Saturday, June 20, 2009

Day of the Dead itinerary

Oaxaca News:
Oaxaca and deMeng de los Muertos is just around the corner. I just got this years Day of the Dead itinerary from Colleen. Should be a blast.

deMeng de los Muertos

October 25 - November 3, 2009

Calaveras y Diablos, y Santos…Oh My! click here for class description


October 25 (Sunday) Arrive in Oaxaca and get settled after a long journey. Enjoy a walk to the Zocalo (town square) for dinner and sight seeing in the evening.

October 26 (Monday) Breakfast 7:30 – 10:00 A.M. Class begins at 10:A.M. We will walk to the Zocalo to explore our supply options. The market, religious store, hardware, paper store and lots of treats along the way will help us all get oriented to the variety Oaxaca has to offer. Lunch at 1:30 Return to class. Evening is free.

October 27 (Tuesday) Breakfast. Class begins at 10:00 A.M. Break for lunch. Late afternoon and evening free.

October 28 (Wednesday) Breakfast. Class begins at 10:00 A.M. Break for lunch. Late afternoon and evening free.

October 29 (Thursday) Breakfast. Class begins at 10;00 A.M. Break for lunch. Finish up projects and get ready for the critique” the good, the bad, and the ugly” Celebrate a fabulous class with a group dinner.

October 30 (Friday) Breakfast. 9:00 A.M. Tour to Ocotlan market and the Aguilar sisters, known for whimsical ceramic figures. On to San Martin Tilcajete home to some of Mexico’s finest woodcarvers. Lunch and back to Oaxaca. Evening free.

October 31 (Saturday) Breakfast. 11:00 A.M. tour to the Ethno-Botanical Garden. An amazing place even if you aren’t into plants Lots of photo opportunities. The only way to visit is with a guide. Lunch at a garden restaurant. A visit to the new textile museum for anyone interested, or just spend the day visiting the sights of Oaxaca. Lots of ofrendas and sand paintings and some parades will be going on around the zocalo. This is the first night of the Dia de los Muertos celebration. It is an amazing experience and a time to be very respectful of the people. Please ask before taking photographs.

November 1 (Sunday) Breakfast. 9:00 A.M. Tour to Mitla and the cemetery. Here the celebration begins during the day. A visit to a weaver’s home and lunch in the countryside. In the evening a visit to the city cemetery

November 2 (Monday) Breakfast. Last day in Oaxaca to spend as you wish. Shopping, eating, drinking or just sitting in the Zocalo taking it all in. Group dinner and our last night together.

November 3 (Tuesday) Breakfast. Fly away home

If you're interested contact:

Colleen Darling

950 Ballard Canyon Rd.

Solvang CA 93463



Sam Marshall said...

Very COOL little shrine!!! Love those little demons and that mould was just perfect.

Gretz said...

Om my gosh Michael, where do you find this stuff ;-)

Bet Judy is looking forward to your visit ;-)

Dale said...

this workshop looks like a slice of heaven. i am sitting, dreaming of what it would be like! Too bad it's so far away.

Jane B. said...

I remember that dynamite mold from Saluda, North Carolina! Glad to see you're putting it to good use :-) Have fun in Australia, best wishes..

Sue McGettigan said...

So glad you get to visit Judy, and wintery Australia, hope you get the chance to go walkabout, I love the smell of the gum trees after rain.

Love the gals in their dynamite home, and as for DDLM, I'm obsessed with it, so one of these years I'd love to head down to Oaxaca for the classes.

Bon voyage!

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Someday! I'll put it on my bucket list ;)