In Mexico, New York City, or at your location.
Steven Graver, Columbus State, 50th Anniversary Convention, 2014, says:-
" 'RUBBERAMA' , as this workshop has been appropriately dubbed, is great, stretchy, elastic fun! Our participants were hopping around and---literally----squealing with delight at the results of the quick and easy techniques and results obtained from the tip of a tube of silicone! Janet Bloor is an inspiring and saucy instructor; we quickly learned there ARE no mistakes, only new applications. Worth every penny!"
New York.SPECIALIntensive weekend scheduled July 12 and 13(sat&sun) 2014 for $120 per day.10 people maximum.Usual Weekender workshops.Fee $425
Intensive 2 day workshops are scheduled by request, usually scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays.Minimum participants of 10, maximum of 16.Fee for the 2 days, includes all materials needed for the workshop, does not include accommodations and transportation to New York. We can arrange or suggest accommodations on request, including budget hostels for students.
Questions? Please email us.
About Our Mexico Workshops.
Workshops take place in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, and are scheduled annually during the Day of the Dead festivals at the end of October. Merida, known as The White City, is a safe place to visit and the people are warm and friendly. Outstanding regional dishes and traditional music and dances local to this region can be found in restaurants, theatres and shops housed both near the main plaza and in palatial mansions along Paseo de Montejo - a boulevard fashioned after Paris' Champs Elysée. Being centrally located, Merida is a practical hub to explore numerous ancient ruin sites and ecological wonders.
The Mexican Day of the Dead, is not a morbid occasion, but rather a festive time. The holiday's activities consist of families welcoming their dead back into their homes, and also visiting the graves of their departed loved ones. In Yucatán, the holiday is Mayan and known as Hanal Pixan. Meals are prepared for picnics, usually featuring the foods the departed loved ones liked, such as the Yucatecan chicken and pork pot pie dish, mucbilpollo, and a special egg-batter bread, pan de muerto, or bread of the dead. Gravesites and family altars in the homes are profusely decorated with flowers (usually yellow, orange and purple), and adorned with religious amulets and with offerings of food, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages for the adults and toys for the children.
In the markets Lucas de Galvez and San Benito you will find colored candles that are used to decorate the altars, and sugar skulls with names on the foreheads that are also used. Both the candles and the skulls are unique to this time of year. The traditional observance calls for departed children to be remembered Nov. 1st, the Day of the Little Angels, or Día de los Angelitos, and for adults to be remembered on the second day called All Saints, or Todos los Santos.
Itinerary for 2014 October 28/29th-November 5
This Itinerary will be interspersed with Day of the Dead events, attending parades and viewing of Mayan Altars etc, as the schedule permits.
Arrival. Welcome cocktails, dinner in Zocolo, time permitting.
Local bus tour for orientation and photography, silicone workshop part 1, evening drinks, and Day of the Dead Celebrations.
Day trip and tour of Mayan ruins at Uxmal, see local artisans workshops, lunch at the ‘Pickled Onion’ and visit to the Chocolate Museum.
Silicone workshop part 2. Evening is your own.
Your free day….We recommend and can arrange, for an additional fee, from the following list of activities if you wish….
· Chichen Itza Day trip.
· Culinary classes in local cuisine.
· Eco tour of the Flamingo reserve.
· Historic town of Izamal tour.
Silicone workshop 3 ,and a visit to Xtabantun liquor refinery.
Final Breakfast and home.
Mexico Workshop Fees.
The 7 Day 6 night workshop includes :-
All Accommodations with Breakfast included. Accommodations are per person double occupancy, with a single occupancy supplement of $375. For limited budget student groups, we can arrange quality hostel accommodations, reducing the total fee by $250.00
Lunches for all days except ‘your free day’.
Welcome cocktails and selected dinners.
Land transport, admissions, guidance and tips.
All materials and equipment required to participate in the workshop.
The 7 Day 6 night workshop does NOT include:-
Roundtrip airfare to Merida, Mexico. We are happy to advise on transportation.
Departure tax and travel insurance.
Meals and drinks not include on the itinerary.
The Deadline for reservations and deposit is September 12 2014.
A minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 participants are required.
Please do not book airfare until you receive confirmation of workshop.
Deposit by check or Paypal of $500, and will be fully refunded only in the
event of a workshop cancellation.
Deadline for the remaining payment of $1150 is October 1.
Final payment is not refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.
Questions? Please email us.