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EDUCATION

Other CHAC Classes and Workshops

Retablos - 2nd - Adult

Retablo is a Latin American devotional painting, especially a small popular folk-art using iconography derived from traditional Catholic church art.

Spanish retablos of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance grew extremely large and elaborate, typically using carved and gilded wood. The tradition of making them was taken to the new Spanish Empire in America. 

Retablos come from the need of humans to interact on a personal level with divine spirits. This tradition of retablos was also brought into New Mexico and southern Colorado by the Franciscan monks. 

Sugar Skulls - Kinder- 5th grade

A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to edible or decorative skulls made from either sugar or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day. Calavera can also refer to any artistic representations of skulls, such as the lithographs of José Guadalupe Posada. The most widely known calaveras are created with cane sugar and are decorated with items such as colored foil, icing, beads, and feathers.

Festival of Bones / La Catrina 2nd - 5th grade

"La Catrina” has become the referential image of Death in Mexico. It is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat." – J.G. Posada

Learn about the Mexican Holiday Dia de los Muertos, how they think about skeletons and skulls, and learn about Catrina and why she is so popular during this Holiday.

To book a Workshop:

Contact Arlette Lucero educator@chacgallery.org

or call CHAC 303-571-0440 during business hours.

Please include:

  • Name, email and phone number of Contact Person

  • Name of School, Business or Organization 

  • Number of participants

  • Age or grade of participants

  • Date requested

  • Location of workshop (CHAC or School,etc)

  • What workshop are you interested in

These Workshops are $10.00 per participant if at CHAC which includes tour and materials unless otherwise noted.  We also charge $35.00 more if the workshop is at your location.  Workshops are 1hr.

Other workshops are available.  Please contact Arlette Lucero for more information.  Please check back for updates.

We Preserve and Promote:
  • Visual Arts - sculpture, painting, photography, and fold art.

  • Literature - poetry, prose, and drama.

  • Music - choral, vocal, instrumental, and composition/arrangement.

  • Dance - folk, ethnic, Avant Garde, classical, and traditional.

  • Humanities - History, sociology, philosophy, lexicon, and education.

Gallery Hours

Wednesday-Friday: 11am-3pm

Saturdays (March-September only): 11am-3pm

Every First Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Will open by appointment. Please call 48 hours in advance, 303-571-0440.