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About this Workshop


In this Workshop, by teaching how to craft a series of artifacts in the shape of skulls, and remembering those who are no longer with us, children will discover the value of family and the importance of respect. The traditional sugar skulls are made every year as a gift and homage to our forefathers. In this Workshop, children will remember and celebrate a beloved member of their family. They will learn how to make sugar molding paste to make a traditional skull that they will offer to the beloved one on a special day, thus making a beautiful and full colored offering in the shape of a traditional edible Mexican sculpture.

Sharing is México, and crafting images is the way we like to do it, that’s why El Dia de los Muertos, a national celebration, is such a transcendental moment for us -  it is a time when all different generations come together to give respect and pay tribute to our essence, to what we are and where we come from.

What You'll Need

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This Workshop does not require a GLOkit.

Additional Supplies

Each Learner will need the following supplies:

  • 2.5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp of corn syrup
  • 1 tsp of liquid vanilla
  • ½ of a lime or lemon
  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Plate
  • 1 Spoon

These supplies can be shared by the Learners

  • Liquid food coloring
  • Ziplock plastic bags
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 Glass of water

These supplies are optional to enhance decorating

  • Colored decorating sugar
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Sprinkles
  • Fine detail paint brushes

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Horacio CadzcoView Profile

Hi!  I'm Horacio!  I am a contemporary artist based in Mexico City.  I have been on the international art scene, working as a professional artist since 2005.  I love making art and I love working with others to share the experience of art being used to enrich our lives.

I believe that art is a bridge between every culture and all human beings.  It is a way to communicate and understand the reality of others. It can help us all be conscious about the complexity of our different cultures and societies.

In my own art I like to explore life through collage.  Additionally, I have been dedicated to organizing exhibitions, where I direct lectures and workshops, as well as invite international artists to visit and exhibit.  We bring in different projects from abroad and help them land here in Mexico. For example, I have worked extensively with German artists. Recently I directed the second edition of the QIPORAIR art fair, which presented twenty galleries from around the world here in Mexico City.

I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember.  When I was a little kid I would craft little houses in my garden with my brother.  I loved to make little houses with soil. It is a very early and happy memory.

When I was younger my family would spend time together preparing traditional Mexican desserts.  We would also get together to decorate the grave of our grandparents, and we would have a party in the graveyard with friends and family.  I share more info about these traditions in my Sugar Skull Workshop!

My favorite thing about where I live is there is a lot of freedom.  I love my city - we live with freedom and a cool multicultural vibe.  Our city is always full of visitors from all over the world. We have amazing cultural offerings here - there are tons of museums, galleries and festivals.  There is also amazing ancient history in Mexico. Nowadays, our ancient history is mixing with very modern and progressive artistic sentiments. All in all it is fun and beautiful!  Plus - the weather is really great. :)

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Workshop Reviews


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Great workshop

by Christina on

Thank you! We had so much fun!

Mexican Skull

by Victoria on

What a wonderful experience. My only regret was that the kids were so focused that they did not ask more questions about the artist. It was so special! Horacio was so kind and patient. He not only brought the art alive, but also the meaning of the activity. Thank you!!!

A Fantastic Workshop!

by Jennifer on

Both my eight year-old and five year-old loved this craft. My eight year-old created a beautiful sugar skull to honor her great-grandmother. My five-year old had a ton of fun playing with the sugar dough and being creative with the candy decorations. The instructor is delightful and infuses the experience with history and meaning. Note: even though the craft is made with food ingredients, it is not really meant to be eaten, so parents should be aware of that before they sign up.

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Mexican Sugar Skull Edible Craft