Celebrate Día de los muertos: A Spanish/Art Collaborative Workshop

Course Overview

Join us for a hands-on workshop designed to help you celebrate Día de los Muertos in your school. This workshop will discuss the cultural significance of this tradition and share activities and strategies for establishing or enhancing this tradition in your school. Participants will leave with ideas for cultural and artistic activities that can be used in any classroom or even at home.


Lupe Galarza, a native from Lima, Perú, has been teaching at UCDS for 16 years. With a background in theater, music, and film, she has learned through the years to knit all of these skills together to make Spanish learning a very enjoyable experience for the students. Reaching to all the different abilities and types of learning is a consistent goal for her when working in the classroom.

Jessica Garrick is an artist and teacher living in Seattle, Washington. She has been the Art Specialist at UCDS for 25 years, working with students from age 3 to 11. Jessica collaborates on curriculum development with teachers from a variety of disciplines and consults with teachers to develop art curriculum. She co-founded and co-directs the Creative Fusion summer arts program that connects Northwest artists and children to make art during a week-long studio experience. Jessica earned her BFA in visual arts and MA in Integrated Arts and Education from the University of Montana.

Martha Schwarz has been teaching Spanish at UCDS for 28 years. She was born in Lima, Perú, where she taught Spanish as a Second Language before moving to the United States. She holds a BA in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin. Twenty four years ago, she began the tradition of celebrating El día de los muertos at UCDS with students creating the first ofrenda. Since then, this cultural celebration has grown and become an important part of our school community.

Instructors: Lupe Galarza, Jessica Garrick, and Martha Schwarz

Date & Time: October 17, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)




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$ 40.00