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Nichos Decorativos- October 6th

Nichos Decorativos- October 6th

Regular price $70.00 USD
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Date: Sunday, October 6th

Location: 2449 South BLVD. Suite #106

Time: 2:30pm

This class belongs to the group of classes I teach that defy a quick description. Part assemblage, part sculpture, and part mixed media, this class allows you to create an amazing three dimensional Mexican inspired Day of the Dead art box or 'nicho'.

In Mexican culture decorative boxes like these might be part of the décor for an Ofrenda. Nichos are often adorned with vibrant colors, intricate designs, and symbolic elements that are meaningful within Mexican culture.  In Western culture, especially in the Southwest, we use them mainly as decorative objects, and they don't necessarily hold any religious significance. They can be funny, irreverent, holy, kitschy, and dark, and really open to different themes.

Make one to memorialize a loved one who has passed, a pop culture icon, favorite singer or artist, or really as a tribute to anyone! You'll get to create a character skeleton for your box that signifies your subject. Create an entire theme, a fully decorated set, with painted or collaged background, sculpted food, wine and accessories, or simply make something fun and unusual. I'll have tools on hand for sculpting elements out of paper clay, wire and wood too. 

I love to create these little boxes, and always have tons of little sculpted elements, fabrics, trim, and objects to add to them to make them your own!

What you'll get:

  • Wooden box or vintage cigar box as your project base.
  • Plaster or plastic skeletons for your subject in different sizes.
  • Fabrics, florals, trim and beads for backgrounds, props, decorative items and more.
  • Tools and instruction for sculpting and creating your set design.
  • All the materials needed to decorate your box both inside and outside.
  • Patient, one on one, differentiated learning, suited to your needs.

This class is BYOB, and drinking, (or eating, if you’d like to bring snacks), are always options!

I am dedicated to offering stress free, stress reducing art classes that are fun, no matter what your art experience may be!  

*As with all Ruthi Makes classes, no previous experience in art or special talents are necessary!*

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What To Expect at a Ruthi Makes Class

Ruthi is a veteran teacher, with Texas Education accreditation in Studio Art and over 25 years of combined classroom experience. In her classes you will enjoy:

  • All the tools, materials and techniques, (except where noted)!
  • Learn at your own pace activities, with one on one assistance!
  • A fun creative experience, full of artistic energy!
  • Lengthy individualized instructional time!
  • No stressing, just a relaxing community experience!
  • Taking home something unique and one of a kind!
  • No experience necessary - EVER!

Cancellation Policy

As a one woman business, all material costs for lessons are taken from reservation fees. Ruthi Makes does not offer refunds for classes unless I am cancelling the class myself.

If you must cancel due to illness or other force majeure circumstances, I ask that you cancel at least 12 hours prior to your class.

The option to rollover your class fee to another class of your choice is good for 12 months. Other classes may require additional fees. All classes require pre-registration, and you may use class credit by emailing to register.

You implicitly accept these terms to your class with payment.