La Calavera Catrina Facepainting – All Ages

In celebration of TBG’s current exhibit, La Catrina Calavera, artist Adela Antoinette presents a facepainting workshop just in time to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos.

In this fun festive face painting workshop, we will learn about the tools and basic techniques used to create fun Catrina face painting. We will also cover the history of Dia de Los Muerto, traditions and culture behind this beautiful Mexican Holiday.

Main Concepts:

  • Basic makeup application
  • Organic shapes, color contour-blending techniques
  • Versatile brush work

Tools Needed:

  • Black & White cake/Makeup (May use different color cake makeup)
  • Black Liquid Makeup (May use different color liquid makeup)
  • Glitter (Specifically for face painting)
  • 1-#3 brush
  • 2-3 Sponges/Makeup sponges
  • 1 drying sponge
  • cup of water
  • baby wipes/wet cloth

For quality non-toxic hypoallergenic makeup (Mehron, Kryolan, Paradise):

  • Tucson Thrift Shop

Notes from instructor: Makeup used in this tutorial are special and unique to the face painting industry and unlike the typical and cheap materials you’d find at a department store. If you’re on a budget I recommend purchasing a Snazaroo Makeup kit you can find at Michaels. Any oil base makeup will not give you the same effect that water base makeup gives you. Please test all makeup on a small portion of your skin to rule out any allergies.

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Art materials are not included in price of this class. Please provide your own materials.

Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

20% TBG Member discount

Date: 10/28/2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $45

Class availability limitations: None


Adele Antoinette

Adele Antoinette

Adela Antoinette (She/Her) is a published illustrator, designer and makeup artist. As a southwest born desert dweller, Antoinette’s work primarily centers on Sonoran Desert flora but fluctuates within botany through visiting different regions across the states. She specializes in various traditional mediums including her favorite, watercolor in which she has taught in workshops and classes at the Denali Education Center and The Drawing Studio. Her work has been displayed in various galleries in Arizona, Alaska, and California. Antoinette studied illustration and design at the University of Arizona, receiving her degree in Visual Communication. She is a Tucson, Arizona artist currently living in New York City.