emerging Arts Professional, Education and Engagement) of Texas Performing Arts.

Nov. 16, 2023
Art Education