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Day of the Ancestor: Festival of Masks - Virtual Ancestor Mask Making with LA Commons

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Make masks and headpieces that honor your ancestors and elders in your life. These wearable protective masks will be infused with culturally relevant stories from the past, reflections from present, and visions of the future. Maria Elena Cruz leads this journey to imagine and create art that will be featured in the virtual procession at the 10th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks at the Leimert Park Art Walk.

All ages are welcome!

Come for one, or join the whole series!

The workshop is free

Please consider selecting the DONATION option to support the Festival of Masks Workshops, Dialogues and Celebration.

Zoom link will be sent to attendees and posted one hour prior to event via email.*

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If the workshop registration has closed, or you're unable to join via Zoom, join us on LA Commons facebook for the livestream.

Please gather the following materials for the workshop:

  • Cardboard (not too thick) or chipboard (cereal boxes)

  • Masking tape

  • Elmer's Glue

  • Water

  • Plastic container with lid

  • Paintbrush (for paper mache)

  • Paper bag and newspaper

To review or catch up with previous workshops go to:

LA Commons facebook page

You'll also find recordings of:

Workshops featuring African Diasporic Cultural Arts, African Diasporic Movement, African Diasporic Rhythm and Song

Diaspora Dialogues: conversations between artists based in Leimert Park Los Angeles and Bahia Brazil, South Africa and across the African Diaspora.

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